New Zealand = Aotearoa

Photo: Heaphy Track, Karamea New Zealand, also known as Aotearoa (its Māori name meaning “the land of the long white cloud”) or the “green Island on the other side of the earth”, boasts jaw-dropping landscapes, fabulous festivals and superb food and wines. More than one-third of the country is designated protected parkland and marine reserves. New Zealand is world …

Belize

Photo: Journey Cakes The Central American country of Belize is located south of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula and is bordered by Caribbean to the east and Guatemala to the south/southwest. The population is about 300,000. 10th Anniversary 10th Anniversary of the Responsible Tourism Conference in Belize Questions What would locals like visitors to know about Belize? …

Perú

Photo: Melissa Biggs, Barranco Perú is bordered on the north by Ecuador and Colombia, on the east by Brazil, on the southeast by Bolivia, on the south by Chile, and on the west by the Pacific Ocean. The capital and largest city is Lima. Photos Events Congreso Regional de Lenguas Indígenas para América Latina y …

Uganda Links

Uganda Flag Links related to Uganda presented in a somewhat random fashion: Headlines Discrimination and the forgotten pygmy tribes of Uganda – @CharlotteStaff @lauragrb – Outbounding Uganda: the human story behind gorilla tourism – Outbounding How Uganda emerged from chaos to become a tourist destination once more Maps reveal what motivates people to take resources …

Ireland

Photo: VM, Temple Ireland has two official languages, English and Gaeilge (Irish). While everybody learns both at school, less than 5% of the population speaks Gaeilge on a daily basis. Headlines Ireland becomes world’s first country to divest from fossil fuels Embedded Tweets We’re at @14HenriettaSt for the launch of #NationalHeritageWeek. Taking place from 17th …

France

Photo: Campus France, Menhirs en Bretagne France is bordered by (clockwise from the north) by Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, Spain, and Andorra. Bikes Le Tour de France Food Baguette Regions Bretagne = Brittany Cities Marseille, France Paris Planeta.com France Links Wild France (France Sauvage) Europe Martinique French

Turkmenistan

Photo: John Pavelka, Yangykala Canyon Turkmenistan is a country in Central Asia, bordered by Kazakhstan to the northwest, Uzbekistan to the north and east, Afghanistan to the southeast, Iran to the south and southwest, and the Caspian Sea to the west. #40whc spotlight Mountain Ecosystems of Koytendag: International research team on Koytendag Elsewhere on the …

Belarus

Photo: World Bank Belarus borders on Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Russia, and Ukraine. Belarus is located in the center of Europe on the watershed of the Baltic and Black Seas. The capital is Minsk. Elsewhere on the Web Rural Belarus Photos Wikipedia Belarus Minsk Planeta.com Europe Europe Links Rural Tourism Wild Europe

Uzbekistan

Photo: Robert Wilson, Mir-e Arab Mosque, Bukhara, Uzbekistan The Central Asian nation 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. A former Soviet republic, Uzbekistan became independent in 1991. The capital city is Tashkent. Amazon.com Photos Wikipedia Uzbekistan …

Australia

Photo:  Channon Market Australia is an island continent and country. Neighboring countries are Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and East Timor to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. Australia’s capital is Canberra, and its largest urban area is Sydney. Much of the continent has lain flat for …