Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Hidely Ho, Maldives!

At some point overnight, probably while my snoring was keeping the cats awake, there was a knock at the door of Kiko's House and we welcomed a visitor from the Maldives, the 100th country we've logged in the 16 months this wee blog has existed.
The Maldives, for the geographically impaired, is a nation consisting of 26 natural atolls comprising of 1,192 islands. Since ancient times, the Maldives have been ruled by kings, sultans and sultanas and have an importance beyond their flea-speck size because of their strategic location on major shipping routes in the Indian Ocean.
Kiko's House has been a rather international blog in outlook from the outset, and roughly one in three of our readers hail from outside the U.S. on most days.
The other 99 countries at that have seats at our table include:
Albania Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Bermuda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Georgia, Greece, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakistan, Kenya, Korea, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Mauritius, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Mozambique Nepal, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia and Montenegro, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, USA, Venezuela, Vietnam.

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