What's It Like Moving From The World's Smallest Countries To London?
World cities like London are lauded as shiny beacons of creativity, diversity and progress. But have we really got it so right? Maybe Londoners could learn a thing or two from the world's titchiest countries. We spoke to two guys living in London ...
Tuvalu: Where the sky meets the sea
New Zealand Herald
On we go and eventually Villi drops me back at the main beach just in time for a sundowner at Vaiaku Lagi Hotel, the only hotel in town. It has a pleasant outlook to the horizon that is broken only by foreign fishing vessels. Commercial fishing rights ...
Tuvalu: Visiting one of the world's tiniest countries
On the plus side, there are plenty of places to stay (a government-owned hotel, and about a dozen family-owned guesthouses and B&Bs on Funafuti's main island). English is the official language (once part of a British protectorate called the Gilbert and ...
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to be Awarded Tuvalu Order of Merit
The couple visited Tuvalu from 18-19 September. They toured around Funafuti Island and saw a tree that The Queen planted in 1982, watched local sporting events, and enjoyed a traditional state banquet dinner hosted by the Tuvaluan Governor-General ...
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Six countries with GDPs smaller than a Premier League transfer kitty
Premier League transfer spending just gets sillier and sillier. Manchester United paid £89m for Paul Pogba this month (just four years after they let him join Juventus free of charge), taking their pre-season outgoings to £157.25m. Combine that with ...
The world's funniest airport codes include a NOB in Costa Rica, a BUM in the US and OMG in Namibia
Checking in your bags at the airport is by far the most tedious part of a holiday, but bizarrely, the codes airlines use for your destination airport could make the task a million times better. Each airport has to be abbreviated to three letters and ...
On front line of climate change as Maldives fights rising seas
White sand circles picked out by the sun in sparkling blue seas are the first signs that my plane has arrived at the Maldives, a tropical paradise spread over almost 1200 islands. Unfortunately, the nation is facing a rise in sea levels and the ...
Have you flown to BUM, LOL or FUN? The world's funniest airport codes revealed
Any flier facing a journey to DIE (Arrachart Airport, Madagascar) or SUX (Sioux Gateway, United States), isn't going to expect too much from their destination. But these abbreviations are just some of the unintentionally rude, comical or unfortunate ...
The Obamas' new $5.3m DC home is fitted with enhanced security systems and renovated to include TWO offices as ...
With just one month left until President Obama's steps down, renovations to his new home are underway with plans to upgrade the security system and transform part of the garage into a home office. Barack and Michelle Obama are moving into a $5.3million ...
Tuvalu and the Solomon Islands: a Pacific welcome for the royal couple
They can be relied on to give the Duke and Duchess a warm Polynesian welcome – despite the Windsors having form here: when Princess Margaret came to the capital, Funafuti, in 1978 to attend Tuvalu's independence celebrations, she declined to leave ...
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