Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is bordered by Jordan on the northwest, Iraq on the north and northeast, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates on the east, Oman on the southeast and Yemen on the south. The Persian Gulf lies to the northeast and the Red Sea to its west. Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saudi_Arabia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riyadh Headlines http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-30744693 Twitter …

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 …

Senegal

Senegal is located in the westernmost part of the African continent. It is bordered to the West by the Atlantic Ocean, to the North by Mauritania, to the East by Mali and to the South by Bissau Guinea, the Republic of Guinea and the Republic of The Gambia. Senegal also borders The Gambia, a country …

Estonia

Photo Estonia is bordered to the north by the Gulf of Finland, to the west by the Baltic Sea, to the south by Latvia and to the east by Russia, with St. Petersburg just across the northeastern border. Estonia’s capital, Tallinn, lies about 80 kilometers (50 miles) south of Helsinki, Finland. The country has more …

Colombia

Photo: Sebastian Moreno, Oophaga lehmanni Located in northwestern South America, Colombia is bordered to the east by Venezuela and Brazil; to the south by Ecuador; to the north by the Caribbean Sea; to the north west by Panama and to the west by the Pacific Ocean. Questions What would locals like visitors to know about …

Iceland

Photo: Emmanuel Milou, Vestrahorn Iceland is a European island country located in the North Atlantic Ocean on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. The capital and largest city is Reykjavík. Questions What would locals like visitors to know about Iceland? Photos Embedded Tweets Word of the day: “Jólabókaflóð” – lit. “Yule book-flood”; Icelandic tradition whereby people give books …

Switzerland

Flag Switzerland is bordered by Germany to the north, France to the west, Italy to the south, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. Holidays August 1 – Swiss_National_Day Events October 18-22 EUROPARC Conference (Parc Jura Vaudois) Current Time Zurich Headlines https://www.rhb.ch/de/unesco-welterbe-rhb/world-heritage-experience-switzerland http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/preview-the-swiss-leaks Alpine Autumn: Switzerland’s Secret Season Gotthard Base Tunnel – longest train tunnel …

Bulgaria

Photo Bulgaria borders five other countries: Romania to the north (mostly along the Danube), Serbia and Macedonia to the west, and Greece and Turkey to the south. The Black Sea defines the extent of the country to the east. Bats http://www.batcon.org/index.php/media-and-info/bats-archives.html?task=viewArticle&magArticleID=42 http://metro.co.uk/2012/11/29/illegal-filming-on-expendables-2-killed-22000-rare-bats-3078220 http://www.spatiawildlife.com/en/Bats-observation-tour-Bulgaria.html Museums The first and the richest natural history museum on the Balkans …

India

Photo: Ron Mader, Urban lagoon in Hyderabad India is bordered by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the west, and the Bay of Bengal on the east, Pakistan to the west, China, Nepal, and Bhutan to the northeast and Bangladesh and Myanmar to the east. New Dehli is the national capital. …

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 …