Nova Scotia, Canada

Nova Scotia is as remote as it is comparatively unpopulated, and if you want to get away from it all, this is the place to go. Halifax is the capital, and from here a long drive north will get you to Cape Breton Island, where the spectacular coastlines and abundant wildlife, including Black Bears and Read More

Excavation of Mare aux Songes, Mauritius

Almost all Dodo bones in the world’s museums were found at this site. Read More

Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town has all the luxuries of modern cities, yet retains an inexpensive economy. It is dominated by the spectacular Table Mountain, which on most days has a veil of white cloud covering the summit. It is possible to hike to the top or to take a cable car ride, both of which provide spectacular Read More

Okasaki, Japan

Okasaki is one of the smaller cities, situated on the largest Japanese island of Honshu. Although it is a modern city, it still retains a large proportion of small, traditional houses. Okasaki benefits from an almost crime-free environment, and it was extremely pleasurable to be able to walk around the city late at night to Read More

Books by Julian Hume

Lost Land of the Dodo Anthony Cheke and Julian Hume Uninhabited by humans, the Mascarene Islands of the Indian Ocean were once home to an extraordinary range of birds and reptiles: giant tortoises, parrots, skinks, geckos, burrowing boas, flightless rails and herons, and, most famously, dodos. But the discovery of the three isolated islands in Read More

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