Fuzhou

Photo: Gary Todd, Approach Fuzhou is the capital and one of the largest cities in Fujian province, China. In 2020 the city hosts the 44th session of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee. 44th Session of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee Natural World Fuzhou lies on the north bank of the estuary of Fujian’s largest river, the Min …

Mumbai

Photo: Vidur Malhotra , Mumbai Mumbai (previously known as Bombay, the official name until 1995) is the capital city of the state of Maharashtra. It is the most populous city in India with an estimated city proper population of 12.4 million as of 2011. Google Maps goo.gl/maps/EahuYRchEzntX9Fo7 Recommended Listening On the tip of a billion …

Taiwan

Photo Taiwan is an island situated in East Asia in the Western Pacific Ocean and located off the southeastern coast of mainland China. 2020 https://theconversation.com/populism-comes-to-taiwan-in-election-focused-on-future-relationship-with-china-129198 As Taiwan heads to the polls on January 11, the future of its relationship with China has remained centre stage in the election campaign. Amidst the backdrop of ongoing tension …

Philippines Links

Philippines Flag Links related to the Philippines presented in somewhat random fashion: Headlines Taal volcano: Lava spews as ‘hazardous eruption’ feared Wikipedia Philippines Features #cmscop12 Planeta.com Philippines Manila, Philippines Asia Asia Links Links

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 Maps goo.gl/maps/QtDNJfJTDZBx6rg77 Celebrations August 17 Independence Day Headlines The Fight for Benoa Bay News thejakartapost.com  – @jakpost Indonesia Expat Recommended Listening Why Kalimantan will be home to the next Indonesian capital – Jakarta …

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 …

China

Photo: Mark Pegrum, Pudong, Shanghai 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 in …

Exploring Mount Everest

Photo: Andrew Purdam, Trekker’s classic view from Kala Patthar Mount Everest is the Earth’s highest mountain, with a peak at 8,848 meters above sea level and the 5th tallest mountain measured from the center of the Earth. It is located in the Mahalangur section of the Himalayas. Headlines Everest through the eyes of a Sherpa: …

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? 2020 44th Session of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee Biodiversity COP 15 Headlines …

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 Krasnoyarsk Moscow Moscow St. Petersburg Saint Petersburg Sochi http://www.english.sochiru.ru Greater Sochi Rob Hornstra’s Photos …