Tokyo Olympics

Logo The 2020/2021 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXXII Olympiad is an international multi-sport event that is scheduled to take place  July 23 – August 8 in Tokyo, Japan. The Opening Ceremony will be held Friday, July 23 in Tokyo, starting at 7am ET/4am. PT. The Closing Ceremony is set for …

Kaeng Krachan

Photo: Budak, Reservoir Wikipedia: Kaeng Krachan National Park is the largest national park of Thailand. It is on the border with Myanmar, contiguous with the Tanintharyi Nature Reserve. It is a popular park owing to its proximity to the tourist town of Hua Hin. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/wAzEL6U9TRaKmKzK6 Elsewherethainationalparks.comtripadvisor.com Planeta

China

Photo: Mark Pegrum, Pudong, Shanghai Wikipedia: China has the longest combined land border in the world, measuring 22,117 km (13,743 mi) from the mouth of the Yalu River to the Gulf of Tonkin. China extends across much of East Asia, bordering Vietnam, Laos, and Myanmar (Burma) in Southeast Asia; India, Bhutan, Nepal, Afghanistan, and Pakistan …

Fuzhou

Photo: Gary Todd, Approach Fuzhou – literally the ‘auspicious settlement’ – is the capital and one of the largest cities in Fujian province, China. The city hosts a unique hybrid event, the 44th session of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee. Questions What would locals like visitors to know about Fuzhou? Are there any Creative Commons-licensed photos …

Beijing

Photo: Mark, Pegrum, Bird’s Nest Spotlight on Beijing (北京市), China Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/VCcGKa3wubXsH75o9 TimeCurrent time in Beijing Birdingbirdingbeijing.com – @BirdingBeijing FlickrBeijing Community World HeritageBeijing Central Axis seeks to become World Heritage Site before 2035 – Global Times Features Planeta.com

Russia

Photo: Neal Wellons, Harvest Time Russia shares borders with the following countries (from northwest to southeast): Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland (both via Kaliningrad Oblast), Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, and Mongolia. It also has maritime borders with Japan (by the Sea of Okhotsk) and the USA (by the Bering Strait). Google …

China Links

China Flag What would locals like visitors to know about China? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesChina’s Three Gorges Dam is one of the largest ever created. Was it worth it?https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/12/07/a-preview-of-your-chinese-futureIconic buildings: China’s Hanging MonasteryWorking with an Environmental NGO in China – Transitions AbroadChina’s biodiversity declines as human demands growChina Living Planet …

China Tourism

Photo: Pedro Szekely, Terracotta Warriors Spotlight on travel and tourism in China HeadlinesThe rapid rise of ‘red tourism’ in China – CNN Elsewhere on the Webchina.org.cn/travel – @chinaorgcnchinatravelnews.com – @traveldailycn Governmentmct.gov.cn Embedded Tweets WikipediaMinistry of Culture and Tourism of the People’s Republic of China Planeta.com