Sweden religious sights

Religion has been a strong influence in creating the modern country of Sweden, a fact acknowledged by choosing Saint Birgitta as patron saint for the European Union. A strong-willed medieval woman who had rather practical and administrative visions from God, a woman who told the pope (and everyone else) what to think and to do, …

Mountaineering in Turkey

A glance at a topographical map of Turkey immediately reveals that this is a country of mountains. Rising in all four directions, mountains encircle the peninsula of Anatolia. A part of the Alpine-Himalayan mountain range, Turkey has mountainous regions of different geological formations. The North Anatolian range skirts the Mediterranean shore.