Swedish Lapland

Photo: Nutti Sami Siida (Used with permission) By Anders Karrstedt (@anderskarr ) The word Lapland gives you an idea what it’s all about. It means ‘Land of the Sámi (Lappish) people.’ What most people today consider to be the last wilderness of Europe is also a distinguished cultural landscape inhabited by Sámi people for thousands …

Catalonia

Photo: Kent Kanouse, Antoni Tàpies Painting (Some rights reserved) 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 …

Ireland Links

Photo: NASA Goddard, Sunny Day in Ireland (Some rights reserved) What would locals like others know about Ireland? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: Headlines13 pilgrim pathways for your next Irish adventure – @Johngodwyer1Manifestos show disconnect from environmental realityAn Irish pub born in the Dark Ages – BBCWe have a new word for …

Bastille Day

Photo: UN, Fireworks (Some rights reserved) July 14 Bastille Day in France. Hashtag: #BastilleDay Wikipedia: Bastille Day is the national day of France, which is celebrated on the 14th of July each year. In French, it is formally called la Fête nationale. The French National Day is the anniversary of Storming of the Bastille on …

Greece Links

Greece Flag What would locals like others know about Greece? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesWhat happened on Santorini when the tourism ‘machine’ stopped – CNNFilmmaker Costa-Gavras on politics, cinema and his new film on the Greek financial crisis- DWEmbracing Ancient Greek Traditions in Poros and the Peloponnese – Transitions AbroadIn Greece, …

Rhein = Rhine

Photo: Martin Fisch, Written in the sky (Some rights reserved) Wikipedia: The Rhine (German: Rhein) is a European river that begins in the Swiss canton of Graubünden in the southeastern Swiss Alps, forms part of the Swiss-Liechtenstein, Swiss-Austrian, Swiss-German and then the Franco-German border, then flows through the German Rhineland and the Netherlands and eventually …

30 Days Wild

Logo Know your hashtags: #30DaysWild The UK’s WIldlife Trust hosts a month-long nature challenge each June. Join in and do something wild every day for a month and post the photos and relevant info on the social web. Key Linkswildlifetrusts.orgwildlifetrusts.org/[email protected]@wildlifetrusts Here are three things you can do straightaway to get ready for your month in the …

Wales Links

Wales Flag What would locals like others know about Wales? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: Headlines‘Climate emergency’ declared by Welsh Government – BBCNational parks ‘could lose status if report implemented’http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-3741852143 reasons why cycling anywhere in Wales is a terrible idea11 reasons why I bloody loves Wales Dyfi ospreys’ £1.4m observatory opens to …

United Kingdom

Photo: Nan Palmero, Telephone Booth (Some rights reserved) The United Kingdom is a constitutional monarchy and unitary state consisting of four countries: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. HeadlinesUncovering Britain’s ancient rainforests – BBC Defra, UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural AffairsWorld-leading Environment Act becomes [email protected] Features Planeta

Sámi Links

Sámi flag Links related to the Sámi presented in somewhat random fashion: Headlines‘Green colonialism’ and government threats provoke Sámi artists – FT Sami people persuade Norway pension fund to divest from Dakota AccessNo Room for Sweden’s ReindeerFjord Fiesta: Norway’s Best and Most Scenic Summer FestivalsSweden’s indigenous Sami people win rights battle against stateHeated debate over …