Mar 25, 2013
When visiting Japan, many people travel specifically to see the beautiful cherry blossoms with their dusky pink petals. However, what is not well known is that the total blossoming time of the Sakura trees is very short, typically allowing only two or perhaps three weeks per year to enjoy them.
Japan is lucky enough to have over 100 varieties of cherry trees, with the Yamazakura being the most common, and...
Mar 18, 2013
What does air pollution mean to you? Most people would answer by saying that the specific type of pollution that impacts environmental air quality is known as air pollution. Hence, things like smog, haze, and other airborne contaminants are considered an intrinsic part of such air pollution. While this belief is not incorrect, it is not the complete truth either. In other words, while the external air...
Mar 13, 2013
At this time of year the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is quite a holiday hotspot for our European friends. With temperatures sitting in the very pleasant 70s (Fahrenheit) and an average of around 8.5 hours of sunshine each day it’s easy to understand why. However, there’s far more to places like Abu Dhabi and Dubai than a wealth of sunshine and luxury living. Fine food is fast becoming one of the...