Animals

Parque das Aves – it’s for the birds!

Parque das Aves – it’s for the birds!

Oct 10, 2016

I am totally blissed out. As I stand with my head back like a kid, mouth gapping open, totally in awe as a streak of brilliant red then one of cerulean flashes above my head. I don’t know where to look next, scared of missing a moment of this avian bliss. I thought the toucan

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Chiang Mai an Elephant’s Tale

Chiang Mai an Elephant’s Tale

Sep 24, 2016

Who would have thought following piles of manure around on a steamy afternoon could be such fun! Now there is an opening gambit I never thought I would write. But this is not just any old dung, it is elephant dung. We are just outside Chiang Mai in northern Thailand visiting the wonderful Poopoopaper. The

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O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat

O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat

Sep 23, 2016

In a flash of red the King Parrot ousts the Crimson Rosella from prime position on top of my head. The Rosella undeterred by the new status quo repositions himself on my shoulder, then proceeds to edge down my arm. How cute, I think, until I realise he has his beady bird eye on my

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It’s all about pandas!

It’s all about pandas!

Sep 18, 2016

When I was a child my parents bought me a toy panda bear one Christmas, and so unwittingly started my love affair with pandas. It was then a no-brainer for me when James announced he wanted to go to China, the first words out of my mouth were “I want to see Pandas”, shallow soul

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