Lithuania

Photo: Carlos Buj, Lithuania Lithuania shares borders with Latvia to the north, Belarus to the southeast, Poland, and the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad to the southwest. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/sc3dR3Pfsw3ijEteA Planeta.com

French

France Flag French = the Romance language of France, also used in parts of Belgium, Switzerland, and Canada, in several countries of northern and western Africa and the Caribbean, and elsewhere Recommended ListeningGender assignment in French – An explanation for why words are assigned either masculine or feminine gender in the French language. arteradio.com silenceradio.org …

Georgia Independence

Georgia Flag Wikipedia: Independence Day (Georgian: დამოუკიდებლობის დღე, damoukideblobis dghe) is an annual public holiday in Georgia observed on May 26. It commemorates the May 26, 1918 adoption of the Act of Independence, which established the Democratic Republic of Georgia in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution of 1917. Embedded Tweets HeadlinesGeorgian independence petition ‘found’ …

William Shakespeare

Photo: Boston Public Library William Shakespeare (April 26, 1564 – April 23, 1616), England EventsCedar City, Utah: bard.orgAshland, Oregon: osfashland.org Recommended Listening Tumult of the times: William Shakespeare’s King Lear – 1606. Catholic terrorists have just been arrested in a plot to blow up the King and massacre politicians and innocent people. At the same …

Venice Links

Venice flag What would locals like visitors to know about Venice, Italy? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: Videos Italy’s “Floating City” is sinking under its sea level and the weight of mass tourism. Now residents of Venice are fighting to save its soul before it vanishes, as Samantha Hawley reports. HeadlinesVenice finally …

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 …

Wild France = France Sauvage

Photo: Bruno Jargot, Village of Arvieux Planeta.com spotlights biodiversity and conservation in France. This page curates relevant resources related to the parks, reserves, and world heritage sites across the country. Suggestions are welcome. Wikipedia: The national parks of France is a system of ten national parks throughout metropolitan France and its overseas departments, coordinated by …

France Links

France flag What would locals like visitors to know about France? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesFrance has passed a law protecting the sounds and smells of the countryside – CNNWhy the French love to say no – BBCFrance-fuel-tax-gilets-jaunes-dumps-controversial-fuel-taxFrom Bordeaux to Brie, This Map Plots the Origin of Your Favorite French Food …

Gallipoli

Photo: Royston Rascals, Eceabat Gallipoli is a peninsula in northwestern Turkey, the site of the Gallipoli Campaign (sometimes called the Battle of Gallipoli) in World War I. Turkish: Gelibolu YarımadasıGreek: Χερσόνησσος της Καλλίπολης) Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/asnNoKu8EjrntJBe6 Gallipoli is the Italian form of the Greek name “Καλλίπολις” (Kallípolis), meaning “Beautiful City,” the original name of the modern …

Germany Links

Germany Flag Links related to Germany (Deutschland) presented in mostly random fashion: Woche der Umweltwoche-der-umwelt.de So geht #Zukunft! Am 10. & 11. Juni könnt ihr digital bei unserer #WochederUmwelt im Garten von Schloss Bellevue dabei sein. Es geht um #Klimaschutz, nachhaltige #Mobilität, #Naturschutz und nachhaltige #Zukunft. Die Gäste sind live in #Berlin. HeadlinesWaldeinsamkeit: Germany’s cherished …