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

The Phoenician Explorers - Phoenicians had a natural gift for business, but dedicating yourself to commerce in those days required an adequate combination of natural commercial instincts indeed, with the addition of exploratory abilities as well as military and combat skills.

How To Carry A Poncho As Part Of Your Outdoor Survival Kit - Maybe a poncho is something somewhat alien for you, but we highly recommend that you get one, especially considering the European weather picture which, as we all know, is not exactly rosy most of the time, and threatens to ruin most of our outdoor excursions: it is also a superb elemento for your survival kit.

Adventure In Europe? That's Not Possible, Or Is Not Adventure! - Sorry, but that is not real adventure; if you visit Siberia, Mongolia, Patagonia, the Yukon or places like that you will get a taste of the real thing.

How Ingenuity Saved The Life Of A Pope And The Political Structure Of Europe - For the medieval mind, the fact that the Pope himself could fall victim to God's fury would have been utterly devastating, and it almost happened.

Sometimes You May Hit an Empty Jackpot - Sometimes the most coveted things prove useless once people get them, either because the really worthwhile thing about coveting something was the desire itself, but not the object; and sometimes the problem lies in the fact that people believe untrue things about what they covet and want.

Forever Dice - One of the things that was believed to be the cause of the Black Death was sin in all its forms; and one of the sins was of course, gambling, especially dice games of various forms, which were commonplace in crowded streets and dark corners of every kind.

How Religious People Learned To Gamble And Avoid Taxation - One of the ways in which commoners sought to acquire fortune bypassing the economic system of late medieval times, taxation and other kinds of fines, bribes and so on was by gambling.

Extremes do touch themselves (I) - Is it really a sovereign right to tighten immigration laws, or is it a violation of fundamental human rights?

European power sector at a crossroads - will they choose clean or dirty energy? - The power sector will decide how the new energy capacity will be built: whether Europe's power supply will be dirty fossil fuels and unsafe nuclear energy, or efficient and clean renewable energy.

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.

Dairy industry must listen to concerns about GMOs in the food chain - Greenpeace today demanded that two of the largest European dairy companies must stop buying their milk from dairy farmers who grow GE maize, to avoid the potential contamination of the food chain.

Latin America: "Post-Communism" and Lessons from the European East (I) - In the Czech Republic, the "post-communists," after a long decade of systematic work in the trenches, have managed to recover power, as in the epoch of the Soviet empire.

The History Of An Aristocrat's Game: Baccarat - Even the Church went into the gambling business for a while, as people preferred to throw dice and use cards instead of going to mass, and little by little certain games evolved and began to take shape, and one of those was an Italian game that we today know as Baccarat.

The Black Market Cannot Be Dominated - People buy and sell anything on the black market either for profit or survival; these are two motives so powerful that to authority could reasonably expect to eliminate all actors in such a scenario.

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

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

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

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

Regions / Countries / United Kingdom - Articles, comments, essays and tales about United Kingdom, 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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