The vast majority of our planet has long been discovered and well documented by science. But what of those remote locations which remain largely unexplored due to their isolated positioning or political volatility? This week we’ll be taking a look at these mysterious places. Today we take you to Papua New Guinea, where the inaccessible highland forests are slowly being uncovered by modern science.
We’ve really enjoyed 2011 here at Frontier, sending volunteers to countless projects all over the world and hearing about their amazing experiences. What better way to end the year than by looking back at what have turned out to be our most popular projects and destinations? Where will you go in 2012?
If you've got the post-Christmas blues, our latest Photo of the Week is very much designed as a little pick-me-up for you. How could these little guys not make you smile? Thanks to Rasmus Juul for this one.
Today we meet the Pescods. In July 2010, Richard Pescod and his son Jonathan went out to our Big Cats, Primates and Turtle Conservation Project in Costa Rica. With another Frontier project booked for July 2012 in Madagascar, we caught up with this jet-setting family to find out more about their experiences and what they're looking forward to.
Yesterday we looked at some of the weird and wonderful ways that people celebrate Christmas around the world. Not satisfied, we decided to look into some of the different Christmas cuisine customs that have either been, or continue to be practiced around the world.
"As a group of students we spent our days on a building site helping in the construction of a neighbourhood care point (primarily kitchen and classrooms). One of the things I really enjoyed about this was having the chance to actually do some manual labour with such a visible result."
This week Into the Wild, we're getting ourselves into the Christmas spirit. This time of year is all about tradition. We saw yesterday in our festive special 'Hox Pops' that for some, these traditions can be a little on the strange side. So we thought we'd take a little look at some of the other weird ways that people around the world celebrate Christmas.
We couldn't resist wrapping up and braving the streets of Hoxton to ask passers-by about their thoughts on Christmas. As always, we met some very interesting characters, and always, we got some great answers.