Wanderlust: Off the page

The Wonderful Curiosities of Christmas Island with Martin Symington

December 21, 2022 Season 3 Episode 3
Wanderlust: Off the page
The Wonderful Curiosities of Christmas Island with Martin Symington
Show Notes

"Yes, Christmas Island does exist! And no, Santa doesn't live there...but red crabs do."

When writer Martin Symington first learned about a place called Christmas Island, he knew he had to see it for himself - and what he found had nothing to do with snow or reindeer. Instead, this beautiful island in the Indian Ocean is a tropical haven of white-sand beaches, lush jungles, brightly colored birds, and, most bizarrely of all, an incredible number of crabs.

In this episode, join Martin as he recounts his escapades to some of the most remote corners of this island, from visiting a remote cove where Dutch sailors were shipwrecked for a year to encountering the monstrous - yet friendly - robber crabs that are up to a meter in length. With humor, awe, and curiosity, Martin pulls back the curtain on one of the lesser-known wonders of the southern hemisphere.

Read Martin's article, "Yes, Christmas Island Does Exist!" and find his other articles on his Contributor Page on Wanderlust's website.

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