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A: Launching the boat in Castelo do Bode lake

Par Jeffrey Martin, à 10 mètres

Launching the boat in Castelo do Bode lake

B: The potato and wine cellar

Par Jeffrey Martin, à 740 mètres

The potato and wine cellar

C: Listening to Club Italiano at Sotero's house

Par Jeffrey Martin, à 810 mètres

Listening to Club Italiano at Sotero's house

D: Listening to Pink Floyd at Sotero's house

Par Jeffrey Martin, à 810 mètres

Listening to Pink Floyd at Sotero's house

E: Waiting for Dinner at Sotero's House

Par Jeffrey Martin, à 810 mètres

Waiting for Dinner at Sotero's House

F: Cabeça Ruiva - Castelo do Bode

Par Sotero Ferreira, à 810 mètres

Cabeça Ruiva - Castelo do Bode

G: Picking oranges for breakfast at Sotero's house

Par Jeffrey Martin, à 840 mètres

Picking oranges for breakfast at Sotero's house

H: home sweet Autumn

Par Sotero Ferreira, à 890 mètres

home sweet Autumn

J: A malta na Cabeça Ruiva

Par Sotero Ferreira, à 990 mètres

A malta na Cabeça Ruiva

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Europe is generally agreed to be the birthplace of western culture, including such legendary innovations as the democratic nation-state, football and tomato sauce.

The word Europe comes from the Greek goddess Europa, who was kidnapped by Zeus and plunked down on the island of Crete. Europa gradually changed from referring to mainland Greece until it extended finally to include Norway and Russia.

Don't be confused that Europe is called a continent without looking like an island, the way the other continents do. It's okay. The Ural mountains have steadily been there to divide Europe from Asia for the last 250 million years. Russia technically inhabits "Eurasia".

Europe is presently uniting into one political and economic zone with a common currency called the Euro. The European Union originated in 1993 and is now composed of 27 member states. Its headquarters is in Brussels, Belgium.

Do not confuse the EU with the Council of Europe, which has 47 member states and dates to 1949. These two bodies share the same flag, national anthem, and mission of integrating Europe. The headquarters of the Council are located in Strasbourg, France, and it is most famous for its European Court of Human Rights.

In spite of these two bodies, there is still no single Constitution or set of laws applying to all the countries of Europe. Debate rages over the role of the EU in regards to national sovereignty. As of January 2009, the Lisbon Treaty is the closest thing to a European Constitution, yet it has not been approved by all the EU states. 

Text by Steve Smith.

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