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"In the South Seas", by Robert Louis Stevenson

A few weeks ago, browsing through the travel literature section of a book shop, I found a copy of a book I never knew existed. It was named In the South Seas, and the author was a person who, in my ignorance, I used to associate to those pirate novels that we were (forced to) reading at school. 642 more words

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Survivor Oz Top 10 - Top 10 Most Successful Tribes

It’s Wednesday which means your favourite day of the week is here with our weekly TOP 10 to make you excited for the rest of hump day! 1,278 more words


Giant land snails

(That title just writes itself.)  

Our garden is full of these lovelies:

They are large, they are brown, they are a big problem for crops and native species, and, most notably, they go crunch when you step on them. 597 more words


We lived at the Tusitala hotel for a while, before our house in Vailima was ready.

I came and went like the entire place, the whole sprawling acreage with its hibiscus bushes and thatched roofs, its big open-air fale of a dining room, the dance floor where we danced to “Pipa Pipa” was my house, like it belonged to me. 465 more words


Hokulea: Navigating through light winds

Weather is creating some challenges for Hokulea and Hikianalia as the voyaging canoes make their way to Samoa.

The lack of winds is the problem. The canoes are making their way through an area called the South Pacific Convergence Zone, where the winds can be very light — and that’s not good for sailing. 49 more words



Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.0 Earthquake hits the Iran-Iraq border region.

Reports that at least 250 people have been injured in the earthquakes in Iran. 47 more words