This week, Eye on Travel broadcasts from one of the most remote locations on the planet–St Helena Island. Deep in the middle of nowhere in the South Atlantic Ocean, this is a place that’s hard to get to, but you definitely want to be there. St Helena has a fascinating history–the second British colony and where Napolean was exiled in 1815 (also where he died). Joining the program is Adam Sizeland, Curator of the Museum of St Helena, who shares the interesting history of the island, which was discovered by accident and kept secret for decades. Jeremy Harris, Director of the St Helena National Trust, explains why St Helena isn’t a mass market destination, and why that’s a good idea. Then, resident journalist Emma Weaver talks about the biodiversity of the island and why it’s a perfect case study of disconnection. And Craig Yon, co-owner of the Blue Lantern and dive master, confirms Peter’s big fish story about their trip around the island and how many tuna they caught…There’s all this and more as Eye on Travel broadcasts from the Saint FM Radio Station on St Helena Island.
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John Tyrrell, Writer and Blogger at Reflections on A Journey to St Helena, shares insights about the exile of the island’s most famous prisoner–Napoleon Bonaparte.
Jeremy Harris, Director of the St Helena National Trust, talks about the environment of the island, which is home to over 30 unique species. St Helena’s main challenge is maintaining the balance between its progress and preservation. He also explains why St Helena is a unique travel experience rather than a mass market destination.
Emma Weaver, CEO of South Atlantic Media Services and Journalist, explains why St Helena is different from any other place. She believes the island is a perfect case study of disconnection. She also talks about the biodiversity of St Helena.
Basil George, Tour Operator and Historian, discusses how despite all of its progress, some aspects of life in St Helena haven’t changed. The locals still grow their own vegetables, build their own homes, avoid highways and don’t use that many cars.
Nicole Shamier, Founder & Writer at St Helena Blog, shares her experience living in St. Helena as an expat. Despite her expectations of total isolation, she encountered a very vibrant social life. She also shares an interesting fact about shopping on the island, which happens to be very different from shopping in the U.S.
Adam Sizeland, Curator of the Museum of St Helena, talks about the fascinating history of the island, which was discovered by accident and kept secret for decades. He then explains why St Helena was an important strategic destination that was wanted by many European nations.
Giselle Richards, Local Jewelry Store Owner of G-UNIQUE, discusses why traveling to St Helena feels like stepping back in time. She also talks about how she successfully created a business on a small island.
Craig Yon, Fisherman and Blue Lantern Owner, confirms Peter’s big fish story about their trip around the island and find out how many tuna they caught.
By Alisa Sokolova for PeterGreenberg.com