Germany Links

Germany Flag What would locals like others know about Germany (Deutschland)? = Was würden Einheimische wie andere über Deutschland wissen? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesGermany’s new climate minister aims for green economic miracleWaldeinsamkeit: Germany’s cherished forest tradition – BBCWhy young Germans think this career is the wurstAlemania convierte 62 bases militares …

Armenia

Photo: Winfried Wermirzowski/WHL, Bird’s Eye View, Yerevan (Some rights reserved) 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. …

Rhein = Rhine

Photo: Martin Fisch, Written in the sky (Some rights reserved) Spotlight on the diminishing Rhine River Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/6BexqkYSSD3KisJa6 HeadlinesGerman summer heatwave causes River Rhine to dry upShippers prepare for worst as Rhine levels near critical low CitiesBasil, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Koblenz, Mainz, Rotterdam, Strasbourg, Wiesbaden CountriesAustria, Germany, Switzerland, France, Netherlands, Liechtenstein EuroVelo15eurovelo.com/ev15: Suitable for cyclists of …

Scotland Links

Scotland Flag What would locals like others know about Scotland? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesThe promise and danger of Scotland’s bogHow a Scottish mountain weighed the planetRewilding Scotland: can we see the wood for the trees?£25 million for tourism recoveryScotland’s little-known fourth “language” How social media can help sustainable nature tourism …

Luxembourg Links

Luxembourg Flag What would locals like others know about Luxembourg? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: Recommended ListeningFuture Tense: Can free public transport save our cities? – Luxembourg is just about to make its public transport free. The first country (albeit a small one) to do so. But do the promises of a …

Ukraine 2022

Screenshot: Flight Aware (March 24, 2022) Rolling coverage of the Russian invasion in Ukraine. Hashtags: #BlueandYellow #StandWithUkraine #WeStandWithUkraine HeadlinesHow do we know who’s winning in Ukraine?Russia is playing a dangerous game with Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia power plantUNESCO declares borsch cooking an endangered Ukrainian heritage – NPREuropean Union grants candidate status to Ukraine and MoldovaUkraine and the …

England Links

England flag What would locals like others know about England? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesAccess to green space – The GuardianNational Parks in England ‘have lost millions in government fundingLearning the art of dry stone walling in the Cotswolds – Green Traveller10 Must See Early Medieval Sites in England – @ArchTravLandscape …

Peak District National Park

Photo: Over the bridge (Some rights reserved) The Peak District National Park became the first national park in the United Kingdom in 1951. With its proximity to the cities of Manchester, Stoke-on-Trent, Derby and Sheffield, and access by road and rail, it attracts millions of visitors every year. The Peak District is an upland area …

Pompeii

Photo: Megan, Street in Pompeii, Vesuvius behind (Some rights reserved) Pompeii was an ancient city located in what is now the comune of Pompei near Naples in the Campania region of Italy. Pompeii is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Italy, with approximately 2.5 million visitors …