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Vivaldi Gloria
August 18th, 2008, 01:41 PM
I bought a nice world globe. So I'm in the mood to find places on it and learn about them. So how about suggesting some interesting places. I'll go first.


I just watched a bbc documentary about the small Tuvalu islands in the pasific:


"Tuvalu has a land area of 26 square kilometers (10 square miles). It ranks second to Vatican City as the world's smallest nation in population and is fourth smallest in area, after Vatican City, Monaco and Nauru." The islands are getting smaller & smaller everyday because of the sea raise.

The bbc documentary is quite interesting. It covers two stories:
1) The environmental & political effects of the sea raise on the islands.
2) Tuvalu owned the .tv domain and sold it. The documentary covers how the money changed the lives of the tuvalu people (in not a very good way).

For more info see:


Google Earth:


Lemon Biscuits
August 18th, 2008, 02:40 PM
I was looking at

Aral Sea

at wikipedia today:


The evoparation is impressive.

Chilli Bob
August 18th, 2008, 03:03 PM
This is somewhere I've always wanted to go....


Lemon Biscuits
August 19th, 2008, 12:07 AM
This is somewhere I've always wanted to go....


That's an interesting place. "The islands have a population of 271 people." See


I also like almost desolate places. I always wanted to go to Pitcairn Islands which have a very small population of 48 and an interesting history:


But I don't want to go to there since I learned that they have "a long history and tradition of sexual abuse of girls as young as 7".

So Tristan da Cunha can also become my choice of place to go. I also liked its photos. Let's move to Tristan da Cunha and open a linux users group there. :-)

August 19th, 2008, 02:39 AM
A significant portion of Tuvalu's GDP comes from licensing of the .tv domain.

Just thought you'd like to know :)