Near to the magnificent building known as Angkor Wat are many, many other ruins and one of them is the Bayon, which has huge faces carved into the stone. It is a very striking sight.
Some students asked me how there can be two Niagara Falls, one in Canada and one in the USA.
If you look at the photo below you can see that the river leading to the falls, the Niagara River, is divided by a small island. On one side of this island is the Horsehoe Falls which is in Canada and on the other side is the American Falls which is in the USA.
Niagara Falls (which is the answer to Quick Quiz XXVIII) is partly in Canada and partly in the USA. The photo below is the Canadian part of the falls, and is known as the Horseshoe Falls, because of its shape.
These waterfalls are certainly not the the highest or the biggest waterfalls in the world, but the incredible power of the water as it disappears over the falls is absolutely amazing.
Which American landmark is moving backwards?
One of the most famous skylines in the world belongs to Chicago, Illinois. Its skyscrapers are even taller than those in New York.
The tallest building in the picture is the Sears Tower (Sears is a department store chain). I went to the top of this building many years ago when it was the tallest building in the world, and the view was fantastic, I could see all the way to Canada!
Vancouver is a vibrant city in the province of British Columbia in the west of Canada. The population of Vancouver city is a little over 600,000 (less than Shizuoka city), but including the nearby suburbs and cities the population rises to more than 2,000,000 (2 million).
In many surveys it is thought to be one of the best cities in the world. The 2010 Winter Olympics will be held in Vancouver and the neighbouring city of Whistler.
Vancouver is also famous for its fireworks.