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Japan: modernity, tradition, islands and volcanoes

Japan is a state of north-eastern Asia made up of over 3,000 islands that extend north-south between the Kuril and Sahalin islands in the north and the island of Formosa (Taiwan) in the south. The Japanese archipelago is made up ...

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The climate of Israel: when to go to Israel ?

Israel has a Mediterranean climate along the coast, that becomes increasingly arid inland, becoming a desert climate in the drier areas of the Negev desert and along the coast of the Red Sea. The Mediterranean coast and the north-central area ...

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Israel: a holy land for many religions

Israel (Medinat Yisra’el) is a parliamentary republic of the Middle East, bordering Lebanon to the north, Syria to the north east, Jordan to the east, and Egypt to the south west. The country to the west is washed by the ...

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Iraq: Mesopotamia the fertile region between two rivers

Iraq (Al-Jumhoorīyah al-‘Irāqīyah) is a parliamentary republic in the Middle East with capital Baghdad, the country is bordered to the north by Turkey, on the east by Iran, on the south-east by Kuwait, to the south-west by Saudi Arabia, in ...

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Iran: ancient Persia, the cradle of ancient civilizations

Iran (Jomhuri-ye Eslami-ye Irān) is an Islamic republic of Central Asia with the capital Tehran. The country is bordered by Iraq and Turkey to the west, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan to the north, Afghanistan and Pakistan to the east. Finally, ...

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Borobudur and Prambanan: the Java temples

A few kilometers from each other, in the center of the island of Java, there are two of the most important Hindu and Buddhist temples of Southeast Asia. The Buddhist temple of Borobudur and the Hindu temple of Prambanan. TEMPLE ...

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The climate of Java: when to go to the island of Java

The island of Java has an equatorial climate hot and humid, with stable temperatures throughout the year, the temperature changes are small. The rains are more between November and May, the wettest months of all are those of January and ...

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Java: the island of rice fields and volcanoes

The island of Java (132,000 km²) is the most important island of Indonesia, it represents the cultural, economic and political center of the country. In fact, more than 60% of the Indonesian population resides here. There are large cities such ...

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The climate of Lombok: when to go to Lombok

The climate of the island of Lombok is a hot and humid tropical climate, very similar to that of the nearby island of Bali. Temperatures are stable throughout the year. While as regards the rains there are two seasons, a ...

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Lombok: beaches, volcanoes and traditions

The island of Lombok is located in Indonesia, between the islands of Bali and Sumbabwa and is part of the archipelago of the Lesser Sunda islands. The largest city on the island is Mataram, which is located in its western ...

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The climate of Sulawesi: when to go to Sulawesi

The climate of the island of Sulawesi (Celebes) is tropical humid to the south and equatorial humid to the north, the island in fact, in its northern part, is crossed by the Equator. The temperatures are constant throughout the island ...

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Sulawesi (Celebes): a wild island with a unique shape

Island with a particular shape, with four long peninsulas that branch out from a single central body, which makes it look like an octopus. Sulawesi (Celebes) is located between Borneo in the west and the Moluccas in the east. While ...

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The climate of Bali: when to go to the island of Bali

Bali which is located just south of the Equator has a tropical climate with hot and humid minimal changes in seasonal and daily temperatures. The average maximum temperatures have an annual average of around 31 ° C, while the average ...

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Bali: the most important tourist destination in Indonesia

Bali is the westernmost island of the Lesser Sunda Islands in Indonesia. This island which is the most visited tourist destination in the country is located between the islands of Lombok and Java. To the east the Lombok strait separates ...

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The climate of Indonesia: when to go to Indonesia

The climate of Indonesia is profoundly influenced by its location along the Equator line and the presence of the sea. This results in a humid tropical climate that becomes relatively drier towards the south-east. Temperatures are stable throughout the year, ...

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Indonesia: a large archipelago of volcanic islands

Indonesia (Republik Indonesia) is a presidential republic of Southeast Asia, with capital Jakarta. This country extends over a large part of the vast archipelago located between Indochina and Australia. It includes over 17,000 islands, some large ones such as Sumatra, ...

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Tsongmo lake: a glacial lake in the Himalayas

Tsongmo Lake or Changu Lake is a lake of glacial origin that is located in the Sikkim region of India. This lake is located at 3,870 meters high in the Himalaya mountains near the border with China. The road leading ...

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The climate of Sikkim: when to go to Sikkim

The climate of Sikkim can be divided into three types of climate in relation to altitude, there is therefore a sub-tropical climate zone, an area with a temperate altitude climate and a mountain climate zone. The rains are subject to ...

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Sikkim: small Himalayan Indian state

Sikkim, an ancient Himalayan monarchy, became the 22nd state of the Indian Union in 1975. The small country is located in the eastern Himalayas, between the states of Nepal and Bhutan, and has a territory rich in mountains, forests, glaciers, ...

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Climate of Laccadive islands: when to go to the Laccadive

The Laccadive islands have a hot and humid tropical monsoon climate. In the climate of Laccadive we can distinguish two seasons regulated by monsoon winds. A rainy season that begins in May and ends in October, and a dry season ...

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Laccadive islands: coral atolls off the coast of Kerala

The Laccadive islands (Lakshadweep) are a group of islands and coral reefs in the Indian Ocean. The archipelago lies between a latitude of 8 ° North and 12 ° 13 ‘North, and a longitude of 71 ° East and 74 ...

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The climate of India: when to go to India ?

India is a vast country and has numerous climatic differences within it. The climate of India varies between the humid tropical climate of the Malabar coast (Kerala and Karnataka) and the Laccadive, Nicobar and Andaman islands. We then move on ...

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India: a great country of strong contrasts

India (Bharat Juktarashtra), is a federal republic of South Asia, made up of 28 states and 7 territories. The country encompasses the entire Deccan Peninsula, between the Arabian Sea to the west, the Indian Ocean to the south and the ...

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The climate of Hong Kong: when to go to Hong Kong

Hong Kong is located on the Tropic of Cancer and has a monsoon type sub-tropical climate, characterized by hot and very wet summers, sometimes with the possibility of tropical cyclones, while winters are mild, sunny and dry. About 80% of ...

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Hong Kong: an old colony today the gateway to China

Hong Kong (Hong Kong Special Administrative Region) is an administrative region with special status in China since 1997, after being a British colony since 1841. Hong Kong is located along the coast of the South China Sea and is formed ...

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Georgia: Caucasus mountains and Black Sea

Ushguli, Svaneti, Georgia. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Georgia (Sakartvelos Respublika) is a presidential republic located in the Caucasus, between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea. This state born with the end of the Soviet Union is bordered by Russia to the north, Azerbaijan to the east, ...

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The climate of East Timor: when to go to East Timor

The climate of East Timor is tropical hot and humid, with monsoons, with two seasons caused by the alternation of the monsoon, there is in fact a rainy season from December to May and a dry season between June and ...

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East Timor: one of the majority Catholic countries in Asia

East Timor (Timor Leste) is a small state in Southeast Asia with the capital Dili. This country is a former Portuguese colony that became independent of Indonesia in 2002. The country occupies the eastern portion of the island of Timor ...

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The climate of Shanghai: when to go to Shanghai

The climate of Shanghai is tropical humid, hot in summer but cold in winter when, in January, the average minimum temperatures reach 0 ° C. In summer the average maximum temperatures exceed 30 ° C, but what makes this the ...

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Shanghai: the most modern city in China

Shanghai has always been one of the most important cultural and intellectual cities in China, but what makes this city unique is the fact that he developed in an incredible way in recent decades to become the third largest financial ...

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