Swimming with Swine on “Pig Island”
For more photos from “Pig Island,” check out the #swimmingpigs hashtag.
The nation of the Bahamas consists of more than 700 islands. While the tropical climate and pristine beaches are invitation enough to make the Bahamas a prime tourist destination, one island has a particular draw: swimming pigs.
Big Major Cay is a small island that is uninhabited with the exception of a few dozen pigs. Though quite popular, no one quite seems to know how they got there in the first place. Local lore, however, suggests they may have been the sole survivors of a nearby shipwreck.
As visitors come and bring snacks for the animals, the pigs have come to view visiting tourists as a dependable food source. As a result, the pigs will actually swim out to oncoming boats to greet them as they approach in hopes of a handout.
Embark on Le Voyage de Napoleon…
and embrace the spirit of discovery with Courvoisier’s exclusive new range
Discover the true taste of luxury with Le Voyage de Napoleon, a unique new range of cognacs from Courvoisier, available at duty free stores in airports across Europe, from London to Moscow.
This beautifully presented collection comprises the award winning Courvoisier XO, as well as two exclusive blends of Courvoisier VS and VSOP, specially crafted for the taste of the discerning traveller and the ideal gift to bring home for a special occasion such as Father’s Day.
Courvoisier has been passionately handcrafting the finest cognac for more than 200 years. Inspired by Napoleon’s adventures and historical significance, the cognac house has designed Le Voyage de Napoleon to take any cognac enthusiast on an intense journey of the senses.
The perfect talking point for any gathering or dinner party, each box is elegantly decorated with a subtle pattern featuring Regulus, the brightest star in the constellation Leo, Napoleon’s birth sign. The conqueror declared that this star led his destiny and called upon it for luck at the start of each battle. It is also a symbol which later became central to the design of the Légion d’Honneur, the military order established by the French emperor.
Legend has it that Napoleon held Courvoisier in such high regard that he chose it as one of his luxury items when sent into exile. Since then, the title The Cognac of Napoleon has proudly adorned each bottle to this day.
With this stamp of approval from the French leader, you can be assured that by choosing these exquisite cognacs you will be transported to discover a world of flavour and luxury.
Le Voyage de Napoleon XO (€129, £99.99)is a timeless blend of fine and well-matured cognacs and considered one of the best in the world. The perfect balance of intense flavours has been patiently evolved and nurtured for at least two decades giving exotic vanilla and cocoa bouquets, spicy amber and cinnamon aromas and violet floral notes to excite the senses.
Le Voyage de Napoleon VSOP (€55, £45.99) is also considered one of the finest cognacs in the world. It has a deep and complex balance of oak and floral flavours that can be fully appreciated neat, or mixed with ice and water, as well as mixed in long drinks.
Le Voyage de Napoleon VS (€36, £30.99) is anintense blend carefully crafted by Courvoisier to produce a smooth and full-bodied flavour. With powerful notes of carnation, orange peel, clove and crusty bread, this rich and intense cognac strikes the perfect balance between floral, fruity aromas and wood.
Next time you are sailing through duty free, whether as a treat for yourself or as the perfect gift for the discerning cognac lover, pick up a bottle from the Le Voyage de Napoleon range before setting off on your own adventure.
Shooting the London Tube with @missunderground
To see more photos of the London Underground, follow Jess on Instagram: @missunderground.
In 2011, Jess Macdonald (@missunderground) snapped her first photo of the London Underground. Quickly, the beloved Tube’s architecture and tunnels became a favorite scene for Jess and her followers on Instagram. “I got more engagement on my Underground pictures so that’s when my feed became solely Underground shots.”
Her iconic photos have drawn a global audience and have also introduced Jess to new friends in London. “I love posting my photos on Instagram, reading and responding to all the comments I get and forming friendships with users from all over the world. I have met some wonderful people, made some best friends and met my boyfriend through the Instagram Community here in London.”
Want to shoot your local subway like @missunderground? Be sure to follow Jess on Instagram @missunderground and try out her tips: “Assess your space. Be sure to work with the lines, the artificial light and play with reflections.”