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 …

Pakistan Links

Pakistan flag Links related to Pakistan presented in somewhat random fashion: Flickr Shams the Guide Flickr Groups Towards Pakistan Pakistan Photographers پاکستانی فوٹو گرافرز About Pakistan Pakistani Trekkers Mountaineering Trekking in Pakistan Pakistan Wallpapers The Himalayan Regions Twitter @shamstheguide @pamirtimes Tourism Portals Pakistan Tourism Ecotourism Society Pakistan Chitral Association for Mountain Area Tourism (CAMAT) Ibn …

Vietnam Links

Vietnam Flag Links related to Vietnam Headlines https://en.vietnamplus.vn/experts-ecotourism-should-not-destroy-biodiversity/119071.vnp Two-dams-stopped-after-IUCN-advises-against-World-Heritage-nomination Recommended Listening Historic Saigon – The historic Chinese quarter of Saigon-Cholon is rich in cultural, economic and religious history @TimHCMC Tourism Portals Vietnam Tourism Flickr Groups Vietnam Twitter @SapaOchau @HanoiGrapevine @TimHCMC Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_national_parks_of_Vietnam Elsewhere on the web http://heartofsaigon.wordpress.com http://www.sapaochau.org – @SapaOchau http://hanoigrapevine.com – @HanoiGrapevine http://www.vietnamtourism.com …

Turkey

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 Sea …

Recreating the handshake between North and South Korean leaders

Set-jetting fans, travelers are recreating the handshake between North and South Korean leaders. This movie set from Namyangju Studios near Seoul – which recreated the border truce village of Panmonjum for the 2000 hit “Joint Security Area” – is drawing tourists hoping to re-enact the historic handshake themselves. Twitter Moment Tourists are recreating the handshake …

Singapore

Photo: William Cho, Expo MRT The island country of Singapore is separated from Malaysia by the Straits of Johor to its north, and from Indonesia’s Riau Islands by the Singapore Strait to its south. Singapore’s territory consists of one main island along with 62 other islets. Headlines Inside Singapore’s ultra-futuristic inner city gardens – ABC …

Asia

Image: Wikipedia Central Asia: Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan Tajikistan Turkmenistan Uzbekistan Eastern Asia: China Japan Mongolia North Korea South Korea Taiwan Northern Asia: Russia Southeast Asia: Brunei Cambodia Timor Indonesia Laos Malaysia Myanmar (Burma) Philippines Singapore Thailand Vietnam Southern Asia: Afghanistan Bangladesh Bhutan India Iran Maldives Nepal Pakistan Sri Lanka Planeta.com Mekong

China Links

China Flag Links related to China Spotlight on Chengdu Chengdu Century City International Convention Center, China https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chengdu https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/china/chengdu http://www.gochengdu.cn – https://twitter.com/Chengdu_China Time Current time in Beijing China Standard Time Headlines 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 …

Russian

Elsewhere on the Web http://www.enchantedlearning.com/themes/russia.shtml Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_alphabet Twitter @UNEP_Russian Russian Vocabulary отлично = atlichna = great Да = Yes Planeta.com Language Russia

Korean Peninsula

The Korean Peninsula is a peninsula in East Asia. It extends southwards for about 1,100 km (680 mi) from continental Asia into the Pacific Ocean and is surrounded by the East Sea to the east, and the Yellow Sea (known in Korea as West Sea) to the west, the Korea Strait connecting the first two …