Monkey Island

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Location: Port Antonio, Jamaica

“The island gets its name from the colony of monkeys which Alfred Mitchell’s explorer son-in-law Hirman Bingham bought in to Jamaica. Rather than keeping the monkeys in his mansion (the now ruined folly mansion), Mitchell let them live on the island.”

Information: http://www.jamaicatravelandculture.com/destinations/portland/port_antonio/monkey_island.htm

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Stromboli – Volcano Island

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(Taxi on Stromboli street)

Location: Stromboli, Italy

“Stromboli is a small island in the Tyrrhenian Sea, off the north coast of Sicily, containing one of the three active volcanoes in Italy.”

Information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stromboli

Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/georgikeith/129516144/

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Aragonese Castle

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Location: Ischia, Italy

“The Aragonese Castle  is located on a massive rock, connected to the Italian island of Ischia by a manmadestone bridge. The castle was built in 474 BC, and over many centuries protected residents from Mount Epomeo eruptions and Tyrrhenian Sea pirates. It has also been a convent and an infamous political prison run by the King of Naples from 1823 to 1862.”

Information: http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/europe/itischiatwo.htm

Photo credit: http://www.specialtours.co.uk/images-tours-2009/470/ischia-aragonese-castle-high-res-ischia_castello_aragonese.jpg

Chocolate Hills

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Location: Bohol, Philippines

“They are covered in green grass that turns brown during the dry season, hence the name.”

Information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chocolate_Hills

Photo credit: http://www.djibnet.com/photo/photo.php?id=2626895275&k=land