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…

Uganda – I Still Haven’t Found what I’m Waiting for

 Potential visitors are being tempted with “Pearl of Africa”, ”the best climate on earth” and “the most friendly people you would ever meet” slogans. Source of the Nile, fascinating Murchison Falls, snow right on the equator and exceptionally rare mountain gorillas are used as a bargaining chip, too. Decades after civil war and brutal dictatorship,…