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