Bahrain is the smallest of the independent Persian Gulf states, and has often had to walk a diplomatic tightrope in relation to its larger neighbours. The country has few oil reserves, but it has established itself as a hub for refining as well as international banking, while also achieving a socially liberal monarchy.
Sierra Leone is a country in West Africa that is bordered by Guinea to the northeast, Liberia to the southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean to the southwest.
The Marshall Islands are a group of atolls and reefs in the Pacific Ocean, about half-way between Hawaii and Australia.
Tuvalu is a group of low-lying islands and atolls in the South Pacific that form the fourth smallest country in the world.
From its rich Celtic culture to the breathtaking beauty of its varied landscapes, Ireland is a travel destination that lives up to its nearly mythic reputation. The Emerald Isle really is that green, the sights are truly spectacular and the people are genuinely friendly. Despite its small size, bustling cities and sprawling suburbs, Ireland still… Continue Reading
Bhutan is a small country in the Himalayas between Tibet and India. Besides the stunning natural scenery, the enduring image of the country for most visitors is the strong sense of culture and tradition that binds the kingdom and clearly distinguishes it from its larger neighbors.
Mongolia is a landlocked country located between China and Russia. It’s a vast emptiness that links land and sky, and is one of the last few places on the planet where nomadic life is still a living tradition.
Somalia is on the Horn of Africa, and is bordered by Ethiopia to the west, Djibouti to the north-west, and Kenya on its south-west. Except for stable Somaliland, Somalia remains extremely dangerous for travel or sightseeing due to armed conflict between various warlords and other factions.
Slovenia is a country in Central Europe that lies in the eastern Alps at the northern end of the Adriatic Sea, with Austria to the north, Italy to the southwest, Hungary to the northeast and Croatia to the south. Despite its small size, Slovenia has a surprising variety of terrain, ranging from the beaches of… Continue Reading
While it may yet remain one of the poorer countries of the Americas, Nicaragua has experienced a tourism boom during the last decade. Beautiful natural attractions, colonial towns, outdoor adventure and affordable prices are just some of the reasons many tourists are drawn to Central America’s largest country. Home to the region’s largest freshwater lake… Continue Reading