chewing gum, environment

Is Chewing Gum Harmful to the Environment? [Infographic]

Did you know that chewing gum is the world’s second most common litter after cigarette buds? Or that conventional gum does not biodegrade because it is made from polymers, which are synthetic plastics? Or most importantly, that in 2011, a British scientist invented a sustainable alternative to chewing gum called Rev7? Check out the following infographic and learn why chewing gum is harmful to the environment.

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Snorkelling vs Scuba Diving, La Digue, Seychelles

Snorkelling vs scuba diving in Seychelles [Infographic]

I just love infographics and thought of sharing with you one that I found particularly interesting. It is on snorkeling and scuba diving in Seychelles and was created by the talented folks at Builtvisible for Raffles Praslin. Expect to find lots of less known info and facts, a “Do’s and Don’ts” guide, and a colorful section on Seychelles’ exotic marine life. I especially like the concise guide about the top dive sites of the area. Did I just hear your “wanderlust alarm” going off?

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Paris for kids, Palais de Tokyo

Paris for kids – Your mini guide

In 2011, my wife nearly dragged me to the plane that would take us for the first time to Paris. Up until then and for no particular reason,  I was never particularly interested in French culture or anything French for that matter. As a teenager, I often listened to French pop music (Les Ritas Mitsouko to be exact, but don’t tell anyone, ok?), but that was my one and only French connection.

However, our first visit to Paris changed it all forever, and four years later, I am the family’s second biggest fan of the French capital. Who’s the biggest? Our daughter! Kids just love Paris and who can blame them? I mean, where else in the world can you find bakeries selling mouthwatering pain au chocolat and freshly baked croissant, with the same density as in Paris? But enough with why I love Paris…

After spending a week in the French capital with our daughter last February, I came up with the following mini guide to “Paris for kids”.

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