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After a long and happy career working in zoos I found myself in a bit of a quandry. I was suddenly and reluctantly divorced after 30 years of what I considered a happy marriage and  ended up in debt and with two mortgages. What to do? Work till I dropped and still have debts to pay or do what I wanted to do?

I wanted to travel.

I did a lot of thinking, resigned my post, sold my house and all my possessions and paid off my debts. I was left with a little money. It wasn't much but I decided to hit the road anyway. I thought that if I worried about money then I would not enjoy myself...so I deliberately don't think about it (it is difficult not too at times). I go with the flow, take each day as it comes and enjoy most. I have been 'on the road' since 2004 now. I have no home...home is where I lay my head each night. I live out of my backpack.

I firstly travelled to Turkey. That was fun but seeing a cheap ticket to India I moved on there. The next cheap ticket led me to Thailand and since then I have been sort of happily 'stuck' in South East Asia. I have visited Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia, China, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Macau, Indonesia, Sabah, Philippines and others and some several times.

My interests have always been wide and varied but my whole adventure has been a learning experience and I continue to learn every day.

My main interest is zoos. They were my life and are still my usual reason for travelling to new destinations. I publish weekly the largest on-line zoo related e-zine Zoo News Digest 

UPDATE - Further to the above I have remained 'stuck in Asia' and using Thailand as a base. Recently I obtained a contract in Dubai so that is where I am living now albeit still living out of my backpack, going with the flow and enjoying most every day.

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  • The Zoo Keepers Part in the Illegal Animal Trade
    5

    The Zoo Keepers Part in the Illegal Animal Trade

    3 months ago

    Zoo Keepers the world over are inadvertently promoting the cruel and illegal trade in exotic endangered species. With a little thought they can reduce it.

  • What Makes a Good Zoo - A Personal Journey
    2

    What Makes a Good Zoo - A Personal Journey

    5 months ago

    The difference between a good and a bad zoo is not black and white. The article describes a personal zoo journey and raises issues for people to think about.

  • Is ZooNews Digest Pro Zoo or Anti Zoo
    3

    Is ZooNews Digest Pro Zoo or Anti Zoo

    4 months ago

    Is ZooNews Digest Pro Zoo or Anti Zoo? The answer is that it is both. ZooNews Digest is against any zoo which does not commit itself 100% to the provision of the Five Freedoms and Good Zoo works.

  • Zoos Of The United Arab Emirates
    3

    Zoos Of The United Arab Emirates

    2 years ago

    Zoo visits are popular in the United Arab Emirates. Here there is a list of all public zoos and a few of the private animal collections.

  • Dam Sen Theme Park Zoo
    8

    Dam Sen Theme Park Zoo

    4 years ago

    The Dam Sen Theme Park Zoo is set within the Dam Sen Theme Park in District 11 of Ho Chi Minh City in Southern Vietnam. It is possible to reach the Park on a motorcycle from the city centre but it is a somewhat dusty...

  • Pattaya Bucket List
    10

    Pattaya Bucket List

    5 years ago

    The Pattaya Bucket List details ten activities which the short term visitor to Pattaya in Thailand should not miss.

  • Rhinoceros Farming in China
    20

    Rhinoceros Farming in China

    15 months ago

    Rhinoceros Farming in China is taking place to feed the increasing demand for Rhino Horn in the Traditional Medicine market. Here the horn is harvested without killing the Rhinoceros.

  • Ankus
    9

    Ankus

    5 years ago

    The Ankus is an ancient tool used by man for the management of elephants in captivity. In the correct hands it is the best instrument for the job. In the wrong hands it becomes an abusive weapon.

  • Cheetah in the United Arab Emirates
    7

    Cheetah in the United Arab Emirates

    5 years ago

    The cheetah has never been endemic to the United Arab Emirates. Regardless of the lack of evidence newspapers often state that it was a UAE mammal.

  • What Do Tigers Eat In Zoos?
    35

    What Do Tigers Eat In Zoos?

    5 years ago

    The average zoo visitor may wonder what it is that tigers eat in zoos. It is the same as in the wild...meat. In the zoo however the fare varies as does the preparation and presentation.

  • Siem Reap Crocodile Farm
    4

    Siem Reap Crocodile Farm

    5 years ago

    The Siem Reap Crocodile Farm is located at the southern end of Siem Reap town along the road to Tonle Sap Lake. The collection holds about three hundred crocodiles in all. Visitors are charged $1.00 for entrance. It is...

  • Dysfunctional Zoos
    10

    Dysfunctional Zoos

    2 years ago

    Dysfunctional Zoo is another name for a bad zoo...one more concerned with the commercial exploitation of animals rather than conservation, education or research.

  • Interesting Facts About Polar Bears
    12

    Interesting Facts About Polar Bears

    5 years ago

    Polar Bears are a very popular animal but in spite of this people know so little about them. Here then are some interesting facts about these wonderful bears.

  • Poisonous Birds
    18

    Poisonous Birds

    5 years ago

    It might surprise some people to learn that there are poisonous birds. They are a relatively recent scientific discovery but long recognised as such by the people of Papua, New Guinea where most of them come from. Note...

  • Eating Horseshoe Crab
    8

    Eating Horseshoe Crab

    5 years ago

    The Horseshoe Crab does not really look like crab at all. In fact it isn't, the only things it shares with the crab is its English name and the fact that it lives in the sea. It is though a popular food in some parts of...

  • London Parakeets
    12

    London Parakeets

    5 years ago

    Flocks of Green Parakeets are seen flying over the streets of London in increasing numbers every year. They are frequently referred to as the London Parrots whereas they are, more correctly, a Parakeet.

  • Baobab Bonsai
    12

    Baobab Bonsai

    5 years ago

    The Baobab is a striking tropical tree which is very well suited to be grown as a Bonsai. The Baobab Bonsai is easily grown and is as unusual as it is attractive. A well cared for specimen makes a good conversation...

  • Anne The Elephant
    10

    Anne The Elephant

    5 years ago

    Anne the elephant (Sometimes called Annie) was born in Sri Lanka some 57 years ago. She was either born in a logging camp or was captured from the wild. She was sold and became part of the circus as a very young animal....

  • Koh Kong Safari World
    2

    Koh Kong Safari World

    14 months ago

    Koh Kong Safari World is in Cambodia but located very close to the border with Thailand. It is an attractive, well maintained zoo collection but more geared up to circus type shows than most places.

  • Pattaya Songkran 2016
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    Pattaya Songkran 2016

    5 months ago

    Pattaya Songkran Water Festival is the worlds biggest party. Fun for all.

  • Philippine Zoos
    2

    Philippine Zoos

    13 months ago

    There are reputed to be over 2000 zoos in the Philippines. Here is a list of those I am aware of.

  • Big Cats In Britain
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    Big Cats In Britain

    5 years ago

    Newspaper reports of Big Cat Sightings in Britain are a fairly regular occurrence. Like UFO’s, visits by Aliens and Ghosts they strike the imagination. They make popular stories and will sell papers. Such...

  • Chiang Mai Zoo
    13

    Chiang Mai Zoo

    5 years ago

    The Chiang Mai Zoo is a major zoological collection located in Northern Thailand.

  • Tiger Kingdom in Chiang Mai
    6

    Tiger Kingdom in Chiang Mai

    10 months ago

    The Tiger Kingdom in Chiang Mai, Thailand is a very popular attraction for toursis to the area. It is, unfortunately just another Tiger Farm dressed up in finery.

  • Pattaya Fish and Chip Shop Review
    10

    Pattaya Fish and Chip Shop Review

    5 years ago

    My origins lie in the North East of England where in my youth Fish and Chips were a staple food. Although I spent most of my early years living in Kuwait we returned at intervals to Durham and a regular...

  • Pattaya Buffet Breakfast Review
    5

    Pattaya Buffet Breakfast Review

    5 years ago

    If on vacation or long stay money is always a consideration. Eating a good breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day. Eat well and save money too.

  • A Million Dollars For Free
    10

    A Million Dollars For Free

    5 years ago

    I am a millionaire many times over and I obtained all this money for no effort at all. My millions of dollars are there just for being me. What is more my millions increase daily. There is untold wealth there just for...

  • Pattaya To Bang Saen By Bus
    4

    Pattaya To Bang Saen By Bus

    5 years ago

    Bang Saen is a relatively short distance from Pattaya and yet visiting it is like going to another world. Here you will find a neat and tidy university town which lacks the bars and nightlife in which Pattaya excels. ...

  • Pattaya to Bangkok by Minibus
    6

    Pattaya to Bangkok by Minibus

    5 years ago

    There are regular scheduled bus services to Bangkok from Pattaya and it is even possible to catch buses by standing up by the edge of the Sukhumvit Highway. There are taxis available 24 hours a day. Expect to pay in the...

  • Pattaya To Chiang Mai By Bus
    8

    Pattaya To Chiang Mai By Bus

    5 years ago

    People living in Pattaya really have two choices if they want to travel to Chiang Mai by bus. They can take the once daily minibus which will collect passengers directly from their hotel or house or they can take the...

  • How To Sex A Crocodile
    10

    How To Sex A Crocodile

    5 years ago

    Determining the sex of a crocodile or alligator is difficult to impossible by sight. The animal has to be caught so that the it can be seen whether it is a male or female. This article tels you how.

  • Pattaya To Cambodia Visa Run
    6

    Pattaya To Cambodia Visa Run

    5 years ago

    Any foreigner who lives in Thailand for any length of time will find that eventually a 'Visa Run' is essential. Various visas for Thailand can be had at embassies in countries around the world but sadly they eventually...

  • 200 Sentences English for Massage Therapists
    0

    200 Sentences English for Massage Therapists

    5 years ago

    200 Sentences English for Massage Therapists (Nice & Naughty) is a comparatively new arrival on the Thai, learn a language book market. Few were surprised to learn of the 'Get Rich Quick English for Bar Girls' but...

  • The Anatomy of a GoGo Bar
    11

    The Anatomy of a GoGo Bar

    2 years ago

    The GoGo Bar may be a mystery to many. Explore the pitfalls and the pleasures of a temporary escape from the world outside.

  • Get Rich Quick English For Bar Girls
    9

    Get Rich Quick English For Bar Girls

    5 years ago

    My Thai girlfriend has reminded me dozens of times over the years of a simple fact. "You think Thai girl come to Pattaya for LOVE? No, come for munneee!" The same applies of course to wherever there is a...

  • Declawing Tigers And Lions
    12

    Declawing Tigers And Lions

    5 years ago

    The declawing of Tigers and Lions is and never has been an operation that has ever needed to be done. It cruel and unnecessary. It always has been and it always will be. The only time a claw should have to be removed is...

  • Darwin Two Pound Coin
    15

    Darwin Two Pound Coin

    5 years ago

    You may on occasion have a Darwin Two Pound coin end up in your pocket change. Check out its condition as it may be worth far more than two pounds. A possible investment for the future.

  • Playing With Lions
    16

    Playing With Lions

    3 weeks ago

    Playing with Lions, Tigers or other big cats is not clever. There is no communion of souls, it is easy to achieve. However it is totally unnecessary and in the long run causes positive harm.

  • Live Feeding To Zoo Animals
    5

    Live Feeding To Zoo Animals

    5 years ago

    The subject of Live Feeding To Zoo Animals is an emotive one. It is readily accepted in some cultures by the majority of the the population. In others then the opposite applies. Perhaps today it is accepted by more...

  • Beautiful Pattaya
    9

    Beautiful Pattaya

    5 years ago

    Pattaya City in Chonburi, Thailand could be the perfect holiday destination for many. Sun and sea, excellent shopping and restaurants and so much to do. It is a happy place.

  • Edward VII Love Chair
    10

    Edward VII Love Chair

    5 years ago

    The Edward VII Love Chair is of unique construction. Built on the precise instructions of the overweight playboy Prince of Wales for lovemaking.

  • The Sex Hubs
    29

    The Sex Hubs

    6 years ago

    Actually The Sex Hubs is a little bit of a misnomer. True enough the subject rears its head ever so slightly in these hubs, though often the word does not. There are no hubs here with pornographic content, there is...

  • Dubai Zoo
    18

    Dubai Zoo

    2 years ago

    Dubai Zoo is the oldest zoo in Dubai. It is a small mixed collection which today serves as a rescue centre for exotic animals confiscated by Dubai Municipality.

  • April Fool in the Zoo
    30

    April Fool in the Zoo

    5 years ago

    If you work in a zoo office on the reception then April 1st is the worst day of the year. April Fools are out there in their hundreds. The Foolers and the Fools both apparently believing that what they are doing or have...

  • World's oldest living animals in 2010
    34

    World's oldest living animals in 2010

    2 weeks ago

    People are always interested in records. The biggest, the smallest, the tallest, the largest, the smelliest, the wettest and so on. This is a list of some of the oldest animals with whom we currently share our planet....

  • How To Kill A Chicken
    30

    How To Kill A Chicken

    2 years ago

    To be able to humanely kill a chicken quickly and without causing pain or distress is an important skill for anyone thinking of small scale farming.

  • The Thailand Sex Diet
    30

    The Thailand Sex Diet

    19 months ago

    Som Tam or Papaya Green salad is probably one of the healthiest of all meals. All of the ingredients have health giving properties. What perhaps is lesser know is that most of these are believed to be aphrodisiacs, Som...

  • Ten Good Reasons To Holiday In Thailand
    31

    Ten Good Reasons To Holiday In Thailand

    5 years ago

    Thailand is probably one of the best places in the world to take a vacation. It is clean, safe, the food is good, the people friendly and there is so much to see and do.

  • The Best Bar in the World
    15

    The Best Bar in the World

    4 years ago

    The Best Bar in the World. Easy enough to say, easy enough to write but at the end of the day it is always going to be a personal opinion. Then again not everybody has been to every bar everywhere so no-one is going to...

  • Farang or Falang
    11

    Farang or Falang

    5 years ago

    So is it 'Falang' or 'Farang'? Nine times out of ten if you see it written down it will be spelt with an 'r' and pronounced by any new and sometimes long time visitors to Thailand as 'Farang'. If you hear a Thai using...

  • Zoobic Safari
    5

    Zoobic Safari

    5 years ago

    Zoobic Safari, 'The Only Tiger Safari in the Philippines' is located within the Ilanin Forest at the side of the beautiful Subic Bay. The 'Zoobic' name is a play upon the location. This collection is owned by the...

  • Some Zoo Questions
    7

    Some Zoo Questions

    3 years ago

    This hub was written in response to an approach from a young lady in Mexico who was researching zoos for a project. Along the way she had come across my Zoo News Digest and decided I may be worth interviewing....

  • D'Family Park Zoo in Cebu City
    12

    D'Family Park Zoo in Cebu City

    6 years ago

    The D'Family Park Zoo is located in Nasipit, Talambam in Cebu City on the island of Cebu in the Philippines. The Park opened for the first time in 1993 and offers a variety of activities including a swimming pool,...

  • A Brief Stop in the Perhentian Islands
    4

    A Brief Stop in the Perhentian Islands

    6 years ago

    The Perentians are a group of small islands located in the South China sea some twenty kilometres off the North Eastern coast of Malaysia. There are two larger main inhabited islands which are quaintly named...

  • Songkhla Zoo
    5

    Songkhla Zoo

    5 years ago

    Songkhla zoo is the largest zoo in the South of Thailand and is the best place to see zoo animals in the area. It is a relatively new collection having first opened its gates to the public in 1989. It is one of the very...

  • The Zoo Hubs
    19

    The Zoo Hubs

    2 months ago

    The Zoo Hubs is a collection of links to Asian and some other zoos plus articles related to zoos.

  • Nong Nooch Tropical Botanic Garden and Zoo
    10

    Nong Nooch Tropical Botanic Garden and Zoo

    5 years ago

    The Nong Nooch Tropical Garden is situated only a short drive by car, taxi or tour bus from Pattaya in Chonburi, Thailand. The 500 acre park is definitely worth a visit. As with all such similar tourist attractions it...

  • Surabaya Zoo
    8

    Surabaya Zoo

    5 years ago

    The Surabaya Zoo is also known as the Kebu Binatang Surabaya, or KBS for short. The zoo was first built in 1916 but changed location in 1918 before settling at the present site in 1920. The zoo claims not only to be the...

  • Gembira Loka Zoo
    1

    Gembira Loka Zoo

    4 years ago

    The Gembira Loka Zoo first opened its gates in 1955. It is located just a short distance outside of the city of Yogyakarta. It is a popular weekend destination for local people and a point of interest to tourists...

  • The Five Freedoms
    24

    The Five Freedoms

    5 years ago

    To you and I it is probably obvious. We have a cat or dog or some more exotic 'pet' at home. We care for it. It is our responsibility. The caring means that we want that animal to be both happy and healthy. Even if you...

  • Samutprakarn Crocodile Farm and Zoo
    6

    Samutprakarn Crocodile Farm and Zoo

    2 years ago

    The Samutprakarn Crocodile Farm and Zoo is located on the outskirts of Bangkok. It makes an interesting visit but sadly lacks educational value unless you look on the negative as a positive.

  • Zoos in Thailand
    11

    Zoos in Thailand

    2 years ago

    Zoos in Thailand seeks to put together a comprehensive list of all the zoos operating in Thailand. Includes both the good and the bad zoos.

  • Hand Rearing Lion Cubs and Other Carnivores
    16

    Hand Rearing Lion Cubs and Other Carnivores

    4 years ago

    There they are, the cute fluffy little lion, tiger or whatever cubs in the newspaper photo. That should bring some visitors in to the zoo, sanctuary, rescue centre or whatever you like to call it. We have all seen them....

  • Taman Safari Indonesia
    9

    Taman Safari Indonesia

    4 years ago

    Taman Safari Indonesia is a large commercial zoo located a short distance from Jakarta. It is a popular collection with tremendous potential to make genuine contribution to conservation.

  • An opinion on to pinion or not to pinion
    12

    An opinion on to pinion or not to pinion

    5 years ago

    Pinioning. With a few species specific exceptions birds were meant to fly. I don’t believe that there is anyone who would argue with that. At the same time though it could be said that they do not have to fly....

  • Mr Moke the Talking Chimpanzee
    16

    Mr Moke the Talking Chimpanzee

    5 years ago

    Mr Moke was the stage name of a chimpanzee called 'Moko'. Mr Moke was claimed to be the worlds only talking chimpanzee and he may well have been at the height of his fame. He was definitely not the 'one and only' ever...

  • Craig Busch and Zion Wildlife Gardens
    224

    Craig Busch and Zion Wildlife Gardens

    5 years ago

    Craig Busch of the 'Lion Man' TV programme sprang to fame on the back of a number of falsehoods. He lost control of the Zion Wildlife Gardens through a disagreement with his mother. We examine why and where things went...

  • Sex For Sale
    9

    Sex For Sale

    6 years ago

    Sex is everywhere in advertising. Sex in advertising is controversial and attracts comments and complaints... but sex sells. Sex sells cars, chocolate, beer, clothes, condominiums, toilet paper, ice cream, soap powder...

  • Vientiane Zoo
    14

    Vientiane Zoo

    6 years ago

    The Vientiane Zoo is the only 'official' zoo in Laos. There are captive animals on display in other locations I have visited however. Vientiane Zoo is located in beautiful countryside some 65 Km from the city of...

  • Million Years Stone Park and Pattaya Crocodile Farm
    8

    Million Years Stone Park and Pattaya Crocodile Farm

    5 years ago

    The Million Years Stone Park and Pattaya Crocodile Farm is located a short distance inland from Pattaya City over the Sukhumvit Road. Not immediately accessible by foot it really needs to be visited by private car, taxi...

  • The Perfect Zoo Enclosure
    23

    The Perfect Zoo Enclosure

    5 years ago

    The Perfect Zoo Enclosure would surely have to be an exact replica of the territory the animal lived in in the wild. Visitors to the zoo could wait for the animal to appear...and wait...and wait...and wait. The...

  • Komodo Dragon Problems
    11

    Komodo Dragon Problems

    5 years ago

    The Komodo Dragon Varanus komodoensis is the worlds largest lizard. They are capable of growing up to ten feet in length and weighing 150 lbs. With a surprising turn of speed on land and in the water they are a creature...

  • The Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi Thailand
    55

    The Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi Thailand

    3 years ago

    The Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi, Bangkok, Thailand, is a front for a cruel commercially exploitative tourism trap. There is no religious reason for its existence.

  • Sri Racha Tiger Zoo
    12

    Sri Racha Tiger Zoo

    2 weeks ago

    Sri Racha Tiger Zoo is probably the worst Tiger exploiter on the planet. It is Tiger farming hiding behind a zoo name. Over breeding simply to produce cubs for photographs. What next?

  • Pangolins in Peril
    5

    Pangolins in Peril

    7 months ago

    The Pangolin is on the edge of extinction. Huge numbers of Pangolins are caught each year in Asia and smuggled into China where they command high prices both as a food and a medicine.

  • Shark Fin Soup
    7

    Shark Fin Soup

    2 weeks ago

    Sharks are being killed worldwide just for their fins. Cruelly fished and their fins cut off whilst they are still alive. Their bodies then tossed back into the sea. Just for soup!

  • Malabon Zoo in Manila in the Philippines
    33

    Malabon Zoo in Manila in the Philippines

    5 years ago

    Malabon Zoo is a popular private zoo located within Metro Manila. Easily reachable by the Manila metro it makes an interesting alternative to Manila Zoo.

  • Brand's Chicken Essence The Ultimate Pick Me Up And Hangover Cure
    1

    Brand's Chicken Essence The Ultimate Pick Me Up And Hangover Cure

    5 years ago

    My formative years took place in Kuwait in the 1950's. Whereas the choice of foods available was exceedingly good there were some which were conspicious by their absence. One of these must have been Brands Essence of...

  • Safari World in Bangkok Thailand
    2

    Safari World in Bangkok Thailand

    6 weeks ago

    Safari World in Bangkok is probably the largest 'zoo' in Thailand. It is a commercial enterprise, is purely exploitative and does nothing for conservation, education or research.

  • Die Happy
    2

    Die Happy

    7 months ago

    When is the best time to die? Regardless of the circumstances probably the best time to go is when you are at your happiest.

  • Britains Rarest Snake
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    Britains Rarest Snake

    2 years ago

    It is a common misconception that Britain's rarest snake is the Smooth Snake Coronella austriaca . This is incorrect. The rarest resident snake to be found within the British Isles is the Aesculapian Snake Elaphe...

  • Short Time Hotels
    2

    Short Time Hotels

    5 years ago

    The Short Time Hotel is a valuable additional arm of the standard hotel and guesthouse scene. Though quite rare within the West they are widespread within Asia and especially so within 'bar' areas. The main obvious use...

  • The Thai Oil Massage
    13

    The Thai Oil Massage

    2 years ago

    The Thai Oil Massage is amongst the most popular of massages by visitors to Thailand. Relaxing but at the same time rejuvenating it is an experience not to be missed.

  • Is the Fish Spa a Con or a Cure?
    7

    Is the Fish Spa a Con or a Cure?

    5 years ago

    Over the past few years cleansing of the skin in a Fish Spa has become a popular and increasingly fashionable treatment. Fish Spas can now be found in beauty parlors, as separate entities or attached to aquariums or...

  • A Psoriasis Cure You May Rather Not Know About
    13

    A Psoriasis Cure You May Rather Not Know About

    5 years ago

    Psoriasis is a nasty red, itchy, non-contagious skin condition. It can occur on any part of the body but more frequently on the head or joints like elbows and knees. At it simplest it is overgrowth of skin cells and...

  • Pata Zoo in Bangkok Thailand
    10

    Pata Zoo in Bangkok Thailand

    5 years ago

    In May 2009 I made my 5th visit to the infamous Pata Zoo in Bangkok, Thailand. Located on the top two floors of the Pata department store this zoo has taken a huge amount of critical comment over the years. Much of this...

  • How to Live in Pattaya in Thailand on Five Dollars a Day or Less
    27

    How to Live in Pattaya in Thailand on Five Dollars a Day or Less

    2 years ago

    The idea of living cheaply in Thailand appeals to many. It is not as difficult as it may first appear. Here is wise advice on how you can overcome some of the difficulties.

  • How to live in Pattaya in Thailand on ten dollars a day or less
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    How to live in Pattaya in Thailand on ten dollars a day or less

    5 years ago

    The average visitor to Pattaya may wonder why anyone would want to live in Pattaya, Thailand on less than ten dollars a day. This is because your average visitor is a holidaymaker on a package tour booked into thickly...

  • The Agony of Depression
    4

    The Agony of Depression

    5 years ago

    Depression! How I hate that word. You hear it every day "I'm depressed" meaning 'I'm sad' or "I'm very depressed" meaning 'I'm very sad.' Isn't it ""depressing"" that people...

  • Indian Girls A Reflection On Life
    65

    Indian Girls A Reflection On Life

    5 years ago

    After I left Turkey I returned briefly to the UK and then headed to India. I had a six month visa and planned to spend it travelling around. I was lucky enough to get a dirt cheap charter flight leaving the UK on New...

  • Never Fall In Love With A Bar Girl
    46

    Never Fall In Love With A Bar Girl

    17 months ago

    It is easy to say "Don't fall in love" but much more difficult not too. Thai girls are beautiful, friendly, attentive and loyal but above all devoted to their families.

  • Pattaya Full English Breakfast Review
    27

    Pattaya Full English Breakfast Review

    2 years ago

    It is said that a good breakfast can set you up for the day. It really can too. Here is an exploration on what is on offer in Pattaya, Thailand.

  • Ocean Adventure at Subic
    11

    Ocean Adventure at Subic

    5 years ago

    Ocean Adventure is located at the edge of Subic Bay in the Philippines. Surrounded by pristine jungle which runs down to the golden sandy beaches it is a 'must visit' for anyone on holiday on Luzon island in the...

  • Manila Zoo in the Philippines
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    Manila Zoo in the Philippines

    5 years ago

    Manila is a huge city with a population numbering somewhere in the region of 20 Million people. Nearly all of these are familiar with Manila Zoo which, as reputedly the oldest* zoo in Asia, opened its doors in 1959 on a...

  • The Hidden Buddhist Temple of Ban Thong Lang
    5

    The Hidden Buddhist Temple of Ban Thong Lang

    5 years ago

    My first visit to Ban Thong Lang took place on the 11th August 2007. To be honest if I had known how far I was going I would probably have said no. In the end though it turned out just fine. Sometimes it is better just...

  • The Night Butterflies of Bali
    4

    The Night Butterflies of Bali

    2 years ago

    The night butterflies of Bali are the young from the islands and provinces. Far from home and supporting their families as best they can.

  • An Honest Report on Bali Safari and Marine Park
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    An Honest Report on Bali Safari and Marine Park

    5 years ago

    Bali Safari and Marine Park is an increasingly popular tourist attraction for visitors to Bali Indonesia. Set in a lush and beautiful location it makes for an interesting day out.

  • An Honest Report on Bali Zoo
    14

    An Honest Report on Bali Zoo

    5 years ago

    Bali zoo http://bali-zoo.com is yet another Bali animal collection which prices its gate in US dollars. Here it was $20 or 225,000 Indonesian Rupiah. This is no small amount and I half expected to be ripped off. I...

  • Phuket Zoo in Thailand
    18

    Phuket Zoo in Thailand

    5 years ago

    Phuket Zoo in Thailand is the major aniumal collection on Phuket Island. It is a bad dysfunctional zoo which needs to close.

  • The Best Zoo In The World
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    The Best Zoo In The World

    5 years ago

    Everyone has their own opinion as to what is the best zoo in the world, their first choice or favourite zoo. It will depend on what you want out of a visit. A fancy restaurant, to be entertained, your favourite animals,...

  • Zoo Misconceptions
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    Zoo Misconceptions

    15 months ago

    Many people are anti-zoo due to misconceived ideas. There are good zoos and their are bad zoos. Here you will find many zoo misconceptions explained truthfully.

  • Balut, A Taste Worth Acquiring
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    Balut, A Taste Worth Acquiring

    5 years ago

    As a kid I was a very fussy eater. I hated fat and would labour away to see that every last shred was removed from any meat. I hated turnips, cabbage, turnips and vinegar. I shunned spaghetti because it resembled worms...

  • How to Get a Job in a Zoo
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    How to Get a Job in a Zoo

    17 months ago

    The idea of working in a zoo is very popular and considered by those within the profession to be the best job in the world. This article gives advice on what you need to do to get that job.

  • The Wonderful Asian Sniff Kiss
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    The Wonderful Asian Sniff Kiss

    5 years ago

    Almost undoubtedly the kiss originated from grooming/bonding behaviour and can be seen in its most primitive form by watching other primates. Other animals lick and preen. The kiss today is commonly carried out as a...

  • The Great Big Volunteer Rip Off
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    The Great Big Volunteer Rip Off

    5 weeks ago

    The advert is asking for volunteers. Are you volunteering or are you paying them to work for them? If you are then an entirely new word is needed.

  • You Know You Are A ZooKeeper When
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    You Know You Are A ZooKeeper When

    5 years ago

    You Know You Are A Zoo Keeper When something is seen, said or happens which makes you realize that you are a member of a unique profession where what is ordinary to you is extraordinary to outsiders.

  • The Backpacker Guide to Pattaya in Thailand
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    The Backpacker Guide to Pattaya in Thailand

    5 years ago

    For some very odd reason Pattaya in Thailand does not appear on the Backpacker circuit. They arrive in Bangkok from wherever and head north to Chiang Mai or south to Phuket. They may even pass Pattaya by as they...

  • The World of the Kathoey and Ladyboy
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    The World of the Kathoey and Ladyboy

    5 years ago

    In at least one story of creation there were three children born. There was a boy, a girl and another. The Kathoey should be considered that Third Sex. The Kathoey or Ladyboy occur in all societies under a variety of...

  • Tawas Powder
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    Tawas Powder

    2 years ago

    Tawas Powder is a natural deodorant which really works. If all the others have failed you do give this a try. It is cheap at the price.

  • White Tiger Breeding is Not Conservation
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    White Tiger Breeding is Not Conservation

    5 years ago

    The Tiger is under severe threat through loss of habitat and poaching to supply an illicit trade in animal parts. We are lucky in that there are six Tiger sub-species still surviving. These are the Bengal Tiger...

  • Thai Whiskey
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    Thai Whiskey

    5 years ago

    Actually the whole subject of Thai Whiskey gets a bit confusing, especially in conversation because there are more than one drink going under the same title. Often someone will have tried one type once, not liked it, or...

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