Tuesday, 28 February 2017
Tuesday, 21 February 2017
We very much enjoyed our weekend away in Bruges. While we were there we learnt some interesting things about the city and its inhabitants - both historical facts and more recent curious developments.
Which of the below did you know? Do you have any more surprising Bruges facts to share? Please include them in the comments below!
Friday, 2 September 2016
Tuesday, 16 August 2016
A safari in Africa usually includes an attempt to spot the "Big Five". This includes seeing an African lion, an African elephant, a rhinoceros, a leopard and ... a Cape buffalo.
'Wait!' I hear you cry. 'A buffalo? Not a cheetah or a hippo? Or even a giraffe?'
Nope. The fifth animal that you must see on safari in Africa is definitely the Cape buffalo. I did not make this up.
Wednesday, 10 August 2016
Sunday, 7 August 2016
Any tourist visiting Swahili-speaking Kenya or Tanzania, will quickly learn to greet people they meet with a friendly 'jambo'. And like many other Swahili words it's easy for English speakers to pronounce and really quite nice to say!
However, 'jambo' by itself is usually only really used with foreigners. If you want to make that little bit more effort, the correct greeting is 'hujambo' if you are the first person to speak. The response is 'sijambo'.