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...
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,...
The love market of Vietnam

The love market of Vietnam

What would you assume a love market is? A market selling romantic gifts, or aphrodisiacs maybe? That’s what I thought it was. I’m sure some of those do exist, but this love market is different. The Khau Vai Love Market Festival is held every year on the 26th and 27th...
Vietnam’s milky breast fruit

Vietnam’s milky breast fruit

In Vietnam, you may come across a fruit you probably haven’t seen in Sainsbury’s before.  This is a Vú Sữa: Vú Sữa – it’s a type of fruit. Translated, Vú Sữa means milky breast. The fruit comes from a tropical tree native to the West Indies, but now...
The Perfume River of Vietnam

The Perfume River of Vietnam

Perfume River, from the air. Photo: Oscar Saunders I reckon this might be the most romantically named river ever. It certainly beats ‘The Thames’ which, by the way, is said to mean dark or wide. Dark because it’s filthy I guess. Perfume River isn’t its official name,...