With a surface area of 24,221,490km² (9,351,969 square miles), between the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean and to the north of South America. North America’s highest point is Alaska’s Mount McKinley, which rises to 6,194m (20,320 ft) above sea level. There are also seven smaller nations at its southern extreme (collectively known as Central America), around two dozen island nations and territories of various sizes in the Caribbean, and one isolated French territory off the Canadian Atlantic coast.
North America consists of three large nations and one large island territory: Canada, United States of America, Mexico and Greenland.
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Quick Tips Banks – Usually open Monday to Friday 9am to 2pm. Some banks are closed for lunch. Emergencies – For police, dial a local phone number; for ambulance call a hospital. Internet Access – Wifi is standard in most hotels and free in many coffee shops. Mail – Buy stamps at the Post Office. Convenient post offices are located all cities. Most are …
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Jamaica is located in the Caribbean, a region south east of the Gulf of Mexico and the North American mainland, east of Central America and north of South America. It comprises of more than 700 islands, islets, reefs and cays and today the area is home to 22 island territories and borders 12 continental countries. Due to the abundance of sunshine, …Continue reading
Botswana’s landscape is defined by the Kalahari Desert and the Okavango Delta which becomes a lush animal habitat during the seasonal floods whilst the massive Central Kalahari Game Reserve, with its fossilized river valleys and undulating grasslands, is home to lions, elephants, buffaloes, hippos, leopards, giraffes, cheetahs and over 450 species of birds. The country is one of the most …Continue reading
However, with the Olympics due to be held there in 2020 and a record 27 million foreign tourists visiting in 2017, the highest number of visitors to Japan since government records began and with the number of UK visitors passing 300,000 for the first time, Japan is certainly a destination of choice for an increasing number of travellers. Together …Continue reading