A country in South America that stretches from the Amazon River basin in the north to the vineyards and huge Iguazu Falls in the south. The city of Rio de Janeiro, whose symbol is a statue of Christ the Redeemer 38 meters high on the top of Mount Corcovado, is famous for its lively beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema, as well as a large-scale carnival, whose visitors can admire the brightly decorated moving platforms and samba dancers in outrageous costumes.
The Buddhist kingdom on the southern border of the eastern Himalayas, which is famous for its monasteries, dzong fortresses and a diverse relief - from the subtropical plains to valleys on hills and steep mountains
A landlocked country in Central Europe with a capital in Budapest, through the center of which the Danube River flows. The city is known for its many architectural monuments, including the medieval Castle Hill in the Buda area, magnificent neoclassical buildings on Andrassy Avenue in Pest and the Chain Bridge of the 19th century
A state located in the western part of Transcaucasia on the eastern coast of the Black Sea and relating to the Near East and the Middle East; it is often seen as a country at the junction of Europe and Asia, sometimes as a part of modern Europe
The Republic of Cyprus occupies the southern part of the island of Cyprus, located in the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea. The capital of the country, Nicosia, is at the same time the main city of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, which only Turkey recognizes
The state in Northern Europe, located in the western part of the Scandinavian Peninsula and on a huge number of adjacent small islands, as well as the Svalbard archipelago, the Jan Mayen and Bear Islands in the Arctic Ocean
The state in Polynesia, occupying the western part of the eponymous archipelago. Many Samoa islands are famous for their beaches, fringed by reefs, and tropical areas covered with rainforests with canyons and waterfalls.