‘Top of the World’ Arctic – Longyearbyen Svalbard
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‘Top of the World’ Arctic – Longyearbyen Svalbard

Today, I excitedly awoke to explore Longyearbyen and its remote wilderness treats. I arrived last night after sunset at midnight – though the sky never actually darkens – and was still awake for sunrise at 2am. The Svalbard ‘city’ is laden with superlatives. It’s called ‘The top of the world.’ Home to the world’s northernmost … Continue reading

L’ALLEE DES BAOBABS, MADAGASCAR
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L’ALLEE DES BAOBABS, MADAGASCAR

A highlight of my time in Madagascar was Baobab Alley / Avenue of the Baobabs or ‘L’Allee des Baobabs / L’Avenue des Baobabs.’ The site fills postcards and brochure covers of Madagascar, often used as a symbol of the country. The baobab trees are 800+ years old. Many Malagasy worship them as connections to their ancestors. … Continue reading

Bilbao – Basque Country Beauty
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Bilbao – Basque Country Beauty

First things first – this is not the Spain in which I grew up holidaying. Take all the preconceived notions: flashes of TV show ‘Benidorm’ and the droves of Brits in all-inclusive resorts swilling beer, cocktails with umbrellas and karaoke bars, and consign them firmly to memory. Bilbao is an entirely unexpected jewel of the … Continue reading