Cambodia, or the Kingdom of Cambodia, and formerly also Kampuchea, borders Thailand, Laos and Vietnam to the west, northwest and east, respectively, with the Gulf of Thailand to the south of it. It is a nation of approximately 15 million, with a checkered past. While a kingdom historically and a constitutional monarchy presently, there are still lingering effects of the Pol Pot regime of the mid 1970s. But things are changing.
British Virgin Islands
Bonaire is part of the extensive Dutch territory in the Caribbean known as the Netherlands Antilles. The overseas kingdom is divided into two three-island clusters separated by more than 500 miles of tropical sea. The “S” islands (St. Maarten, St. Eustatius, and Saba) lie just east of the Virgin Islands, between Anguilla and St. Kitts. The “ABC” islands (Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao) are lined up along the northwestern coast of Venezuela.
Bolivia, described by Hubert Herring in his History of Latin America as "the Tibet of the Americas," is a land-locked country with a smorgasbord of landscapes. There are tropical jungles in the Amazon River Basin and bleak but beautiful deserts on the Altiplano. These are a photographer’s dream. The Andes Mountains, with four of the world’s highest peaks, offer some of the best hiking, climbing and caving in the world.
Bermuda, a tiny collection of rocks in the Atlantic Ocean some 580 miles due east of Cape Hatteras, is isolated. Even so, this group of British islands is one of the most popular tourist resorts in the Western Hemisphere. On most maps, if it shows at all, it’s no more than a tiny dot. Close up, Bermuda looks somewhat like a fishhook, with the curve at the southwest end and the stem extending to the northeast.
Belize can be described as a land of white-sand beaches, blue skies and clear waters, with the largest unbroken coral reef in the Americas - 150 miles long. It also has ancient Maya ruins in the Maya Mountains of southern Belize, animal preserves, and a jungle full of medicinal plants and virgin hardwoods. Its two tallest peaks are Mount Victoria at 3,680 feet (1,122 meters) and Doyles Delight in the Cockscomb Range at 3,688 feet (1,124 meters).
Barbados can honestly claim to be the island that has everything under the sun. The most easterly of the Caribbean islands, its 166 square miles of forests, cliffs, fishing villages, wildlife, nightlife, and beaches are pounded by the relentless power of the Atlantic on the east, brushed by the Caribbean on the west and caressed everywhere by the sun.
The Republic of Austria spans some 83,853 square km in south-central Europe. The entire western third of the nation lies in the Alps, and much of its central and southern territories are Alpine as well – some 75% of the country is mountainous. The nation boasts a greater percentage of forested land than any other European nation – about 39% of its terrain is covered with trees.
Aruba is part of the extensive Dutch territory in the Caribbean known as the Netherlands Antilles. The overseas kingdom is divided into two three-island clusters separated by more than 500 miles of tropical sea. The “S” islands (St. Maarten, St. Eustatius, and Saba) lie just east of the Virgin Islands, between Anguilla and St. Kitts. The “ABC” islands (Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao) are lined up along the northwestern coast of Venezuela.
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