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Galapos beach

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A beautifull and small beach near Setúbal, in Portugal.

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A: Serra Da Arrabida Trek 12

di Carlos Chegado, 1.3 km di distanza

It was a great shock to reach this big scar made by Secil concrete factory in the heart of the sierra...

Serra Da Arrabida Trek 12

B: Serra Da Arrabida Trek 08

di Carlos Chegado, 1.3 km di distanza

The elusive Arrábida waterfalls are located below that rock where we where standing. When we visited ...

Serra Da Arrabida Trek 08

C: Serra Da Arrabida Trek 10

di Carlos Chegado, 1.4 km di distanza

From this viewpoint we started to see the Sado River and Setúbal City in the horizon. It's always nic...

Serra Da Arrabida Trek 10

D: Serra Da Arrabida Trek 09

di Carlos Chegado, 1.4 km di distanza

We wnt back in the oposite direction to try to reach the other end of the valley. It's always nice to...

Serra Da Arrabida Trek 09

E: Serra Da Arrabida Trek 07

di Carlos Chegado, 1.4 km di distanza

In the middle of this valley we found out some small creeks that lead to a waterfall ahead. It's alwa...

Serra Da Arrabida Trek 07

F: Serra Da Arrabida Trek 11

di Carlos Chegado, 1.4 km di distanza

From this point on the scene turned a bit grin with the signs of human activity starting to appear in...

Serra Da Arrabida Trek 11

G: Serra Da Arrabida Trek 06

di Carlos Chegado, 1.4 km di distanza

One thing that impressed me about this valley, was how silent it was. No cars, no human noises, nothi...

Serra Da Arrabida Trek 06

H: Serra Da Arrabida Trek 05

di Carlos Chegado, 1.5 km di distanza

Crossing to the valley, no signs of human activity here besides those electric powerlines. It's alway...

Serra Da Arrabida Trek 05

I: Serra Da Arrabida Trek 04

di Carlos Chegado, 1.6 km di distanza

On our way to the top we found out some goat trails and we followed those. It's always nice to do a f...

Serra Da Arrabida Trek 04

J: Serra Da Arrabida Trek 13

di Carlos Chegado, 1.7 km di distanza

This image shows the Tróia peninsule and the Setúbal city down below. Unfortunatelly, this vew is com...

Serra Da Arrabida Trek 13

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Portugal, Europe

Questa è una vista generale di Europe

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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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