By the time I finished Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn, the great Russian novelist and historian’s series of books on these cruel places, I had planned to see for myself what Siberia would be like.
In the whole world, one can only see mountain gorillas in Rwanda, Uganda and Congo.Fly to Doha in Qatar, from Kuala Lumpur and take a connecting flight to Kigali, Rwanda.
The head of the family – the alpha male Ubumwe – was sound asleep. He was big. Real big. He is said to have 25 members, including black backs, juvenile gorillas, adult females, and young ones.
The ark is, in fact, a multi-storey building serving as either a hotel or a youth hostel located on the top floor, and as I walked around, I finally saw some sign of life. A group of Christians had just checked in for a weekend camp.
There is a growing demand for the King of Fruits in Australia, but the supply is limited because of a relatively smaller number of commercial growers, mostly from Queensland.
The rafflesia takes six to nine months to go from bud to bloom, and then it dies in a week! So it is not just elusive, the rafflesia’s story is quite tragic, really.
It is one of the scariest places on earth, with an evil aura and a spooky disposition. And as I mentioned, I felt I was being watched when I was there. Is it a haunted place? My bone-chilling assessment is “yes”.
It’s not always about the pumpkins and the Grim Reaper.In Japan,Halloween has a distinctly different flavour.
Unlike regular durian, the kura kura durian hangs just about ground level from its tree when it fruits. It’s presumed that the fruit’s low-lying position gives credence to its name – even a tortoise can reach it.
The idea of diving into a lake to swim with thousands of jellyfishes (of the harmless variety) had never crossed my mind. It was never even on my bucket list, in fact……