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St Helena through the eyes of… a diver

Just over 4000 people live on St Helena, each with their own story to tell. Our “Through the eyes of” blog series aims to tell the story of this destination through the eyes of the islanders. This week we have interviewed St Helena diver, Anthony Thomas, about what the diving scene is like on this <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/st-helena-through-the-eyes-of-a-diver/">Read More</a>

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In the footsteps of Napoleon

It would be an understatement to say St Helena’s history is colourful. Through a mixture of settlers, soldiers and slaves the island has seen its fair share of drama. It all started in 1657 when Oliver Cromwell granted the East India Company a charter to govern the island. Financed through trading, St Helena swiftly reached <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/in-the-footsteps-of-napoleon/">Read More</a>

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St Helena Airport: the gorge has reached new heights!

The construction of St Helena Airport has reached new heights as the gorge being raised to carry parts of the runway has hit a new milestone. After a staggering 67,730 truckloads of earth, the gorge which currently stands at 235m above sea level, is roughly 25% completed. The construction team have done an excellent job <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/st-helena-airport-the-gorge-has-reached-new-heights/">Read More</a>

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The 7 Wonders of St Helena

We might be small but our island features a number of natural attractions, holds the weight of an impressive history and boasts breathtaking scenery. Together these elements form the 7 wonders of St Helena, 7 reasons for why you should come to visit one day! Conquer Jacob’s Ladder  Are you ready to walk up the <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/the-7-wonders-of-st-helena/">Read More</a>

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Lost species found on St Helena 137 years later

Even though St Helena is only a small island in the middle of the South Atlantic Ocean, it’s still easy to lose things! The 3mm long leaf hopper hadn’t been seen on the island for 137 years… until now. It was spotted by Conservation Officer from St Helena Government, Lourens Malan, whilst he was exploring <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/lost-species-found-on-st-helena-137-years-later/">Read More</a>

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(Probably) the most remote marathon in the world

Forget New York and London. The St Helena Festival of Running 2013 offers a real running challenge. 44 runners raced to enter the refreshing 3km race, the challenging 10km slog and the incredible 42km marathon (where entering is a feat in itself!) Certainly one of the most remote marathons on the planet, it’s also one <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/probably-the-most-remote-marathon-in-the-world/">Read More</a>

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Making a Wheelie Big Difference: Gravity Rush

An estimated 800 people gathered last Sunday to watch eight DIY go-karts hurtle down Jamestown. Amidst the overturned karts, flying sponges and cheering crowds, the day saw plenty of money raised for a good cause. Organised by social enterprise SHAPE (St Helena’s Active Participation in Enterprise), Gravity Rush raised £1626 towards their annual running costs. <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/making-a-wheelie-big-difference-gravity-rush/">Read More</a>

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St Helena hits the UK airwaves

An impressive 5 million people tuned in to hear Julian Morris, Chief Executive for Economic Development from St Helena’s Government, paint a picture for why our island should be on every traveller’s bucket list. Last month he spread the word of St Helena across 11 radio stations in the UK to explain why St Helena <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/st-helena-hits-the-uk-airwaves/">Read More</a>

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Wanderlust: Last Chance to See

“St Helena represents everything I love about travel in a world where everything is increasingly fixated around electronic gadgets and convenience. Five days to get there; old-fashioned yet real experiences of community and friendship; unspoilt nature and peace; and a history kept relevant by its gritty inhabitants. It’s an island for people who really want <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/wanderlust-last-chance-to-see/">Read More</a>

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A New Perspective of St Helena

These stunning new aerial shots of St Helena just released by Marc Lavaud shows the extraordinary landscape of this island. Located approximately 1,200 miles North West of Cape Town, this tiny British Outpost (just 47 square miles) is a remote hidden gem. These birds’ eye view photos are a great way to show St Helena <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/a-new-perspective-of-st-helena/">Read More</a>

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