Are you wild about cats and wild dogs?

Are you wild about cats and wild dogs?

During the nationwide lockdown, the Endangered Wildlife Trust  will be offering a series of free webinars (times indicated in South Africa Standard Time ‎(UTC+2)‎,  allowing you to discover the outdoors, indoors. Be the first to know about upcoming Wild Chats by signing up to their mailing list   for more information. Zoom  link will be shared the day before each talk.

Dive and discover

Dive and discover

 

So little is known about life in deep environments. Almost every expedition uncovers something new. Dive and discover HERE

More adventures HERE

3 words at a time

3 words at a time

lonely planet

In a country where addresses are scarce, signs are few and far between and most of the country’s pasturelands remain unaddressed, Mongolia has proved notoriously difficult for travellers to navigate. Tourists are often left relying on local landmarks to find their way around – even in the country’s capital, Ulaanbaatar.

To help solve this, Lonely Planet is joining forces with what3words to marry expert travel advice with innovative location technology, enabling travellers to pinpoint locations with exact precision.

what3words is a simple way to talk about location. The company has divided the world into a grid of 3m x 3m squares and assigned each one a unique 3-word address. It means anyone can accurately find any location, anywhere in the world, more quickly, easily and with less ambiguity than any other system.

Now, in recognition of the game-changing technology which is set to revolutionize the way people navigate when they’re on the road, Lonely Planet for the first time will include the three-word addresses for each of the listings in the newest edition of its guidebook to Mongolia.

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This place … it’s yours too

This place … it’s yours too

100% Pure New Zealand

Come and experience a journey where our people and place welcome you in.

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

• If they could speak
• They would invite you in
• This extraordinary part of the world
• It is wide open for sharing
• Our culture … welcomes all cultures
• Let us show you around
• Natural wonders
• Throw you head first
• Beautiful countryside
• Throughout this precious land
• You’re welcome here
• Make yourself at home

I travel for the pictures

I travel for the pictures

  [Marko Roth]

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • I travel to build up new friendships
  • I travel for the thrill
  • I travel for the pictures
  • I travel to let go
  • I travel for that moment

Intersting Facts :

  • Table Mountain, one of the iconic landmarks of South Africa, is one of the oldest mountains in the world – and has more than 2,200 species of plants, 70 percent of which are endemic.
  • A South African fish migration is so huge it can be seen from space. Between May and July every year millions of small silver fish travel in vast shoals from the cold waters off South Africa’s Cape Point up to the coastlines of the northern Eastern Cape and southern KwaZulu-Natal. This annual event is called the Sardine Run. The shoals are so big – 15km long, 3.5km wide and up to 40m deep – they can be seen by satellite. In their wake come hundreds of birds, sharks, whales, dolphins, all eager to feast.
  • South Africa has hosted the football (2010), cricket  (2003) and rugby (1995) world cups – it is the only country in the world other than England to have done so.
  • South Africa hosts the world’s largest bicycle race. The 35,000 riders taking part in the109-km Cape Town Cycle Tour race across Cape Town’s south peninsula and along the spectacular, mountainous coastal road called Chapman’s Peak Drive.
  • South Africa is the largest producer of platinum in the world. In 2014 it produced 110,000kg, more than four times the amount of the next biggest producer, Russia.
  • South Africa is known as the Rainbow Nation. Of South Africa’s almost 55 million population (Stats SA July 2015 estimate), around 80 percent is African, about 9 percent is white and just under 9 percent is mixed race.
  • South Africa was once the world’s number one producer of gold – although 2014 reports ranked South Africa sixth in the world, producing around 6 percent (164.5 tonnes) of the world’s precious metal from its 35 mines.
  • South Africa is full of record-breaking animals. It’s where you’ll find the largest land mammal (elephant), the largest bird (ostrich), the tallest animal (giraffe), the largest fish (whale shark), the largest reptile (leatherback turtle), the fastest land mammal (cheetah) and the largest antelope (eland).
source : expatica.com

 

I travel to change my view

I travel to change my view

 [Marko Roth]

“Follow us as we travel to India, our most thrilling backpacking adventure yet. We went on a safari, hiked to the peak of a mountain, visited impressive Hindu temples, spent the night with friendly locals at a homestay in Wayanad and experienced the unique kitchen of India with its exceptionally delicious fruits & vegetables.”  Check out the full story HERE 

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • I travel to change my view
  • I travel for the taste
  • I travel to feel alive
  • I travel for that moment

 

I travel to get to know the unknown

I travel to get to know the unknown

 [Marko Roth]

“In 2015 we explored Bhutan & Nepal and were absolutely overwhelmed by its beauty. We went rafting in the Barauli river, did a safari in Chitwan National Park to bath with elephants and observe rhinos and tigers, watched the prayers of monks, made friends with the locals, discovered the valley of Paro with horses and climbed the Mount Everest in the Himalaya (not really 😛 but we saw it from an airplane).” Check out the full story HERE 

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • I travel to learn and to forget
  • I travel to redraw my boundaries
  • I travel to come back home
  • I travel for that moment

 

Have you ever had breakfast with giraffes?

Have you ever had breakfast with giraffes?

 [Seeker Stories]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • A split second
  • A man-eater
  • It messes with your sense of scale
  • A conservation biologist
  • A free roaming sanctuary
  • It was modeled on a Scottish hunting lodge
  • It became involved in giraffe conservation
  • A breeding program
  • To help fund the project the owners run a hotel
  • Up-close and personal
  • Soulful creatures
  • You really get a sense of that when you are up-close
  • 9 different sub species of giraffes
  • They are being poached out of existence for their tusks and for their horns
  • Highly endangered
  • Their  numbers have plummeted in recent years
  • Snap a shot
  • Downloaded my photos
  • Coming back year after year
  • Add this to your bucket list
More of Robin Moore’s photos  :  Robin Moore
Visit Giraffe Manor  : Giraffe Manor 
lexical chunks – engvid- videos for the classroom
This place is special, so unique

This place is special, so unique

[Matador Network]

11 Offbeat wildlife destinations in India

India is a country so rich in culture and national heritage that it still attracts hordes of visitors from across the globe, solely to admire its diversity. Famous monuments, heritage sites and exploring the incredible wildlife has its own appeal. Simply watching the wild animals in their natural habitat, has an added charm which draw tourists and locals alike to the jungles like a magnet. The real beauty, however, lies hidden elsewhere, in some of the lesser known wildlife sanctuaries and parks that can be found spread all over India.      READ MORE @ Gamin Traveler