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Venice

Venice History After the fall of the Romain Empire, many mainlanders took refuge on the lagoon islands creating a city built on wood.  Venice was once a powerful & rich trading center.  During the 15th century, they monopolized the spice trade.   In The...

Portugal

Portugal History Portugal, officially Portuguese Republic, Portuguese República Portuguesa, is a country lying along the Atlantic coast of the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. Once continental Europe’s most significant power, Portugal shares...

Costa Rica

Costa Rica History The first European explorer to encounter Costa Rica was the Great Navigator himself, Christopher Columbus. The day was September 18, 1502, and Columbus was making his fourth and final voyage to the New World. As he was setting anchor offshore, a...