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The European Union (EU) is an economic and political union of 27 countries. It operates an internal (or single) market which allows free movement of goods, capital, services and people between member states. As of 2021 the following countries are in the EU: Countries followed by * have their own forums on Slow Europe. The rest are grouped in the Other Countries forum. Austria * Belgium Bulgaria Croatia Republic of Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland France * Germany * Greece Hungary Ireland * Italy * Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg Malta Netherlands Poland Portugal * Romania Slovakia Slovenia Spain * Sweden The European Economic Area (EEA) includes EU countries and also these countries: Iceland Liechtenstein Norway It allows...
Slow Travel Destination: Therma, Samothraki island, Northern Aegean Sea. Therma is a small settlement of 70 inhabitants built on the foothills of mountain Saos. Surrounded by plane trees, chestnuts, arbutus, and self-seeded oak forests, with 300+ years long-living trees, Therma is the starting point of a 6 hours hike to the ‘’Moon’’, the highest peak of mountain Saos. ''Fengari'' (literally ''Moon'') rises to 1.611 meters and is the highest peak in the Aegean Sea, after Mount Ida (Psiloritis), in Crete. Therma is just 14km from Kamariotissa, Samothrakis`s port and you can reach it after 2 hours boat ride from Alexandroupoli city. The European Trail E6 crosses Samothraki and Therma, starts from Finland, and ends at the top of...
Hi. My name is Pavel, I’m from Belarus. If you like traveling, the cleanest air, beautiful nature and animals I’d like to suggest you one such place. It is called Naliboki forest. Here you can read about this place. It is a large forest complex in northwestern Belarus which has area of 2400 square kilometers. It consists of pines and firs and that is why it has healing air for lungs. There are lots of rivers, lakes and swamps. Some rivers are good for kayaking. There are lots of mushrooms and berries, animals such as bison, deer, elk, wild boar, fox, raccoon dog, pine marten, black ferret, mink, ermine, hare-hare, lynx, wolf, beaver, otter, etc. Also it has lots of animals and birds from IUCN Red List. It has rich history. There is...
Introduction We visited Tunisia in Spring 2012, just after the Jasmine Revolution. This trip report just concentrates on the Roman sites we visited in the northern part of Tunisia and complements the trip report covering the north of Tunisia. A separate report covers the south of Tunisia Tunisia was regarded as the bread basket of the Roman Empire, and Roman remains can be found all over the north of the country. Most sites have never been properly excavated and little is known about them. The guide books feature the main sites but there are many other places scattered around the countryside which don’t get a mention in the books and there may be little or no information on the web. Some may be marked on maps, others we discovered...
Israel is a popular tourist destination. People travel to Israel for many reasons. For people from a Jewish background it can be a chance to visit the modern Jewish state built on their biblical homeland. For other religious people it can be a trip to see the places in their religious texts. Tourists interested in archaeology are drawn to Israel where many ancient sites are well preserved. People seeking outdoor adventures go there for hiking. While many people go on organized tours, it is easy to create an independent trip. For our first trip, two weeks in March 2018, I booked accommodations and car rental online and we traveled much as we do in Europe. We returned for a month in November 2018 and another month in March 2019 doing the...
This article was sent to us from Erez Speiser, Israel By Foot, hike-israel.com The most striking feature of Israel's landscape is its variety. This tiny area has a dramatic desert in the South and the green Galilee mountains in the North. Two areas that are so different, but you can drive from one to the other in less than 3 hours. When to come to Israel for Hiking? Israel has a very dry and hot summer that is not attractive for hiking and in some areas even dangerous. The fall is still dry and dusty. Conditions start to be hiking friendly only in November. December till March is the best season. The "sweet spot" is between mid-February and mid-March, when wildflower blossom is at its peak and many streams and springs that are dry...
We are going to Jerusalem next week and I am reading the Amos Oz novel Tales of Love and Darkness. In Chapter 7 the family walks from Kerem Avraham, a poor neighborhood north of the city center, to Talpiot, an affluent neighborhood outside the city, south of the German Colony. The novel is set in 1940's Jerusalem. In the novel the family was walking (on the Sabbeth) to visit their famous literary uncle, Joseph Klausner. The book is partly autobiographical as Oz's uncle was Joseph Klausner. Here is an article about Klausner and the street. Times of Israel - On a small Jerusalem street, a historic literary rivalry Nobel laureate S. Y. Agnon and historian Josef Klausner were once grouchy neighbors in Jerusalem's Talpiot. And they're not...
A rainy day in Antwerp just makes you pray that the next day will be sunny because it’s such a beautiful place for strolling, and you find yourself gazing wistfully at all the dripping wet café chairs stacked up outside bistros facing little squares. The historic center of the town has been filled with designer shops built into old houses, those narrow brick buildings with stepped facades at the top. It’s a town that likes its statues, and every little cobblestoned square and corner seems to contain a statue commemorating a historic person or religious scene. There are cafes and bars everywhere, Belgians like to sample many types of beer and some places serve nothing but beer – and a few snacks. Every block seems to have a chocolatier...

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