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

Indonesia

Photo: Patrik M. Loeff, Java Indonesia shares borders with Papua New Guinea, East Timor and Malaysia. The nation’s capital city is Jakarta. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/QtDNJfJTDZBx6rg77 CelebrationsAugust 17 Independence Day Places Planeta.com

Turkey

Map Turkey is bordered by eight countries: Bulgaria to the northwest; Greece to the west; Georgia to the northeast; Armenia, Azerbaijan (the exclave of Nakhchivan) and Iran to the east; and Iraq and Syria to the southeast. The Mediterranean Sea and Cyprus are to the south; the Aegean Sea to the west; and the Black …

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 – …

Wild Asia

Photo Planeta.com launches this guide to Wild Asia – the region’s biodiversity, wildlife, parks and protected areas and the opportunities for ecotourism, and conscious local responsible travel. Questions What would locals like visitors to know about responsible travel and wildlife tourism in Asia? 2021 HeadlinesThe Toll of Tourism: Can Southeast Asia Save Its Prized Natural …

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 …