México

Photo: Xochimilco Gardens Planeta.com is making a major revision to our award-winning online guide to Mexico. Suggestions are welcome as we connect locals and visitors by revising our guides to states and cities, parks and reserves, Indigenous cultures, festivals, and food. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/FLxncteRzhQKZQ2i8 Planeta

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 …

Cook Islands

Photo: John Clear, Aitutaki Wikipedia: The Cook Islands (Cook Islands Māori: Kūki ‘Āirani) is a self-governing island country in the South Pacific Ocean in free association with New Zealand. It comprises 15 islands whose total land area is 240 square kilometres (93 sq mi). The Cook Islands’ Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) covers 1,960,027 square kilometres …

Chile Links

Chile flag What would locals like others know about Chile? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesCan ecotourism help preserve Chile’s Pehuenche way of life?Chileans want a more equal society. They’re about to rewrite their constitution to have it.Chile’s threatened forests – Patagon JournalSeminario Turismo en Cifras, una apuesta a futuro – SernaturDouglas …

Estonia

Photo: Royston Rascals, Kool Estonia is bordered to the north by the Gulf of Finland, to the west by the Baltic Sea, to the south by Latvia and to the east by Russia, with St. Petersburg just across the northeastern border. Estonia’s capital, Tallinn, lies about 80 kilometers (50 miles) south of Helsinki, Finland. The …

Zambia

Photo: Flowcomm Zambia is bordered by the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north, Tanzania to the north-east, Malawi to the east, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Namibia to the south and Angola to the west. The capital city is Lusaka. Elsewhere on the webinternational-womens-day-museum-of-womens-history-in-zambiaZambia Takes the Keys Away from ‘Drivers’ of Deforestation – World …

Afghanistan

Photo: Water Alternatives, Flood plain cultivation in Wakhan Afghanistan is bordered by Iran in the west, Pakistan in the south and east, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan in the north, and China in the far northeast. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/Qoi5DMa2UmNj1gNK9 HeadlinesThe rapid fall of Afghanistan to Taliban forces, explainedU.S. in full evacuation mode in AfghanistanAfghanistan’s enigmatic food secretUS …

Guyana

Photo: Cody Hinchliff, Tapir Guyana is bordered to the east by Suriname, to the south and southwest by Brazil, to the west by Venezuela and on the north by the Atlantic Ocean. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/2DSYgLjWRCct1ywR7 Planeta.com