Basalt columns of the Giant’s Causeway in Ireland (2014)
Only 10 days until my nomad journey begins!
We recently spent 4 days on a luvesboard dive shop out on the Great Barrier Reef. Yes - with kids !
Find out what that was like by heading up to our profile and hitting the link !
Is scuba diving and snorkeling something you'd like to do as a family ?
High in the Himalayas - I don't think there's anywhere I'd rather be.
So proud of the kids for getting to Everest Base Camp.
We love you Nepal !
Hopefully....we'll be back this autumn!
Bagh Farhat Afza meaning -- the increase of delight belonged to Miyan Faujdar Muhammad Khan, the youngest uncle of the Nawab Sikandar Begum.
She was buried in ―Farhat Afza Bagh which she had herself prepared during her life time. No tomb was constructed on her grave according to her will. The tomb of Sikander Begum is in a poor state of preservation.
::-::-::-::-::-::-::-::-::-::-::-::-::-::-::-::-::-::-::-::-::-::-::-::-::-::-::-::-::-::-::- Sikandar’s 21-year reign was unquestionably the golden period of Bhopal’s history. The Star of India was an Order of Knighthood for services to the Empire, set up by the first Viceroy of India, Lord Canning, and Sir Charles Wood of the India Office. It was awarded to high-ranking Indians as well as Europeans. The first such orders were presented on 1 November 1861 at Allahabad. Among the first to receive this honour from the Viceroy was Sikander Begum (1818-1868), the Nawab Begum of Bhopal,
#travelgram #traveliseducation#exploringmycity#begumsofbhopal #bhopalhistory
“And though she be but little, she is fierce.” - Shakespeare
Eve makes every day an adventure! She is feisty and funny and full of energy. . . and yes, fierce when she needs to be!
This was our first stop of the way into Yosemite, and you know, an impromptu dance session on top of a rest stop picnic table is just what the situation called for! LOL
Do your kids make travel even more of an adventure!?
Painted #PalmyRocks hidden at the Victoria Esplanade Park, Palmerston North.
#MARS 🔴 #Turtle 🐢
Would spin all day... 😵
There is nothing better to do than be on The Great Barrier Reef on a Port Douglas reef boat.
My son, age 14, guzzled his air on his first five - hence the scuba tank snorkeling back to the boat !
But those greens and blues - even on a blustery day. Perfect.
“There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.” - Robert Louis Stevenson
We were foreigners on this amazing island and we loved exploring and learning about the mysterious Moai and the Rapa Nui culture.
It is such a tiny remote place and you really feel like you are alone in the middle of a massive ocean!
Now the time has come to say goodbye and move ahead to our next adventure! So, we head back to Chile to catch a flight from Santiago to the USA!
Great few days spent in lush Malabo in Equatorial Guinea for the APPO VII conference on a panel discussing "Diversification of African oil producing nations". I started by saying that at this point I don't think anyone is questioning "why diversification" but rather how to go about it. From my perspective, absolute clarity and a clear holistic strategy that focuses on a value chain of industrialisation and value added goods and services with the aim of achieving inclusive growth(ie real growth that cuts across all segments of society and sectors of the economy).
Ps. listen out for the chirping birds in the last video- Magnifique!
On a side note I need to brush up on my language skills- almost everyone I met in EG spoke at least three languages with Spanish, French and Portugese being the most common as their officiallanguage! Gosh language envy! # thisismyAfrica #diversificationiskey#traveliseducation
This may seem like kind of a strange picture...but there is a story behind it!
This is the inside of a cave that the Rapa Nui people used to live in, even as recently as the mid 1900s! These caves formed thousands of years ago when the volcanoes on the island erupted and hot lava flowed.
The lava consumed all the trees and plants in its path and as this happened, gases were emitted that formed these caves. When the gases rose up through the lava it created entrances to these caves, also known as lava tubes.
These caves can be found all around the central part of the island and there are some great tours where a guide will take you into caves that aren’t so easy to find, like this one!
It was dark and damp and slippery and even with flashlights it was hard to make our way through without slipping! Can you imagine living in there!?
This is Rano Kau - an extinct volcano with a crater that is over a kilometre wide! Inside the crater is a lake which is one of only three natural bodies of fresh water on Easter Island.
It is interesting because it is so large and deep it has its own climate and things grow in the crater that don’t grow anywhere else on the island! Years ago the women from the village would climb down into the crater to wash their laundry in the fresh water!
Rano Kau is also a site where part of the Birdman competition took place from the 18th to mid-19th century. Many competitors fell to their deaths trying to scale the edge of the crater.
Where was the coolest volcano you have visited!?
“Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man’s desire to understand.” - Neil Armstrong
Isn’t travel a wonderful form of education?! Inspiring imaginations and teaching us all to think outside the realms of our comfort zones!
Where have you experienced your best travel-learning experience!?
Now, at the crater of one of the volcanoes that long ago created the lava tubes!
The landscape in some areas here seems so harsh. Covered still in chunks of volcanic rock - yet there is a beauty to it.