Mexico City and Puebla

Mexico City and Puebla

Our exciting group trip to Mexico City begins with excursions in the city and its surroundings. The huge capital Mexico City is built on top of the ancient Aztec cult site Tenochtitlán. The center of the Aztec universe, the Templo Mayor, still remains with ruins in the modern Zocaló square. On this large square is …

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Before the trip to Iran

Before the trip to Iran

Alcoholic beverages and drugs are strictly forbidden to bring into the country; importation and trafficking in narcotics may result in the death penalty. Bringing in pork, printed matter, videos, cassettes, CDs, shortwave devices and religious material can be considered culturally sensitive and such goods can be seized by the police. There are some restrictions on …

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Sightseeing in Bulgaria

Sightseeing in Bulgaria

Bulgaria, a Balkan state in south-east Europe, is becoming increasingly important as a holiday destination. The country not only offers beautiful beaches and good conditions for a relaxing beach holiday, but is also rich in architectural highlights and cultural sights. In addition, nature lovers get their money’s worth. The holiday country on the Black Sea …

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Sightseeing in Bali

Sightseeing in Bali

The dreamy Indonesian island of Bali is blessed with great beaches, lush green jungle, breathtaking volcanic areas and impressive temples. The grandiose nature, the sea and all the magical stretches of land are equally suitable for a beach holiday and an active holiday. There is so much to explore on the island of the gods. …

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Kotor Travel Guide

Kotor Travel Guide

Kotor is the beauty of the Adriatic. Kotor is one of the most popular resorts in Montenegro, with its beautiful old town. Montenegro, Kotor is a real gem hidden in a Lonely Planet chose the 2016 top travel destination urban crowd. Kotor, still relatively unknown, enchants the tourist with its magnificent nature. The rugged and …

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Karon Beach Travel Guide

Karon Beach Travel Guide

Karon Beach is a family-friendly destination in Phuket. Phuket’s Karon Beach is one of the most popular beach resorts on the holiday island. Versatile services and a long sandy beach guarantee a successful holiday. Many tourists traveling to Phuket Island just end up at Karon Beach. The resort has all the prerequisites for a successful …

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Trips to Sumatra

Trips to Sumatra

Why travel to Sumatra? Sumatra is the largest island in Indonesia, known especially for its unique nature and fauna. The trip to Sumatra offers adventures that take you from tropical rainforests to lush volcanic landscapes and unique animals. One such is the beautiful sumatran ranch that lives on the island in the wild and is …

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Yemen Defense and Foreign Policy

Yemen Defense and Foreign Policy

Foreign policy and defense Based on geographical map from Digopaul, Yemen is a nation in Western Asia. Its capital city is Sanaa. Following the terrorist attacks in the United States in 2001, Yemen joined the Americans’ war on terrorism. Cooperation to fight militant groups in Yemen is a sensitive issue among Yemenis. The United States …

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Vietnam Defense and Foreign Policy

Vietnam Defense and Foreign Policy

Foreign policy and defense Based on geographical map from Digopaul, Vietnam is a nation in Southeastern Asia. Its capital city is Hanoi. Vietnam has relatively relaxed relations with the vast majority of countries, including the United States with which the country was at war with the 1960s and 1970s. An exception is China, which is …

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Uzbekistan Defense and Foreign Policy

Uzbekistan Defense and Foreign Policy

Foreign policy and defense Based on geographical map from Digopaul, Uzbekistan is a nation in Central Asia. Its capital city is Tashkent. Uzbekistan’s foreign policy is characterized by a desire to maintain stability and not become unilaterally dependent on a single partner. The country is claiming a leadership role in Central Asia, but the quest …

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Turkmenistan Defense and Foreign Policy

Turkmenistan Defense and Foreign Policy

Foreign policy and defense Based on geographical map from Digopaul, Turkmenistan is a nation in Central Asia. Its capital city is Ashgabat. A constitutional principle in Turkmenistan’s foreign policy is that of “permanent neutrality”. The large oil and natural gas resources make the country interesting for both Russia and the US as well as the …

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Turkey Defense and Foreign Policy

Turkey Defense and Foreign Policy

Foreign policy and defense Based on geographical map from Digopaul, Turkey is a nation in Western Asia. Its capital city is Ankara. In two rounds since the beginning of the 2000s, Turkey’s position in the world has changed dramatically. During the first decade of the century, a greatly improved economy coincided with an increased activity …

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Thailand Defense and Foreign Policy

Thailand Defense and Foreign Policy

Foreign policy and defense Based on geographical map from Digopaul, Thailand is a nation in Southeastern Asia. Its capital city is Bangkok. Thailand has always pursued a pragmatic foreign policy and adapted to new situations. The country can also be described as nationalist with a skepticism about foreign involvement in politics. After World War II, …

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Tajikistan Defense and Foreign Policy

Tajikistan Defense and Foreign Policy

Foreign policy and defense Based on geographical map from Digopaul, Tajikistan is a nation in Central Asia. Its capital city is Dushanbe. The world’s great powers have all interests in the security-unstable region in which Tajikistan is located. Russia and China belong to the immediate area, and the United States has an extensive military presence …

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Taiwan Defense and Foreign Policy

Taiwan Defense and Foreign Policy

Foreign policy and defense Based on geographical map from Digopaul, Taiwan is a nation in Eastern Asia. Its capital city is Taipei. Taiwan’s situation is unique in the world. The Republic of China, as it is officially called, is recognized by only a few small states in the Pacific, Latin America and Africa. They thereby …

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Syria Defense and Foreign Policy

Syria Defense and Foreign Policy

Foreign policy and defense Based on geographical map from Digopaul, Syria is a nation in Western Asia. Its capital city Damascus. Syria has long had conflicting relations with the outside world, but the Assad regime has also skillfully exploited Syria’s influence in neighboring countries, in order to gain support and financial assistance. Relations with Lebanon …

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Sri Lanka Defense and Foreign Policy

Sri Lanka Defense and Foreign Policy

Foreign policy and defense Based on geographical map from Digopaul, Sri Lanka is a nation in Southern Asia. Its capital city is Colombo; Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte. Under the leftist Rajapaksa government (2005–2015), Sri Lanka gradually approached China and eventually became heavily indebted to Beijing. Cooperation continued under President Sirisena, who, however, initially sought to reduce …

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South Korea Defense and Foreign Policy

South Korea Defense and Foreign Policy

Foreign policy and defense Based on geographical map from Digopaul, South Korea is a nation in Eastern Asia. Its capital city is Seoul. The Cold War between the East and the West and the Korean Peninsula have characterized South Korea’s foreign policy since the state was founded in 1948. The Korean Peninsula is one of …

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Singapore Defense and Foreign Policy

Singapore Defense and Foreign Policy

Foreign policy and defense Based on geographical map from Digopaul, Singapore is a nation in Southeastern Asia. Its capital city is Singapore. Singapore has long had a complicated relationship with Malaysia in the north, but relations have improved since Lee Hsien Loong became Singaporean Prime Minister in 2004. Previously strained relations with Indonesia in the …

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Saudi Arabia Defense and Foreign Policy

Saudi Arabia Defense and Foreign Policy

Foreign policy and defense Based on geographical map from Digopaul, Saudi Arabia is a nation in Western Asia. Its capital city is Riyadh. The status of Saudi Arabia as the place of Islam is characterized by relations with the outside world. Solidarity with other Muslim countries has long been a cornerstone of foreign policy. At …

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Qatar Defense and Foreign Policy

Qatar Defense and Foreign Policy

Foreign policy and defense Based on geographical map from Digopaul, Qatar is a nation in Western Asia. Its capital city Doha. It is important for Qatar to maintain stability around the Persian Gulf. The country seeks to increase its influence internationally and at the same time calls for good relations with as many states as …

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Philippines Defense and Foreign Policy

Philippines Defense and Foreign Policy

Foreign policy and defense Based on geographical map from Digopaul, Philippines is a nation in Southeastern Asia. Its capital city is Manila. The strong ties to the US dominate foreign policy. The Americans had military bases in the country for a long time, but were forced to leave them in 1992, but military cooperation continued …

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Pakistan Defense and Foreign Policy

Pakistan Defense and Foreign Policy

Foreign policy and defense Based on geographical map from Digopaul, Pakistan is a nation in Southern Asia. Its capital city is Islamabad. Pakistan’s foreign policy has always been characterized by the conflict with India which mainly revolved around Kashmir. Due to the perceived threat from India, huge economic investments have been made in the military, …

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Oman Defense and Foreign Policy

Oman Defense and Foreign Policy

Foreign policy and defense Based on geographical map from Digopaul, Oman is a nation in Western Asia. Its capital city Muscat. Oman for an independent foreign policy towards the countries of the Persian Gulf region. Sultan Qabus, deceased in 2020, tried to maintain good relations with all neighboring countries during his long-term power holdings. This …

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North Korea Defense and Foreign Policy

North Korea Defense and Foreign Policy

Foreign policy and defense Based on geographical map from Digopaul, North Korea is a nation in Eastern Asia. Its capital city is Pyongyang. The Korean War has characterized North Korea’s foreign and security policy for more than half a century (see Conflicts: Korea). War permits formally prevail with South Korea, as the 1953 ceasefire agreement …

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Mongolia Defense and Foreign Policy

Mongolia Defense and Foreign Policy

Foreign policy and defense Based on geographical map from Digopaul, Mongolia is a nation in Eastern Asia. Its capital city is Ulaanbaatar. Mongolia’s foreign policy is characterized by its geographical location, squeezed between Russia and China. From the beginning of the 1920s to the end of the 1980s, Mongolia was heavily dependent on the Soviet …

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Maldives Defense and Foreign Policy

Maldives Defense and Foreign Policy

Foreign policy and defense Based on geographical map from Digopaul, Maldives is a nation in Southern Asia. Its capital city is Male. In the international context, the Maldives emphasizes the fight against climate change. The country is particularly concerned about a good relationship with the nearest neighboring countries India and Sri Lanka. During the Yamin …

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Malaysia Defense and Foreign Policy

Malaysia Defense and Foreign Policy

Foreign policy and defense Based on geographical map from Digopaul, Malaysia is a nation in Southeastern Asia. Its capital city is Kuala Lumpur. The emphasis of Malaysia’s foreign policy lies on the Southeast Asian community within ASEAN. At the same time, the country is active within the UN and has participated in many peacekeeping efforts …

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Lebanon Defense and Foreign Policy

Lebanon Defense and Foreign Policy

Foreign policy and defense Based on geographical map from Digopaul, Lebanon is a nation in Western Asia. Its capital city is Beirut. Prior to the civil war of 1975-1990, when the Christian groups dominated politics, Lebanon tried to remain neutral in the region’s conflicts while close relations with the West, especially France. During the war, …

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