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1: My Mixbook Jenna Winquist
2: Days: 3 | http://www.pleasetakemeto.com/australia/videos http://www.nothinglikeaustralia.com/us/index.htm
3: Population: 22.3 Million Major Cities: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Perth Language: English Climate: Large part of Asia is a desert climate, southeastern and southwestern Australia have temperate climates, northern part of the country has a tropical climate Religions: Christian, Muslim, Buddhist Entry Requirements: Passport, Visa, Fee (the amount of the fee depends on where you are coming from) Visited Sydney (city) and went to the Sydney Opera House; Melbourne walked around to look at art and architecture throughout the city Currently People are finding large amounts of natural gas in Australia, effects of various earth quakes have been causing damage around the country About Australia: Australia is the 6th largest nation, it is the only nation to govern its entire continent and islands, it is the most dry human occupied place on earth, very successful economy with easy to access resources, low inflation, high numbers of growth
4: Japan | Days: 3 | http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/player/ http://www.japan-guide.com/
5: Population:127.5 million | Official Language: Japanese | Major Religion: Shinto and Buddhism | Location and Climate: Japan consists of several thousand Islands and is closest to Korea, Russia, and China. The Climate in Japan varies strongly. The climate in most major cities, such as Tokyo, varies from Temperate to sub-tropic and has four seasons. Winters are mild, and Summers are hot and humid. The summers have a rainy season and a typhoon season. In northern Japan winters can be extremely cold and have large snow fall. | Major Cities: Tokyo, Kyoto, and Okinawa | Entry/Exit Requirements: To enter Japan you must have a legal passport and a return ticket for business, you must give a finger print scan and get your picture taken when you enter | Description: Japan is a stable and very developed democracy. Japan is a very modern country. | Current Events: Currently, Japan is working out an agreement with Vietnam to allow the Japanese companies to open rare earth mineral mines in Vietnam. Also, Sakurajima, one of Japan's volcanos has recently been showing much action. | Places Visited: I climbed to the top of Mount Fuji, Japan's tallest mountain and also visited Lake Ashi on another day and rode on the aerial cableway across the lake!
6: France | Days: 3 | http://www.travelvideo.tv/videos/france/francevideo.html-overview of france http://www.travelvideo.tv/videos/france/francevideo.html-getting around france
7: Population:65,073,482 | Official Language: French | Description: France is the largest country in West Europe and consists of plains, coasts, and mountains. France is the lead country in Europe for food resources. | Climate and Location: France is located in Western Europe. France generally has cool winters and mild summers. | Major Religions:Catholicism, Protestantism, Judaism,Islam, and Buddhism | Major Cities: Paris, Lyon, Nice, Montpellier, Marseilles, Toulouse | Entry/Exit Requirements: You do not need a visa for entry into France, however, you do need a passport that has been eligible for at least 3 months. There are no exit requirements in France. | Current Events: France is deciding on whether or not to fine Muslim women for wearing facial masks in public! Barack Obama offered condolences to the leader of France due to the death of two French hostages who tried to escape. | Sites Visited:Chartres Cathedral, Eiffel Tower, and Luxembourg
8: Egypt | Days: 3
9: Population: 77,231,905 | Official Language:Arabic | Major Religions: Islam and Christian | Major Cities: Cairo, Aswan, Luxor, Alexandria, and Hurghada | Entry/Exit Requirements: a passport and a visa are required to travel to Egypt, also, if you are 15 years of age or older you are required to have HIV testing | Current Events: Egypt is creating a plan to use wind power in 2011, and is also trying to reach an 8% increase in their economy through various economic reforms in the next year. | Climate: Days in Egypt are usually warm or hot and nights are cool. There are two seasons; a mild winter and a hot summer. | Description and Location: Egypt is located between Libya and the Gaza Strip. Egypt is a republic that is developing and has many tourist businesses. | Sites Visited: The Pyramid of Gize and the Sphinx and The Tomb Chapels of the Nobles | http://www.travelistic.com/places/7229/Egypt video.nationalgeographic.com/video/player/
10: Brazil | Days: 3
11: Population: 191,241,714 | Official Language:Portuguese | Location and Climate: Brazil is located in Eastern South America bordering the Atlantic Ocean. The climate is mostly tropical but temperate in southern Brazil. | Major Religions: Catholicism and Protestantism | Major Cities: Brasilia, Rio De Janeiro, Manaus, Salvador, and Recife | Description: Brazil is federation of state, and a developing country. | Entry/ Exit Requirements: Brazil requires any traveling U.S. citizen to bring a passport and a visa in order to enter Brazil. Also, all travelers are subject to the local law. You may also have to fill out an immigration form. | Current Events: There have been frequent issues in education in Brazil, so, business leaders have decided to not allow the government to control the education systems and allow the society to control the educational decisions. Currently there is a large debate upon whether or not Brazil should have access to nuclear weapons. | Sites Visited: Copacabana Beach and the Rio de Janeiro Carnival | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3mYDwRTALo http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/countries/brazil-guide/
12: Spain | Days: 3 | http://www.travelvideo.tv/videos/spain/spainvideo.html http://www.travelvideo.tv/videos/spain/madridvideo.html
13: Population: 45,777,373 | Official Language: Spanish | Major Religions: 94% Roman Catholic 6% other Major Cities: Barcelona, Valencia, Sevilla, Malaga, Saragoza, and Madrid Location and Climate: Spain is located on the Iberian Peninsula in Southwest Europe, bordering Portugal, Gibraltrar, Andorra and France. Spain has a very diverse climate. In Spain, summers get very hot, autumn weather is fairly warm, winter has fairly sunny days but it is still very cold, and spring just like the springs we have here in Wisconsin warm and rainy. Description: Spain is th second largest country in Europe. Spain is a very cultural country with many forms of art and beautiful buildings. Entry/Exit Requirements: If a U.S. citizen enters Spain for less than 90 days, you are allowed to visit with out a visa. A pass port is required. Current Events: Many Spanish academies are considering revising the Spanish language so that is easier to read and write. Spain has put a ban on smoking in all bars and restaurants as of January 2nd, 2010. Locations/ Sites Visited: The Plaza Mayor Square, Guggenheim Museum, and Costa de la Luz
14: South Africa | Sites Visited: Kruger National Park and Hogsback, South Africa Days: 3 | http://www.travelistic.com/places/5737/South-Africa http://www.travelistic.com/places/5737/South-Africa
15: Population: 49,320,000 | Official Language:Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Sotho, Swazi, Tswana, Tsonga, Venda, Xhosa and Zulu | Location and Climate: South Africa generally has a dry climate. Winters are usually warmer than summers in South Africa. South Africa has four seasons but they are switched up a little bit compared to our seasons. South Africa is located at the southernmost region of Africa. Major Cities: Capetown, Johannesburg, Nelspruit, Kaapstad, and Mmabatho Major Religions: Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, African Traditional Religion, and Judaism Description: South Africa is a developing country with a wide range of cultures. There are 11 official languages in South Africa. South Africa is governed by a constitutional democracy. Entry/Exit Requirements: South Africa requires you to have one bank visa page in your passport to enter. However, there has also been times when people need more than one page Current Events: Currently, South Africa is considering restricting foreign land ownership. There has also been a fight about white men having too much of a say in the South Africa government system.
16: India | Sites Visited: The Capital City: Delhi, and the Khajurahu Temples Days: 3 http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/countries/india-guide/ http://www.indiavideo.org/
17: Population: 1,198,003,000 | Official Language:hindi | Location and Climate: India has a varying climate. The climate depends upon where you are in India. India's climate ranges from Sub-tropical, Tropical, and Arid. India is located on the southern part of Asia. India is bordered by the Arabian sea and the Bay of Bengal is to the west of it. Major Religions: Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Sikhism Major Cities: Bangalore, Agra, Jaipur, Mumbai, Delhi, and Chennhai Description: India is the world's largest democracy, with a very diverse culture, geography, and climate. India is the world's second most populated country. Entry/Exit Requirements: All U.S. citizens need a passport and a valid Indian Visa to enter India. If you do not have these, you will be immediately deported. Current Events: India has started the year off with a very large inflation in its economy. Also, trade sanctions are delaying the trade of gas between India and Iran.
18: Ethiopia | Sites Visited: Days: 3 | Sites Visited: Lalibela and Axum http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/countries/ethiopia-guide/ http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3562122088453468439#
19: Population: 82,825,000 | Official Language:Amharic | Location and Climate: Ethiopia is located in Eastern Africa and is west of Somalia. In Ethiopia, there is a cool zone, temperate zone, and a hot zone. There is a rainy season from June to September, but the rest of the year is generally very dry. Major Cities: Addis Ababa, Dire Dawa, Nazret, Harer, Mekele, Jima, Dese, Bahir Dar, and Debre Zeyit Major Religions: Orthodox Christians, Sunni Muslim, and Protestant Description: Ethiopia is a developing country that is made up of 9 different states. The country is not very stable, so any economic issues can effect the entire country. Entry/Exit Requirements: A valid Ethiopian visa is required to be admitted into Ethiopia. If you travel by land to Ethiopia, you will not be given a visa at the border, however if you fly to Ethiopia they may give you a valid visa to use. Current Events: Currently, many of the young people in Ethiopia are fleeing the country to try to find better lives (not many young people to help out the economy and many humans were lost over the Yemen but 28 bodies have been found
20: Bangladesh | Days: 3 http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/countries/bangladesh-guide/ http://topics.cnn.com/topics/bangladesh
21: Population: 149,542,750 | Official Language: Bengali | Major Religion: Muslim, Hindu, Buddhism, Christianity Major Cities: Dhaka, Chittagong, Khulna Location and Climate: Bangladesh is located in Southern Asia. Bangladesh has a tropical and monsoon climate. The winters are dry and cold and summers are hot and dry in Bangladesh. Description: Bangladesh is a democratic republic that is developing but still has a very poor economy. Entry/Exit: A visa, a passport and a onward or return ticket are required to visit Bangladesh. Current Events: Recently, there was a suicide attack in Bangladesh that injured 32 people and killed two people, and the price in food has increased an extremely large amount and many riots are being started in rebellion to the raised prices. Sites Visited: Sundarbans, Kaptai, and Kuakata