Netherlands

Photo: Patrick Nouhailler, SkyLounge Amsterdam The Netherlands borders the North Sea to the north and west, Belgium to the south and Germany to the east. The capital is Amsterdam and the seat of government is The Hague. About a quarter of the land and 60 percent of the population are below sea level in the Netherlands. …

Poland

Photo: Dennis Jarvis, Kraków Flowers Poland is bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania to the east; and the Baltic Sea and Kaliningrad Oblast, a Russian exclave, to the north. Events July 2017 41th Session of the World Heritage Committee (Kraków) Wiki Poland Slideshare …

Rotterdam

Photo: Inhabitat, Floating Bubbles Rotterdam is a city in the Netherlands, in South Holland within the Rhine–Meuse–Scheldt river delta at the North Sea. Its history goes back to 1270 when a dam was constructed in the Rotte river by people settled around it for safety. Today the city is Europe’s largest port and has a population …

France

Photo: Campus France, Menhirs en Bretagne France is bordered by (clockwise from the north) by Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, Spain and Andorra. Wiki France Spotlight on elections France on the Social Web from ron mader

Upgrade Your World during the International Year of Sustainable Tourism

Photo: Safranbolu My talk and Q&A at the European Ecotourism Conference was made via long distance video Monday, April 17. The talk – Upgrade Your World during the International year of Sustainable Tourism – asks where we stand in 2017 and what we have learned since the first European Ecotourism Conference in 2010. These are the working notes. …

European Ecotourism Conferences

April 17-19 – The 4th European Ecotourism Conference takes place in Safranbolu, Turkey. I will not be there in person, but Planeta.com is a media partner. We will be updating the presentation made at the first European Ecotourism Conference and offering free, public, live video workshops before, during and after the conference. Key Links: http://eecoc.karabuk.edu.tr/en Hashtag: #EuroEco17 Facebook: European Ecotourism …

Ireland’s West Coast Stone Symposium

This weekend – March 24-26 West Cork Stone Symposium (Cork, Ireland) celebrates stone as part of our environment and a source of inspiration. Key Links http://westcorkstonesymposium.com @westcorkstone facebook http://livingthesheepsheadway.com Twitter Moment West Cork Stone Symposium Programme Friday 24th March 2017 Dry Stone Walling Workshop 9:30am-4:30pm  (Ahakista) Stone Carving Workshop 9:30am-4:30pm (Ahakista) The Rhymer’s Peninsula and the Sheep’s …

Ireland

Artwork: mrs josephine alvarez, shamrocks Ireland has two official languages, English and Gaeilge (Irish). While everybody learns both at school, less than 5% of the population speaks Gaeilge on a daily basis. Wiki More info about Ireland on the Planeta Wiki Ireland on the Social Web Ireland on the Social Web from ron mader Planeta.com Heritage …

Montenegro

Photo: WHL Travel, Perast and Boka Bay Montenegro has a coast on the Adriatic Sea to the south-west and is bordered by Croatia to the west, Bosnia and Herzegovina to the northwest, Serbia to the northeast, Albania to the southeast and Kosovo to the East. Its capital and largest city is Podgorica. See Lake Skadar Wiki More …