Sri Lanka

Photo: Royston Rascals, Anuradhapura (Some rights reserved) Sri Lanka, is an island country in the northern Indian Ocean off the southern coast of the Indian subcontinent in South Asia. Known until 1972 as Ceylon, Sri Lanka has maritime borders with India to the northwest across the Gulf of Mannar and Palk Strait and the Maldives …

Bhutan

Photo: Göran Höglund (Kartläsarn), DochuLa Pass (Some rights reserved) Bhutan is bordered to the south, east and west by India and to the north by China. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/tzHTJN3ZsyDXz5ng6 HeadlinesWhy Bhutan is the perfect vacation spot for the responsible travellerWhy Bhutan’s Sakteng wildlife sanctuary is disputed by China TourismTourism Council of Bhutan – @tourismbhutan Toursbridgetobhutan.com – …

Asia

Image: Wikipedia Our expanding coverage of Asia Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/RWGjKrXQUQGqmrdQ8 Central Asia:KazakhstanKyrgyzstanTajikistanTurkmenistanUzbekistan Eastern Asia:ChinaJapanMongoliaNorth KoreaSouth KoreaTaiwan Northern Asia:Russia Southeast Asia:BruneiCambodiaTimorIndonesiaLaosMalaysiaMyanmar (Burma)PhilippinesSingaporeThailandVietnam Southern Asia:AfghanistanBangladeshBhutanIndiaIranMaldivesNepalPakistanSri Lanka Amazon.com Spotlight Planeta.com

Asia Links

Artwork What would locals like others know about Asia? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat 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 …

Philippines

Photo: Jim, Local fruit (Some rights reserved) The Philippines is a sovereign island country in Southeast Asia situated in the western Pacific Ocean. It consists of 7,107 islands that are categorized broadly under three main geographical divisions: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The capital city is Manila and the most populous city is Quezon City. Google …

Thailand

Photo: World Tourism Organization, Tourism for All (Some rights reserved) 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 …

Bangkok = Krung Thep

Photo: Nik Cyclist, Before Labor Day (Some rights reserved) 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 CelebrationThe 240th Anniversary Of The Foundation Of Rattanakosin HeadlinesIconic Bangkok station Hua Lamphong reaches …

Pakistan

Photo: Water Alternatives, Batura Glacier (Some rights reserved) 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

South Korea

Photo: Republic of Korea, Sungnyemun Gate (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 Mapsgoo.gl/maps/Gvbpv3dFnUTuBE9T8 …

China Links

China Flag What would locals like others know about China? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesChinese artist Badiucao: Drawing truth to power – CBSChina’s Three Gorges Dam is one of the largest ever created. Was it worth it?A Preview of Your Chinese FutureIconic buildings: China’s Hanging MonasteryWorking with an Environmental NGO in …