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6 delicious cakes from around the world

6 delicious cakes from around the world

There are some people that profess that they are “not big on cake”. Well, I pity them and their inadequate taste buds. Eating cake is one of my greatest joys in life, and it plays a large part of my holiday experience. I like to hunt down and assess regional cakes; I regard it as a hobby, a serious hobby. I haven’t yet tried all of the cakes below. But don’t worry… I will.

Rocks that look a bit like people

Rocks that look a bit like people

Rocks are funny things. If you’ve got a passion for geology, then you most likely find rocks to be quite fascinating. However for most of the rest of us, naturally occurring solid aggregates of minerals probably aren’t the most thrilling things in the world. Luckily, some rocks are made far more appealing purely by the fact that they resemble something other than a rock. So we’ve scoured the globe (and beyond) to come up with our top five “rocks that look a bit like people”.

5 lovely castles from around the world

5 lovely castles from around the world

Castles have always had a certain magical quality about them. They inspire feelings of romance, chivalry and heroism that you just don’t really see around these days. So we’ve found five of the most interesting and beautiful castles from around the world to enable you to rekindle a little of that medieval magic.

Dogs of the world

Dogs of the world

Dogs are lovely, aren’t they? Cute faces, waggy tails… man’s best friend really is a magnificent creature. And there are so many different breeds as well, all from different parts of the globe. So, as a blatant excuse to look at some cute dog pictures, we’ve decided to make the most of the tenuous link between dogs and travelling by learning more about some of the world’s different dog breeds. Be prepared to “aww”.

The smelliest places on Earth

The smelliest places on Earth

We like to engage your senses through the power of the written word. Well, try to anyway. On this occasion, it is smell! We have located five of the stinkiest, most pungent places in the world. Some are nice and some quite horrendous! I dream a dream of scratch-and-sniff emails, but until then you’ll have to make do with this.

I can’t believe it’s not Santa!

I can’t believe it’s not Santa!

Right now, Father Christmas is getting all the toys ready for the night of the 24th. He will fly, with his reindeer, across the globe in just one evening (for which we have insured him) delivering presents. Around the world there are similar traditions; mysterious characters arrive to give presents to the good children and something not so nice to the naughty ones!

A bevy of hot beverages

A bevy of hot beverages

The British are well known for their love of a good cup of tea. Tea is drunk for any occasion. Had your heart broken? Put the kettle on. Got a promotion? Have a brew. There’s no situation that tea cannot improve. In the InsureandGo office we estimate the marketing team alone drink 6,500 cups of tea a year. Is that normal do you think? Other nations have traditional hot drinks too, so if you feel like a change one chilly dark evening, try one of these.

5 ghost towns from around the world

5 ghost towns from around the world

As Halloween is coming up, we thought we’d focus on something quite ghostly for our email this month. And what could be more ghostly than ghost towns?! Well, quite a few things as it happens, because ghost towns don’t actually have anything to do with ghosts or haunting – they’ve just been abandoned by the people that once lived there…

5 weird and wonderful beaches from around the world

5 weird and wonderful beaches from around the world

A beach is very often an integral part of a holiday. Favourable qualities in a beach tend include fine, pale sand (as opposed to dirty great pebbles), warm, clear water and a nice bar nearby. These beaches don’t necessarily tick all the boxes but they are still quite breathtaking in one way or another…

5 national instruments from around the world

5 national instruments from around the world

Every area has its own unique ‘sound’. Scotland sounds like a bag pipe, Australia sounds like a didgeridoo and Polynesia sounds like a nose-flute. We thought we would investigate further. WARNING: Listening to some of these clips may induce frenzied holiday purchasing!