Portugal – the land at the end of Europe

 Portugal is the oldest nation-state in Europe; it became the kingdom in 1139 and its borders have barely changed since 1297 when the Spanish signed a treaty handing over the Algarve region to its neighbour. The country’s rich heritage, long history and medieval monuments are just the beginning of its treasures. Portugal is one of…

Indonesia – the land of thousand islands

Indonesia is  the world’s largest archipelago that comprises 17 508 islands, of which only 6000 are inhibited and merely 8000 have been named. The archipelago contains 500 volcanoes, including 130 active ones. The country is situated on the Pacific “Ring of Fire”, where about 90% of the planet’s active volcanoes are and 81% of the…