Category Archives: Travel

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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Map Squeeze Balls and Bubble Wrap Maps?

I don’t know if these geographical oddities will ever become a reality, but they are interesting ideas. The object shown in the image to the left is called an ‘Egg Map’, and is designed for urban explorers to use instead … Continue reading

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Can You Name The Most Visited Cities of 2017?

  I love a good list – always handy to use with a class in those odd blank few minutes that sometimes appear at the end of a lesson. Sometimes, whole lesson sequences can be planned around them.   The … 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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Would Your Students Spot Missing Countries On A World Map?

I always liked using an ‘upside down’ world map in the classroom – like this one available from http://www.hemamaps.com It challenges pupils’ perceptions – while at the same time maintaining accuracy of a good world map. However, I came across … Continue reading

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