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Note: This is a rough template. You don't have to follow it religiously, but it's useful as a guide and to give you an idea of what to write about.

Introduction

Include a brief introduction here. Make it interesting and catchy!

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Brief History

2-3 paragraphs only. If you want to write more, start another article and link to it.

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Geography

General information about the country's geography.

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Regions

List the country's major regions (states, territories, provinces or larger groupings) and include short 1-line blurbs:

  • Region 1 - blurb
  • Region 2 - blurb
  • Region 3 - blurb
  • Region 4 - blurb

Include 5-8 of the major regions.

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Cities

List the country's major cities and include short 1-line blurbs:

  • City 1 - blurb
  • City 2 - blurb
  • City 3 - blurb
  • City 4 - blurb

Include 5-8 of the major cities.

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Sights and Activities

Write briefly about 5-8 of the most popular attractions.

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Events and Festivals

What are the big festivals and events in the country? Any major sports events? Music festivals? Comedy festivals? Movie festivals? Public holidays?

Event #1

etc.

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Weather

What is the ideal time to visit, weather wise? Does it vary around the country? Are some cities/regions better at certain times of the year?

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Getting there

How do you get there? Is the country accessible by plane, car, train and bus? What are the best entry points?

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Getting around

What's the easiest way to get from city to city? By bus, train, plane or some other way? How expensive are the various options?

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Red Tape

What are the visa options available for the country? Are there rules about what you can bring into the country (ie. customs rules).

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Money

What is the country's currency? How easy is it to use the credit card around the place?

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Work

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Study

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Language

Specific languages in specific regions?

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Eat

Write in general about things like the country's cuisine, the cost of restaurants, particular regions that have specialist cuisines.

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Sleep

Write in general terms about what the accommodation situation is like in the country. What can one expect to pay?

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Drink

What are the typical beverages of the country? Are there lots of bars/pubs around, or is drinking alcohol prohibited? How expensive are drinks like coffees, teas and beers?

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Health

Are there any common diseases that you should look out for or get immunised against?

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Safety

Are there threats of violence, kidnapping, etc.?

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This is version 22. Last edited at 2:09 on Jun 14, 07 by dr.pepper. 2 articles link to this page.

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