When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist. - Hélder Câmara, Dom Helder Camara: Essential Writings
Tourists don't know where they've been, travelers don't know where they're going. Travel is glamorous only in retrospect. - Paul Theroux
Niue, October 19 (1974). See Niue Constitution Act 1974 (NZ).
Trivia: Niue is a “Wi-Fi nation”, where free wireless Internet access is available throughout the island.
Hungary 23 October (1956 Revolution memorial day)
Trivia: Hungarian language is known as Magyar. It is the direct descendent of the language spoken by the Huns, and is therefore not an Indo-European language. It has only two related languages in Europe : Finnish (Suomi) and Estonian (Eesti keel). More….
Zambia 24 October (Independence Day, declaration of independence from the United Kingdom 1964)
Trivia: Zambia’s Lake Kariba is so huge that in certain parts of it, unknowing visitors think they are looking at the ocean, but because Zambia is landlocked, you need to travel 600 miles before you can see any real ocean.
Lithuania, October 25 (1992). See Constitution of Lithuania.
Trivia: The Hill of Crosses, Šiauliai (an amazing site, all the more amazing for being completely razed twice by Russian soldiers and rebuilt in defiance).
Kazakhstan 25 October (Republic Day, declared sovereign republic within the USSR 1990)
Trivia: It is believed that it is in Kazakhstan where man first rode a horse, thousands of years ago.
Austria 26 October (The Neutrality Constitution of 1955)
Trivia: The world's largest emerald (2860 carat) is displayed in the Imperial Treasury of the Hofburg (Imperial Palace) in Vienna. More...
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 27 October (Independence Day, from United Kingdom 1979)
Trivia: Saint Vincent’s volcano, Soufrière, last erupted in 1979—the year of independence from Britain.
Turkmenistan 27 October (Independence Day, declaration of independence from the Soviet Union 1991)
Trivia: In 330 BC, Alexander the Great founded the city of Alexandria, which later became Merv.
Trivia: The Czech Republic is almost entirely surrounded by mountains (except to the south, toward Austria and Slovakia). Mountains mark a natural border with Germany and Poland.
Greece 28 October (Ohi Day, rejection of the Italian ultimatum 1940)
Trivia: The world’s third leading producer of olives, the Greeks have cultivated olive trees since ancient times. Some olive trees planted in the thirteenth century are still producing olives.
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Everyone's favourite grandmother and cook, as known by her grand-daughter, Kate Gibbs....
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Does Australia have the world's best beaches?
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You probably know of Rick Stein from his TV and cookbook fame, as well as his restaurants...
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