Unusual delicacies in East Asia

Most countries have their delicacies that are traditional to local culture such as Paella in Spain, Pasta in Italy and Crepes in France, however East Asia is home to some very unusual ones that you may need to be brave (and have a strong stomach) to attempt! Birds nest soup – this is quite literally a soup made from bird saliva! It’s extremely high in calcium, magnesium, potassium and iron so is considered very good for you!  Turtle Jelly – this is made from ground up turtle shells and herbs and is said to have medicinal properties when eaten, but it’s VERY bitter so is often eaten with honey. Inago... Read More »

United Kingdom – World Heritage sites (WHS)

We have a total of 28 of these sites across the UK, 16 in England, 5 in Scotland, 3 in Wales, 1 in Northern Ireland and 3 in overseas Territories. UNESCO World Heritage sites are split into two types: Cultural and/or Natural. In the UK there are a total of twenty three Cultural sites, four Natural sites and one mixed. The UK National Commission for UNESCO (UKNC), the Government and UNESCO are committed to protecting these sites for future generations. A number of parties all work together to ensure this and the close work with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and other partners, such as English Heritage, Cadw... Read More »

UNESCO World Heritage sites

We strongly suggest you visit the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site! These sites are deemed to be of special cultural or physical significance by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation. The Ngorongoro Crater is one of just 981 World Heritage Sites across the world. (There are 28 in the UK alone!) This is the largest unbroken, un-flooded volcanic caldera in the world. It was formed over three million years ago when a giant volcano exploded and collapsed in on itself. It is about 19kms wide and about 600 meters deep with a total area of 260 square kilometres which now acts as... Read More »

Must see sites in Nambia

Natural sites in Nambia are varied, but for the wow factor we strongly suggest that you visit the Sossusvlei which is located in the Namib Desert, the Sossusvlei is a huge clay pan, protected by a crescent of large sand dunes. The desert has the Naukluft Park which is one of the largest conservation areas in Africa and the fourth in the world and despite its arid conditions a diverse range of wildlife and flora have adapted to live here. The sand dunes around this are very high, the highest being over 300 meters high and on the rare occasion that it rains the Sossusvlei fills with water and transforms... Read More »

China’s most beautiful lakes:

There are many gorgeous locations throughout China, but we want to bring to your attention 3 of the most beautiful lakes. 1. West Lake – Location: on the west of the city center of Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang Province. Unlike many of the lakes it is very easily accessible as it sits within a modern city. West Lake is 3.3km long from north to south and 2.8km wide from east to west with a circumference of 15km. 2. Qiandao Lake – Location: 129km from Chunan County in the southeast of Hangzhou and 140km from the northeast of Huangshan Mountain. Qiandao Lake means “One thousand Lakes” which characterize the 1078... Read More »