Carpathians

Photo: xulescu_g, On the Piatra Craiului ridge Wikipedia: The Carpathian Mountains or Carpathians (/kɑːrˈpeɪθiənz/) are a range of mountains forming an arc across Central and Eastern Europe. Roughly 1,500 km (932 mi) long, it is the third-longest European mountain range after the Urals at 2,500 km (1,553 mi) and the Scandinavian Mountains at 1,700 km …

1519 – 2019+

Poster In 2019 Planeta.com spotlights the 500th anniversary of the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire. We will follow the timeline of the expedition led by Hernán Cortés. Updates to include links to headlines and features, videos and presentations and virtual tours of the places visited during 1519. A special shoutout to Colibri winner Marlene …

The Great Spas of Europe

Photo: Mariano Mantel, Colonnade, Mariánské Lázně Accepted in 2021 as a collaborative World Heritage Site nomination: the Great Spas of Europe are a group of 11 spa towns from 7 nation states nominated by UNESCO as a transnational series for inscription on the World Heritage List. Collaborating in this application are Austria, Belgium, Czechia, France, …

IUCN World Conservation Congress (Sep 2021)

Logo Planeta.com spotlights the work of the IUCN and provides these profiles which are slowly updated before, during, and after events. We are keen to learn about trends in environmental conservation and the changing political and environmental climates. Request – Please let us know if you are attending or interested in following the congress as …

France Links

France flag What would locals like visitors to know about France? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesUNESCO to add France’s ‘king of lighthouses’ to world heritage listFrance 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, …

Liverpool

Photo: Phil Fiddyment, Liverpool Spotlight on Liverpool Headlines Liverpool’s Waterfront Loses Its Unesco World Heritage Listing Liverpool stripped of Unesco World Heritage status Embedded Tweets Planeta

Stonehenge

Photo: Ray Morris, Stonehenge Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument and ultimate roadside attraction 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 …

Germany

Photo: Matthias Ripp, Regensburg Germany (Deutschland) is bordered to the north by the North Sea, Denmark, and the Baltic Sea; to the east by Poland and the Czech Republic; to the south by Austria and Switzerland; and to the west by France, Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/unq351E8iR4cgUiH7 Cities Features Planeta.com

Lake Ohrid

Lingo Cards Wikipedia: Lake Ohrid (Macedonian: Охридско Езеро Ohridsko Ezero, Albanian: Liqeni i Ohrit) is a lake which straddles the mountainous border between the southwestern part of North Macedonia and eastern Albania. It is one of Europe’s deepest and oldest lakes, with a unique aquatic ecosystem of worldwide importance, with more than 200 endemic species. …

Netherlands Links

Netherlands Flag What would locals like visitors to know about the Netherlands? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesNew research maps the value of the entire hospitality sector for the first time – @c3lthhttps://www.smh.com.au/world/europe/holland-no-more-dutch-government-officially-drops-nickname-20191227-p53n2p.htmlNetherlands Will Continue Tourism Promotion Despite Media ReportsDutch tourist board to stop promoting the Netherlands because it’s getting too many …