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Thursday, January 21, 2010

BERMUDA JOINS BLOG SITE

I arrived at the Metropol Hotel in Hanoi just after midnight and will now join the Tauck Tour through Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand.

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Welcome country #131 to my blog site
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BERMUDA POPULATION: 66,536



Background
Bermuda was first settled in 1609 by shipwrecked English colonists headed for Virginia. Tourism to the island to escape North American winters first developed in Victorian times. Tourism continues to be important to the island's economy, although international business has overtaken it in recent years. Bermuda has developed into a highly successful offshore financial center. Although a referendum on independence from the UK was soundly defeated in 1995, the present government has reopened debate on the issue.

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Actually, Bermuda is not a real country, as it remains part of the United Kingdom. However, as they are again considering voting for independence, in advance, I officially recognize this entity as part of my blog list.


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Tropical Cyclone Magda, a Category 2 storm, made landfall over the Kimberley region of northwest Australia, and should now weaken.

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