‘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

Arctic Expedition – Preparation for Polar explorations!
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Arctic Expedition – Preparation for Polar explorations!

ARCTIC EXPEDITION (Photo courtesy of G Adventures) In a few days’ time, I will be journeying to the ‘Top of the World’ – The Arctic! I’ll be searching for polar bears, walrus, seals, Arctic fox, Beluga whales and more, across glaciers, fjords, ice tundra and through the Arctic seas. In prelude to the Arctic expedition, … 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