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Learning That Seals Smell at Horsey, Norfolk

I’ve seen elephants, sloths, cheetahs, monkeys and alligators. I’ve seen giant crabs, turtles and eagle rays but I had never seen seals in the wild before. The seas around the UK are abundant with places to spot the cheeky faced mammals but my knowledge of seals extended only to that they were quite smelly when I saw them at the zoo that one time.

A rainy visit to Norfolk finally gave me the chance to check out some of our home grown natural beauty.

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An Unexpected Highlight of Belize: The Chicken Drop

We returned from our day caving at the ATM caves and I found I was locked out of my room. The tribulations of tour life, eh? I did what any other sensible person would do in Belize, settled down into the hotel’s gardens, Belikin in hand and waited with the iguanas until everyone else had finished getting ready for dinner.

Drawn in by the colourful décor, stomach rumbling smells and the happy tunes of reggae, we picked out Flayva’s bar and grill straight away. We gained new friends before even the first round had been bought, most notably an old rasta fella who claimed it was his birthday. We sang him Happy Birthday – probably the 7th time he’s heard it this year!

Photos of Flayva's Bar & Grill, San Ignacio
This photo of Flayva’s Bar & Grill is courtesy of TripAdvisor

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Exploring the Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) Caves

I woke up full of fear.

Firstly, Jacob, the Tucan guide, had been adamant that the day spent exploring the Actun Tunichil Muknal (commonly called ATM) caves was normally a highlight of everyone’s trip. I however, am pretty claustrophobic and have never been completely happy on any cave experiences I’ve had before. I’m not sure if it’s the lack of immediate exit, the crushing feeling of being underground or the actual physical small spaces but it has often taken a lot of deep breathing to get me through the caves.

Secondly, I had to wear Crocs with socks. I couldn’t imagine anything worse.

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Pop Up Screens London – An Alternative to Somerset House?

Being the extremely disorganised group of friends that we are, we didn’t manage to get tickets to any films showing at Somerset House this summer. For the unaware, Somerset House show films in a massive open air cinema every summer in collaboration with Film 4. I’ve never been, but it looks like a beautiful location to watch cult classics surrounded by lots of like minded people. Unfortunately, the tickets can sell out very quickly.

Then we heard about Pop Up Screens. They’ve been setting up in different parks across London every weekend and will be until the 21st September. There’s been a huge selection of films shown so far and some pretty cool ones coming up too. Pulp Fiction anyone? The tickets are cheaper than Somerset House at £8, which isn’t that far off a normal cinema ticket nowadays.

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