Welcome to Costa Del… Iceland?

Welcome to Costa Del… Iceland?

It’s July and we’re heading into the peak summer holiday season. This year people are considering a wide range of destinations that they previously wouldn’t have considered – maybe for the adventure, maybe just for a change, or maybe because a global pandemic has...
The history of wind in Japan

The history of wind in Japan

It’s more interesting than it sounds, I promise. Let’s use all our senses (except taste) as we find out about the windy history of Japan…   The Divine Wind How do you solve a problem like the Mongols?? Throughout history, those pesky raiders stormed around...
Tenrecs – little punk shrews

Tenrecs – little punk shrews

Being well into my 30s now, I really felt I had a good grasp of your basic animal types. But then I learnt about tenrecs. I’d never heard of them until I started looking for photos of the Seychelles for our competition. I gather Microsoft Office hasn’t heard of them...
The buried treasure of the Seychelles

The buried treasure of the Seychelles

You know that horrible feeling when you check your bank balance after coming home from a holiday? Well, imagine returning as a millionaire instead – it’s a real possibility if your next holiday is to the Seychelles! Who wants to be a millionaire? – photo:...
Costa Rica’s favourite breakfast

Costa Rica’s favourite breakfast

What’s your favourite breakfast? I find it difficult to choose between pop tarts and pizza. That’s not to say I eat those things for breakfast, I just really want to. It seems like each country has its own classic breakfast. In England it’s the Full English; sausage,...