Barcelona

Photo: Ajuntament Barcelona, Inauguració Pl. Mossen Cortinas A cosmopolitan home to 1.5 million, Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain and the capital of Catalonia. Natural World Barcelona is located on the Iberian Peninsula’s Mediterranean coast on a plateau bordered by the Colllserola mountain range and the Llobregat and Besòs rivers. Parc Natural de …

Sámi

Indigenous Peoples Sámi is used to name the Indigenous population of Sápmi (northern Norway, Sweden, Finland and Kola peninsula in Russia). The Sámi flag has been flying in Norway, Finland, Russia and Sweden since 1986. The provinces Finnmark in Norway, Lappland in Sweden and Lappi/Lappland in Finland means ‘land of Sámi’s.’ The area has been …

Wild Atlantic Way

Photo: lturistainformato The Wild Atlantic Way (Irish: Slí an Atlantaigh Fhiáin) is a tourism trail on Ireland’s west coast of Ireland. The longest coastal route — 2,500 kilometer (1,553 miles) route — passes through nine counties and three provinces, stretching from County Donegal’s Inishowen Peninsula to Kinsale, County Cork, on the Celtic Sea coast. Tourism …

Catalonia

Antoni Tàpies Painting, Photo: Kent Kanouse Wikipedia: Catalonia is an autonomous community of Spain located on the northeastern extremity of the Iberian Peninsula. It is one of Spain’s eight communities which are designated as a nationality by their Statute of Autonomy. The capital and largest city is Barcelona, the second-most populated municipality in Spain. Catalonia …

Ireland Links

Photo: NASA Goddard, Ireland Links related to Ireland presented in somewhat random fashion: Facebook Sustainable Tourism Ireland CultivateIreland EcoTourismIreland Ireland Green Travel Tourism Pure Walking Holidays outdoors ireland Golden-Eagle-Trust August 2018 National Heritage Week – This annual event encourages the public to experience some of Ireland’s heritage, both built and natural, through nationwide talks, walks …

Ireland

Photo: VM, Temple 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. Headlines Ireland becomes world’s first country to divest from fossil fuels Recommended Listening South Wind Blows Raidió Teilifís Éireann = Radio Television of Ireland (RTE) …

Venice

Photo: Roberto Trombetta, 2016 Venice (Venezia) is a city in northeastern Italy and the capital of the Veneto region. It is situated across a group of 117 small islands that are separated by canals and linked by bridges. These are located in the marshy Venetian Lagoon which stretches along the shoreline, between the mouths of …

London Links

London flag Links related to London, England presented in somewhat random fashion: Twitter @catherinemack @danravenellison @LondonSounds @GreenGuideUK @GreenLondoner @RSAEvents @boroughmarket @Londonist @TheMexLondoner @wabbey @kewgardens @LondonNPC @StanfordsTravel @intelligence2 @ltmuseum @abundancelondon @Royal_Greenwich @londonspeakspod @AboutLondon @london_kayak Meetups GreatOutdoorsLondon Headlines Walkways in the sky: the return of London’s forgotten ‘pedways’ Londoners troll New York Times with deluge of ‘petty …

London

Photo: Thames Barrier Park London is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. Parks London has many beautiful city parks including the Kew Botanical Gardens. Cultural World Iconic landmarks include the Houses of Parliament, Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and the London Eye. Markets Farmers markets are becoming …