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Saints Fly Home For The Very First Time

SA Airlink Lands First Commercial Passenger Flight At St Helena Airport | Sharon Henry The feel good factor oozing around St Helena Airport today was just fantastic to witness. The very first commercial passenger flight into St Helena took place; an Avro RJ85 aircraft

By |2018-05-03T08:39:49+00:00May 3rd, 2017|Amazing People, Culture, St Helena|30 Comments

Time-Lapse St Helena: Music Man James

JAMES FANTOM, 24, MUSICIAN, HALF WAY | Sharon Henry Time-Laspe is a blog feature designed to capture segments of time, life and culture through stories told by the people of St Helena. "My love for music started when I was going to middle school in America (aged 11). I made a friend who played guitar and I thought wouldn't it be cool if we started a band, because at that age you're just trying to be cool right? So I started playing drums. But I picked up the guitar too, and I could tell that, like, I had some sort of natural talent with music and I got better quicker than a lot of people did.

By |2017-05-11T02:24:51+00:00April 11th, 2017|Amazing People, Culture, St Helena|3 Comments

Get Fit Like Nobody’s Watching – Early Morning Exercise In Hanoi

THE CITY WHERE EXERCISE IS CULTURE | Darrin Henry Watching people doing early morning exercise in Hanoi on the Hồ Hoàn Kiếm Lake is a phenomenon we’ll never forget. There’s a crazy little thing photographers tend to do; set the alarm for stupid o’clock to

By |2018-03-23T00:39:24+00:00April 7th, 2017|Amazing People, City Life, Culture, Sport, Vietnam|2 Comments

The Day We Ran The Rocky Steps

Paying Homage To Philadelphia’s Favourite Son | Darrin Henry How many people back in the 70s and 80s tried drinking raw eggs after watching Sylvester Stallone do it in the movie, Rocky? Ughh, that was disgusting! The first Rocky film (1976) has just finished showing on MNet’s Action channel on

By |2017-05-27T01:01:01+00:00March 19th, 2017|City Life, Culture, Tourist Attraction, USA|0 Comments

Country Shops of St Helena, Part 1 – Family Traditions

The Shops And Keepers Behind The Counter | Sharon Henry As a young child I remember running errands to buy hot, fresh bread from the town bakers, waiting for a quarter pound of cheese to be cut and balance-weighed to order and buying single cigarettes

By |2018-04-29T07:56:39+00:00March 17th, 2017|Amazing People, Culture, St Helena|17 Comments

Time-Lapse St Helena: The Flax Sorter

Cyril Legg, 74, Farmer, Levelwood | Sharon Henry "I used to work in the flax mill sorting flax at Woody Ridge until I damaged my hand. It got chopped across the knuckles with a sickle, accidentally. After all these years I still can't bend my fist.

By |2017-05-12T03:26:49+00:00March 1st, 2017|Amazing People, Culture, St Helena|20 Comments

St Helena Coffee – Growing One Of The World’s Best

Cultivating A Centuries Old Original | Sharon Henry "The only thing I don't like about coffee is drinking it!" laughs a chief picker at the Bamboo Hedge coffee plantation on St Helena - which just so happens to supply of one of the world's most prized and

By |2018-09-06T13:59:49+00:00February 17th, 2017|Culture, Food and Drink, St Helena|20 Comments

Bertrand’s Cottage, St Helena

Lally Brown | PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE When Napoleon Bonaparte arrived on the island of St Helena October 1815 to begin his exile, he was accompanied by an entourage of twenty-four people, including Count Henri-Gatien Bertrand, his wife Fanny and their three children.

By |2017-07-21T13:09:38+00:00January 17th, 2017|Culture, St Helena, Tourist Attraction|18 Comments

The Spirit and Traditions of Christmas on St Helena

St Helena Christmas Photo Album | Sharon Henry The best time to visit St Helena is at Christmas when the agapanthus bloom, lights go up, carollers sing and the streets play host to festive parades. At this time of year so many Saints return home for family holidays you can

By |2018-08-03T01:07:05+00:00December 23rd, 2016|Culture, St Helena|7 Comments
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