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…

Costa Rica – The Land of Biodiversity

Costa Rica is considered one of the most valued environmental destinations globally with more than 25% of its territory dedicated to national parks, reserves and wildlife refuges. These are home to over 500,000 species, representing 5% of the total amount estimated worldwide. Costa Ricans call themselves Ticos, respond to almost everything with “pura vida” (“life…

Namibia – The Land of Endless Horizons

Being one of the least densely populated countries in the world, Namibia is home to the oldest desert and highest sand dunes, the deepest canyon in Africa and one of the most breathtaking landscapes you can imagine. German occupation left some street names, Windhoek Oktoberfest and “ordnung muss sein” legacy, so you might get an…