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animals / wildlife

50 Colorful Photos From The Pushkar Camel Fair

Ashok Tak, camel decoration winner and promotor of cultural heritage at the Pushkar Camel Fair 2015

Colors. Camels. Gypsies. Performers. Amusement rides. This is the modern Pushkar Camel Fair, an annual tradition that dates back over 800 years. Camel herders from all over Rajasthan flock to Pushkar to show off and sell their flock. But it isn’t just camels. There are also various sports and competitions, including the mustache competition and … Read More

What Noise Do Dogs Make Around The World?

Dogs around the world make different noises

“What the hell is that? Is that a dog?!” I asked incredulously. Turns out it was. Apparently the dogs in this country make different noises than the traditional “bark bark” I grew up hearing. The more countries I traveled, the more I realized that dogs around the world make different noises in different countries. It … Read More

10 Things You Don’t Know About Sri Lanka

10 things you don't know about Sri Lanka

One of the best things about visiting a new country is learning new things. No matter how much research you do or how many people you ask, there are always things about the country that surprise or even bewilder you.   Here’s a quick gift for all you Pinners 😉 Last November I had the … Read More

Gir Forest National Park in Gujarat, India: Home Of The Asiatic Lion

Lion at Gir Forest in Gujarat, India

A wildlife trip is always exciting and adventurous. I have covered various tiger reserves in my previous journeys and an encounter with tiger has always been thrilling but this time I had planned a different jungle safari and intended to see the Asiatic Lions at Gir Forest National Park in Gujarat, the only place in … Read More

The Cool Highlands Of Sri Lanka

Aerial View of Adam's Peak in Sri Lanka

The cool highlands of Sri Lanka occupy the only part of the rain forests that remains in the entire country. It is the natural home of the highly threatened fauna and flora species, endemic Sri Lankan leopard, and the purple-faced languor. This region consists of three protected areas: Horton Plains National Park, Knuckles Range, and … Read More

Kebun Binatang Bandung: The Most Depressing Zoo Ever?

Hungry bears beg for food at Kebun Binatang Bandung Zoo

Zoos, although an educational and inspiring experience for children, often caused mixed feelings among adults. It is rare that I visit them nowadays but a couple weeks ago while in Bandung I did happen to pass through Kebun Binatang Bandung Zoo. Only after traveling and being forced to stop does one truly realize how the … Read More

38 Experiences To Add To Your Travel Bucket List

Colorful buildings in a frozen white Amsterdam winter -- welcome to the Netherlands

I recently reflected on some of the amazing travel adventures I’ve experienced thus far it my lifetime in my 46 countries, 46 travel ideas article, so the time feels right to start planning some more. As the clock ticks over to an age that I have long been dreading, I’m celebrating it by adding 38 … Read More