craze or obsession for islands

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • Isla de Capri — Para otros usos de este término, véase Capri (desambiguación). Isla de Capri Vista de la isla desde el mirador de La Piazzetta , en el centro de Capri Localización País …   Wikipedia Español

  • Ducie (isla) — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Mapa de las Islas Pitcairn, con la Iala Ducie Ducie, es una isla atolón raramente visitada, es parte de las Islas Pitcairn desde 1902. Esta deshabitada salvo por expediciones o marinos que desembarcan.Es el …   Wikipedia Español

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