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HANDOUTS - WORLD TOURISM BRAZIL Capital: Brasilia Language: Portuguese Currency: Brazilian Real Religion: Roman Catholic ATTRACTIONS:

Christ the Redeemer Statue - is the symbol of Rio de Janeiro and one of the seven New Wonders of the Modern World. It rests on top of Rio de Janeiro's Corcovado Mountain. Iguacu Falls - rate as one of South Americas great natural sights. The falls over their origins to several successive volcanic layers of rock built up over 110 million years. Shared between Brazil and Argentina, the falls are completely surrounded by nature preserves. Estadio do Maracana - built over 50 years ago for use in the Soccer World Cup, this stadium is the largest on the continent, seating a crowd of over 95,000. The stadium is currently used to host the local soccer league games, and is the home of the Brazillian soccer team. FOOD/GASTRONOMY: Camarao na Moranga - A stew of large juicy prawns cooked in coconut milk and served in a pumpkin. Coxinha it is a deep fried chicken balls enclosed in flour and sometimes filled with cheese; meaning little thigh. Pudim de Leite it is a traditional Portuguese dessert, is made from eggs, condensed milk and caramelized sugar. CANADA Capital: Ottawa Language: English and French Currency: Canadian Dollar OTHER FACTS/TRIVIAS: British Columbia Canadian province where you can find Vancouver

Toronto Canadas most populated city ATTRACTIONS: Rogers Center home of the Toronto Blue Jays Royal Ontario Museum Canadas largest museum Parliament Hill home of Canadas federal government Rideau Canal waterway that connects Ottawa and Ontario turns into the worlds longest skating rink during winter. CN Tower Canadian structure that has the highest public observation level in the northern hemisphere FOOD/GASTRONOMY: Poutine potato based Canadian dish CHILE Capital: Santiago Language: Spanish Currency: Chilean Peso Religion: Roman Catholic ATTRACTIONS: Easter Island - known for its mystic giant Moai statues built from volcanic rock many years ago. Miloden Cave - labelled as New Seven Wonders of Nature and is a National Monument. It is made up of three caves and a formation made from rock called The Devil's Chair sits lurking there. Villarica Volcano - Chile's most active and magical, snow-covered volcano Valle Nevado - most popular ski resort in South America and attracts skiers from around the world. This resort offers the largest skiable surfaces and the highest quality snow you can find. FOOD/GASTRONOMY: Cazuela - Chilean stew made with chicken or beef. Alfajores - South American type of shortbread sandwich cookie that are filled with dulce de leche.

FESTIVAL: Fiesta de San Pedro festival prays for good weather at sea and good catches for the year. It takes place in the coasts of Chile. CZECH REPUBLIC Capital: Prague Language: Czech and Slovak Currency: Czech Koruna Religion: Roman Catholic OTHER FACTS/TRIVIAS: Formerly known as Bohemia ATTRACTIONS: Prague Castle - It is the biggest castle in the world according to Guinness Book of Records at about 570 m in length and an average of about 130 m wide. Prague Astronomical Clock - third-oldest astronomical clock in the world. It is the only functioning astronomical clock in the world Charles University founded in 1348, First university in Central Europe Saint Barbara's Church (Kutn Hora) - one of the most famous Gothic churches in central Europe, a UNESCO world heritage site. St Barbara is the patron saint of miners. Marinsk Lzn a spa town in the Karlovy Vary Region FOOD/GASTRONOMY: Bramborky fried pancakes made of grated potatoes, flour, milk and sometimes sliced sausages Sauerkraut - fermented cabbage dish, the European equivalent of the Korean kimchi. GERMANY Capital: Berlin Language: German Currency: Euro

OTHER FACTS/TRIVIAS: Lufthansa - flag carrier of Germany and also the largest airline in Europe in terms of overall passengers carried. Oktoberfest - festival is held in Munich every year at the end of September or early October. This is a famous festival that celebrates GREECE OTHER FACTS/TRIVIAS: Hermaea - Held annually in honour of Hermes, notably at Pheneos at the foot of Mt. Cyllenein Arcadia. Synoikia - ancient Greek festival held in Athens commemorating the political unification of the attic. FOOD/GASTRONOMY: Mousaka - Sauted eggplant and tomato, usually with minced meat and topped with a white sauce/ Bchamel and baked. Pastitsio - Greek and Mediterranean baked pasta dish including ground beef and Bchamel sauce in its best known form. ATTRACTIONS: Temple of Poseidon - site is a popular day excursion for tourist from Athens, with sunset over the Aegean Sea, as viewed from the ruins, a sough after spectacle. FRANCE OTHER FACTS/TRIVIAS: Charles de Gaulle - France largest airport; IATA code is CDG located in Paris. Bonjour French term for hello Nicolas Sarkozy current president of France ATTRACTIONS: Eiffel Tower - most recognizable landmark in Paris, known worldwide as a symbol of France, a premier tourist destination named after its designer,

Gustave Eiffel. Burgundy - Located in Eastern France, world-famous for its red wines, and the 2nd largest wine producing regions in the country after Bordeaux. ITALY OTHER FACTS/TRIVIAS: Vatican City Is one of the worlds smallest states since 1929. ATTRACTIONS: Leaning Tower of Pisa - campanile, or freestanding bell tower, of the cathedral of the Italian city of Pisa. City of Venice - name is derived from the ancient Veneti people who inhabited the region by the 10th century B.C. St. Peters Basilica - built by Bernini using the imposing porticoes between 1656 and 1667. MEXICO - Land of Enchantment OTHER FACTS/TRIVIAS: Monday of the Hill - largest folklore festival in Mexico Guacamole - avocado based dip that originated in Mexico PORTUGAL OTHER FACTS/TRIVIAS: Battle of Wine in Haro - All ages are participating but the youngsters dominate. ATTRACTIONS: Portalegre Castle - 13th century castle overlooking the town. The castle is also home to the Ncleo Museolgico do Castelo, a small museum of military exhibits. FOOD/GASTRONOMY: Caldeirada - typical Portuguese stew consisting of a large variety of fish, and sometimes shellfish, with potatoes, tomato and onion. Frango de Churrasco - Portuguese term referring to beef or grilled meat more

generally, differing across Latin America and Europe, the related term is mostly understood to be a steakhouse. SPAIN OTHER FACTS/TRIVIAS: Carnaval - It is a festival held annually on the 20th of January in Sta. Maria da Feira sees young girls in traditional dress carrying castle shaped fogacas on their head to thank for good health. Seville Fair - Generally begins two weeks after the Semana Santa, or Easter Holy Week. ATTRACTIONS: Bom Jesus do Monte - Pilgrimage sites a monumental, baroque stairway climbing 116 meters up to the chapel. The truly devoted climb the last section on their knees. Guggenheim Museum Bilbao - building has been hailed as a signal moment in the architectural culture because it represents one of those rare moments when critics, academics, and the general public were all completely united about something. Mt. Teide - A volcano on Tenerife, Canary Islands. FOOD/GASTRONOMY: Paella - Valencian rice dish that originated in its modern from in the mid 19th century near lake Albufera, a lagoon in Valencia, on the east coast of spain. Callos - A local variation of the Ausuria dish, this tripe-based dish is made with chorizo, blood sausage, the hoof and snout of a cow, sweet paprika, and the tripe of a calf or lamb. SWITZERLAND Capital: Berne Religion: Christianity OTHER FACTS/TRIVIAS: Flag of Switzerland - consists of a white cross in the center of a red aquared background. It traditionally stands for freedom, honor and fidelity. The white

cross on the red base represents faith in Christianity. UNITED KINGDOM FACTS/TRIVIAS: Form of Government: Constitutional Monarchy National Anthem: God save the Queen 4 Countries Comprising United Kingdom: England Northern Ireland Scotland Capital: Edinburgh Comprises the cities of Glasgow, Dundee and Aberdeen Wales Union Jack - union flag, national flag of the United Kingdom. Wimbledon Championships - famous international tennis tournament, a grand slam tournament, is held in London every June/July. ATTRACTIONS: Buckingham Palace - the Queens official London residence and is used to receive and entertain guests of state, ceremonial and official occasions for the Royal Family. London Eye - Originally called the Millennium Wheel is a recognisable landmark sitting on the southbank of River Thames. It is also currently the biggest Ferris wheel in Europe. Big Ben - is the nickname for the Great Bell of the Clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Capital: Washington D.C. Language: American English Currency: US Dollar Religion: Protestant OTHER FACTS/TRIVIAS: Wall Street - Financial district of New York Seattle - Largest city of Washington

Maine - State included to New England Haagen Dazs - Ice cream company originated in New York Albany Capital of New York Washington knowns as the Ever Green State San Francisco known as City by the Bay ATTRACTIONS: Coit Tower - monument dedicated to the San Franciscan Firemen 1873 - Year when the first cabled car in San Francisco operated Red Rock Canyon - large patch of native, brilliant red sandstone Liberty Enlightening the world Official name of Statue of Liberty Golden Gate Bridge - The world's longest and tallest suspension bridge Graumans Chinese Theater - Opened in May 18, 1972 that bears the signatures, footprints, and handprints of popular motion picture personalities. Lombard Street most crooked street in the world Time Square - One of those places that make New York a city that never sleeps FOOD/GASTRONOMY: French Dip Sandwich - Sandwich consisting of thinly sliced roast beef on a "French roll" or baguette Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf - Coffee Chain base in Los Angeles, California