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 …

Afghanistan

Photo: Water Alternatives, Flood plain cultivation in Wakhan Afghanistan is bordered by Iran in the west, Pakistan in the south and east, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan in the north, and China in the far northeast. Google Maps goo.gl/maps/Qoi5DMa2UmNj1gNK9 Headlines Afghanistan’s enigmatic food secret Planeta.com Asia

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 …

Kazakhstan

Photo: Ewan McIntosh Kazakhstan is a contiguous transcontinental country in Central Asia. Kazakhstan is the world’s largest landlocked country by land area and the ninth largest country in the world. It borders with (clockwise from the north) Russia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan, and also adjoins a large part of the Caspian Sea. The capital …

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 …

Tajikistan

Photo: Matine Tajikistan is a mountainous landlocked sovereign country in Central Asia. It is bordered by Afghanistan to the south, Uzbekistan to the west, Kyrgyzstan to the north and China to the east. Features The World’s Fastest Growing Tourism Destination: Why Tajikistan Should Be on Your Radar A Wolf Child Guided Me Through Khujand, Tajikistan …

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 …