Hostel pod Voglom
Hostel pod Voglom, Bohinj, Slovenia. Bohinj is the most famous and popular mountainn resort in Slovenia. With the biggest Slovenian lake it is a great place for active holidays.
Bohinj is one of the most beautiful places in Slovenia. It lies in the heart of the Julian Alps and i...
It is all about having fun. The High ropes course is an obstacle course built on wooden pillars 8 m a...
View from a dock by the Bohinj lake in Slovenia, autumn season. Bohinj lake is the biggest natural la...
East side of Bohinj, Church of St John the Baptist, Slovenia
A panorama taken in autumn in Ribčev laz by the lake Bohinj. The monument is to the four men from the...
Slovenia, Bohinj, enterance to the path that leads to river Sava spring.
Spring of river Sava, Savica waterfall, Slovenia,
Just below the steep south face of the ridge Lower Bohinj Mountains, just a few miles west of Vogel, ...
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.