wtorek, 31 marca 2015

Bulgaria is a country in southeastern Europe. It is bordered by Romania to the north, Serbia and Macedonia to the west, Greece and Turkey to the south, and the Black Sea to the east. With a territory of 110,994 square kilometers, Bulgaria is Europe's 16th-largest country.

Did you know that:
1. Bulgarians invented the first electronic computer, digital watch and car air bag.
2. The famous Bulgarian rose oil is used for making some of the world’s most popular and expensive perfumes. One gram rose oil is produced out of 1000 rose blossoms.
3. Bulgarian yogurt is the best in the world, no doubt about it. This is thanks to the unique Lactobacillus bulgaricus bacteria used for its production that can only be found on the territory of the country.
4. The Bulgarian army has never lost a single flag in battle.
5. The famous Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg has a Bulgarian origin and he is named after his Bulgarian grandfather - Marko. His grandfather has emigrated from Bulgaria in 1940.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

poniedziałek, 30 marca 2015

Bosnia and Herzegovina is a country in Southeastern Europe located on the Balkan Peninsula. Sarajevo is the capital and largest city. Bordered by Croatia to the north, west and south, Serbia to the east, and Montenegro to the southeast, Bosnia and Herzegovina is almost landlocked, except for 20 kilometers of coastline on the Adriatic Sea surrounding the city of Neum.

Did you know that:
1. The country is nicknamed the “Heart Shaped Land” due to the country’s slight heart shape.
2. The name “Bosnia” comes from an Indo-European word Bosana, which means water. Which is fitting as the country is covered with beautiful lakes, rivers, waterfalls, and a strip of the Adriatic Sea.
3. Bosnia and Herzegovina consists of two Entities – the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Republic Srpska. There is also an internationally supervised district, the Brcko District.
4. The currency of Bosnia and Herzegovina is the Marka.
5. Bosnia and Herzegovina has the tenth highest coffee consumption per capita in the world.


niedziela, 29 marca 2015

Belarus is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe bordered by Russia to the northeast, Ukraine to the south, Poland to the west, and Lithuania and Latvia to the northwest. Its capital is Minsk; other major cities include Brest, Hrodna (Grodno), Homiel (Gomel), Mahilyow (Mogilev) and Vitsebsk (Vitebsk).

Did you know that:
1. The name Belarus means "White Russia". 
2. Belarus has around 31 banks; the government owns 30 banks and only one is privately owned.
3. In Belarus every year people find the most treasure (compared to Europe).
4. In the Chernobyl radioactive contamination was subjected to 23% in Belarus, affecting more than 2 million people (out of 10 available).
5. Belarus still apply the death penalty.


sobota, 28 marca 2015

France is a unitary sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. Metropolitan France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean; France covers 640,679 square kilometers and has a population of 66.6 million. It is a semi-presidential republic with its capital in Paris, the nation's largest city and the main cultural and commercial center.

Did you know that:

1. France is the most visited country in the world.
2. France once controlled more than 8% of the world's land.
3. Napoleon wasn't short. He was actually above the average Frenchman.
4. Paris was originally a Roman city called "Lutetia".
5. The French government gives medals to citizens who have "successfully raised several children with dignity".
6. In France, you can marry a dead person.
7. French Toast Isn't French. Joseph French advertised the modern toast but forgot to add the apostrophe :)
8. There's a Coffee Shop in France where not saying "hello" and "please" makes your coffee more expensive.
9. France uses 12 different time zones, the most of any country in the world.
10. For 214 years until 2012, it was illegal in Paris, for women to wear trousers.
11. Beauty pageants for children are banned in France. They are punishable with up to 2 years in prison and a €30,000 fine.
12. There are more people speaking French in Africa than in France.


Croatia is a sovereign state at the crossroads of Central Europe, Southeast Europe, and the Mediterranean. Its capital city is Zagreb, which forms one of the country's primary subdivisions, along with its twenty counties. Croatia covers 56,594 square kilometers and has diverse, mostly continental and Mediterranean climates.

Did you know that:
1. Croatia's Adriatic Sea coast contains more than a thousand islands.
2. Famous scientist and inventor, Nikola Tesla was born in the village of Smiljan which is now part of Croatia.
3. The smallest town in the world is Hum, which is in Istria with a population of only 23 people.
4. Agatha Christie spent her honeymoon in Dubrovnik.
5. Marco Polo, the world-renowned 13th century adventurer, traveler and merchant, was most probably born in 1254 on the Dalmatian island of Korčula and even today, there are people on the island, who bear the same family name.
6. The famous Dalmatian dogs originally came from Croatia’s region of Dalmatia. Thanks to its eye-catching white coat and black spots, the Dalmatian is one of the most easily recognizable dog breeds in the world.
7. The White House in Washington, D.C. was built with the stone brought from the island of Brac.
8. The necktie, worn by businessmen around the world, was invented in Croatia and is locally known as ‘cravat.’
9. The national park of Plitvice and Krka have been used as the locations for scenes in the films about the Indian Winnetou.
10. It has the highest number of UNESCO Intangible Goods of any European country (in a tie with Spain).