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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Asia Links

Links related to Asia presented in mostly random fashion: Headlines Presentations From Responsible Tourism Events At ITB Asia 2015 Philippines Eyes ‘Ecotourism Zone’ in Disputed S. China Sea Asia 2014 – Transitions Abroad The Legacy Of The Asia Overland Route Amazon.com Recommended listening: Asia Overland – adventures on the hippie trail The infamous ‘hippie trail’ …

Silk Road

Buzzwords The Silk Road was a network of trade routes which connected the East and West, and was central to the economic, cultural, political, and religious interactions. New Silk Road Elsewhere on the Web UNWTO: UNWTO’s Silk Road initiative functions as a collaborative platform designed to enhance sustainable tourism development along the historic Silk Road …

Asia

Image: Wikipedia Our expanding coverage of Asia Amazon.com 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 Spotlight …