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...
Unusual races from around the world

Unusual races from around the world

As January comes to an end, so does many people’s motivation for sticking to their New Year’s resolutions. Running to keep fit seemed like a great idea at 11:30pm on New Year’s Eve, but a month later, as the snow starts to fall, you might start thinking that a less...
4 spooky ghost towns from around the globe

4 spooky ghost towns from around the globe

As the Specials once pointed out, this town is coming like a ghost town; all the clubs have been closed down. But sometimes it takes a lot more than a lack of nightlife to create a ghost town. Although Halloween may be over, the scent of pumpkins and (for some reason)...
Pancakes from around the world

Pancakes from around the world

Well, well, well, who’d have thought it? Another Christian tradition that was influenced by Pagan traditions. Apparently, ancient pagan Slavs (an ethno-linguistic group in Europe) believed seasons were a struggle between light and dark. I can understand that. So...