Tag Archives: Wildlife

East Africa

It actually stretches from the northern arid deserts of Ethiopia to the tropical forests of Mozambique and Madagascar, with 19 countries in between.  While my East African adventure in 2006 only spanned 3 countries, the experience it yielded were quite … Continue reading

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Random Travel Snaps: The Orangutans of Borneo

Threatened by logging and captivity, their population dwindles through the years.  These so-called “men of the forest” are estimated to be as few as 10,000 still in the wild. In 2007, I followed the path of a boardwalk that led … Continue reading

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Survival of the Fastest

Credits:  J Sprague Digi in Deeper Course Material Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a lion wakes up. It knows it … Continue reading

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Unexpected Bonus

“Mag-dive ka na, nandito ka na rin, you should dive, you’re already here”.  To be in Moalboal and not dive is indeed ridiculous. But because I was the only diver in the group, I didn’t plan to… until the divemaster … Continue reading

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Contrary to our 2008 attempt when we spent 3 hours waiting and waiting for naught, each attempt a failure.  Disappointed but not defeated, I promised to come back someday.  That someday finally arrived. “Get ready”, Allan ordered.  We grabbed our … Continue reading

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Sean Lions and Pier 39

Credits:  Papers from Moninda’s Sea Memories;  Elements from PouYou and Me kit;  Journal Paper from Scrapmatter’s Life Little Surprises kit California Sea Lions are found along the coast of eastern North Pacific from the coast of Vancouver all the way … Continue reading

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Around Isarog

So the mishap in our reservations gave birth to a short exploration of nearby spots around Naga. A whole afternoon with nothing to do, we headed to Mt. Isarog (after a Bicolano lunch at the SM) not to climb it … Continue reading

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