They don’t call it KILL-imanjaro for nothing

African elephants Mount Kilimanjaro

Hiking enthusiast and explorer Sachin Shah recently visited Tanzania to take on the mighty Mount Kilimanjaro. Unfortunately he didn’t make it to the summit, but was able to learn a lot about himself on the way.


The culture of travel

culture of travel

Travel wouldn’t be travel unless you experience what exactly makes the destination come alive. By travelling to different places you get to experience a variety of cultures first-hand from different beliefs and values to a whole new language. Travelling opens your eyes and allows you to experience things that are not common or unheard of in your own culture. It is a great way of learning. Learning about someone else’s culture will enable you to see things in a different light and gain a new perspective, it will also allow you to get to know them better from which you can draw similarities and differences between your culture to theirs.


5 ultimate experiences in Australia

Kangaroo in Australia

Australia is the place to visit for anyone looking for adventure, exotic sites, friendly people and breathtaking nature. The Land Down Under has it all and then some, but there are a few locations that take priority on the list of things to see and do.


Finding a Summer Job in the UK

London, UK

The UK is the land of Manchester United, the Beatles, making awkward eye contact with strangers on the tube and eating roast dinners in the pub with someone’s drunken aunt. Admittedly, British summers can be a bit disappointing weather-wise, but if you’re looking for something to do this summer, spending a month or two in Britain can really help you boost your English language skills, and teach you a lot about yourself and the country.


Get inspired with Brazilian cuisine

Rio de Janiero, Brazil, Brazilian Cuisine

Brazil’s name over the years has been closely associated with images of football, favelas (poor neighbourhoods), beaches and bikini-clad women playing volleyball. Although it is true that it does indeed have all these things, it cannot solely be defined by them. There are many beautiful places in Brazil with some of the kindest and warmest people I have ever met. Brazilian cuisine is a melting pot of its very mixed heritage, with the country home to people from almost every continent on the planet. In this article however, I shall limit myself to a single slice of south east Brazil, the vibrant city of Rio de Janeiro.


Europe to China and beyond from £228/€290 return

Beijing, China

Ever wanted to visit the Great Wall, see the pandas, get lost under the lights of Shanghai or just enjoy some great Chinese food? Well now may be your chance to do so, thanks to two separate deals with award winning SAS Airlines. Fly from Europe to China from only £229/€290 return throughout the year.

Having found a super cheap deal to China at the end of 2015, I didn’t regret a moment of the time I spent in the beautiful country,


Guadeloupe: Caribbean paradise

Bouillante, Guadeloupe

The French archipelago of Guadeloupe is situated in the sunny and beautiful Caribbean, more precisely, sandwiched between the island of Dominica to the south and Antigua & Barbuda and Montserrat to the north. The archipelago of Guadeloupe is comprised of 6 main islands – Basse-Terre (where the island’s capital is located), Grande-Terre, Les Saintes, La Désirade, Marie-Galante and Petit Terre. Each island has its own charm and offers many exciting activities. (more…)

Christmas in Pyongyang, North Korea

Ryugyong Hotel, Pyongyang, North Korea

“Does Kim Jong Un live in Pyongyang?”  A rather ‘safe’ question I thought to myself. The response I got “probably”, with minimum eye contact as our Korean tour guide hastily looked away. Other members of the group looked at me as if to say ‘that was awkward’. The secrets of North Korea stay in North Korea…


Vegetarian restaurants in Beijing

Vegetarian restaurants in Beijing

The Chinese are famous for eating just about anything! You just have to walk on the streets of Beijing to see all kinds of animals in various shapes and sizes hanging from restaurant windows. As a vegetarian, so many of my friends had said to me “you are going to struggle for food in China”. The reality once I got there, was far from it. Here are some of my top picks for vegetarian restaurants in Beijing.


Top tips for the fearful flyer

Fear of flying, plane from above

Over the past year, a number of my friends seem to have developed an unexpected fear of flying. Interestingly, for all of them this fear has stemmed from one bad experience, which has totally shifted their perception of air travel. Statistically, air travel is safer than ever before, with 2015 the safest year in aviation history. With over 34 million flights a year, the accident rate is 1 fatal passenger flight accident per 4,857,000 flights. Pretty good odds if you ask me. Perhaps the frequency of high profile plane crashes has made people more aware of the dangers of air travel, or the atmospheric conditions caused by El Niño causing more turbulence in the air. Either way, there are things you can to to make sure you are more comfortable when it comes to taking your next flight.


Travel tip: How to save money on your next holiday

Image by Moyan Brenn -

Its that time of the year again.  The festive season has passed and as winter sets in thoughts inevitably turn to holiday, where when, how and most importantly the cost. There are various things that a typical traveller can do to save costs not only on flights but often on accommodation. Earth Uncovered shares some of the top money saving tips for your next holiday.


Light up your life with these amazing images from London’s light festival

1.8 London at Lumiere London

From the 14th – 17th January 2016, the streets of central London were illminated as the city played host to the Lumiere London lights festival. Developed by creative producers Artichoke and supported by the Mayor of London the free to attend event saw 30 artworks across four main areas: King’s Cross; Mayfair and Grosvenor Square; Piccadilly, Regent Street, Leicester Square and St James’s; and Trafalgar Square and Westminster. Earth Uncovered shares some of the best pictures from Lumiere London.


Reflecting on the past, looking to the future

Reflecting - Berlin Reichstag

With 2015 at an end, Earth Uncovered Editor-in-Chief reflects on some of the key moments in 2015 and shares some of highlights for 2016.


Why taking a gap year was the best decision ever!

Swimming gap year

Contrary to what many people said to me, my gap year was the best experience of my young life to date. From sightseeing to meeting new people from all over the world and partying all at the same time, it could not have been any better than what it was! If it wasn’t for my parents encouraging me or had my brother not set the trend by taking a gap year a few years earlier then I would not have these wonderful memories to share and re-live by photos.


5 unusual places to stay in Amsterdam

Hotel not Hotel Amsterdam

With canals dating back over 200 years, quaint cafe’s and great artistic scene, it’s no surprise that Amsterdam is hot on destination list of many travellers. No longer the stag-do capital it was once notorious for, in recent years Amsterdam seen a new lease of life as the red light district has transformed itself in to one of Europe’s most hipster hotspots.  Earth Uncovered shares some of the more unusual places to stay in the Dutch capital.