Papua New Guinea

Photo: Taro Taylor, Firedancers Papua New Guinea, in the southwestern Pacific, encompasses the eastern half of New Guinea and its offshore islands. Recommended Listening Papua New Guinea politics – Dame Carol Kidu discusses Papua New Guinea politics, the absence of women in government across the Pacific and her work on community development in PNG. Tourism …

Bali

Photo: Jelle Oostrom, Pura Tirta Empul Bali is comprised of several islands. The largest island is Bali, and the smaller islands are Nusa Penida, Nusa Ceningan, Nusa Lembongan, and Serangan islands, as well as Menjangan islands. Headlines http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42133005 Bali is not an over-touristed hellhole – Outbounding Finding Balance in Bali: Anaïs Nin’s Message for the …

Tahiti

Photo: Goddard Space Flight Center, Tahiti Tahiti is the largest island in the Windward group of French Polynesia, located in the southern Pacific Ocean. The island is located 4,400 kilometers (2,734 miles) south of Hawaii, 7,900 kilometers (4,909 miles) from Chile and 5,700 kilometers (3,542 miles) from Australia and 6,612 kilometers (4,108 miles) west of …

Kyrgyzstan

Photo: Charles Roffey, Standing on their steeds Kyrgyzstan is bordered by Kazakhstan to the north, Uzbekistan to the west, Tajikistan to the southwest and China to the east. Its capital and largest city is Bishkek. government Kyrgyzstan Embassy Elsewhere on the Web Hospitality Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan – Lonely Planet kyrgyzstan community tourism recommended listening Kyrgyzstan: An …

Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan shares borders with Kazakhstan to the west and to the north, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan to the east, and Afghanistan and Turkmenistan to the south. The capital city is Tashkent. Tashkent Chorsu Bazaar is one of the most popular markets in Tashkent. Flickr Groups uzbekistan Twitter @UNDP_Uzbekistan News http://www.uznews.net/index.php?lng=en World Heritage The Historic Centre of …

Samoa

Samoa is a country governing the western part of the Samoan Islands. The country became independent from New Zealand in 1962 and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2012. The two main islands of Samoa are Upolu and one of the biggest islands in Polynesia, Savai’i. Planeta.com Pacific Ocean Polynesia

Rwanda

Photo: UN Women, Coffee farmers Rwanda is located in Central Africa. The Rwandan relief is hilly and mountainous with an altitude averaging 1700 meters. This country is also known affectionately as the Land of a Thousand Hills. Headlines i-want-you-to-know-that-rwanda-is-the-most-remarkable-country-in-the-world What lies beneath Tourism Sector Stakeholders Urged to Support Park Communities http://edwinastorie.com/2013/04/15/brewing-a-better-future http://melbournecoffeemerchants.com.au/blog.asp?blogID=2148 Rwanda’s gorillas contribute …