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The following posts have been tagged with "Canada". Browse through these Canada articles to gain insight into what you may or may not want to do on your trip if it includes Canada.

World Map Showing Visa Requirements

Tuesday, April 10, 2012
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US Visa Requirements Map
A map showing the visa requirements for US citizens visiting countries around the world

I'm currently planning a trip to the Middle East with a friend of mine, trying to figure out which countries are both safe and easy to get into for US and Finnish citizens. He just sent me over a link to some wikipedia pages showing maps with countries highlighted in colors based on Visa requirements. I thought this was really cool and pretty useful, so here you go...

Cool Time Lapse View of Earth From Space

Wednesday, November 16, 2011
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View of Earth From Outer Space
A screen cap from the video showing Planet Earth from outer space

A time lapse video taken by Expedition 28 & 29 from the International Space Station during the months of August to October, 2011. You can clearly see the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) as the station crosses over the top of the Earth. Because of the Earths constant rotation things look a bit different than we're used to on the map, it's tough to make out what countries you're looking at (when the clouds aren't hiding the ground), but I was able to identify a few regions. The person who posted this video claims they didn't do anything to edit colors or anything similar, it's strange to see the atmosphere so clearly visible, very cool.

The Northern Lights In Finland

Thursday, November 3, 2011
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Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis)
The northern lights as seen in Lapland, Finland

The Northern Lights have been on my list for a long time. I originally had them down as a Canada thing, but recently a friend of mine (from Finland) showed me this video of the Northern Lights filmed earlier this year in Lapland, Finland. It's an amazing video of an amazing phenomenon, so I figured I'd share it here.

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