Tag Archives: Geography

A Visit to Botallack Mine on the Tin Coast

Botallack is a key location on the ‘Tin Coast’, part of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site. Much of the landscape of this area was transformed in the 18th and early 19th centuries as a result … Continue reading

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New ‘Blue Reserves’ to Protect Marine Environment

I was fortunate enough to get a few decent days at Ladram Bay in the good weather this month before the storms blew in. Apart from giving me a great opportunity to study the fascinating geology of this part of … Continue reading

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Drink Tap Water to Reduce Plastic Bottle Use in Iceland

Tap water in Iceland is of such good quality – fresh and straight from the glaciers – that it always shocks me to see so many tourists spending out on bottled water. A recent survey of people in North America … Continue reading

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Disappearing Glaciers in Iceland – OK Glacier and Solheimajokull

One of the highlights of my regular trips to Iceland is a visit to the Solheimajokull glacier in the south of the country. This is one of the most accessible glaciers in Iceland, and it provides an excellent opportunity to … Continue reading

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Chasing Geography Textbooks in a Camper Van 7 – Stonehenge and Avebury

The camper van continues to explore in 2019! The purpose of the project started last year is explained below: I often zoom past Stonehenge while travelling on the A303, and haven’t visited this famous monument close-up since childhood. So I … Continue reading

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Space Travel – Future Tourist Boom?

With the 50th anniversary of the moon landing celebrated last month, it reminds me of some changes that will need to be made to any lessons on modern tourism. We now have to consider the concept of ‘space tourism’ becoming … Continue reading

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New Population Data For The Classroom

Some recently released population data from the United Nations show some interesting future projections. Four of the 10 most populous countries in the world – Brazil, Bangladesh, Russia and Mexico – will no longer be among the top 10 in … Continue reading

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