Category Archives: Human World

Icelandic Tongue Twisters

I have been travelling to Iceland on a regular basis for a number of years now, and am slowly making progress with the native language. However, there are many pretty challenging words and place names to get your tongue around … Continue reading

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Is That Sea Water Fit To Bathe In?

    I recently completed a piece of work focusing on tourism in my own area – with particular reference to the quality of sea bathing water. My research led me to the excellent Environment Agency web site, where I … Continue reading

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What Are Our Perceptions Of Countries Around The World?

Exeter International is a Florida-based travel agency that specialises in arranging trips to Russia and Central Europe. I came across them while researching a possible future trip to Russia, and was interested to read about a project they completed examining … Continue reading

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Giant Geo Graffiti

I would imagine a number of geography teachers have used this powerful image in their lessons on international migration: But do you know the story behind the artist? This giant image (65 feet tall) appeared on the USA – Mexico … Continue reading

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Sink Holes Around The World

I came across an interesting article in the Guardian newspaper recently – looking at some of the enormous sink holes that have opened up around the world: https://www.theguardian.com/cities/gallery/2016/nov/08/biggest-city-sinkholes-fukuoka-around-world-in-pictures? The photos included here would make great mystery lesson starters, like this … Continue reading

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How Much Of The UK IS Built On?

The BBC published a fascinating web article last week that should be of interest to geographers. It was titled ‘How Much Of Your Area Is Built On?’, and allows you to find out exactly how the land is used in … Continue reading

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Iceland – Reaching A Tourism Tipping Point?

Iceland has become such a popular tourist destination in recent years, a number of tensions are beginning to appear. The exponential rise in visitor numbers is in danger of threatening the very beauty people travel to Iceland to enjoy. Iceland’s … Continue reading

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