When one thinks of London, they may think of high end shopping, West End shows, and red phone booths. There is however a magical lush paradise as beautiful as the Duchess of Cambridge herself. Kew Gardens makes all other botanical gardens seem as though they were simple residential backyard gardens. It has by far the largest collection of plants, with totals surpassing the 30,000 level. Its herbarium used for scientific research and reference boasts over 7 million specimens. Add to this an extensive library of flora based books and prints and you truly have an arc showcasing some of the worlds most amazing plants.
I have been quad biking in many countries spanning several continents and I must say Iceland tops the list when it comes to best places to hit the muddy trails.
It was pushing midnight but the eternal summer sunshine meant one could still see the beautiful Icelandic countryside as we made our way to Reykjavík. In the morning we would take off on our own “Golden Circle” tour of Iceland, opting not to follow in the footsteps of the many other tourists that are increasingly flocking to this beautiful land. Our itinerary would take our rented Suburu Outback around the entire country as we followed the coastline to take in as much as two weeks would allow us. Highlights we were hoping to experience were of course the glaciers, puffins, waterfalls, and untouched landscapes. For me personally though it was the Symbol of Iceland which I hoped to get a glimpse of, the regal Gyrfalcon.
An adult male silverback gorilla made an attempt at freedom when he escaped the confines of his enclosure at the ZSL London Zoo.
Using materials that emit light, Lidzbark Warminski in Poland’s north has just installed new eco-friendly bike lanes which glow in the dark. the dark for up to 10 hours, powered by nothing but the sun.