Situated in Northern Italy, Lake Como is part of the Italian Lake District. It has a kind of flair and sense of history that tends to impress its visitors in a sense deeper than only from a touristic point of view. Great place for holidays in August.
The name Okinawa means "rope in the open sea", a fairly apt description of this long stretch of islands between the four main islands of Japan and Taiwan. Consisting of 49 inhabited islands and 111 uninhabited islands, Okinawa has a subtropical/tropical climate.
If you hate shopping you still might like this place, with its quirky atmosphere (including the famous seafood shop where the staff throw a fish from one end to the other). As the weather gets warmer, more artisans set up booths to sell photographs, glass, ceramics, and fresh flowers.
It is spoken as the official language of Portugal and Brazil which might come in handy during this year's Olympics.
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