Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius: Best of Europe! Whether as a weekend trip or a city tour, whether as part of a study trip or as a stop on tours through the Baltic States: Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, is still an insider tip. The question is, how much longer… There are still no innumerable groups of tourists pushing […]

Italy Geography

Italy Geography

Italy – key data Area: 301,340 km² (of which land: 294,140 km², water: 7,200 km²) Population: 61.0 million (2011 estimate, CIA). Composition:Italian (includes small groups of German, French and Slovenian-Italians in the north and Albanian and Greek-Italians in the south) Population density: 202 residents per km² Population growth: 0.42% per year (2011, CIA) Capital: Rome […]

France Music 2

France Music

CULTURE: MUSIC. THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY In the first half of the eighteenth century J.-Ph. Rameau represented the synthesis of the great Baroque music of France. His lyrical tragedies (Hippolyte et Aricie, Les Indes galantes, Castor et Pollux) grafted on to Lulli’s models, renewing the splendors of the scenic representation and amplifying the commitment of the musical structure […]

Forestry in Norway 2

Forestry in Norway Part II

Real estate relationships and organizations Of the productive forest area, private individuals own about 77 percent, companies and co- owners 7.5 percent, the state barely seven percent, municipalities three percent and the public 5.5 percent. Norway has a larger proportion of private forests than any other country in Scandinavia. Much of the private forest is […]

Forestry in Norway 1

Forestry in Norway Part I

Forestry is the nurturing and harvesting of forests with a view to exploiting it economically. Nature and geography set the framework for Norwegian forestry. The country extends over several climate zones, from the Arctic zone to the far north to the temperate zone to the south, and the variations in climate and growth conditions are […]

John Richard Hicks

Great Britain Nobel Prize Winner

Nobel Prize Winner The Nobel Prize is considered to be the highest honor given to scientists, writers and peacemakers (individuals, politicians or organizations). The award goes back to the Swedish chemist, inventor and industrialist Alfred Nobel (1833–1896). Nobel had stipulated in his will that a foundation should be established with his fortune, the interest profits […]

You have to do this if you are robbed on vacation

Theft on Vacation

To be robbed while on vacation is the nightmare of many – unfortunately it happens very often! In this article I will tell you what you can do in such a situation and how you can possibly get compensation. There is probably nothing that can spoil your holiday mood more than being robbed! Money gone, […]


Gothenburg Travel Guide

Gothenburg is an atmospheric city of culture. Gothenburg’s numerous museums, restaurants and cafés, little boutiques and a popular amusement park attract tourists all year round. Students, gourmets, hobbyists and families with children alike will find something to admire in the atmospheric coastal town. Museums and shopping Located on the west coast of Sweden, Gothenburg is […]


Minsk Travel Guide

Minsk is a city of beautiful squares and many parks. Gateway to Belarus With a population of about two million, Minsk is the capital of Belarus, located in the central part of the country. Mass tourism cannot be found in Minsk – it is hard to believe that the city is only a fair flight […]

The Finnish road network

How to Get to Finland

Entry EU or Swiss citizens need a valid identity card or passport to enter the country. There are no customs controls at the borders with Sweden and Norway. Public holidays January 1st – New Years Day January 6th – Epiphany (Loppiainen) May 1st – Labor Day (Vappu) Saturday between April 20th and 26th. June – […]

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Travel Destinations in Portugal

By car across the country Due to the short distances, traveling by car is a recommended option in Portugal if you want to see several destinations on the same trip. Traveling between larger cities is also possible by train. Getting around cities is easy thanks to affordable public transport. Taxis are also cheap compared to […]


The Huge Potential of Ukraine

In Greater Ukraine, a tourist can spend their holidays in the eastern metropolises, on the shores of the Black Sea or even in the Carpathian ski resorts. According to countryaah, Ukraine is the second largest country in Europe in terms of area. The country, still living in a slight lack of tourism, already had time […]