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Galapagos Islands Facts

Remote, spectacular and unique the Galápagos Islands are a once in a lifetime trip for anyone interested in the natural world. A UNESCO World Heritage site of 19 volcanic islands of varying sizes, located along the equator, 600 miles off the coast of mainland Ecuador. The diverse wildlife and dramatic

Syracuse – Exploring the historic treasures of Sicily

While Athens is widely considered the centre of the Ancient Greek world, for over two centuries Syracuse in eastern Sicily was an equal, if not more powerful and prosperous rival. In fact when the Athenian army was defeated in a botched invasion of Sicily in 415 BC, its

February’s Sunvil Supper Club: Chicken Cacciatore

Cacciatore means “hunter” in Italian. In cuisine, alla cacciatora refers to a meal prepared “hunter-style” with tomatoes, onions, basil, olives, and wine. It’s a delicious, easy to make, rustic Italian casserole. Cacciatore is popularly made with chicken thighs but you can also use rabbit as a substitute.

Exploring the magic of Sete Cidades on Sao Miguel in the Azores

The island of Sao Miguel is the largest of the nine which make up the Azores archipelago. Look at a map of Sao Miguel and you’ll see two mountain ranges in the west and the east of the island; when lava from volcanic eruptions first peaked above the

Wild landscapes of Svalbard – a photo post

  If you travel to a place that’s 80 degrees north of the equator and only 800 miles from the North Pole, there are certain things you can expect to find: snow, ice, polar bears, and a distinct lack of people. True, the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard

An interview with wildlife artist Robert E Fuller

Robert E Fuller is a British artist best known for his wildlife paintings. His high-detailed images have been purchased by clients such as the RSPCA and the National Trust, and have been exhibited in wildlife galleries across Europe and in his own gallery in North Yorkshire. Robert

7 things to know when planning a visit to Iguazu Falls

If you haven’t yet seen Iguazu Falls it can be quite hard to comprehend the numbers. A waterfall that’s almost 3 km in length; twice as wide as Niagara and considerably taller. In fact to call it a single waterfall isn’t exactly accurate – it’s around 275

La Candelaria Festivity In Puno

The Festivity of the Virgen de la Candelaria of Puno, Patron of the city of Puno has been included in the Representative List of the Unesco Intagible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The festivity has various names: Purification of Mary, Party of the Light, and Party of the Candles ‘Candelas’ where

January’s Sunvil Supper Club: Sopa de Couve

Not to be confused with Caldo Verde, one of the best known soups in Portuguese cuisine, Sopa de Couve (Kale Soup) is a primary go-to dish for a family in the azores and very similar. More stew based, its delicious, hearty and packed with anti-oxidants it’s perfect

Marvao – a marvellous hilltop fortress

Take a drive through the Alentejo region of Portugal and it’s hard to imagine the area as a war zone. Storks’ nests hang precariously on telegraph poles, goats stand idly under cork tree, making the most of the only shelter available from the midday sun. And people go