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The Osa Peninsula Expedition – Costa Rica July 2015

Colonel John Blashford-Snell OBE On our recent expedition to Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula, our 12 strong team were engaged in a number of tasks to assist the Corcovado National Park. This is said to be the last unspoiled tropical rain forest in Central America and it is

Highlights of San Jose, Costa Rica

Costa Rica is one of the world’s leading tourist destinations for those wanting memorable encounters with nature. Whether it’s erupting volcanoes, hatching sea turtles or the brightly coloured birds in the rainforest, the small Central American nation offers plenty of exciting options to experience the natural world. Most

Highlights of Ecuador and The Galapagos

I recently travelled to Ecuador to sample some of the delights that the country has to offer. I flew with Avianca who have a daily direct flight from London Heathrow to Bogotá with convenient onwards connections to Quito and I thought they offered an excellent service. My trip started with

Wildlife Wonders of Costa Rica

Costa Rica is renowned as an excellent destination for wildlife lovers. With an abundance of colourful and unusual creatures on land and water, as well as some of the world’s most progressive conservation policies, the small Central American nation offers a chance to see many memorable species

Posada Amazonas, Southern Amazon Basin

As part of my recent trip to Peru, I was lucky enough to spend a few days visiting the Peruvian Amazon Basin. The Peruvian Amazon Rainforest which covers over 60% of the country (including the Peruvian Amazon Basin) is considered to be one of the most biologically diverse places

March’s Sunvil Supper Club: Huevos Rancheros

This is a traditional Mexican country breakfast that was served to farm workers at dawn. It comprises of eggs with chillies, tomatoes and peppers in corn tortillas. As the popularity of the dish spread beyond Mexico, many variations of the dish have been made. To download your

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

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