Hong Kong Links

Hong Kong Flag Links related to Hong Kong presented in somewhat random fashion: Headlines How Hong Kong cleaned up its toxic harbour Abandoned Hong Kong Hotels Go Into Survival Mode as Virus Fallout Spreads Hong Kong’s Protest Movement and the Fight for the City’s Soul – New Yorker https://www.politico.com/news/2019/11/24/hong-kong-elections-china-disaffection-073456 https://www.dezeen.com/2017/07/21/video-wending-fanrong-hong-kong-drone-movie-footage-mariana-bisti-high-rise-buildings Closing time How Hong Kong’s …

Wild Russia

Photo: NASA Goddard, Lena River Delta Planeta.com spotlights biodiversity and conservation in Russia. This page collects relevant links and resources related to parks, reserves, world heritage sites across the country. Suggestions welcome. Headlines Russian Arctic national park expects no tourists in coming season – TASS Natural World There are currently 48 national parks in Russia, …

Russia

Photo: Alex Polezhaev, Fuel Station Russia shares borders with the following countries (from northwest to southeast): Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland (both via Kaliningrad Oblast), Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, and Mongolia. It also has maritime borders with Japan (by the Sea of Okhotsk) and the USA (by the Bering Strait). Google …

Zapovednik

Buzzwords Zapovednik = Strict Nature Reserve (Category 1 IUCN PA management categories) zapoved.ru – Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment in Russia wildnet.ru – Environmental Education Center “Zapovedniks” Planeta.com Russia Russia Links Russian Wild Russia Parks International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Bangla

Image: Wikipedia Spotlight on the Bangla language Wikipedia: Bengali, also known by its endonym Bangla (বাংলা [ˈbaŋla]), is an Indo-Aryan language primarily spoken by the Bengalis in South Asia, specifically in the eastern part of the Indian subcontinent, presently divided between Bangladesh and the Indian states of West Bengal, Tripura, Assam’s Barak Valley. It is …

Russia Links

Russia flag Links related to Russia presented in somewhat random fashion: Headlines Putin is sending a message to the world with his shock announcement – CNN Features https://qz.com/quartzy/1347195/this-russian-ritual-keeps-your-domestic-demons-from-following-you-on-vacation/ Tourism Portals http://www.russia-travel.com – @RussianGroup http://www.russia-travel.com/wp-content/uploads/Russia-Travel-Brochure.pdf https://www.russiatourism.ru/en Flickr http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=russia+nature&l=cc&ss=0&ct=0&mt=all&w=all&adv=1 Indigenous Tourism http://csipn.ru Krasnoyarsk Wikipedia Sochi http://www.english.sochiru.ru Greater Sochi Rob Hornstra’s Photos Of Sochi, Russia Wikipedia Recommended Listening …

China Tourism

Photo: Pedro Szekely, Terracotta Warriors Spotlight on travel and tourism in China Tourism Portals China National Tourist Office China National Tourism Association (CNTA) Elsewhere on the Web http://www.china.org.cn/travel/ – @chinaorgcn chinatravelnews.com – @traveldailycn Destination China – Lonely Planet Headlines China’s Tropical Treasures – Adam Worcester/Transitions Abroad Wikipedia China National Tourism Administration Planeta.com China China Links …

China Links

China Flag Links related to China presented in somewhat random fashion: Time Current time in Beijing China Standard Time Headlines https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/12/07/a-preview-of-your-chinese-future Iconic buildings: China’s Hanging Monastery Working with an Environmental NGO in China – Transitions Abroad China’s biodiversity declines as human demands grow China Living Planet Report – WWF (PDF) Why China’s Economy is OK—but …

South Korea

Photo: Baseball in 2020 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 Maps goo.gl/maps/Gvbpv3dFnUTuBE9T8 Headlines Acorn health craze …

Goa

Photo: joegoauk69, Carnival Goa is a state on the southwestern coast of India within the region known as the Konkan, and geographically separated from the Deccan highlands by the Western Ghats. It is surrounded by the Indian states of Maharashtra to the north and Karnataka to the east and south, with the Arabian Sea forming …