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 Raidió Teilifís Éireann = Radio Television of Ireland (RTE) South Wind Blows …

Slovakia

Photo: Peter Fenda, Belianske Tatry Mountains Slovakia is a landlocked country bordered by the Czech Republic and Austria to the west, Poland to the north, Ukraine to the east and Hungary to the south. Photos Google Maps Headlines An environmental activist is now favored to become Slovakia’s first female president Planeta.com Europe Europe Links

Dartmoor

Photo: Edmund Gall, Haytor Rocks in Dartmoor National Park Dartmoor is an area of moorland in southern Devon, England. Protected by National Park status as Dartmoor National Park, it covers 954 square kilometers (368 square miles). Twitter Moment Dartmoor Embedded Tweets When you walk the streets of #London remember the pavements below your feet were hewn out …

Alps

Photo: European Space Agency The Alps extend 1200 km through eight different countries: France, Monaco, Italy, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany, Austria, and Slovenia. This mountain range, which is inhabited by some 20 million people, covers an area of approximately 200 000 sq km. Videos Elsewhere on the Web alparc.org Facebook Wikipedia Alps History_of_the_Alps Planeta.com Europe Wild …

Stonehenge

Photo: Ray Morris, Stonehenge Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, England, 2 miles (3 km) west of Amesbury and 8 miles (13 km) north of Salisbury. It consists of a ring of standing stones, with each standing stone around 13 ft (4.1 meters) high, 6 ft 11 in (2.1 meters) wide and weighing around 25 …

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 …

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 …

Oslo

Photo: Tore Bustad, Winter Oslo is the capital city of Norway and has a population of 658,390. The city is surrounded by the Marka Forest, a nationally protected area, and the Oslo Fjord, both connected by a number of waterways. Oslo’s approach to conserving its natural areas and restoring its waterway network is just one …

Crete

Photo Crete is the largest and most populous of the Greek islands and the fifth-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. Elsewhere on the Web Crete’s Culinary Sanctuaries Crete Government Wikipedia Crete Planeta.com Greece Islands Mediterranean Europe