Sunday, February 27, 2011

Slovakia

Hi¡¡ my country is Slovakia. It´s a small country in the center of the Europe Union. Its capital is Bratislava. Its population is 5.4 million inhabitants

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Italy =)

ITALY

Hello, my country is Italy and of course I’m Italian. Here we speak Italian, it’s a Romance language similar to French or Spanish.

Italy is a southern European country situated in the Italian peninsula, where there are two smaller independent states: the Vatican City and the Republic of San Marino. Sicily and Sardinia are part of Italy too.

It shares its borders with France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia and the Adriatic and Mediterranean seas. About 60 million people live in Italy and its area is about 300.000 square kilometres.

(Florence)

After long time of conflicts, wars and different political systems now we have a Republic with a two-chamber parliament: the Senate or upper house and the Chamber of Deputies or lower house. Our president is Berlusconi, a very controversial politician. Italy is a founding-member of European Union, so our currency is the Euro.

Italy’s capital city is Rome, but there are many other important cities like Bologna, Verona, Florence, Milan, Turin, Genoa, Bari, Naples or Palermo.




Italy was the centre of the Roman Empire, which left a huge archaeological, cultural and literary heritage, the Italian peninsula saw the birth of the Humanism and Renaissance and during the Second World War we participated by Hitler side because we lived in a dictatorship with Mussoinli.


(Genoa)

(Venice)

There are many important Italians artists, writers, musicians, scientists or philosophers, for example Dante, Galileo, da Vinci, Caravaggio, Raphael, Paganini, Verdi, Puccini, Botticelli, Donatello, Rossini, Monteverdi, Scarlatti, Vivaldi, Pavarotti, Bocelli, Fellini

Our typical dishes are varied. However, people just know pizza and pasta. We have foods like risotto (with rice) and lots of types of cheeses.


I really like living in Italy, it's a beautiful country. I must discover each corner and smell :)


Thursday, February 24, 2011

Malta

Malta


  • Year of EU entry: 2004
  • Political system: Republic
  • Capital city: Valletta
  • Total area: 316 km²
  • Population: 0.4 million
  • Currency: Euro
  • Official languages:
    Maltese
    , English


Malta is a group of seven islands in the Mediterranean Sea. Only the three largest islands - Malta, Gozo and Comino - are inhabited. The terrain is low and rocky with coastal cliffs.
Malta, in the heart of the Mediterranean, is a melting pot of civilisations with a history stretching back thousands of years. The country has been inhabited since around 5200 BC and a significant prehistoric civilisation existed on the islands prior to the arrival of the Phoenicians who named the main island
Malat, meaning safe haven. Later the islands were for centuries the seat of the Order of Knights of the Hospital of St John and then part of the British Empire. Malta became independent in 1964.

The Maltese government is headed by the leader of the party with a majority of seats in the unicameral House of Representatives, known in Maltese as
Kamra tar-Rappreżentanti.

Salt flats in GozoThe national language is Maltese, which is part of the Semitic language family that includes Arabic. English is also recognised as an official language, and many Maltese also speak Italian.

Tourism is important in Malta but the island also has an expanding services sector.

Traditional Maltese food includes soup (minestrone, fish), pasta and pastry dishes. Stuffed dishes are also a feature of Maltese cuisine. Stuffat Tal-Fenek (rabbit stew) is a national dish.

Football is the most popular sport in Malta. The national stadium is called Ta' Qali Stadium. It is generally noted that the population tends to be split half and half with regards to supporting Italy or England in football, due to the cultural affinities of the island.

In Spain is very famous the football match played in1983 beetwen Spain and Malt wich Spain won with the score of 12-1

The national football team has won several matches over big opponents that reached the final phases in World Cups, such as Belgium, Hungary, and Greece.

Rugby union is popular in Malta, with the national men's team currently (May 2010) ranked 49th in the world – the second highest ranking that Malta holds in any international team sport after Table Football. The national squad was given a significant boost early in its history by inviting children of ex-patriate Maltese who had learned the sport in other, higher-level, countries (such as Australia and the U.K.) to improve the level of play. However, in recent years, the national team has included an increasing number of locally based players, while maintaining its position in the mid-rank of European rugby (currently ranked 22nd of 40 competing European nations).


In my opinion i´d like to live in Malt because it´s has a very good temperature during all the year and there are a lots of beach , i can´t speak Maltese but this isn´t a problem because everyone in malt can speaks English and Italian

Estonia


Estonia

Estonia

  • Year of EU entry: 2004
  • Political system: Republic
  • Capital city: Tallinn
  • Total area: 45 000 km²
  • Population: 1.3 million
  • Currency: euro
  • Listen to the official EU language:
    Estonian

Estonia
Estonia, the most northerly of the Baltic states, regained its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. It is a mainly flat country on the eastern shores of the Baltic Sea, with many lakes and islands. Much of the land is farmed or forested.

The Estonian language is closely related to Finnish, but bears no resemblance to the languages of the other Baltic republics, Latvia and Lithuania, or to Russian. About one quarter of the population is of Russian-speaking origin.

The capital, Tallinn, is one of the best-preserved mediaeval cities in Europe, and tourism accounts for 15% of Estonian GDP. The economy is driven by engineering, food products, metals, chemicals and wood products.

Throughout history, many other nations that ruled the region – Danes, Germans, Swedes, Poles and Russians – have influenced Estonian cuisine. Among the traditional dishes are marinated eel, blood sausage and sauerkraut stew with pork.

Famous Estonians include the writer Jaan Kross whose work has been translated into at least 20 languages.

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A good graffiti


















I hope you like it !

Never gonna give you up Rick Astley

A classical song by Rick Astley


We're no strangers to love
you know the rules and so do i
a full commitment's what i'm thinking of
you wouldn't get this from any other guy
I just wanna tell you how i'm feeling
gotta make you understand
Chorus:
never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down
never gonna run around and desert you
never gonna make you cry, never gonna say goodbye
never gonna tell a lie and hurt you

We've known each other for so long
your heart's been aching but you're too shy to say it
inside we both know what's been going on
we know the game and we're gonna play it
And if you ask me how i'm feeling
don't tell me you're too blind to see

Chorus
chorus
(ooh give you up)
(ooh give you up)

(ooh) never gonna give, never gonna give (give you up)
(ooh) never gonna give, never gonna give (give you up)

We've known each other for so long
your heart's been aching but you're too shy to say it
inside we both know what's been going on
we know the game and we're gonna play it
I just wanna tell you how i'm feeling
gotta make you understand
Chorus

I hope you like it !

SLOVENIA

I'm Slovenian because I'm from Slovenia.
Slovenia is a very small country in Central Europe, that's is bordered by Italy, Austria, Hungary and Croatia, with a population of two million inhabitants, and total area of 20273 square kilometres. Their capital is Ljabljana.

The most important Slovenian authors were the poet France Preseren and the writer Ivan Cankar.
And I like their typical food, especially the Borscht, a vegetable soup.

I wouldn't like to live in Slovenia, because it's a small and unimportant country, and if you want to succeed in life, you must leave this country.

Denmark

Hello! I'm Raul and I'm Danish, so I speak Danish.

Denmark only has land border with Germany, but since 1999 has been linked by road and rail to Sweden via the Oresund Bridge. Danish territory consists of the peninsula of Jutland (Jylland) and about 407 islands, of which 79 are inhabited (2009). Denmark is completely surrounded by the North Sea and Baltic Sea, with the exception of Jutland, which joins the European continent
Although Denmark is a member of the European Union, they don't have the Euro. The currency of Denmark is the Danish krone
Its most important cities are Copenhagen, its capital city, and
Aarhus, Aalborg, Odense, Esbjerg Randers. The Danish political system is a democracy with a king
Parliamentary stable, efficient and
organized, which, polls show opinion, 70% of voters are more or less interested in politics and almost 90% in general feel satisfied with the way it works democracy. The system is characterized by a culture of consensus and commitment among political actors, and gives many opportunities for participation popular in political processes at national and regional levels through membership political parties, organizations government and councils,
as well as various associations and corporations.

Some typical dishes of this country are:
Smørrebrød: image here
FlÆskesteg: image here

A very important person born in Denmark was Niels Bohr, he received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1922.
Here is the Oresund Bridge:

Netherlands

Hello, my name is Blas , I'm Dutch and I speak Dutch. The political system of my country is parliamentary democracy under a constitutional monarch. Netherlands's population is about 16, 650, 300 people with a density of 401 people per square kilometre. The total area of Netherlands is 41.848 square kilometres. Netherlands is situated in the north of Europe between Germany and Belgium. the capital city is Amsterdam,

and there are some other important cities like Utrecht or Rotterdam.

Some important historic facts are the kingdom of William I, the importance of Netherlands in the second World War because of its situation, and that Netherlands is one of the founder members of the European Union.

Some important people from Netherlands are Ana Frank,

Mata Hari, the queen Beatrix of Netherlands, Arjen Robben…

And finally some typical dishes from Netherlands are Oliebollen (an typical Dutch pastry eaten in New Years’ Eve,

the Stroopwafel a popular Dutch sweet and the Dutch large beer.

Finally, I don't want to live here in future because I detest Dutch food.

Czech Republic

Hello, I come from Czech Republic. The inhabitants of this country are Czechs and they speak Czech. Its political system is a Republic and its population is 10.5 million inhabitants.
The total area of this country is 78866 Km2 and it's situated at the hearth of Europe. Its borders are Germany in the West, Poland in the North, Slovakia in the East and Austria in the South and its capital is Prague and another importan city is Brno.

The current president is Václav Klaus and the Prime Minister is Jan Fischer. The most important historic fact is Czech Republic made up of Empire Austro-Hungarian and took part in the First World War and too took part in the Second World War with Germany.

Famous Czechs are the artist Alfons Mucha, the composers Bedrich Smetana and Antonin Dvorák, the marathon runner Emil Zátopek and the writers Franz Kafka and Milan Kundera.
The tipical dish is the knedlíky, it is a type of dumpling made from potatoes or bread.

Czech Republic has been a member of the European Union since 2004.
Finally I'd like to live here in summer because the temperatures are cooler than in Spain.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Russia

Russia
The name of the country is Russia. The inhabitants of Russia are Russian, and t
he official language is Russian but there are 31 co-official languages such as Abaza, Adigué, Nogayo, Yidis…
The political system in Russia is a republic and the population is about 140 million people.
It has common borders with the following countries: Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Belarus, Lithuania, Poland, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia and Korea North.




The currency used there is
Russian Rouble. The currency code for the rouble is RUR.The rouble has a comparatively low value against other currencies.


The total area of Russia is 17 075 200 km² and it’s the largest country in the world. Its capital city is Moscow. There are also many other important cities such as Saint Petersburg or Novosibirsk.
O
ne of the most important historic facts in Russia was the Russian Revolution of 1917 because the provisional government that had replaced the tsarist system was expelled and the Soviet Union was formed.

Finally, Russia isn’t in the European union for that reason I wouldn’t like to live there.

Andorra

Hello, my country is Andorra. Andorra is a very small country between Spain and France with an area of 468 km2. It is also called the Principality of the Valleys of Andorra.
The inhabitants of Andorra are called Andorran and their official language is Catalan. The capital is Andorra la Vella and the population of Andorra is 80.000 inhabitants. Most of them are Andorran but there are also Spanish, Portuguese and French people.

The political system is a Parliamentary co-
principality and it isn’t in the European Union but it is treated as if it was a member, and the currency is the Euro.

Finlad

My country is Finland, so the people that live in this country are Finnish.
The official languages used in this country are Finnish and Swedish. The political system is the Republic, the current president is Tarja Holonen and the Prime Minister is Matt Vanhanen.

The population is 5,3 million people and the currency is Euro.
It´s bordered by Russia and Sweden and it is surrounded by the Norwegian Sea.
The Capital city is Helsinki and the total area is 338000 square kilometres.
This country has been a member of the European Union since 1995.
The most typical Finland's dish is Nordic snacks; it is called Smörgasbord.










Another typical dish is fish, as, for example, herring, or mushrooms.
I think that I wouldn't like to live here because it's a very cold country.

LUXEMBOURG

LUXEMBOURG

People who live in Luxembourg are Luxembourgers and all speak Luxembourgian, a language similar to German. German is the first foreign language and French is in the second place.

Luxembourg is a Parliamentary Democracy headed by a constitutional Monarch. The Grand Duke has got complete political immunity. He forms his government by appointing ministers and secretaries of the state. Based on the election's results, he appoints the Prime Minister of the country.

The population of Luxembourg in 2010 was 502,202 people.

Luxembourg is a small landlocked country in Western Europe, surrounded by Belgium, France and Germany, and its history has been inextricably linked with these countries.

Its currency is the Euro (€).

It takes up an area of approximately 2,586 square kilometres. The country is full of forests and rolling hills.

The capital city is Luxembourg, although there are other important cities like Mersch, Esch-sur-Alzette and Dudelange.

The history of Luxembourg is entwined with the histories of surrounding countries, peoples, and ruling dynasties. Over time, the territory of Luxembourg ownership has changed repeatedly, and its political independence has grown gradually. The history of this country starts in 963, from here to twentieth century; Luxembourg has been governed by Spain, France, Austria, Netherlands and Germany. What’s more in 1839, the Treaty of London ceded the western part of Luxembourg to Belgium. So, Luxembourg became a smaller country. Since the Second World War, Luxembourg has become one of the world's richest countries.

Famous people who were born in Luxembourg: Joseph Kutter and Michael Majerus, painters and artists and the photographer Edward Steichen.

In Luxembourg there are many typical dishes like Thuringer (little sausages which are usually sold in the streets), Kach Keis (a soft cheese spread) and Quetsche tort (a plum tart)

Finally, I’d like to say that Luxembourg has been a member of the European Union since 1957.

I wouldn’t like to live in Luxembourg because I think it is a small country where there aren’t many people and where I couldn’t do many things.