Even if you spent a month eating-out every lunch and dinnertime you would not run out of different restaurants to try in this town.
Here is a great site for people with a global mindset: Worldmapper — a wonderful way to review the the worldwide situation… Among the 366 maps, I pull out a couple of pertinent ones for me: The World’s Ecological Footprint – As we know, the United States, China and India have the largest ecological footprints — but it’s the per person CO2 footprint (i.e.
The site features maps of the world distorted according to the criteria. combined with the map above) that makes it scary for the US.
In their own words, “Worldmapper is a collection of world maps, using equal area cartograms where territories are re-sized on each map according to a particular variable.” As of today, the website contains 366 maps, with associated information and a PDF file, covering 99+% of the world’s population, and drawing on information from 200 territories. Tertiary education – with the highest percentage of the student-aged population enrolled being “in Finland.
Finland is 3.6 times the world average, with 140 times the chance of a tertiary education than in Mozambique.” Hazardous Waste – “The three biggest producers are the Russian Federation, United States and Uzbekistan.” And Russia seems to have a big lead in this category.
Books published – A major European bubble, albeit with old data (1999).
The most new titles produced in that year were in the United Kingdom, China and Germany.
Gender Empowerment – which points out that women are never at parity with men…
even in Rwanda where there are now more women in government than men.
Personal Computers 2002 – Even if this is light years out of date, this PC representation of the world is my favourite esthetically speaking! For more fun, check out the Worldmapper index here.
Sea, sand, sun: the lively Catalan resort of Calella, an easy and comfortable one-hour train ride up the coast from bustling Barcelona, has all the requisite ingredients for the time-honoured annual Mediterranean summer holiday break. Back in the 1960s, when mass package tourism to Spain supplanted the traditional home-based seaside holiday, Calella was one of the first former fishing villages on the Spanish Costas to get in on the act.
Guaranteed good weather – not just in summer but through the shoulder months too – plus highly competitive pricing and the new-found thrill of going abroad, attracted the low-budget bucket and spade brigade in hordes, with many spending their fortnight under canvas at one of the numerous camp sites that sprang up like a rash across the region.