Articles and Comments - Regions, Continents and Countries / Scandinavia

Articles, comments, essays and tales about Scandinavia, travel stories, and its inhabitants.

Nature Doesn't Need To Collect Taxes - Having the best hospitals, the best social medicine system and the most advanced technology does not really guarantee a good or better state of physical or mental health. It is a substantial mistake of our Western culture to believe that money brings happiness and health; clearly it helps, but the problem is that we put all our eggs in that basket, and then things do not work as we expect.

Some Warnings About The Scandinavian Model - Some constructive critics on the Scandinavian social and economic model.

In-Flight Entertainment Or The Hell Of Boredom - The next time you go out to fly, even if it is not in places like Scandinavia, Patagonia or Kamchatka, think in advance and save yourself from the hell of boredom if you have to land in the middle of nowhere.

Murder Fantasies On The Dovre Express - Travel experiences that explain why you should carry some sort of pocket entertainment while you travel.

Whale hunt gets go ahead from Icelandic government - Greenpeace today strongly criticised the Icelandic government' s decision to issue quotas to hunt whales for the third year running. The government has just granted permission for 39 minke whales to be killed in the 2005 hunt.

Greenpeace discovers pirate fisher companies fishing in international waters - Greenpeace is calling on Estonia and Spain to explain why it is allowing vessels, owned by a company with a criminal fishing history to continue fishing in the Northwest Atlantic management area also known as NAFO.

Icelandic 2005 bogus scientific hunt comes to an end - As Iceland kills the last minke in this yearís bogus scientific hunts, bringing the total to 39, Greenpeace strengthens its vow to stop the Icelandic hunt and to push its pledge to increase whale watching and tourism on the island.

Regions / Countries / Norway - Articles, comments, essays and tales about Norway, travel stories, and its inhabitants.

Regions, Continents and Countries - Articles, essays, comments and tales about different regions, continents and countries of the world dealing in each with case aspects of their society, culture, economy, geography, folklore, history, regional products, sports and outdoor activities, and other things of interest fot any traveller.

Geography and Outdoors / Navigation and Maps - Learn how to navigate using maps, a compass, gps systems or simply by observing natural formations - Find your way whenever you get lost in the wilderness.

Travel and Tourism - Advice and recommendations for travellers and tourists - Avoid complications in your trips.

Leaders and Leadership - Compilation of articles and courses on leadership: how leaders arise, natural leaders, how to learn to lead, educating leaders, etc.

Groups and Organisations - Assorted articles related to human groups and organizations, as much commercial (companies or corporations) like without profit aims (associations or foundations).

Outdoors / Ecology, Nature and Environment - Ecological problems, their possible solutions and feasible and sustainable measures that you can take in order to contribute to care for and improve the relationship between humankind and the environment.

Social Sciences / Politics and Political Problems - Articles and insights of citizens who ponder about national and international politics and political problems, politicians, government policies, chariy projects and others that have current leading roles in our world, taking into consideration social and environmental issues.

Society / Globalisation / Antiglobalisation - Corporate and gubernamental political players worldwide support globalisation. People in general, however, tend to oppose this process as it unfolds now, causing widespread hunger, unemployment and poverty while less than 5% of humankind benefits from it.

Arts, Crafts and Artists - An assortment of articles dealing with our ways to express, create and learn about arts and crafts, as well as artistic products in the context of history, museums and various disciplines such as plastic and performing arts, cienam, photography, literature, etc.

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