Laos: Nam Nern Night Safari helps tigers back from the brink

The Australian | Saturday, May 14th, 2016

Nam Nern Laos

A community-based initiative in Laos aims to save tigers

The jungle is not my friend. There is no logical explanation why, in a group of many, I will be the only one treated as a blood buffet by mosquitoes, leeches and the rest of Mother Nature’s posse of vampires. Yet here I am, deep in the remote jungle of Laos’s Houaphanh Province, on a safari looking for carnivores, and I’m excited as heck. Read on…

Cuba: Land of Salsa, Sugar & Serenade

| Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Trinidad Cuba


Cucu Ramos is serenading me with his guitar under a mango tree. He sings of Guantanamera – the woman from Guantanamo – singing it oh so tenderly to me and as I sip a glass of freshly pressed cane sugar juice, I can’t help but wonder if the world could learn a thing or two about romance from a wiry old Cuban farmer who has tufts of hair sprouting from his ears. Read on…