Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Four countries I would like to visit

Hello everyone! Today I have a guessing game for you.

Here are the four countries I would like to visit one day. Can you guess the name of the countries based on the descriptions and the pictures?

The first country is located in Asia and it is really big! It is a multi-racial country with 56 ethnic groups. It is also a multi-religious country, where Taoism, Buddhism, Islam and Christianity are practiced. This country is linked to its ancient civilization and one of the world’s most revered treasures: The Great Wall. Today, you can also see spectacular architecture and towering skylines in some modern cities there. You can visit a diversity of land formations including very high mountains, hills, highlands, plains and basins. You should not miss the rare treasure of this country: the giant pandas. In my opinion they are very cute. However, they live in a solitary existence in dense bamboo forests; so, they are considered unsociable and eccentric.

The second country is located in South America. It is the eighth-largest country in the world by land area. The official language of the country is Spanish. The national beverage is yerba mate and tango is its musical symbol. The region I would like to visit in this country is farther south. It is an open door to see the immense solitude of mysterious Antarctica. You should not miss the mountain tops in which nature overflows in granite needles and icy fields brimming with glaciers in lakes of unique beauty. Some of the animals you can see there are sea lions, elephant seals, and penguins.

The third country is located in Europe and it is fairly small compared to the other three countries I would like to visit. It is very famous for its art and ancient monuments. This country’s abundant natural gifts are really outstanding! There you can see thousands of indented coasts, imposing rocky massifs, caves, gorges, lakes, rivers, biotopes of spectacular beauty and unique natural habitats. The movie Mamma Mia was shot there. While in this country, you should visit the marine parks to see two protected species: the Mediterranean monk seal and the Mediterranean green loggerhead turtle.

And finally, the fourth country is located in Oceania. It is the sixth-largest country in the world. It is about the same size as the 48 mainland states of the USA and 50 per cent larger than Europe, but has the lowest population density in the world - only two people per square kilometer. One of the really nice things about the country is that I can speak English since it is their official language. A movie with the name of this country was released in 2008 starring Nicole Kidman and David Wenham. Since this is a very large country, you can visit many different places such as deserts, beaches, forests and national parks. The animal which is the icon of this country is the largest marsupial in the world: the kangaroo. Kangaroos can hop, which is their fast and very energy-efficient way to travel.

Do you consider yourself smart?

Can you guess the names of my four favorite countries?

Which one do you think I would love to go first? Why?

Post your guesses here. I will love to read them!


  1. Hello Lily,
    first place is China, second i guess Argentina,
    Tha third is Greek and the last is Australia.
    am I right???
    In think that you must to go the Greek, the landscapes are amazing and its history too.

  2. Hello Lily, I agree with Márcia about the names of countries. But I don't know if you would like more Greece or China. China also has beautiful landscapers, histoy and great cultural diversity.

  3. Good Morning, Lily!
    I think I'm very smart, lol!

    And I agree with Marcia and Cintia about the names of the countries: China, Argentina, Greece and Australia. They are very good choices and if I were you I would start my trip in South America, because of the idiom.My English is very poor, yet.