wildlife

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South America

Jaco Wildlife Tours, Costa Rica

Jaco is a place for surfers and older American gentlemen who retire there with younger Costa Ricans or to see the surfer gals!  It is a great and lively little place with an amazing beach.  However it is also pretty close to some great wildlife.  Make sure that you go out of your way to […]

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Asia
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Malaysia

Staying Along the Kinabatangan River in Borneo

The Kinabatangan River is an awesome place to see wildlife, and is still one of my top favourite places in the world to see animals – partly due to the great variety and fairly good density, bit also due to the beautiful surroundings of the river and its banks.  However you just can’t do the […]

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Asia
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Malaysia

Visit the Magnificent Turtle Island (Sellingan)

Turtle Island is an amazing place to visit, and I would recommend that anyone who goes to Borneo should make a trip to Sellingan (or Turtle Island as it’s affectionately known) top priority! We were a little concerned about the accommodation after reading a few reviews… However even though the rooms are a little basic […]

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Asia
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Malaysia

Best Places to see Orangutans in Borneo

Borneo has a number of iconic species, including the pygmy elephant, proboscis monkey and of course the incredible old man of the forest, or orangutan as you and I know them as.  During my trip to Borneo I was lucky enough to see all 3 of these in the wild, however the focus of this […]

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Australasia
Australia
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Where to see Koalas in the Wild

Now for starters it’s important to remember one very important fact if you want to see the beautiful, unique and enigmatic Koala (which by the way is not a bear) in the wild… …  You need to travel over to Australia! But once you arrive in Australia there are a few important factors to consider […]

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Australasia
Australia
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Visit Cleland Wildlife Park

If you come to Adelaide and have a few days to spare, make sure that Cleland Wildlife Park makes an appearance on your itinerary.  Cleland is certainly not as large as the Adelaide Zoo, and due to the obvious difference in funding between the two zoos, this is also maybe not as “advanced” as the main city […]

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Europe
UK

6 Great Places to Walk your Dog in Kent

Kent has for a long time been called the garden of England, and this south eastern corner of the country truly is a beautiful area, which serves as one of the gateways to England (if travelling from the continent by rail or ferry at least that is). Walking your dog is a great way to […]

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Australasia
Australia
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Taronga Zoo, Sydney

Taronga Zoo was originally opened in 1916 and as with all older zoos, there are still a couple of areas where you can see remnants of the old zoo (some parts of which are protected architecture).  Some examples of this is are the very grand looking entrance arches and the side of the Tasmanian Devil house which […]

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Misc. Travel Articles & Tips

5 Sounds of Nature You Will Never Forget

As you travel, especially if you are interested in seeing wild animals or spending some time around other natural forces and phenomena, there are certain sounds which only nature makes – and some of these sounds will stay with you for ever.  Just like seeing an old photo which you took on safari, tasting food […]

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Australasia
Australia
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Half a Day on Phillip Island

Getting to Phillip Island only takes 2 hours from Melbourne, and we decided to spend the afternoon and evening there after visiting the Melbourne zoo in the morning…  There was easily enough time to do both but spending the whole day on the island is certainly easily possible and I’d love to go back and […]

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