If you sail due east from New York City, which European country do you land in?
Generally, most of Western Europe is located farther north than the United States. New York City has pretty much the same latitude as Naples, Madrid or Istanbul. If you sail west from Great Britain (no matter which point you start at), you will land in Canada - the latitude of London corresponds to the southernmost shore of Hudson Bay!
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