The Oasis of the Seas

A floating city

The biggest cruise ship will soon make its first trip.

It has even got a park

Of course there are many rooms (the biggest rooms even have a grand piano), and also 22 restaurants.

View from above

It certainly looks impressive, but what about its carbon footprint?


Masai Mara

This is savannah

Met a few students from Kenya at university yesterday. They were really interesting to talk with. It took me back to a trip I took to Kenya many years ago, when I went on safari in the Masai Mara national park, stunning place.

Uluru / Ayers Rock view from above

Uluru from above
No climbing!

It was given the name Ayers Rock by white settlers to Australia, but the original aboriginal name is Uluru, which is fast becoming the common name.

Not so many years ago hundreds of people would climb this rock every day, it only took a few hours. But the local people objected strongly since, for them, Uluru is a sacred site, so now hardly anyone climbs, and most people enjoy this fantastic site from the ground or the air.