Are you scared of snakes? Lots of people are. It’s called ophidiophobia and scientists say that this might be a kind of evolutionary response going way back. After all, some snakes can be deadly and others can give a really sore bite. Snakes have always been depicted as being evil So it is no wonder… Continue reading Scared of snakes?
OK, last week I got you with my imaginary worst hotel ever. I must admit I did get a bit convinced by this myself – it almost became real as I was writing it and yes I was inspired somewhat by Fawlty Towers. But the sad thing is that I was also inspired by real… Continue reading Hotel misadventures
This is a biting question!
Mosquitoes are strange creatures. It seems that there are different varieties all over the world with very different patterns of behaviour. Now you would think that they would be worse in hot tropical locations – but that is not my experience. I grew up in South Africa and of course mosquitoes are very common there. … Continue reading This is a biting question!
Would you like bugs with that?
Bugs can be a deal-breaker. Just as you have that tropical package all sewn up and ready to go THAT question jumps up. “Er, do you think there will be bugs there?”. Well, it’s Costa Rica. Pretty good chance of there being bugs. Same thing in Belize, or Mexico or Africa. Bugs kinda like hanging… Continue reading Would you like bugs with that?
Well the bugs on the airline anyway – apparently Ryan Air had to fumigate one of their aircraft when ticks were discovered on board. I am sure that all sorts of bugs are found on planes…. probably hanging about for those half eaten sandwiches stuffed down the seat back magazine holder. Ticks are particularly nasty however. … Continue reading Bloodsucking airlines