Lake Naivasha’s expanding ripples of life
Aug08

Lake Naivasha’s expanding ripples of life

As we stand on its shores, an elegant crisp white apparition slices through the waters of Lake Naivasha with a simple flash of colour for identification. Today it’s the startling plumage of the lake’s Pelicans that recreate this enduring illusion of the Imperial Airways Flying Boats that once made the lake the first and largest International Airport in Kenya. This beautiful freshwater lake is almost 13kms across, but with shallow...

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Just a drop in the ocean!
Jul25

Just a drop in the ocean!

Not just saving the planet but saving ourselves – how our hunt for ‘reef safe’ sun screen for our Maldives trip expanded our knowledge of safe travel products. We’re ever conscious that travel alone causes its fair share of damage to the environment – but what about the damage we do to ourselves and those around us in the process? Everyday personal convenience often takes priority over everyday personal care. Awareness of what we’re...

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From Coolies to Coulis in Taipa
Jul11

From Coolies to Coulis in Taipa

Start with robust Portuguese ingredients, add essence of the Mediterranean and a sprinkling of Chinese flavouring; top it off with a finishing flourish and what do you have? Antonio’s. Walk the streets of old Taipa Village, located in the oldest and best preserved area of Taipa, Macao and you’re immediately aware of a thread of history that spans from the poorest labourers to wealthy merchants. Formerly home to local fishermen, Taipa...

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Don’t be squeamish en route to Squamish?
Jun27

Don’t be squeamish en route to Squamish?

Fancy testing your nerve? If you’re just hanging around, some of the more jaw-dropping drops and dramatic scenery in British Colombia can be found on the short drive from Vancouver to Squamish along the ‘Sea to Sky’ Highway. No sooner have you crossed the Lions Gate Bridge on the way out of Vancouver than you’ll drive through the District of North Vancouver and by the Capilano River Regional Park. Kia’palano, latterly Capilano, was...

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Ship of the Desert?
Jun13

Ship of the Desert?

The Raft restaurant on the shore of Walvis Bay lagoon, in Namibia, is a welcome break from thousands of miles of sand! In Namibia you either have a surfeit of sand, or sea – there’s not much else. That’s not to say it isn’t one of the most fascinating countries we’ve ever visited, because it is. From the massive Fish River Canyon in the south to the tribal lands of Damaraland in the north; the huge dunes of Sossusvlei and parched pans...

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Costa Kaleidoscope
May30

Costa Kaleidoscope

Costa Rica offers one of the most diverse, stable, peaceful and colourful destinations that you’ll find anywhere on the planet – thanks in part to having abolished its standing army many years ago. From occupation by the Spanish Conquistadors who named it the ‘Rich Coast’ to the bloodshed and turmoil of civil war throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries, its little wonder that by 1947 this little...

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