Polly 7 on October 9th, 2012

I was very excited to visit a country called Vanuatu. which is an island nation in the South Pacific.  Shane told me that it used to be called New Hebrides before independence in 1980, and that power for the country before independence was shared by two governments – United Kingdom and France! We visited Tanna […]

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Polly 2 on May 13th, 2011

Pompeii is a partially buried Roman town which is located near Naples in Italy. The town was destroyed and completely buried in 79 A.D. when the nearby volcano, Mount Vesuvius, erupted over a two day period. It was so deeply buried, that it wasn’t rediscovered for almost 1700 years. There has been ongoing excavation since […]

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Polly 11 on March 5th, 2011

In December I went to Nicaragua and did something really risky — I spent a morning at the edge of an active volcano, at the Masaya Volcano National Park. It smelled like sulfur dioxide gas, was really smoky, and could have erupted at any minute! Everybody who drives there has to back their car into […]

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