We are officially ‘Over the Hump’! It is Wednesday, and the downhill slope to the weekend starts here!

Our highlights from across where-i-live.com this week include :


  • As of 2020, our planet is home to 7.8 billion human beings. Back in the year 2000 we passed the 7 billion mark. Yet a century ago we numbered only 1.6 billion men, women, and children abounding on this spinning rock we call home. Is overpopulation a legitimate concern? What does the coming century hold for humanity? Read more here.
  • The American ship SS Richard Montgomery sank and split in two off the coast of Sheerness in August 1944 with around 1,400 tonnes of explosives on board. The munitions were never removed meaning that they could still potentially explode. If that were to happen, Sheerness and much of coastal Medway would be devastated. Read more here.
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  • Backpacking at 40, 50 and beyond doesn’t necessarily mean staying in hostels and surviving on $10 a day. Though it can do if you want it to! However, for a new breed of ‘flashpackers’ in their 40s and beyond, financial freedom means they can add a few luxuries to their trip. Discover more here.
  • As we know Scotland is one awesome country. A country full of adventure, comfort and amazing views all wrapped up into one perfect package. So why would you not find some of the most amazing pubs in this country? We are going to look at the most quirky and remote pub in Scotland, so if you want an escapade to get to it you must make like Bilbo Baggins and head off on adventure. Find out more here.
  • You can follow Compass on Twitter @WIL_Compass


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