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Where in the World Wednesday: December 13, 2017

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Here you will find wild camels living near the beach, but you best not go in the ocean as you may also come face to face with a saltwater crocodile. This town was attacked 64 times during WWII and averages 12 degrees in both winter and summer months. Mining of gold and zinc and off-shore energy production of oil, gas, and uranium are major industries. Voting is compulsory here and taxi cabs are required to carry a bale of hay in their trunk.

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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

Situated on the Timor Sea, Darwin is actually closer to Jakarta, Indonesia than it is to Sydney and closer to Singapore than it is to Melbourne. Darwin boasts a fascinating mixture of a vibrant, cosmopolitan city and the Australian Outback.  Reference to Darwin being 12 degrees year round describes its position at 12 degrees south latitude, rather than air temperature. Celebrity Solstice visits Darwin on her circumnavigation sailing around the continent of Australia, which includes a stop in Bali, Indonesia.

Where in the World Wednesday: December 6, 2017

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This Medieval city was once one of the best-fortified cities in Europe. It was also once the capital city of a former Soviet State.

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Tallinn, Estonia

Located on the Gulf of Finland, Tallinn is 50 miles south of Helsinki, east of Stockholm, and west of St. Petersburg, Russia — all cities visited on Celebrity Cruises itineraries that sail to Scandinavia and Russia. Estonia is the wealthiest of the 15 former Soviet Republics and Tallinn’s magnificent Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Where in the World Wednesday: November 29, 2017

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This location is home to a famous golf resort. The resort is located on one of the only islands in the world with a desert and savanna, and one of only two islands in the world that share a common characteristic. Males in the military or police in this country are not allowed to vote in elections. The flag of this country is unlike any other in the world.

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Casa de Campo, La Romana, Dominican Republic, on the island of Hispanola

The island of Hispanola is divided by the Dominican Republic to the east and Haiti to the west. Hispanola is one of only two islands in the world shared by two different countries (St. Maarten is the other – Dutch and French). In terms of both area and population, the Dominican Republic is the second largest nation in the Caribbean. The Dominican Republic flag is the only flag in the world with a Bible on it. Casa de Campo and the Dominican Republic are featured on several Celebrity Cruises Caribbean itineraries.

Where in the World Wednesday: November 22, 2017

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This location is home to a sacred house that was discovered in the 19th century. Archaeologists who have examined the building believe most of the building dates from the 6th or 7th century, but its foundations date back to the 1st century AD. Pope Benedict XVI celebrated mass here in 2006.

This destination is also home to these famous ruins, which are our picture clue for the week:

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Ephesus, Turkey

Ephesus, Turkey is the where the House of the Virgin (Meryemana in Turkish) is located between the ancient city of Ephesus and Seljuk, and is believed to be the last residence of the Virgin Mary.

Where in the World Wednesday: November 15, 2017

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This area experiences mistral winds, which reach speeds of over 100 mph. This picture perfect city is known for its luxury hotels, fine restaurants, beautiful beaches, and famous film festival.

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Photo by Chris Yunker (via Flickr)

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Cannes, France

This destination is a popular beach destination in the south of France that is also known for Cannes Film Festival. Celebrity Cruises sails to Cannes on certain Mediterranean itineraries.

Where in the World Wednesday: November 8, 2017

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Boasting the longest coastline in its country, this area is dotted with fairytale villages, baroque churches, olive groves, azure water with white sand beaches, medieval castles and distinctive medieval stone dwellings. Foodies will fall in love with the cuisine, historians will be infatuated with the region’s 7th century heritage, while nature lovers will adore the beautiful seascapes. So let’s head to the heel!

And a picture hint! This destination is located in the same country as this famous landmark:

Colosseum in Rome
Colosseum

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Puglia

This destination is Bari and the Puglia region of Italy (Alberobello/Itria Valley), which is located on the “heel” of the boot of Italy. Puglia is one of Italy’s best-kept secrets for travelers. The UNESCO World Heritage town of Alberobello has been called the ‘capital of the trulli’ for its distinctive medieval white stone dwellings. Bari is the capital of the region and visited by numerous cruises on Italian Renaissance and Mediterranean sailings.

 

 

Where in the World Wednesday: November 1, 2017

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Vancouver, British Columbia

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This city is home to an impressive steam & whistle clock which is powered by an intricate system of underground pipes. In this city you can also “do the grind” to enjoy amazing views and a great restaurant from 4,000 feet above this beautiful city. Then, enjoy a scenic ride down the Swiss Garaventa Aerial tramway.

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Vancouver was founded in 1886 and is consistently named among the top cities in the world in terms of livability and quality of life. Vancouver (originally named Gastown) is a coastal seaport and home to two of Celebrity Cruises’ Alaska bound ships: Celebrity Millennium and Celebrity Infinity.

Where in the World Wednesday: October 25, 2017

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Construction of this medieval town and castle began in the 13th-century, and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There is a popular festival named after a flower that takes place in this town on the Summer Solstice each year as well as an international music festival in July and August. A popular place to eat dinner here is at one of the many restaurants located along the river and close to the city’s castle. The town is home to two landmarks visitors won’t want to miss: the Gothic Church and the Chateau Complex.

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Photo by Allie_Caulfield (via Flickr)

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Český Krumlov, Czech Republic

Český Krumlov (pronounced “chess-key crumb-lov”) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Each June, over the Summer Solstice, the Five-Petal Rose Festival is held here in the downtown area, and if attending, it will feel like you’ve entered a medieval town complete with characters dressed up in traditional garb from the middle ages and activities such as jousting, fencing, and historical dance happening around you.

Where in the World Wednesday: October 18, 2017

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Colonized by the Dutch, more than 600 languages and dialects are spoken here. There are bone white sand beaches nestled between black sand beaches dotted with volcanic rock from the last eruption 50 years ago. Here you can try one of the most expensive cups of coffee in the world (USD $50 per cup) made from the excrement of a small nocturnal animal found in the jungle. Locals all have one of four first names; translated as “first born”, “second born”, “third born” and “fourth born”. And it doesn’t matter if the child is a boy or girl. Babies are carried everywhere during the first three months of life. Their feet are not allowed to touch the ground until they are three months old.

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Mengening Beach, Canggu, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia

Bali is an island and Province of Indonesia located 8 degrees south of the equator, just 517 miles from Darwin, Australia and is surrounded by coral reefs. Celebrity Cruises visits Bali on several Indonesian and Southeast Asia itineraries.

Where in the World Wednesday: October 11, 2017

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This isolated capital city is the fourth most populous city in its country. Famous for a 19th century gold rush, this city averages just 31 degrees, but is one of the sunniest capital cities in the world. This city also ranks as one of the top cities in the world in terms of self-made millionaires per capital. There is a famous wine region less than three hours from this city.

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Photo by Alan Isherwood (via Flickr)

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Perth, Australia

Perth is the capital and largest city in Western Australia with a population of two million. Perth is actually closer to Bali, Indonesia, than it is to Sydney and is situated at 31° latitude. Celebrity Cruises sails from Fremantle, located a half hour from Perth.