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The State of the Elephants at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage in Sri Lanka

The State of the Elephants at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage in Sri Lanka

In my previous post, I wrote about how I got into the tourist trap of bathing a chained elephant at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage in Sri Lanka. I regretted it and I still feel guilty about it. It’s probably the most stupid thing I’ve done in my travels. It’s irresponsible travel in many ways. An Orphanage? […]

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I Bathed an Ellie at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and I Instantly Regretted it! (Sri Lanka).

I Bathed an Ellie at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and I Instantly Regretted it!

In Sri Lanka, I bathed an ellie at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and I instantly regretted it. As soon as I saw the elephant with a chain on her neck, I was heartbroken. But, instead of backing out and demanding to return the money I paid for ($5), I went down into the river. Why? It’s for the […]

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My Camel Visitors.

My Camel Visitors

I woke up at 12:20 PM today and these desert creatures came to pass by our apartment. Camels are usually seen far from where we are but I guess, this morning is an exemption. They hanged out below us for ten minutes and moved on to the Red Sea. This is one of the things […]

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This is how to transport camels in Saudi Arabia.

How To Transport Camels in Saudi Arabia

Last weekend, while on our way for our weekend shopping, we saw these camels being transported in a Toyota pick-up. As you can see, there are three of them and they seem to be well-behaved camels. I wonder how they were enticed to go into the back of the car and how they could fit […]

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Oh Camels! (Saudi Arabia) Madian Saleh

Oh Camels!

Ok, this is going to be one of those boring blog posts but then, you know, when you’re traveling on a car in Saudi Arabia, you can only see two things: a long stretch of barren desert and a caravan of camels. Last weekend, while traveling to Madian Saleh, we passed by a young herder […]

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camel burger, anyone?

Camel Burger, Anyone?

When I took this photo of a camel in front of McDonald’s, I thought of a camel burger being served in Aqaba, Jordan. But, of course, let’s just hope I’m 1000% wrong. LOL…. I talked to the child-owner and he told me that this two-year old camel is a gift from his father. What’s the […]

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Woofstock – Toronto’s Festival for Dogs 2013

Dubbed as North America’s largest Festival for Dogs (also called Woofstock), hundreds of endearing, fluffy canines congregate in Toronto every summer to check out the latest dog fashion trends and taste some dog food for free. And maybe, to get acquainted with what’s cool and what’s not in their own dog world. Or simply to celebrate […]

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Field Museum – A Time Capsule

Visiting the Field Museum in Chicago can be both boring and enlightening. In that order. That’s how I felt while roaming from one exhibit to another. Boring. The facts and information you absorb by reading hundreds of descriptions on each display is just overwhelming. It’s not even interactive. The preserved bodies of animals stood there […]

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Shedd Aquarium – Where A School of Fish Swims in a Tiny Water Tank

I’m not a fan of aquariums. Small or big aquariums. But, that doesn’t mean I don’t find anything valuable in having aquariums, like Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. When a friend of mine left for his backpacking adventure in South America, he asked me if I’d be interested to take his aquarium (of course, with fish). […]

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Eating Deer Meat in Mexico

We left Chichen Itza at around 3 in the afternoon—and everyone was hungry. Except me. I felt that the calories I had from my huge breakfast wasn’t burned yet. So, we stopped in a village 20 minutes away from Chichen Itza, on our way back to Tulum. We missed to see a beautiful cenote, the […]

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