Hospitality Coin #45 – Pohnpei Surf Club, Federated States of Micronesia

Valentina Permiakova from Kolonia, Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia Allois arrived in Pohnpei in 2000’s chasing a wave he has seen on the background of an article in a National Geographic magazine. He started to surf here with friends visiting and eventually it developed into the business with quality of services that we are very Read More


The Philippines are an archipelago between the Philippine Sea and the South China Sea. The capital of Philippines is Manila. There are approximately 102, 624, 209 people living here. The official language of the Philippines is Filipino and English, with the majority of Filipinos speaking Tagalog and other local dialects. The majority of Filipinos practice Read More


  Kyrgyzstan (pronounced Koer-gistan) is made up mostly of mountains and is roughly the same size as South Dakota. It’s a landlocked country that shares a border with Kazakhstan and Uzbek and Tajik and China. It is definitely wealthier and has invested more resources into its infrastructure (roads, etc) than its neighbors to the south Read More


I was fortunate to be able to drive hours upon hours through the Southern part of Kazakhstan and its rolling hills and mountain vistas were spectacular. This is a huge country which is about 5 times the size of France and ranks in the top 10 largest countries. It’s also incredibly wealthy due to its Read More


The capital is Berlin and the main language is German. About 80.6 million people live here (2013). Most of the population is Christian (about 65-70 percent), split between Lutheran-Protestantism, Calvinism, and the Roman Catholic Church. Its top five exports are vehicles, machines and machine parts, electronic equipment, medical and technical equipment, and pharmaceuticals. The time Read More

Sierra Leone

The capital of Sierra Leone is Freetown. There are approximately 6 million people living here. The official language is English, with Mende spoken in the South, Temne spoken in the North, and Krio spoken in the capital. The majority of Sierra Leoneans practice Islam. The time zone is 4 hours ahead of EST. Major exports Read More


The capital of Togo is Lome. There are approximately 7,756,937 people living here. The official language of Togo is French, with Ewe and Mina spoken in the South; Kabye and Dagomba spoken in the North. The majority of Togolese practice an indigenous belief. The time zone is 4 hours ahead of EST. Major exports of Read More

Guinea Bissau

Today I am in Guinea-Bissau. The capital of Guinea Bissau is Bissau. There are approximately 1,759,159 people living here. The official language is French, and Crioula is the most widely spoken language. The majority of the population practices Islam. The time zone is 4 hours ahead of EST. Major exports include fish, shrimp, cashews, peanuts, Read More


The capital is Conakry and the official language is French. About 12.61 million people live here (2015) and the main religion is Islam, though there is a small Christian population. Guinea’s top exports are gold, aluminum ore, crude petroleum, postage stamps, and special purpose ships. The time zone is 4 hours ahead of EST. To Read More


The capital of Liberia is Monrovia and the country’s population is about 4.503 million (2013). Liberia is a multilingual country, though English is the official language. Liberian Kreyol is also a well-known spoken language. The main religion is Christianity, with a smaller Islamic population. Its top exports are passenger and cargo ships, iron ore, rubber, Read More

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