Australians have a reputation for being very laid back, and the country’s naturally temperate weather and outdoor lifestyle certainly help to encourage a relaxed atmosphere which values good work/life balance. With a diverse mix of cultures from the indigenous aboriginal people to the early European settlers and the more recent Asian migrants, modern Australia is very much multicultural.
Bahrain is a small country with a wide range of things to do. Popular pastimes include shopping -either at the country’s large air-conditioned malls or in the colourful souks (markets) – or soaking up the sun on one of Bahrain’s beautiful beaches. Football is the most popular sport along with horse-racing and the more traditional sports of gazelle and hare hunting, usually reserved for wealthier Bahrainis.
Belgium has a varied cuisine which is heavily influenced by French, Dutch and German flavours and dishes. However, its position as a world centre means that you can find almost any cuisine, particularly in Brussels. The most well-known national dishes include moules-frites (mussels with fries), carbonnade Flamande (a rich beef and onion stew) stoemp (mashed potato with leeks and carrots) and of course chocolate.
The tiny nation of Brunei Darussalam is the only sovereign state located entirely on the on the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia. Sitting 277 miles north of the equator, Brunei is bordered by the Malaysian state of Sarawak, which splits the country into two parts.
Canada is the second-largest country in the world by total area, stretching across the top of the North American continent from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean and northwards into the Arctic region. The country is divided into ten provinces and 3 territories, and is governed under a federal system that shares some characteristics with its near-neighbour the USA.
At just under 10 million square kilometres, China is the second-biggest country in the world by land area. In the times of the ancient dynasties, China was a leader in culture and science…
The Kingdom of Denmark is bordered by the Baltic and North Seas in Northern Europe. It comprises the Jutland peninsula and close to 406 islands, 80 of which are populated. A network of bridges and tunnels link the largest islands of Zealand (Sjælland), Funen (Fyn) and Jutland (Jylland).
The unique and captivating country of Egypt links the north eastern tip of Africa with the Middle East. Bordered by Israel to the northeast, Libya to the west and Sudan to the south, Egypt lies between the Mediterranean and the Red Seas.
Finland is one of the world’s northernmost countries, bordered by Sweden and Russia. The capital Helsinki lies on the southern shores of the Gulf of Finland and is the most densely populated area, with 1.4 million inhabitants.
France is a large, geographically diverse country in Western Europe. It shares borders with Belgium and Luxembourg in the north, Germany and Switzerland to the east and Italy, Monaco, Andorra and Spain in the south. Famous for its cuisine, distinctive culture, magnificent architecture and natural beauty…