India

Photo: Urban lagoon in Hyderabad India is bordered by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the west, and the Bay of Bengal on the east, Pakistan to the west, China, Nepal, and Bhutan to the northeast and Bangladesh and Myanmar to the east. New Dehli is the national capital. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/9WRzrHyXKjJHKLdz6 …

Chile

Photo: NASA Marshall, Ojas de Salar in the Atacama Desert Chile is located between the Andes mountains to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. It borders Peru to the north, Bolivia to the northeast, Argentina to the east and the Drake Passage in the far south. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps HeadlinesChile opens spectacular 1,700-mile …

New Zealand = Aotearoa

Photo: Heaphy Track, Karamea New Zealand, also known as Aotearoa (its Māori name meaning “the land of the long white cloud”) or the “green Island on the other side of the earth”, boasts jaw-dropping landscapes, fabulous festivals and superb food and wines. More than one-third of the country is designated protected parkland and marine reserves. New Zealand is world …

Chile Links

Chile flag Links related to Chile presented in somewhat random fashion 2019 ProtestsChile Awoke – The NationThe Cop-Attacking Chilean Dog Who Became a Worldwide Symbol of Protest – @billyananiaEl baile de los que sobran – BBChttps://apnews.com/b6516fdae7464829b234cac2541e7dc3https://apnews.com/3ffac92680fd4db2aee7a28ea96228dc HeadlinesChile’s threatened forests – Patagon JournalSeminario Turismo en Cifras, una apuesta a futuro – SernaturDouglas Tompkins dies after Chile …

Thailand

Photo: World Tourism Organization, Tourism for All Thailand is bordered to the north by Laos and Myanmar, to the east by Laos and Cambodia, to the south by the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia, and to the west by the Andaman Sea and Myanmar. By the maritime boundary, the country is bordered to the southeast …

Paraguay

Photo: Mariano Mantel, Puente Posadas Paraguay is bordered by Argentina to the south and southwest, Brazil to the east and northeast, and Bolivia to the northwest. The capital city is Nuestra Señora Santa María de la Asunción, aka Asunción. Google Maps Wildlife – Native fauna and flora include 167 mammals, 701 birds, 100 reptiles, 46 …

Dominican Republic

Photo: Churl Han, Baseball School The Dominican Republic (Republica Dominicana) is a nation on the island of Hispaniola, part of the Greater Antilles archipelago in the Caribbean region. The western third of the island is occupied by the nation of Haiti. Terrain comprises rainforest, savannah and highlands, including Pico Duarte, the Caribbean’s tallest mountain. Capital …

Bangladesh

Photo: Terry Sunderland/CIFOR, Banyan tree (Ficus benghalensis) Bangladesh is bordered by India on all sides except for a small border with Myanmar to the far southeast and by the Bay of Bengal to the south. The capital is Dhaka. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/mJ8BGZLcLsn5HJeq7 Photos Features Planeta.com

Ecuador

Ecuador is a compact nation with four distinct zones: Andes Mountains (with some of the most active volcanoes in the world), the Pacific Coast, Amazon forest, and the Galapagos Islands. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/NeFkD8F22GSpTU6e8 Questions What’s new in Ecuador? What would locals like visitors to know about Ecuador? Ecuador is bordered on the north by Colombia, the …

Seychelles

Photo: UNEP Seychelles is an archipelago and country in the Indian Ocean. The 115-island country, whose capital is Victoria, lies 1,500 km (932 miles) east of mainland East Africa. With a population of roughly 92,000, it has the smallest population of any sovereign country in Africa. Natural WorldCousin is a 27-hectare granitic island located 2 km west …