Guess the country #14

One aspect of geography is to learn about the many nations that exist around Earth.  In fact, some studies suggest that understanding where countries are makes us feel more diplomatic.

From the seven continents to the myriad of cultures comprised on each one, geography links us all together. Our cultures often develop as a response to the physical geography of the world around us, and to the different kinds of people we have access to. Now, with the internet, we can interact with anyone with just the click of a button.

Understanding a country’s culture is a sign of respect. It also helps to foster effective communication, a vital factor in business success. … Values and attributes such as frugality, trust and endurance may be viewed differently in other countries

When students—or executives—get to know and understand different cultures, they realize that there is more than one way of thinking and that no one way is better than another. Cross-cultural learning helps them become better employees, negotiators, leaders, and international citizens. And with this pandemic the best time for learning and no better way to learn than through the power of poems.

Every day, thousands of people hustle past the Sveti Sedmochislenitsi. En route to an Orthodox church of the same name, to nearby metro lines, or to a neighbouring shopping district, but few notice the poem stretched across the wall.

On either side of an abstract, winged hearts are the flags of Hungary and this country. Both horizontal stripes of green, red, and white, but in differing order. With the words of poet Sándor Petofi laid overtop in their respective language.

Towards the foothills of the Black sea
folds form by two tectonic plates
sheltered by the umbrellas of the alp-Himalayas

Aegean sea basins narrow into Sofia
interior vegetation of edelweiss and elfin-wood
peaks and gorges intertwine as refuge

with the valley of roses to the south
perfumed damask oil drowns the scenery
alabaster jars on the go for tourists

flora and fauna of the sub-mediterranean
hoard of ancient gold in the varna necropolis
add to the estate of radiant country.

coveted Black Sea to the east
Rila National Park a refuge
full of splendid local fauna

a mix of Eastern and Western cultures
cuisine and its religious heritage
including the historic Silk Road
connecting China and the West

striking topographic region
with open expanses of lowland
cut by deep river gorges
and upland basins

many beautiful cities
and thousands of
villages and hamlets

rugged people
emerging from historic events
proud of their country

Passing by Alexander Nevsky cathedral,
I saw a Tetrahedron.
In the street, the main street
Running thro' the town.
You see a lot of busy folks.
Going up and down:
So busy, people push hard.
Sitting on a bench; in Vitosha boulevard.

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