Showing posts with label Countries. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Countries. Show all posts

Monday, June 7, 2021

Cambodia


We just learned about the country of Brunei

Let's learn a little about the country of Cambodia!

Cambodia is a country in easter Asia, bordering Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam, and the Gulf of Thailand.
About 15 million people live in Cambodia, and it is about 70,000 square miles.

People in Cambodia mostly speak the language Khmer.


(from: wikipedia - cambodia)

The flag of Cambodia is blue and red, with a picture of the Angkor Wat temple in the middle.


(from: wikipedia - flag of cambodia)

One of the national dishes of Cambodia is Fish Amok, which is fish mixed up with spices, coconut cream and eggs.
The mix is then put into a banana leaf container, and served with rice.


(from: wikipedia - fish amok)

Visiting Cambodia you might go to see Ankor Watt, a giant place of worship that is over 400 acres.


(from: wikipedia - ankor watt)

Another famous place in Cambodia is Phnom Kulen, a park with waterfalls and temples.


(from: wikipedia - phnom kulen)


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Monday, May 31, 2021

Brunei


We just learned about the country of Bhutan

Let's learn a little about the country of Brunei!

Brunei is a small country in eastern Asia, on the island of Borneo.
It is surrounded by a state called Sarawak, which is part of the country of Malaysia.

There are about 430,000 people in Brunei, and it is about 2,200 square miles.
People in Brunei speak either Malay, Chinese, Arabic or English.


(from: wikipedia - brunei)

The flag of Brunei is yellow with diagonal stripes of white and black through the middle.
In the center of the flag is the symbol of Brunei that stands for justice, success, peace.
The yellow stands for royalty and the black and white are for the rulers of Brunei.


(from: wikipedia - brunei)

To eat in Brunei you might have ambuyat, which is made from the trunk of the sago palm tree.

(from: wikipedia - ambuyat)

Visiting Brunei you might go to Jerudong Park, which is an amusement park with roller coasters.

(from: wikipedia - jerudong park)

Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque is a place of worship in Brunei, built in 1958.

(from: wikipedia - omar ali saifuddien mosque)


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Monday, May 24, 2021

Bhutan


We just learned about the country of Bahrain

Let's learn a little about the country of Bhutan!

This is a small country in Asia, bordering China and India.
Only about 750,000 people live there, and it is only about 15,000 square miles.

The country is known as the Land of the Thunder Dragon, and people in this country speak a language called Dzongkha.


(from: wikipedia - )

The flag of Bhutan is yellow and orange, with a white dragon in the middle.


(from: wikipedia - flag of bhutan)

To eat in Bhutan you might have Ema datshi, which is made from hot peppers, cheese and rice.


(from: wikipedia - ema datshi)

The highest unclimbed mountain peak in the world is in Bhutan called the Gankhar Puensum, or also White Peak of the Three Spiritual Brothers.
It is part of the Himalayan mountain range, and the Bhutan people believe it is a special place so they do not allow anyone to climb it.

(from: wikipedia - gangkhar puensum)

The takin (Budorcas taxicolor; /ˈtɑːkɪn/), also called cattle chamois or gnu goat,[2] is a large species of ungulate of the subfamily Caprinae found in the eastern Himalayas. It includes four subspecies: the Mishmi takin (B. t. taxicolor), the golden takin (B. t. bedfordi), the Tibetan (or Sichuan) takin (B. t. tibetana), and the Bhutan takin (B. t. whitei). Whilst the takin has in the past been placed together with the muskox in the tribe Ovibovini, more recent mitochondrial research shows a closer relationship to Ovis (sheep).[3] Its physical similarity to the muskox is therefore an example of convergent evolution.[4] The takin is the national animal of Bhutan.[5] The national animal of Bhutan is the Takin, which is sort of like a goat-antelope.

(from: wikipedia - takin)


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Monday, May 17, 2021

Bahrain


We just learned about the country of Wales

Let's learn a little about the country of Bahrain!

This is a small island country in the Persian Gulf in Asia which is a small area of water just surrounded by Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Iran.

Bahrain is made up of one big island and about 100 other small islands.
It is only about 290 square miles in size, and about 1.5 million people live there.


(from: wikipedia - bahrain)

The flag of Bahrain is white and red, with the middle of the flag shaped like a triangle line.
The five white triangles are for Islam.


(from: wikipedia - flag of bahrain)

To eat in Bahrain you might have Kabsa which is rice mixed with meat, vegetables and spices.


(from: wikipedia - kabsa)

Visiting Bahrain you might go see the fort Qal'at al-Bahrain, which is a very old castle that was built on top of ruins from older castles.
Archeologists have dug up old ruins going back 3,000 years.
Over thousands of years, different people have taken over this fort area, and built their new castles on top of it.


(from: wikipedia - qal'at al-bahrain)

If you are visiting Bahrain you might see flamingos that live there.

(from: wikipedia - bahrain)


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Monday, May 10, 2021

Wales


We just learned about the country of Slovenia

Let's learn a little about the country of Wales!

Just like Ireland, England and Scotland, this is a country that is a part of the United Kingdom.

Wales is part of the same island as England and Scotland, just west of where England is.
It is only about 8,000 square miles, but has over 3 million people living there.


(from: wikipedia - wales)

The flag of Wales is white and green, with a red dragon on it.
There are ancient stories about a dragon that lived in Wales, and is buried under one of the big hills in the country.


(from: wikipedia - flag of wales)

To eat in Wales you might have Welsh Cakes, which are small cakes a few inches wide, and usually flavored with cinnamon and nutmeg.


(from: wikipedia - welsh cake)

Visiting Wales you might go see Caernarfon Castle built in 1283.

(from: wikipedia - caernarfon castle)

The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is a type of dog that came from Wales.

(from: wikipedia - cardigan welsh corgi)


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Monday, May 3, 2021

Slovenia


We just learned about the country of Slovakia

Let's learn a little about the country of Slovenia!

This is a small country in eastern Europe, bordering Italy, Austria, Hungary, and Croatia.
It is about 8,000 square miles and about 2 million people live there.

People in Slovenia usually speak Slovene, Italian or Hungarian.


(from: wikipedia - slovenia)

The flag of Slovenia is stripes of white, blue and red with the coat of arms of Slovenia.
On the coat of arms is a white mountain for Mount Triglav, wavy lines for the sea, and three golden stars for the old rulers of the land.


(from: wikipedia - flag of slovenia)

To eat in Slovenia you might have Potica which is a type of rolled pastry with ground up walnuts.


(from: wikipedia - slovenian potica)

Visiting Slovenia you might go see the mountain Triglav, which is about 10,000 feet high.


(from: wikipedia - triglav)

In Slovenia there are famous old stories from 1858 of a fairy tale hero named Martin Krpan, who was so strong he would do things like carry around his own horse.

(from: wikipedia - martin krpan)


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Monday, April 26, 2021

Slovakia


We just learned about the country of Serbia

Let's learn a little about the country of Slovakia, also called the Slovak Republic!

This is a country in eastern Europe that borders Poland, Ukraine, Hungary, Austria, and the Czech Republic.
It is about 19,000 square miles, and over 5 million people live there.
People in Slovakia speak either Slavic, Hungarian or Rusyn.


(from: wikipedia - slovakia)

The flag of Slovakia is white, blue and red, with the coat of arms on the front.
A few countries in eastern Europe use these same colors, and they are called the "Pan-Slavic" colors.

The coat of arms is a double cross for Christianity, and three mountains for the three main mountain ranges in the country.


(from: wikipedia - flag of slovakia)

To eat in Slovakia you might have Bryndzové Halušky, which is dumplings served with cheese and bacon.
You would also have a glass of Žinčica with it, which is like a creamy milk drink.


(from: wikipedia - )

Visiting Slovakia you might go see Bojnice Castle, which was built before 1200 AD.


(from: wikipedia - bojnice castle)

In Slovakia there is a large group of over 700 caves called Domica Cave.
These are caves made out of limestone that go on for over 3 miles.

(from: wikipedia - domica cave)


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Monday, April 19, 2021

Serbia


We just learned about the country of San Marino

Let's learn a little about the country of Serbia!

This is a country in Europe that borders Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro.

It is about 34,000 square miles and about 7 million people live there.
Most people in the country speak the language Serbian.


(from: wikipedia - serbia)

The flag of Serbia is three sideways stripes of red, blue and white.
In the middle is the coat of arms, with the Serbian Eagle and Cross.


(from: wikipedia - flag of serbia)

Pie is very popular in Serbia, and they make pies with everything from apples, cherries and pumpkins, to meat, potatoes, walnuts, cheese or mushrooms.

(from: wikipedia - )

Visiting Serbia you might go see Stopića Cave, a 5,000 foot long cave that has waterfalls, rivers and hot springs.


(from: wikipedia - stopića cave)

Serbia was the home to ancient Roman emperors, and there are ruins of a palace called Gamzigrad that was built around 300 AD.

(from: wikipedia - gamzigrad)


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Monday, April 12, 2021

San Marino


We just learned about the country of Portugal.
Let's learn a little about the country of San Marino!

This is a very small country that is inside of the country of Italy.
It is only 24 square miles, and has over 30,000 people living there.


(from: wikipedia - san marino)

The flag for San Marino is a white stripe over a blue stripe, with the coat of arms of San Marino in the middle.
The coat of arms has a picture of the famous three towers of San Marino, a picture of an oak, a wreath, and the words LIBERTAS which means Liberty.


(from: wikipedia - flag of san marino)

To eat in San Marino, you might have bustrengo, which is a type of fruitcake.


(from: wikipedia - )

San Marino is famous for its three towers on the mountain, which are shown on its flag.
One of those towers is calle the Fortress of Guiaita.
It ws built in before the year 1100 AD.


(from: wikipedia - guaita)

Visiting San Marino you might go see the Basilica di San Marino, which is an old church built around the year 600 AD.


(from: wikipedia - )


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Monday, April 5, 2021

Portugal


We just learned about the country of Montenegro

Let's learn a little about the country of Portugal!

This is a small country on the south west part of Europe, bordering Spain and the Atlantic ocean.
It is only about 35,000 square miles and has about 10 million people living there.
In Portugal they speak the Portuguese language.


(from: wikipedia - portugal)

The Portuguese flag is red and green, with the Portuguese coat of arms in the middle.
Green on the flag stands for hope, and red stands for the people who died to protect the country.


(from: wikipedia - flag of portugal)

To eat in Portugal you might have bacalhau, which is the Portuguese word for the Cod fish.
Because Portual is right on the ocean, they eat fish a lot, and people say they have so many ways to cook bacalhau that they could have a different recipe for every day of the year.

(from: wikipedia - bacalhau)

Visiting Portugal, you might go to the beach called Praia da Marinha. It is on the Atlantic ocean, and is surrounded by orange limestone cliffs.

(from: wikipedia - praia da marinha)

Soccer is also very popular in Portugal, as one of the most famous players in the world Cristiano Ronaldo is from Portugal.


(from: wikipedia - cristiano ronaldo)


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