Islands

Isla Mujeres (Island Week 5)

Cozumel may be the best-known island off the coast of the Yucatán, but Isla Mujeres rivals—if not surpasses—the beauty of that vacation destination. As this sign will tell you, Isla Mujeres is the easternmost point of Mexico. In fact, it’s…

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Wednesday, 29th September 2010

Suwarrow (Island Week 5)

Do you think it’s possible in today’s world to have an unclaimed treasure chest buried on a beautiful, remote island in the south Pacific? Well if there’s anywhere in the world that it might be possible, it would be Suwarrow…

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Tuesday, 28th September 2010

The Sea Forts of Copenhagen (Island Week 5)

In the waters off the Danish capital, there are three artificial islands1 created as sea forts to protect Copenhagen harbour. Situated about 3km from shore is the largest of the three, Middelgrundsfortet, which is actually the world’s largest sea fort.…

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Monday, 27th September 2010

Island Week 5

Those of you paying close attention to our broadcasting schedule will no doubt have noticed that we missed this year’s annual Island Week, which began taking place in August 2006. Those of you paying even closer attention might have noticed…

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Monday, 27th September 2010

Exploring Hong Kong with Google Street View (Part 1)

Hong Kong is one of those places that is known for its skyline, its unique topography—and for being the most prominent example of a colony handed back to its government. If you’ve never been there (as I haven’t), it’s hard…

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Friday, 4th June 2010

World’s Shortest Commercial Flight

The world’s shortest commercial flight is between the airports on the islands of Papa Westray and Westray in the Orkney Islands. Part of the daily service operated by Logan Air, the journey has a scheduled duration of just 2 minutes…

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Tuesday, 30th March 2010
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