Much of Nauru's tiny island now looks like this. The landscape has been devastated by phosphate mining leaving a pitted landscape unusable for human habitation. Source: Wm Adams at billtrips.com.

Much of Nauru's tiny island now looks like this. The landscape has been devastated by phosphate mining leaving a pitted landscape unusable for human habitation. Source: Wm Adams at billtrips.com.

Much of Nauru’s tiny island now looks like this. The landscape has been devastated by phosphate mining leaving a pitted landscape unusable for human habitation. Source: Wm Adams at billtrips.com.

Steve Hulford

I am insatiably curious about our world, and the people in it. I grew up getting lost in the pages of National Geographic, the World Almanac, Ripley's Believe It Or Not and various World Atlases. This thirst for knowledge has led me on various adventures around the world. I have been fortunate to travel to over sixty countries, and met countless interesting characters. Nepal is one of my favorite places in the world.