Until this morning, I thought the highest point in the Netherlands was the top of a windmill. But it turns out the Netherlands not only has a proper highest point. It also has a volcano!
Sights & smells
Hot Water Beach is like something you’ve probably never experienced before. I’d never heard of it before I went to New Zealand.
It turns out they’re not all just large areas of sand with the odd Tusken Raider. I mean, these things cover one third of the Earth’s surface, so there have to be some interesting ones out there.
We always hear about how sunny Australia is, but have you heard of the wettest place in Australia?
I really love flowers, and this blog post is just an excuse for me to look at pictures of them.
It must be hard to come up with a great name for a place on the spur of the moment, but some of the places on this list show that, sometimes, it might be best to spend a bit more time thinking about it.
I didn’t want to get out of bed because it was so cold. But as cold as it gets in Westcliff-on-Sea (that’s where I live, by the way), I still don’t think it’d be cold enough for bubbles in a lake to freeze!
While we all love the excitement and joy of travelling, border crossings can be a bit of a pain at the best of times. Spare a thought then for anyone who travelled through the Indian enclave (a piece of territory which is owned by a country and is surrounded by another country), before 6th May 2015.
The Pont Neuf is the oldest bridge that crosses the River Seine, in France. Fair enough, you might think. But if you understand your Français, that sentence will probably be a little confusing at first, as Pont Neuf is actually French for “New Bridge”. What’s that all about?
I know we all moan about the weather here in the UK, but at least the temperature falls into the “vaguely acceptable” bracket most of the time. In Coober Pedy, South Australia, however, it can reach 45° C (in the shade!) in summer and in winter, it can fall below 0. Not OK.