Not all wolves of legend prowl the forest. You’ll also find them near springs, lakes and even the ocean, but not in the way you’d expect. For instance, in one 12th-century myth, a wolf helped create the Japanese spa town of Misasa Onsen. Samurai Samanosuke was on his way to pray when he saw … Continue reading Wolves and Water in Myth and Folklore
Frightened and dishevelled, Ares the pup was found in a landfill. Alberta, too wild to be tamed, was cramped in a cage for 15 months, and Lara was nearly crippled by a gunshot. Until recently, their future was uncertain, and not only due to their history: they are wolf hybrids, a contentious issue in Italy. … Continue reading An Unwelcome Mix: Wolf Hybridisation in Italy
From the Big Bad Wolf to ‘Grandma’, everyone’s heard of wolves in books and film. But what about video games, which are now bigger than Hollywood movies? Are wolves just cannon fodder, or is the gamer like Little Red Riding Hood? The answer may surprise you. Thanks to the bafflingly popular Goat Simulator, there’s been … Continue reading Wolves in Video Games: Just a Pack of Pixels?
Although lions and horses steal the limelight, wolf statues do make the odd appearance. And sometimes ‘odd’ is the operative word! The most famous is probably the Capitoline she-wolf, who, according to legend, nursed the founders of Rome - Romulus and Remus. Surprisingly, she was sculpted some time before the twins, and her 5th Century … Continue reading Are There Any Statues of Wolves?
Are you looking for culture, adventure or nature? Find all three with our new Beautiful Brunei Stopover package! From just B$696/£323 per person covers all accommodation, transfers, main meals, tours and light refreshments. Day 1 The best way to recover from a long flight is fresh air, good food and a change of scenery. We’ll be there … Continue reading Experience Beautiful Brunei
Brunei’s only luxury hotel, the 6-star Empire won a TripAdvisor certificate of excellence in 2015. Here are six reasons to book this bayside gem of South-east Asia. Grand interiors Stepping into the beautiful entrance hall with its swirling marble floors, white and gold marble pillars and glorious bay windows, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d … Continue reading Six Reasons to Stay at Brunei’s 6-Star Empire Hotel
If you visit Brunei in February, you’ll probably see flocks of summer-yellow flags flapping from houses, shops and even people’s cars. That’s because Brunei National Day is on the horizon! Although it gained independence from the British on 1st January 1984, Brunei traditionally celebrates National Day on 23rd February, in the very place that … Continue reading Brunei National Day