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Moose Safari: an Adventure by Canoe

Posted by on June 24th, 2013 in Canada, Destinations, Feature, North America, Photos | 14 comments

The only sound we could hear was our paddles carefully sliding into the water and pushing the canoe silently forward. We glided along the mirror like surface, barely making a ripple. It was quiet, nobody made a sound, we were focused on paddling and scouting the shores for meese.

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London Marathon – it’s Total Mayhem out There!

Posted by on April 22nd, 2012 in England, Europe, London | 12 comments

[Not a valid template] I was out of food, there was nothing left. I was starving, but no supplies would make it in today. I was afraid to go out. The streets were blocked, and there were people running and shouting. I couldn’t see it from my windows, but I knew it was total anarchy out there. There would be no cars, no way to get through. Not today! Today was the day of the London Marathon! I wasn’t quite sure if I’d make it out there, but I needed supplies. So we equipped ourselves with my friend, and we checked that the route was clear before we headed out. We only found empty streets outside. Devoid of people and cars. Silence in the absence of vehicles. It was too quiet, it was not right. [Not a valid template]...

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Chocolate Hills, Tarsiers and Butterfly Bum Bum

Posted by on December 8th, 2011 in Asia, Philippines, Photos | 10 comments

[Not a valid template] I woke up on the Alona beach to the sound of the gentle waves softly breaking on the pure white sand; as the wind lightly teased the leaves of the palms and umm, alright, I woke up to the alarm on my phone in an apartment some 30 meters from the beach. What? I am traveling on a budget and Alona ain’t cheap! Anyhow, as I got out, I had a lingering look at the beautiful white sand beach, turned around and walked up the hill. It only took maybe 50 meters until someone was offering me a motorbike. He started at the standard 400 pesos for the day, but I managed to get it down to much more reasonable 300 pesos. I am not paying 10 dollars a day for a motorbike! The motorbike...

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Dodging Red Giant Flying Squirrels at Singapore Night Safari

Posted by on July 25th, 2011 in Asia, Photos, Singapore | 0 comments

[Not a valid template] When you think about Singapore, you don’t immediately think about safaris. And fair enough, the night safari at Singapore, isn’t a proper safari in the African sense. You know with a jeep, in the jungle with a few guns in case the lions get too friendly. No, it’s more the zoo kind of safari, but at night. The problem with zoos is that most animals are nocturnal, so if you go there during the day, the animals are often asleep, and not much fun to watch. So the the idea is to see them at night time, when they are active. [Not a valid template] [Not a valid template] [Not a valid template] We arrived at the Night Safari in the evening as it was just starting to get dark. We first went to see...

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Family Reunions and Fish Spas in Kuala Lumpur

Posted by on July 9th, 2011 in Asia, Malaysia, Photos | 5 comments

[Not a valid template] Last time that I ran into my parents outside of Europe, was in Ecuador few years ago, as we all happened to be traveling on that side of the world at the same time. I met them for fifteen minutes outside a bus terminal. The exchange was pretty much as follows: “Hi, hows your trip been so far?” “Good. Yours?” “Yeah good. Sorry, I really have to catch my bus now. Bye” [Not a valid template] [Not a valid template] [Not a valid template] This time I actually managed to see them for over a week. Reason my parents also happened to be in Kuala Lumpur was not so much me, but my sister who has been studying in Kuala Lumpur for the last five months (see her blog at The Arctic Girl). Well technically...

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