The Svalbard Global Seed Vault: The last hope for protecting agricultural diversity


In the bowels of the Arctic, where the polar bear reigns, a remote archipelago contains the ultimate insurance policy that can save us from the apocalypse we are building for ourselves. A beacon of hope and resilience emerges timidly and inconspicuously from the frozen dunes. Its content is more valuable than any jewel and precious … Read more

The places with the longest names in the world

“Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch”. No, it’s not that the cat took a walk on my keyboard. It is the name of a small village on Anglesey island, Wales, and is the longest place name in Britain and the longest (accepted) village name in the world. Few dare to pronounce it. Most people usually prefer to use one of … Read more

The island governed by Spain and France on which Velázquez organized a wedding


Interrupting the course of the Bidasoa River and located practically at its mouth is this modest and small oval-shaped islet, whose jurisdiction is divided between the city of Irun (Basque Country, Spain) and the French commune of Hendaye. So it belongs to two countries simultaneously? Yes, it does. In fact, it is the smallest condominium … Read more

A walk through the misteries and history of El Retiro (Madrid, Spain)


The purpose of this article is to serve as a future guide for travelers visiting the Buen Retiro Park. More importantly, we hope it will help to fall in love with this fascinating place. It aims to serve as a magnifying glass to scrutinize the secrets that await us in the most unsuspected corners of … Read more

Ireland. Experiences in legendary lands (part 4). The end of the odyssey


Part of every journey is always the end, and that is what we are going to present in this last article about our stay in Ireland. Do you want to know what was the Great Famine and the indelible mark it left on Irish people since then? Would you like to travel with us through … Read more

Ireland. Experiences in legendary lands (part 3). Brief foray into the history of Ireland and visit to Belfast


During our stay in the beautiful Ireland we made a brief stop in the capital of Northern Ireland. It was really necessary. Belfast doesn’t just ooze history everywhere. The city itself is a flowing emotion. Every corner and every street is home to numerous voices that are confused through the centuries. They are voices intermingled … Read more

The densest forest of Juniperus thurifera is in Soria


Did you know that the world’s densest forest of Spanish junipers is in Spain? Specifically in the medieval Soria town of Calatañazor. This Natural Reserve is home to 150-210 Spanish junipers (Juniperus thurifera) per hectare, which are also considered to be the highest in the world (some are over 15 metres high). Spanish junipers have … Read more

Ireland. Experiences in legendary lands (Part I)

The green Ireland is land of pain and succeed, of legends and feeric beings. Its people carry the essence of their land wherever they go, often forced to leave it by the socio-political-economic circumstances of the moment. Its majestic architecture fused with extensive green meadows and steep cliffs has inspired a multitude of writers, scientists … Read more