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The Tale of a Whale in Mirissa

When I was researching things to do in Sri Lanka, one of the things at the top of my list was whale watching. Imagine having the opportunity to see the world’s largest creature for real in the wild. I mean if I was awestruck by the giant turtles at Rekawa Beach how would I feel […]

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Giants in the Wild at Rekawa Beach

I wasn’t sure at all if it was going to be possible to see a giant turtle at Rekawa Beach, but I figured it was worth a shot to tuk tuk over there anyway and try our luck. Man, am I glad I did! I’m going to start this post with an apology about the […]

Wild Elephants at Hurulu Eco Park, Sri Lanka

Wild Elephants at Hurulu Eco Park, Sri Lanka

I’m very pleased to announce that we did see wild elephants at Hurulu Eco Park in Sri Lanka! We had been in Sri Lanka for a grand total of twenty hours and so far we had: stayed with a local family in Colombo, conquered Colombo Fort Station, travelled on a train through the lush Sri Lankan […]

The geckos ate my soap

Did The Geckos Eat My Soap?

I’m not 100% sure that it was the geckos. But I am pretty sure. And I’m not 100% sure that they actually ate it. But I didn’t hear the shower go on in the middle of the night so I don’t think they were using it.

wild dolphins kanawa

We Saw Wild Dolphins!

Guess what! We saw wild dolphins! It was at the end of our boat trip to Rinca and Komodo Islands. It was the perfect end to the perfect cruise. As you know, we had arranged with a local boat owner to take us from Labuan Bajo.

komodo island and komodo dragons

Komodo Island and Komodo Dragons

As part of our cruise from Labuan Bajo we visited Komodo Island. The visit to Komodo Island was very much the same as our visit to Rinca Island had been the day before: we moored at the island, we went to the visitor centre and organised a ranger to go with us and then we […]

off to find komodo dragons

Off to Find Komodo Dragons!

We were finally setting off on quite an adventure to hopefully catch a glimpse of the Komodo Dragons, found in the wild only in Komodo National Park in Indonesia. We were in Labuan Bajo on Flores Island and the day before we had contracted a boat and a local crew to take just me and […]

monkey forest ubud bali

Monkey Forest, Ubud, Bali

Yes, of course we did make the obligatory visit to Monkey Forest while we were in Ubud in Bali. The area commonly known as Monkey Forest is a large wooded park in Ubud with several ruined temples dating from the 1300s. But most people go to see the monkeys.

marineland mallorca

Marineland Mallorca Dolphin Torture

I’ve had my concerns about the cramped conditions that the beautiful dolphins are kept in at Marineland Mallorca for some years. Now it seems those concerns have finally been confirmed.

birdwatching in mondrago

Birdwatching in Mondragó, Mallorca

More than Birdwatching in Mondragó, I guess the title should really be Bird-counting in Mondragó. Yes, I spent last Saturday birdwatching (or counting) in the natural park of Mondragó in Mallorca with our ‘Winter Activities‘. We were participating in the official bird count that takes place all over Spain


Orang-utans, Crocodiles, Lizards, Monkeys. And Us!

My time in Kalimantan was not all about orang-utans. The list of animals that we saw in the rainforest reads like something out of The Jungle Book. Obviously, when you go to one of the two only islands in the world where orang-utans can be found, you expect to encounter the odd orang-utan and so the […]


Orangutan: Man of the Forest

It’s time we learnt a little about these very special creatures in the Borneo Rainforest, that we are observing at the moment here on the blog. Yesterday we were wooed by all the cute photos of hairy mammals swinging from tree to tree and throwing bananas at each other.