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Mount Agung to Blow?

September 25, 2017

Increased frequency and strength of tremors surrounding Mount Agung, Bali, is strongly suggesting that an eruption is imminent.

Geography behind the Mexico Earthquake

September 19, 2017

What caused the magnitude 7.1 earthquake in Mexico yesterday?

Mexico is located where three different tectonic plates, the North American, Cocos and Pacific, meet. Yesterdays earthquake was caused as a result of the subduction** of the Cocos plate under the North American plate. The USGS measures this movement to be a rapid 76 millimeters a year, resulting in huge pressure building up which occasionally releases resulting in an earthquake.

You can find a very simple animation of this process HERE.

**subduction describes the motion of one plate sliding under the other at a convergent plate boundary.

Click below to donate and send aid to Mexico.

Snow Leopard no longer Endangered

September 15, 2017

I was very excited to read today that the Snow Leopard is no longer endangered. This was announced by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The species conservation status has been changed to vulnerable, meaning that they are certainly not out of danger yet, however, it is a start.

The Girls by Emma Cline

September 14, 2017

I finished reading this fantastic book yesterday and I could not recommend it more to anyone. I am ashamed to admit that I do not read as much as I used to, however, I was absolutely hooked by this book. It is cleverly written, with a simple, but highly affective, plot. 

Driving the Scenic Route from Pula to Zadar

September 10, 2017

Making the drive to Zadar for some serious R & R following a mad weekend at Outlook Festival in Pula, we were privy to some fabulous views like this one.

Returned home from Outlook Festival, Croatia

September 12, 2017

You will be pleased to know that I arrived home, in one piece (just), from wonderful Outlook Festival in Croatia. After completing the scenic and mountainous 5 hour drive from Zadar to Pula, we arrived at the festival carpark. It took us a while to lug all our bits and bobs round to the festival entrance. With the tent safely rigged, we realised we were camping next to a crazy group of Irish who we quickly befriended. Be warned.. Croatia is subject to much rain, clue in how green it is, therefore, it is important to pack a sense of humour and similar items one would take to a festival in the UK. 

 

With stages nestled among the old Pula fort, every artist you will watch has a fabulous and different backdrop. From the Main Stage (Clearing), which dominates the highest section of the Istrian Peninsula, to The Moat, a small stage one has to climb down into with its high walls, one will not be disappointed by the various viewing platforms.

An absolute week to remember - thank you Outlook!

Nottinghill Carnival

August 26, 2017

What a fantastic day spent dancing around at this exciting celebration of Caribbean culture with all the vibrant colours and exciting festivities. 

My lovely weekend in Pembrokeshire, Wales

August 18, 2017

An activity packed weekend spent in Pembrokeshire, surfing, walking, sailing and (ofc) pubbing.

Secret Garden Party

July 20, 2017

Could this really be the LAST EVER SECRET GARDEN PARTY?!?! 

A fantastic arts and music festival, comprised of wacky parties, live music, glitter, paint, talent and joyous people. 

Lets try and convince the organisers to continue this annual party!

Graduation

July 16, 2017

Lara graduates from the University of Leeds with a Bsc degree, Environmental Science (Industrial), 2.1.

A happy day had by all. It was great to see everyone climb those stairs and accept their certificate, recognising the four years of hard work. Well done!

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About Me

My name is Lara Hough and I am a part time travel blogger, from the UK, aiming to inspire fellow travellers to make good decisions when making their trip's across the world.

 

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