10 things I had forgotten about Singapore: 1. How slowly the Asians walk. 2. How they drag their sandals when walking, making a scuffing noise with every step. 3. How short the girls shorts are. 4. How politely money and credit cards are given and taken, using both hands to present or receive the item.…
International travel has become so easy now it’s possible to wake up one morning in the African bush and less than 24 hours later be sitting 18 stories up in an Asian cityscape. And while that ability never ceases to amaze me after all these years of travelling, with the current Ebola outbreak happening, it…
ZED IS FOR ZEBRA, THAT I’VE YET TO SEE OR HEAR. THE ONLY THING I’VE SEEN OF THEM ARE HOOF PRINTS THAT PROVE THEY’RE HERE.
Y IS FOR YES, THIS IS THE PLACE I WANT TO BE. AND ALL MY REASONS ARE GIVEN IN MY “AFRICA A to ZEE”
X IS FOR X-TRAORDINARILY QUICK, THESE FOUR-LEGGED FURRY THIEVES. THROUGH OPEN WINDOWS THEY CLIMB RIGHT IN, BUT A CATAPULT MAKES THEM FLEE.
W IS FOR WARTHOG USUALLY TROTTING SPEEDILY BY WHILE SNORTING SNORTS OF ALARM AND HOLDING ANTENNA TAILS UP HIGH.
V IS FOR VULTURE MY FAVOURITE CHARACTER IN DISNEYS “JUNGLE BOOK” “SO WHAT YOU WANNA DO?” THEY ASK, SITTING HIGH ON A BRANCH, SHRUGGING BONY SHOULDERS, AND GIVING A BEADY-EYED LOOK.
U IS FOR THE UNKNOWN WITH NASTY LOOKING PINCERS AT BOTH FRONT AND REAR THIS RAPIDLY MOVING CENITPEDE-Y THING WE DECIDED WAS A CREATURE TO FEAR.
T IS FOR TERMITE MOUND THEY ALMOST GROW BEFORE YOUR EYES. ONE DAY, NOTHING ON THE TRACKS, THE NEXT, A HILL ALMOST TWICE YOUR SIZE.
S IS FOR SNAKE WHILE WALKING, WE MET A SMALLER ONE LIKE THIS, BUT THE RHINKALS TRYING TO GET IN OUR HOUSE LIKE A COBRA, PUFFED OUT ITS NECK TO SHOW US HE WAS PISSED.