A large suspension bridge connecting Brazzaville's city center to the presidential palace is a prominent landmark along the city's popular multi-use Corniche.

Brazzaville

Above: A large suspension bridge connecting Brazzaville's city center to the presidential palace is a prominent landmark along the city's popular multi-use Corniche. Story and...
Baku TV Tower, the tallest reinforced concrete building in the Caucasus, looks out over the city’s distinctive Flame Towers (left), and provides breathtaking vistas of the surrounding landscape.

Azerbaijan

Story and photos by Isaac D. Pacheco Situated at the southern extent of the Caucasus, a mountain range that broadly marks the transition between Europe...

Tanzania

By Isaac D. Pacheco  In 1964, three years after gaining its independence from the United Kingdom, Tanganyika merged with the fabled archipelago of Zanzibar to...
An aerial view of Wuhan at night. Photo by Hrui

Wuhan

By Jeffrey Lakshas and Christopher Green Wuhan, the capital of Hubei Province and home to 12 million people, is located in China’s heartland. Sometimes called the “Chicago of China” for its similar geographic location...
Aerial night shot of the coast of the Beirut cityscape. Photo by Diplomedia

Lebanon

By Ellen T. Peterson Built in the 19th century, one of Lebanon’s most iconic houses—with its red and orange roof, blue shutters, and tan and...

Canberra

By Tim Johnson Fondly known by locals as the “bush capital,” Canberra’s name derives from a Ngunnawal word meaning “meeting place,” coined by the original...
The main building of the Organization of American States is located on the corner of 17th Street NW and Constitution Avenue in Washington. Photo by Luis A Jimenez

U.S. Mission to the Organization of American States

By Sarah Galbenski  For Foreign Service officers wanting to serve at a United States embassy while still living in Washington, the U.S. Mission to the Organization of...
Pedestrians walk along the notoriously congested highway linking Kinshasa's city center to N'djili International Airport. Photo by Isaac D. Pacheco

Kinshasa

Story by Isaac D. Pacheco Rising up along the eastern bank of the Congo River, Kinshasa is a bustling metropolis with an estimated population of...

Port Louis

Story by Isaac D. Pacheco Millions of years ago, as tectonic forces conspired to reorient the physical geography of the supercontinent Gondwana, volcanic hotspots began...
Consulate General Quebec City staff members gather in front of the consulate building on a beautiful fall afternoon in Vieux Quebec. Photo by Isaac D. Pacheco

Québec City

Above: Consulate General Québec City staff members gather in front of the consulate building on a beautiful fall afternoon in Vieux Québec. Photo by...