Tag Archives: adventure

Tintin Geographies: A glimpse of the past

Tintin, a young Belgian investigative journalist who travels the world and has amazing adventures, is one of the most successful comic book characters ever made. Originally starting off as a weekly installment comic strip in the Belgian newspaper Le Petit … Continue reading

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Geographical Heroes: Richard Francis Burton

Sir Richard Burton studied at Oxford University where his passionate temperament earned him the name ‘Ruffian Dick’. He followed his fathers footsteps and joined the army,spending eight years in India. During this time he mastered Arabic, Hindi, ad six regional … Continue reading

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Geographical Heroes: Mary Kingsley

Mary Kingsley (1862-1900) was the first European to visit several parts of West Africa. She was the daughter of the Doctor, naturalist and writer George Kinglsey, and many of her fathers interests became her own. She was self-taught, using her … Continue reading

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UP: A Film review through a geographers lens

‘Up’ is a refreshing children’s animation film that not only addresses issues aimed at a young persons perspective, it looks at the bigger picture of how change occurs around everyone as they age though life on planet Earth. Beginning with … Continue reading

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Geographical Heroes: Ernest Shackleton

The Merseyside Maritime museum held an exhibition entitled: Endurance: Shackleton’s Antarctic adventure.  A fascinating exhibition which prompted me to included Shackleton in this documentation of geographical heroes. ”The epic story of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s 1914 Endurance expedition is an incredible … Continue reading

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Geographical Heroes – An Introduction

Over the coming months I will be writing about key people who are, or have been, involved in geography, exploration or adventure in one way or another. There are so many interesting people that have explored the world, made new … Continue reading

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UNESCO World Heritage challenge: Sites visited

So, as a start to my UNESCO World heritage sites challenge. I needed to investigate the list a little further and tick off places I have already visited. I will still write a post for these sites and dig out … Continue reading

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