How to Meet a Monkey!

It’s a monkey! Up in that tree over there, in those bushes, on the ground! Stealing that tourist’s camera! For many backpackers travelling in South East Asia, the first encounter with a monkey, let alone any kind of primate is one of enchantment, enthrallment and sometimes entanglement. There is something about seeing our distant relatives

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The Case of the Mysterious Bird of Paradise

No, this article isn’t about a beautiful tropical bird with a unique and slightly hilarious mating ritual. It’s about the angiosperm (also known as flowering plant) that I came across in Tam-Awan Village in Baguio, Northern Luzon, Philippines depicted in picture provided. Based on what the employees in Tam-Awan were able to tell me, this

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Feed Me Seymour!

If you are familiar with the musical “Little Shop of Horrors” you know that famous scene where a giant man eating plant named Audrey II convinces the main character to feed it human flesh with a witty song and dance. Now, I’m not suggesting giant man eating plants like Audrey II exist, but carnivorous plants

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The Uncontroversial Hero: Vaccines

While travelling abroad, your health should be your top priority. It doesn’t matter how fit or healthy you think you are, getting the appropriate medications and vaccinations can mean the difference between life and death. Once you have a rough idea of where you would like to travel, then head to your doctor or your

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