Fishermen port at Es Caló Sant Agustí
Es Caló, is one of the curious corners of the Formentera island where the boats are arranged around a small creek, and each one has access to water through their own handmade wooden rails.
In the afternoon of a September day, we found this natural green pool, ready to have a bath. The wind...
A short trail that allows you to get a good panoramic view of the small Formentera island. Located be...
Calo des Mort is the last sandy beach at the southeast of the island, from which the coast becomes ...
LAS PLAYAS DE SES ILLETES Y DE LLEVANT ESTAN UNA FRENTE A OTRA ENTRE LA CUALES SE VA REDUCIENDO EL TE...
Illetas beach, and also Llevant beach, are the most famous and visited beaches on the island of Forme...
A curious place with hundreds of stone monoliths made by visitors.
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.