Category: Wildlife

Fucking bugs. Fucking cockroaches, fucking flies, and fucking, fucking, fucking mosquitoes; one thing you’re always going to have to put up with if you go live in the Far East is all the damn bugs. If you’re in Korea or …

Life in Taipei: Stumpy the Lizard Read More »

One time while living in Kyoto… “I went for a midnight stroll around Mt Inari, the red gates picked out against the snow, and with the sounds of the city muffled to nothingness, the night deathly quiet and utterly still …

An Ode to the Crows of Japan Read More »

“There, there!” he kept shouting, “go straight, go straight!” I kicked on through the murky water, peering through my goggles into the plankton-deepened gloom before me but seeing nothing. “Where, where?” I yelled to the spotter on the boat, surfacing …

Whale Shark Snorkelling in Donsol, Philippines Read More »

Bitten in Bangkok Khao San Road, circa 3am… (and this is not the first story I’ve told on these pages that picks up at that time & place!) …my Canadian buddy’s waiting for me in the street while I pop in …

Dog Bites Man: on soi dogs, getting bitten, and rabies shots in Bangkok Read More »

Orangutan means ‘man of the forest’ in the Malay and Indonesian languages. But where does the man of the forest go when the forest is gone? There are a number of places in Southeast Asia where you can see both the …

Palm Oil and the Plight of the Orangutan: visiting the orangutan sanctuaries of Sumatra and Borneo Read More »