Category Archives: Europe

Bugibba, Malta

Bugibba, Qawra and St. Paul’s Bay are a conglomeration of seaside towns in the northeast of Malta. In St. Petersburg (a funny abbreviation for the Russian ear, isn’t it?), for the most part, the Maltese live, and in Bugibba and Aura, the suburbs of St. Petersburg, there are tourists and local residents who have summer… Read More »

Neringa, Lithuania

According to, Neringa is a city and part-time resort located on the Lithuanian part of the Curonian Spit. There is unusual nature, the highest dunes in Europe and wonderful healing opportunities. The resort is a narrow peninsula with a length of 97 km, separating the Curonian Lagoon and the Baltic Sea. Families with children… Read More »

Sighnaghi, Georgia

Sighnaghi is a very nice city in Kakheti, whose cozy streets are located right on the mountain slope. Its fortress, founded in the 17th century, is considered the only one in Georgia that has completely preserved the defensive walls. Today, this important military facility is occupied by tourists – watchtowers offer breathtaking views of the… Read More »

Jungfrau, Switzerland

According to wholevehicles, the Jungfrau is the third highest peak in the Bernese Alps and one of the most beautiful mountains in Switzerland. The snow-white Jungfrau and the nearby black mountain Schwarzmench became the basis for the legend of the unrequited love of a black monk for a young maiden, which every tourist who comes… Read More »

United Kingdom Fast Facts

Great Britain is an island country in north-western Europe that is no longer part of the EU as of 2020. The United Kingdom includes Northern Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales. The country only borders directly on Ireland. Great Britain is rich in sights, castles, impressive nature and exciting traditions. See ANDYEDUCATION for education in United Kingdom.… Read More »

Geography of Poland

Poland is located between 14°08′ and 24°09′ East latitude and 54°50′ and 49°00′ North latitude. The length from south to north is 649 km, from west to east – 689 km. Poland is washed from the north by the Baltic Sea. The length of the coastline is 788 km. The shores of the Baltic Sea… Read More »

Nightclubs in Istanbul, Turkey

CLUBS BEYOGLU. Nightclub Babylon Performance Club is the best nightclub in Istanbul, with live music, one of the best jazz clubs in the world. Turkish and foreign performers of jazz, reggae and modern dance music regularly perform here. Drinks are expensive. Tickets for concerts, which can be bought in the afternoon at the ticket office… Read More »

Cities and Sights of Capri, Italy

Cities There are only two cities on the island – Capri and Anacapri. Capriis the main city and capital of the island. Two harbors adjoin the city – Marina Grande (Marina Grande) and Marina Piccola (Marina Piccola), where the most popular beach on the island is located. The port of Marina Grande was built in… Read More »

Switzerland Literature in German Lanuage

The complicated process of formation of the Confederation constituted for a long time an obstacle to the birth of a unified culture: in the absence of a common center of radiation, the culture of the individual cantons, especially the peripheral ones, continued for centuries to be nourished by modest local traditions. or from the great… Read More »

Greece Archaeology Part 7

Fruit salad. – From ancient Thessaloniki, on the other hand, the remains of the tetrarchic city and numerous remains of the walls of the Christian and Byzantine age have come to light. The fortifications of the city appeared mostly from the Justinian period (Funtuku 1985) and follow the path of the most ancient walls, although… Read More »

Greece Archaeology Part 6

It is impossible to report the vast bibliography on individual searches. We limit ourselves to mentioning, in addition to the topographic series (see App. IV, ii, p. 116), the main journals that welcome studies and research on Greek archeology: Hesperia (American School of Classical Studies in Athens); Annual of the British School at Athens ; Bulletin… Read More »

Greece Archaeology Part 5

In Andro, the museum that houses the finds from the excavations of Zagora was inaugurated and, after thirty years, the research in the ancient city was resumed, with survey campaigns and prospecting especially for the walls. A new settlement of the Recent Geometric has been discovered in Aprovatu; on the acropolis a small building prostyle… Read More »

Greece Archaeology Part 4

In Thrace, prospecting in the territory, both along the coast and inland, has led to the discovery of numerous ancient settlements. In addition, research continued in the Greek colonies of Halkidiki, Macedonia and Thrace. Other sectors of the fortification were explored in Amphipolis, the bridge supported by wooden poles over the Strymon, the gymnasium from… Read More »

Greece Archaeology Part 3

Few relevant researches in Thessaly, where occasional discoveries or due to urgent interventions have involved numerous centers such as Lamìa (fortifications of the 4th century BC and necropolis from the 6th century to the Hellenistic age), Farsalo (fortifications of the 4th century BC, aqueduct, Hellenistic tombs, three votive deposits), Fere (early 4th century BC fortifications,… Read More »

Greece Archaeology Part 2

Investigations in the Asklepieion resumed in Messene: stratigraphic essays confirmed the dating of the temple to the first half of the 4th century BC, while the presence of layers with Neolithic material and protogeometric and geometric ceramics testify to an occupation of the site prior to the Theban foundation from 370-369 BC In the heroon… Read More »

Greece Archaeology Part 1

From the Iron Age to Hellenism. – Research in recent years has been intense and marked by discoveries that in some fields have made fundamental contributions to the progress of studies on Greek civilization. The building expansion of the cities that insist on ancient centers and the agricultural transformation works in the territory have engaged… Read More »

Greece Architecture

The end of the dictatorship (1974) marked for architecture, as well as for the entire Greek culture, the end of a long period of stagnation. In continuity with the previous building policy, the military class in power had left the field free to private initiative, ready to absorb almost all of the housing demand: hence… Read More »

Greece Economic Conditions

After the Persian wars Greece conquered an absolutely dominant position in the eastern basin of the Mediterranean, and passed to the fore in the progress of the economy, as well as of civilization in general, since the Greek colonies of Asia Minor had already suffered a lot under the domination Persian, nor, freed that they… Read More »

Russia Foreign Trade

Despite the profound change in the country’s economic life in the postwar period, foreign trade shows its structure substantially unchanged in the twenty-year period 1913-1933, and its trend is, on the whole – regardless of fluctuations of a transitory or artificial nature -, almost identical to the pre-war one. The most notable differences consist in… Read More »

Greece Literature – Characters and Periods

The history of Greek literature is also, for the most part, the history of the Greek spirit, considered in all the forms of its progressive development. If among any people, in general, literary, or properly aesthetic, expressions cannot and must not be separated from the remaining forms of spiritual life, among the Greeks, in particular, they… Read More »

German Democratic Republic from the Mid-1970’s to 1989

In the mid-1970s, the GDR presented a picture of consolidation and relative economic progress, after the critical 1969-70 two-year period. Alignment with the USSR, both diplomatic (ratified by the new pact of friendship and assistance of 1974) and ideological, was fully re-established once the legacy of the last Ulbricht was eliminated; the SED (Sozialistische Einheitspartei… Read More »

Finland Trips: Northern Lights, Midnight Sun and Sauna

Finland convinces with several natural spectacles. In winter, when it is sometimes dark for weeks, you have the chance in Finnish Lapland to see the magical northern lights dance in the sky. The exact opposite of darkness is called the midnight sun, in which the sun does not set at all. Although not a natural… Read More »

Sightseeing in Scotland

Highland Games Strong men in kilts, flying logs, iron weights and bagpipe music are the hallmarks of the Highland Games. Scottish-style sporting competitions have existed in the highlands since time immemorial. Every spring and summer, Scotland hosts numerous Highland Games. The Cowal Highland Gathering, better known as the Cowal Games, is the largest of these… Read More »

Netherlands Attractions

Oude Kerk When traveling to Amsterdam, the Dutch capital, a visit to the Oude Kerk, the old church, is a must. The Oude Kerk is Amsterdam’s oldest preserved building. At this place there used to be a wooden chapel in a cemetery. The first stone church was built here in the 13th century, later a… Read More »

Vatican City Overview

According to bridgat, Vatican City [v], officially Italian Stato della Città del Vaticano [t ʃ it ta], German State of Vatican City, is an independent, ranging from Rome by the Lateran Treaty in 1929 created papal territory with (2019) 1000 residents. Population Citizens of the Vatican City are exclusively the Curia Cardinals residing in Rome, the… Read More »

France Arts and Literature

CULTURE: LITERATURE. CONTEMPORARY CRITICISM Even more precise reflections of contemporary cultural renewal can be felt in the various currents of criticism. As regards the mentioned influence exerted by the human sciences (and by the structuralist method that derives from it), think of the paradigmatic function of authors such as the ethnologist C. Lévi-Strauss (b.1908), the… Read More »

Return to Germany

There are many reasons for a return to the old homeland, for example the death of a spouse, accident, fraud, bankruptcy, language difficulties, cultural problems, unemployment, children’s education, family help or simply homesickness. And there’s no shame in taking that step at all. Fortunately, there are many opportunities for a return and a successful new… Read More »

The Contemporary History of Britain Part III

Brexit debate The debate about the British’s relationship with the EU was not new. It had been ongoing more or less since Britain joined the Union in 1973. Especially in the Conservative Party, the EU question had been divisive, and the right wing of the party had long expressed a desire to leave the Union.… Read More »

The Contemporary History of Britain Part II

Financial Crisis In the first year after the change of prime minister, Brown also had to constantly record new lows on his popularity curve. Increasing demands for his departure, including from prominent positions in his own ranks, reinforced the impression of a serious crisis in the party. The picture changed temporarily when the financial crisis… Read More »