It’s a well known adage that bigger is always better. While that may be true for most things, it’s certainly true when it comes to animals. You expect some animals to be big (I’m looking at you, elephants) but sometimes you’d be surprised just how big some animals can get.
I love beer. I recently marked out a route for an InterRail trip which was based almost entirely on regional beer. The lad in me says “Quality! Wonder if I can fit in a cheeky Nando’s…” The adult in me suggests I might have a problem.
Here in England, we don’t really have any particular coming-of-age ceremonies. I guess our equivalent would be the newly-legal 18-year-olds going out to “paint the town red”. Of course, if they run out of paint, they tend to just go out and get drunk, which is fine too. Some cultures however take coming-of-age very seriously, from taking intentional self-injury to jumping over cattle. (Yes, seriously). Let’s take a look-see.
Let’s talk about Spanish drinks, shall we? No, not sangria. I’m not sure if anyone actually drinks sangria in Spain. I’ve never seen it being drunk by anyone other than tourists, but if you know different, let me know!
Slugs aren’t normally known for their cuteness but recently, this Jorunna parva, which is a species of sea slug, has risen to fame because of its ability to make even the toughest of people melt because of its sweetness.
If you’re anything like me, you like to soak up as much sun and culture on holiday as possible. Greece is a wonderful place to get your fill of both, so grab your suncream and I’ll fill you in on all the crazy things about Greek gods they forgot to tell you about at school.
Known locally as Las Bolas, which literally means The Balls, these rather obscure sculptures can be found, in the Diquis Delta, southern Costa Rica.
Last Sunday I watched Joanna Lumley’s ‘Trans-Siberian Adventure’ on ITV (it will come as no surprise that I love a travel program, will it?) And I have now decided that I will do away with my next holiday to Spain and go to Mongolia instead. It looks amazing. I was particularly enamoured, though, with the Mongolian throat singing I saw.
Say hello to my little friend! Quite literally… The Maratus volans is a species in the jumping spider family which belongs to the peacock spider genus. These spiders are so small they can barely be seen on a finger nail! As people say, small things come in big packages, which is certainly the case for this little guy.
When I first heard someone talk about the Gate of the Sun, I thought maybe a hipster psychedelia band had dropped a new album. Or perhaps it was the name of an art installation at Burning Man Festival #socool. It turns out it actually literally might be a gate to the Sun…