Elephant Nature Park, Chiang Mai
In September 2013, I went on my first big solo adventure to Asia. My first stop would be the Elephant Nature Park north of Chiang Mai. I have a soft spot for elephants, so when looking for volunteering options in Thailand, I was mainly looking for volunteering positions with elephants....
Boulders Beach Penguin
I had been looking forward meeting the African Penguins for a long time, and I was not disappointed. Visiting Boulders Beach has been one of the best parts of my trip in South Africa so far. (A game drive is still on the program, which I think will be on a par with my...
Sinbad eating at the Born Free center
During my stay at the Shamwari game reserve, I was very lucky to be able to go on a behind the scenes tour at the Born Free Foundation Animal Rescue center. I find animal rescue and conservation a very noble cause and Born Free stands at the forefront of animal...
ostrich riding in South Africa
While in Oudtshoorn, it's hard to miss all the signs to the numerous Ostrich (show) farms around the area. I had seen a few ostriches running around the Western Cape, on farms or the national parks, but I wanted to get to know these gigantic birds a little bit...
Thinhorn Sheep checking out the opposition
For my 30th birthday in October, we decided to fly to the Yukon, in North West Canada. I had always wanted to visit for its spectacular scenery and the Northern Lights. While in Whitehorse, the Yukon capital, we opted to visit the Yukon Wildlife Preserve, a non-profit organisation which participates...
Baby elephant at ENP
Located close to Chiang Mai, North Thailand, Elephant Nature Park is an elephant sanctuary for abused and tortured elephants. Founded by Lek Chailert in the 1990’s, they have given dozens of elephants a new home where they can spend their lives in peace without having to perform tricks, work...