RUWOMED and the economic empowerment of women in rural Palestine and Lebanon

RUWOMED and the economic empowerment of women in rural Palestine and Lebanon

Nedaa Salama’s PowerPoint slides are captivating but I don’t want to look at them. As she addresses the full room of researchers, policymakers, project leaders and media representatives in her native Arabic, I only have eyes for her. I’m at the European Commission in Brussels, attending a session called “Building…

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Wild Adventures in the Glaskogen Nature Reserve

Wild Adventures in the Glaskogen Nature Reserve

There aren’t many places left in Europe where you can wander through primeval forest for hours at a time without encountering a single soul, but Glaskogen Nature Reserve in western Sweden is certainly one of them. Whether you’re after some lugn och ro (peace and quiet) or are itching for some active outdoor…

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Cheap and Free Things to do in Karlstad

Cheap and Free Things to do in Karlstad

Karlstad is the surprisingly lively capital of western Sweden’s Värmland region. It’s home to one of the largest coffee brands in the Nordic countries, as well as a successful ice hockey club and Sweden’s largest rally event. Okay, okay: so it might not be as dynamic a city as Stockholm or Gothenburg. But…

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