Advent Day 6…. Easter Island, Chile

Easter Island facts! 1. There are some 1000 heads/statues dotted around the island. Their true name is Moai. 2. Initially europeans couldn’t work out how the moai had been moved from the quarries to their current locations as the island were mostly treeless by the time they arrived. Recent studies and theories believe huge groupsContinue reading “Advent Day 6…. Easter Island, Chile”

Advent Day 5…. St. Basil’s Cathedral, Russia

St Basil’s Cathedral facts 1. Ivan Vasilyevich, the first Tsar of Russia, ordered the construction of the cathedral in 1555. 2. Today, Saint Basil’s Cathedral is recognized for its vibrant palette. This was however not its original colour; the beautiful colours were added about 200 years after the building was completed. Originally the cathedral wasContinue reading “Advent Day 5…. St. Basil’s Cathedral, Russia”

Advent Day 4…. Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Angkor Wat Facts 1. Angkor Wat is said to be the world’s largest single religious monument and is situated in the ancient ruins of a city, Angkor. 2. Visitors reach 2 million… ANNUALLY, quite literally not one to be missed. 3. The main temple was built around 1150 ad. It is based on Hindu cosmology,Continue reading “Advent Day 4…. Angkor Wat, Cambodia”

Advent Day 3…. Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Ha Long Bay fact! Just the one as today we have a local legend too!! The bay consists of a dense cluster of around 1,600 limestone islands! Each is topped with thick jungle vegetation which makes the area literally lush. ahaa! According to local legend, when Vietnam started to develop into a country, the Vietnamese peopleContinue reading “Advent Day 3…. Ha Long Bay, Vietnam”

Advent Day 2…. Waitomo Glow Worm Caves, New Zealand

Glow Cave facts! This colourway was beyond fun to dye! A beautiful movement in colour from dark teal with navy speckles through to vivid glowing green. Splashes of turquoise and emerald to give this yarn its full body. You’ll have to scroll all the way down to see how stunning it is when made intoContinue reading “Advent Day 2…. Waitomo Glow Worm Caves, New Zealand”