Wednesday, 26 February 2014

wanderlust on a wednesday #7: denmark

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Population: 5.59 million
Language: Danish
Currency: Krone
Capital City: Copenhagen


  • Denmark was the first European country to abolish slavery.
  • Separate studies have ranked Danish people as the happiest in Europe and the happiest in the world.
  • The word's 'please' and 'thank you' are not in the Danish vocabulary and Dane's don't do small talk. They are very polite people but in a different way to what we would deem as polite. 

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

wanderlust on a wednesday #6: latvia

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Population: 2.4 million
Language: Latvian
Currency: Latvian lats
Capital City: Riga


  • Latvia experiences 4 distinct seasons. The summers are very hot; autumn is windy and rainy, very cold and snowy in winter and sunny in spring
  • Latvia gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991.
  • Latvia suffers from the opposite of drought, it rains or snows approximate 180 days a year. 

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

wanderlust on a wednesday #5: brazil

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Population: 198.7 million
Language: Portugese
Currency: Brazillian real
Capital City: Brasilia


  • Brazil was named for the tree called Brazil wood.
  • Brazil has the second highest number of airports in the world. 
  • Brazil is the 5th largest country in the world in terms of population.
  • Same sex marriage is legal in Brazil.

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

wanderlust on a wednesday #4: croatia

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Population: 4.627 million
Language: Croation
Currency: Croation Kuma
Capital City: Zagreb

  • The smallest town in the world is in Croatia. Hum has a population of just 23.
  • The White House in America is built from white stone from the Croatian island of Brac.
  • The Dalmatian breed of dog comes from the Croatian region of Dalmatia.
  • Nikola Tessla was a Croation.
  • The cravat originated in Croatia.