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. Google Maps Elsewhere …

Rotterdam, Netherlands

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 …

Switzerland

Flag Switzerland is bordered by Germany to the north, France to the west, Italy to the south, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. Holidays August 1 – Swiss National Day Current Time Zurich Headlines https://www.rhb.ch/de/unesco-welterbe-rhb/world-heritage-experience-switzerland http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/preview-the-swiss-leaks Alpine Autumn: Switzerland’s Secret Season Gotthard Base Tunnel – longest train tunnel http://www.swisstravelsystem.com/en/gotthard-basistunnel.html http://www.dw.com/en/the-new-gotthard-base-tunnel/av-19296912 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gotthard_Base_Tunnel Recommended Listening The …

Armenia Links

Armenia Flag Links related to Armenia presented in somewhat random fashion: News https://news.google.com/news/section?hl=en&q=armenia http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/pope-francis-visit-armenia-amid-genocide-spat-turkey-n596876 http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/05/world/europe/ethnic-conflict-between-armenia-and-azerbaijan-flares-anew.html Armenia DNA Project DNA & the Origins of Peoples: The Armenians https://www.facebook.com/groups/armenianDNAproject Events First Eco-tourism Festival to be Held in June in Armenia Current Time Twitter @TigranStepanian Slideshare https://www.slideshare.net/mobile/Ruukel/euroeco-2010-zhanna-galyan https://www.slideshare.net/mobile/oktajuga/armenia-tourism-strategywithlogo Elsewhere on the Web Armenian Ecotourism Association Eco-Agrotourism http://www.lragir.am/armsrc/home.html http://www.armeniapedia.org …

Austria

Photo: Marcus Bauer, Winter Osterreich Austria borders both Germany and the Czech Republic to the north, Slovakia and Hungary to the east, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west. Cities Vienna Planeta.com Austria Links Europe

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

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. Google Maps goo.gl/maps/UbyWZWSnUhJT3Kch9 Videos Elsewhere on the Web alparc.org – Facebook Photos Wikipedia …

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 …

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 …

Slovenia

Photo: Michael Matti, Ljubljana Slovenia is bordered by Austria, Italy, Croatia, and Hungary. The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana, is home to just under 300,000 people and the cultural, administrative and economic center of the country. Famous for its environmental credentials, the city was named European Green Capital in 2016. Headlines From no recycling to zero …