Switzerland

Flag Switzerland is bordered by Germany to the north, France to the west, Italy to the south, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. HolidaysAugust 1 – Swiss National Day Current TimeZurich HeadlinesSwitzerland’s gravity-defying solutionhttps://www.rhb.ch/de/unesco-welterbe-rhb/world-heritage-experience-switzerlandhttp://www.cbsnews.com/videos/preview-the-swiss-leaksAlpine Autumn: Switzerland’s Secret Season FoodCulinary Heritage of Switzerland (Patrimoine Culinaire Suisse) Gotthard Base Tunnel – longest train tunnelswisstravelsystem.comdw.comWikipedia Recommended ListeningThe …

South Korea

Photo: Republic of Korea, Baseball in 2020 (Some rights reserved) South Korea shares a land border with North Korea to the north, as well as overseas borders with Japan to the east and China to the west. Roughly half of the country’s 50 million people reside in the metropolitan area surrounding its capital, Seoul. Google …

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 …

Malta

Photo: European Space Agency The island of Malta is located in the Mediterranean, 93 kilometers south of Sicily and 288 kilometers east of Tunisia, with the Strait of Gibraltar 1,826 kilometers to the west and Alexandria 1,510 kilometers to the east. Historic sites document a succession of rulers including the Romans, Moors, Knights of Saint …

Finland

Photo: Visit Finland Finland borders Sweden on the west, Russia on the east, and Norway on the north, while Estonia lies to its south across the Gulf of Finland. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/nqk5fCqqXRpe4c4q6 CelebrationsFinland’s Independence Day is December 6 and celebrates Finland’s independence from Russia in 1917. Cities Places Vocabulary Planeta.com

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 …

Vanuatu

Photo: Farrukh, Birds Vanuatu is an independent Republic in the Southwest Pacific Ocean, bordering on the Coral Sea about 2,400 kilometers northwest of Australia. Port Vila is the capital of Vanuatu and has an estimated population of 40,000 people. Embedded Tweets Planeta.com

Norway

Photo: Lauri Rantala – Day trekkers having a break Norway borders Sweden to the east its northernmost region is bordered by Finland to the south and Russia to the east. The United Kingdom and Faroe Islands lie to its west across the North Sea, Iceland and Greenland lie to its west across the Norwegian Sea, and Denmark lies south of its southern tip across the Skagerrak Strait. …

Zimbabwe

Photo: Vince O’Sullivan Zimbabwe is bordered by South Africa to the south, Botswana to the southwest, Zambia to the northwest, and Mozambique to the east. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/oJrKMBxz9hC1WtqY9 Recommended ListeningAkashinga: ‘the brave ones’ protecting Africa’s iconic animals – In the north of Zimbabwe, a group of local women rangers are changing the game when it comes …