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Colonial Arrivals

The Spanish conquered the Canary Islands in the 15th century and the islands are still an autonomous community of Spain.

Sydney is a hub of British colonial history as the landing point of Cook’s voyage to Australia.

Dar es Salaam is a melting pot of African, European and Asian cultures.

Salvador is the oldest colonial city in Brazil, established by the Portuguese in 1549.

Hong Kong and its surrounding islands and territories were leased by China to Britain for 99 years in 1898.

Macau was both the first and last European Colony in China.
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Canary Islands, Spain at 13,000m - Colonising the Canaries

 

Hong Kong, SAR, China at 1,000m - the Colonial history of Hong Kong

 

Salvador de Bahia, Brazil at 13,000m - Brazil’s oldest colonial city

   

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania at 2,000m - Gaining independence

 

Macau, SAR, China at 1,000m - The first and last colony in China

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