Arctic Svalbard – Polar Wildlife
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Arctic Svalbard – Polar Wildlife

Spending a fortnight in the Arctic, midway between the North Pole and continental Norway, is an unforgettable experience. The main motivation for the 1,000 or so visitors who board an expedition ship each summer, to journey into uncharted territory on the High Arctic seas, is the wildlife; namely, the polar bears. During my 11-day voyage, … 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