Armenia

Photo: Winfried Wermirzowski/WHL, Bird’s Eye View, Yerevan Armenia is a country in the South Caucasus region of Eurasia. Located in Western Asia on the Armenian Highlands, it is bordered by Turkey to the west, Georgia to the north, Azerbaijan to the east, and Iran and Azerbaijan’s exclave of Nakhchivan to the south. Video Ecotourism in …

Baltic

Photo: NASA, Baltic Sea The Baltic states, or simply, the Baltics are the three countries in northern Europe on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The Baltic states cooperate on a regional level in several intergovernmental organizations, principally through the Baltic Assembly. Events Baltic Sea Tourism Forum Features http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/11000-year-old-settlement-found-under-baltic-sea-140221.htm Elsewhere …

Lithuania Links

Lithuania flag Links related to Lithuania presented in somewhat random format: Tourism portals http://www.tourism.lt – https://www.facebook.com/TurizmoDepartamentas http://www.visitlithuania.net – https://www.facebook.com/visitlithuania.net Parks Nemunas Delta Regional Park https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nemunas_Delta_Regional_Park http://www.visitlithuania.net/nature/regional-parks/148-the-nemunas-delta-regional-park Elsewhere on the Web http://www.muziejai.lt Klaipėda Region http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klaip%C4%97da_Region Kaunas http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaunas Telšiai http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tel%C5%A1iai Vilnius http://www.vilnius2009.lt/en/main Lithuanian Achu = Thank you http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lithuanian_language Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lithuania Planeta.com Lithuania Europe

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 2018 Bliain na Gaeilge (Year of Irish) Heritage Week in Ireland 2018 Cities Dublin …

Bialowieza Forest

Photo: Benno Hansen, Forest Elsewhere on the Web http://save-bialowieza.net Discussed at 41whc Following document online http://whc.unesco.org/archive/2017/whc17-41com-7BAdd-en.pdf Year of inscription on the World Heritage List 1979, extensions in 1992 and 2014 Criteria (ix)(x) Year(s) of inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger N/A Previous Committee Decisions see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/33/documents/ International Assistance Requests approved: 0 …

Estonia

Photo: Royston Rascals, Kool Estonia is bordered to the north by the Gulf of Finland, to the west by the Baltic Sea, to the south by Latvia and to the east by Russia, with St. Petersburg just across the northeastern border. Estonia’s capital, Tallinn, lies about 80 kilometers (50 miles) south of Helsinki, Finland. The …

Denmark

Photo: News Oresund Denmark is the southernmost of the Nordic countries, southwest of Sweden and south of Norway, and bordered to the south by Germany. Denmark borders both the Baltic and the North Sea. Videos Cities Copenhagen Planeta.com Denmark Links Europe

Norway

Photo: Lauri Rantala – Day trekkers having a break Norway borders Sweden to the east its northernmost region is bordered by Finland to the south and Russia to the east. The United Kingdom and Faroe Islands lie to its west across the North Sea, Iceland and Greenland lie to its west across the Norwegian Sea, and Denmark lies south of its southern tip across the Skagerrak Strait. …

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. Cities Kraków, Poland Planeta.com https://planeta.com/poland-links Europe

Amsterdam

Photo: Patrick Nouhailler, Night While Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherands, the seat of government is the Hague and the provincial capital is Haarlem. Natural World Amsterdam is located on the banks of two bodies of water, the IJ bay and the Amstel river. Cultural World Amsterdam is noted for many outstanding museums, including …