Interview with Verramente’s Joshie, about the animal entertainment industry

Animal welfare is such a big topic at the moment, and it is incredible to see people really opening their eyes to the cruelty we, as humans, inflict on our fellow earthlings.  I was recently introduced to Joshie, one of the founders of Verramente which is an up and coming tour guiding service and travel blog website.  … Continue reading Interview with Verramente’s Joshie, about the animal entertainment industry

“It’s too hard” is never an excuse when an animal’s life is at stake

What was supposed to be a routine final sunset in Myanmar turned into a desperate mission to save a life. U Bein bridge near Mandalay, Myanmar is a romantic, photogenic and very crowded wooden bridge 1.2km long, stretching over the Taungthaman Lake.  That was the spot I was planning to enjoy sunset.  That was also the … Continue reading “It’s too hard” is never an excuse when an animal’s life is at stake

REVIEW: Barry’s Place, Atauro Island

Barry’s Place is an eco-lodge right on the beach, set amongst a backdrop of green palm forests on Atauro Island, Timor-Leste. Cabins at Barry’s Place are made from local bamboo and ai-kadiru (lontar palm), with a grass thatched roof, ensuring each building is cool and well ventilated.  There is the option of family cabins, twin … Continue reading REVIEW: Barry’s Place, Atauro Island

Rhinoceros – The Real Life Unicorn

Rhinoceros are a group of extant species of herbivorous, odd-toed ungulates.  The Rhinoceros are one of the last remaining of the Earth's megafauna.  The word Rhinoceros originates from Greek, Rhino meaning nose and Ceros meaning horn, thus nosehorn, thus are the Planet's real-life unicorns! Regrettably however, all five species of Rhinoceros are in danger of extinction within the … Continue reading Rhinoceros – The Real Life Unicorn