Bhutan - The Hermit Kingdom

Posted by Crooked Compass

Bhutan, a Buddhist kingdom on the Himalayas’ eastern edge, known for its monasteries, fortresses (or dzongs) and dramatic landscapes that range from subtropical plains to steep mountains and valleys. Until recently, the tiny Asian kingdom of Bhutan remained tucked away in total isolation from the rest of the world. That segregation helped to preserve its deep Buddhist traditions, the importance of family and pristine landscapes.

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Celebrating Crocodiles in Papua New Guinea

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Travel to eastern Papua New Guinea at the start of August you can be part of a festival that pays tribute to the crocodiles of the Sepik River, one of the largest unpolluted rivers in the Asia-Pacific region. The WWF-supported crocodile festival in East Sepik highlights the importance of crocodile conservation and the species’ habitat along the Sepik River and is home to some of the world’s largest freshwater and saltwater crocodile populations.

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Who Were The Ancient Phoenicians?

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Syria, Lebanon and northern Israel were once an ancient civilization composed of independent city-states located along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea called Phoenicia. The Phoenicians were a great maritime people, known for their mighty ships adorned with horses’ heads in honor of their god of the sea, Yamm, the brother of Mot who was the god of death.

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