S: Around the World in 30 Days
BC: By Katelyn Aumann
1: Australia | Contents | Asia | Europe | Africa | New Zealand China Japan Russia India | Israel Egypt South Africa | Italy
2: Days 1 - 3 | Australia | Semi-arid or desert, it includes a diverse range of habitats from alpine heaths to tropical rainforests, and is recognized as a mega-diverse country in the southeastern hemisphere. | Population: 22,459,291 | Official Language: None | Religions: Roman Catholic Christian Anglican | Cities: Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Perth Adelaide Gold Coast- Tweed Newcastle Canberra | Entry/ Exit: U.S. Passport and valid Australian visa | Sydney Sydney Opera House National Opal Museum Toured the Harbor | Cairns Australian Institute of Sport New Parliament House World War Two Memorial | http://www.adventuretours.com.au/ | Australia is a highly developed, stable democracy with a federal-state system. | http://www.australia.com/articles/act_canberra_balloon_fiesta.aspx | The Tea Party, originally started in the U.S. has moved on to take its ideas to Australia
3: New Zealand | Cities: Auckland Wellington Hamilton Tauranga Dunedin Rotorua New Plymouth Gisborne | Official Language: English Maori | Population: 43,93,443 | New Zealand is a highly developed, constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary democracy | Days 3 - 6 | Religions: Anglican Roman Catholic Presbyterian | Ranging from 46 - 61 degrees, it includes mountains, glaciers and brilliant coastlines | Wellington New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Te Papa The Bucket Fountain | The United States, by making a treaty with New Zealand, has made New Zealand highly dependent upon the United States | Entry/ Exit: Visa waiver or nothing if staying 3 months or less | Auckland Mt. Eden Sky Tower City of Sails | http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_984.html newzealand.govt.nz/
4: China | Day 6 -9 | https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ch.html http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1089.html#country | Religion: Confucianism Daoism Buddhism | Beijing Tiananmen Pagoda of Tianning Temple Forbidden City | CIties Shanghai Beijing Hong Kong Tianjin Guangdong Shaanxi Jilin Shandong | Shanghai China Pavilion The Bund Nanjing Road | China is a single party- led republic with a National People's Congress | Entry/ Exit: Visa and Passport | The United States has helped China adapt greatly to become a more democratic society | Population: 1,338,612,968 | Official Languages: Standard Chinese | Due to its large expanse of land, China's climate varies from blistering hot to frigid cold to moderate temperatures throughout the year.
5: Japan | Japan is generally rainy with high humidity and is often vary similar in it's weather to that of the east coast in the United States. | Hiroshima Hiroshima Peace Memorial Shukkei-en Hiroshima Castle | Day 9 - 12 | web-japan.org/kidsweb/ www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107666.html | Cities: Tokyo Nagasaki Hiroshima Osaka Nagoya Kawasaki Kyoto | Entry/ Exit: Valid passport and an onward/return ticket | Since the end of World War II, relations among Japan and the United States has become more trusting and has helped both nations economically | Tokyo Rainbow Bridge Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park Tokyo Imperial Palace | Official Language: None | Religion: Shinto Buddhism | Population: 127,360,000 | Unitary parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy
6: Russia | Day 12 - 15 | The United States was the main force in dismembering the Soviet Union | www.state.gov www.geographia.com/russia/ | Russia is a Federal semi-presidential republic | Population: 141,927,297 | Saint Petersburg Palace Square Nevsky Prospekt Mariinsky Theater | Enter/ Exit: Must have a passport and a visa | Moscow Shukhov Tower Novodevichy Convent Square of Europe | Cities: Moscow Saint Petersburg Ufa Omsk Kazan Perm Novosibirsk | Russia consists of tundra like land in the north and in the central and southern regions, is often a humid continental climate | Religion Christianity Islam Buddhism Judaism | Official Language: Russian
7: Cities: Mumbai New Delhi Bangalore Surat Lucknow Patna Agra Nashik | India | Day 15 - 18 | Due to India's position in the Cold War, the United States did not have much influence on it, but during the Clinton and Bush administration, the two were concerned with Islamic extremism, energy security and climate change. | india.gov.in/ https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world.../in.html | Language: Hindi English | Religion: Hinduism Muslim Sikh Christianity Buddhist Jain | New Delhi Lotus Temple Connaught Place Laxminarayan Temple | Population: 1,191,222,000 | Enter/ Exit: A passport and Indian visa | Agra Taj Mahal Akbar's Tomb Agra Fort | India has two major factors that contribute to its weather: the Himalayas and the Thar Desert. The Himalayas prevent cold air from Asia to pass to India and the desert attracts monsoon winds that create massive rain falls that India experiences. | India has a Federal parliamentary constitutional republic
8: Cities: Jerusalem Nazareth Tel Aviv Acre Dimona Hadera Kiryat Ono | Jerusalem Dome of the Rock Tower of David Jerusalem Theater | Israel | Day 18 - 21 | www.goisrael.com/ www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107652.html | Tel Aviv Town Hall in Bialik Square Rabin Square Pagoda House | Population: 7,653,600 | Religion: Judaism Christianity | Language: Hebrew Arabic | Mountain regions can be cold, snowy and windy whereas the coastal regions have cool, rainy winters and long, hot summers | Israel has a Parliamentary democracy | The United States has supported Israel more than Iraq due to various economic, political and military reasons. | Entry/ Exit: A passport ,an onward or return ticket, and proof of sufficient funds are required
9: Cities: Alexandria Cairo Giza Port Said Aswan Suez Fateh | Giza Great Sphinx Great Pyramid of Giza Giza Plateau | Egypt | Day 21 - 24 | www.ancientegypt.co.uk/ www.sis.gov.eg/ | Religions: Muslim Islam | Temperatures range from 55 - 90 degrees and gets plenty of rainfall each year. | Language: Arabic | Population: 79,089,650 | Egypt is a Semi-presidential republic | The United States' relationship with Egypt is to help it's superiority in the Middle East. | Alexandria Alexandria National Museum Bibliotheca Alexandrina Pompey's Pillar | Entry/ Exit: A passport and tour visa are required
10: South Africa | Day 24 - 27 | https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world.../sf.html www.gov.za/ | Entry/ Exit: Unless staying for less than 90 days, a blank visa and passport are required. | Durban Durban City Hall Moses Mabhida Stadium South Beach | Cape Town Table Mountain Nobel Square Chapman's Peak | Cities: Johannesburg Cape Town Port Elizabeth East London Durban Germiston Pretoria | Population: 49,991,300 | South Africa experiences a wider diversity of climate changes than most other countries in sub-Saharan Africa, but it also tends to retain lower average temperatures than other countries. | Languages: Afrikaans English Ndebele Northern Sotho Swazi Tswana Tsonga Venda Xhosa Zulu | South Africa has a Constitutional parliamentary republic | Religion: Christianity | The United States helped South Africa to become more democratic, especially in it's voting techniques.
11: Italy | Cities: Florence Venice Rome Milan Naples Bologna Verona Vatican City Tuscany Sicily | Italy's climate can range from the stereotypical Mediterranean to cold, wet and snowy | Rome Colosseum Arch of Constantine Trevi Fountain | Due to World War II, relations between Italy and the United States did not begin until 1945, yet Italy did help the United States for troops in Iraq for the first few years. | Italy has a Unitary parliamentary republic | travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1146.html www.initaly.com/regions/regions.htm | Population: 60,418,711 | Language: Italian | Entry/ Exit: For stays less than 90 days only a passport is needed, otherwise a visa. | Venice Grand Canal Rialto Bridge Saint Mark's Basin | Religion: Christianity/ Catholicism | Day 27 - 30