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Estonia – A country punching above its weight

Tartu, Estonia

Introduction to Estonia “Make fun of the man, not of his hat” – Estonian Proverb Estonia is a small country in Eastern Europe, the northernmost of the three ‘Baltic states’, the other two being Latvia and Lithuania. It is bordered by Latvia to the south, and Russia to the East. […]

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All About the Czech Republic

Karlovy Czech

The Czech Republic is a landlocked country smack bang in the middle of Central Europe, bordered by Germany and Poland to the north and Slovakia and Austria to the east and the south. It’s a country of rolling hills and plains, with lots of forest too – over a third […]

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Food in Denmark

Danish Pastries

Danish Pastries and Other Goodies Until recently Denmark was not known for its food. There is one food item that people the world over associate with Denmark, and that is the Danish Pastry or sometimes just ‘the Danish’. In case you’ve never come across one before (where have you been […]

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Denmark – The Land of Happy Vikings

Nyhaven Copenhagen, Denmark

Where on Earth is Denmark? Some countries in the world are easy to identify on a map, but could you pinpoint Denmark? Just a few months ago I’d have struggled too – I’d have been able to tell you roughly what part of Europe it was in, but then I’d […]

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Cyprus – An island of two halves

Cyprus Church

Cyprus – A Short Guide Cyprus is a small island in the Mediterranean. It’s divided into two halves, a Turkish half and a Greek half. Its divided geography is like its history – complicated! The history of Cyprus is a history of its overlords and occupiers, which reads like a who’s […]

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