‘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

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

Creatures of Madagascar – Wildlife
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Creatures of Madagascar – Wildlife

‘WILDLIFE’ OF MADAGASCAR The ‘wild’ in wildlife is definitely the emphasis in Madagascar. Though, ‘wildlife’ is perhaps a little misleading – usually implying cute and fluffy or large majestic animals, such as the Big 5. In Madagascar, the creatures are neither particularly ‘cute’ nor large, with the exception of the quirky lemurs (see previous post Lemurs … Continue reading