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 HeadlinesAfghanistan’s enigmatic food secret 2021US troops to withdraw from Afghanistan by September 11 WikipediaAfghanistanLanguagesDariPashto Planeta.com

Japan

Photo: Matthias Ripp, Kyoto Japan consists of four major islands, surrounded by more than 4,000 smaller islands. The country is located in the Pacific Ocean and nearby neighbors include China, North Korea, South Korea, Russia, and Taiwan. Questions What would locals like visitors to know about Japan? = 地元の人々は日本を知るために何を訪問者のようになるだろうか?(Jimoto no hitobito wa Nihon o shiru …

China Links

China Flag Links related to China presented in somewhat random fashion: TimeCurrent time in BeijingChina Standard Time 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 Report – …

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 …

Asia Links

Links related to Asia presented in mostly random fashion: HeadlinesGoogle Debuts New Traveler Demand Tools for Hotels and Destinations Starting in AsiaPresentations From Responsible Tourism Events At ITB Asia 2015Philippines Eyes ‘Ecotourism Zone’ in Disputed S. China SeaAsia 2014 – Transitions AbroadThe Legacy Of The Asia Overland Route Amazon.com Recommended listening: Asia Overland – adventures …

Laos

Laos flag Laos is a landlocked country in Southeast Asia. Of the country’s 237,000 square kilometers, about 70% of the country is mountainous. The highest peak, Phou Bia reaches 2,817 meters (9,242 feet). Other geographic features include the Xieng Khouang and Bolavens Plateau and the Mekong River Valley which forms part of the boundary with …

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 …

Bangkok = Krung Thep

Photo: Nik Cyclist, Before Labor Day Bangkok is the capital city of and largest urban area in Thailand. It is known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon or simply Krung Thep, meaning “city of angels.” Google Maps HeadlinesNew tourism plan afoot for Bang Kachaohttps://www.bangkokpost.com/opinion/opinion/1874084/the-early-bird-has-made-his-last-flightBangkok’s Khao San Road is getting a US$1.6 million makeover to …

Pakistan

Photo: Water Alternatives, Batura Glacier Pakistan is bordered by the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman in the south, and is bordered by Afghanistan and Iran in the west, India in the east and China in the far northeast. The capital is Islamabad. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/wzEDreKiKbWgDz6x9 Photos Planeta.com

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 …