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Es Vedra: A really interesting Ibizan island

Es Vedra: A really interesting Ibizan island

I first heard of Es Vedra when I was rooting around looking for something interesting to write about/looking for holiday inspiration (I love my job sometimes). It’s a rocky island off the coast of Ibiza.

Gem stones: What are they, where do they come from and how are they made?

Gem stones: What are they, where do they come from and how are they made?

I could be considered part magpie. I love shiny things and… Actually, that’s the only thing I have in common with a magpie. I probably won’t enter your nest and steal your eggs while you’re not looking.

Baba Marta Day: Bulgaria's first day of spring

Baba Marta Day: Bulgaria’s first day of spring

Spring has officially arrived. Are you doing anything to celebrate it? I think I might put an extra blanket on my bed tonight. In Bulgaria, though, they have a more interesting way of celebrating – Baba Marta Day.

Everything you’ve always wanted to know about pineapples

Everything you’ve always wanted to know about pineapples

Not only are pineapples delicious and absolutely suitable as a pizza topping, they’re also a rather fascinating little spiky fruit.

The history of gap years

Gap years are a bit of a cliché these days. When I hear those two words, it conjures up images of uni students posing in various touristy locations, thinking they’re exploring.

Hand gestures from around the world

Hand gestures from around the world

It turns out that hand gestures aren’t quite as universal as you may initially think. Let’s take a look at just how these gestures can have different meanings around the globe.

Pancakes from around the world

Pancakes from around the world

Well, well, well, who’d have thought it? Another Christian tradition that was influenced by Pagan traditions.