Where to watch wildlife in Cambodia?

Where to watch wildlife in Cambodia? Here you will find a short overview of my recommended places to visit in Cambodia if you are wildlife minded. This page Where to watch wildlife in Cambodia is a combination of personal visits and information I gathered along my trip. I spend 2 months in Cambodia: 1 month I was part of an expedition (Binco expedition to Cambodia – Kdan Mekong 2018) and 1 month I was wandering around Cambodia, experiencing the culture and looking for nature and wildlife. (Cambodia 2018 – Wandering for wildlife). Cardamom mountains Mondulkiri Seam Reap – Betreed … Read more

Cambodia: One month wandering around looking for wildlife

Cambodia One month wandering around looking for wildlife I went to Cambodia to participate in an expedition from BINCO, in cooperation with WWF Belgium and WWF Cambodia. If you want more information about my experiences and links to the organisations, check out my blog post BINCO expedition to Cambodia: Kdan Mekong 2018. Here you can find some information and experiences in the different places I visited in Cambodia during my one month travelling in Cambodia (June 2018). These experiences ranging from figuring out what to do in Phnom Penh, were to find some wildlife, other tips to enjoy Cambodia. … Read more

Kdan Mekong 2018

Kdan Mekong 2018 A BINCO Expedition to Cambodia April/May 2018 – Binco vzw organised an expedition to Kratie, Cambodia. The aim if the project was mainly to study the endangered hog deer. Binco took the chance to use this opportunity to study the broader biodiversity. I got contacted to be part of the mammal team, mainly setting up camera traps and looking for signs of any kind of mammal. This expedition was in collaboration with WWF Belgium and WWF Cambodia. If you want to find out more about the project, check the Kdan Mekong 2018 expedition page on the Binco … Read more

Budget wildlife holidays

How to prepare for budget wildlife holidays

How to Prepare for Budget Wildlife Holidays The Road To Success Budget Wildlife Holidays Passionate about nature and wildlife, but can’t afford a crazy organised trip, why not plan your own budget wildlife holiday. In this article, I like to go over the resources I use to plan my holidays. Being prepared is the key to a successful epic journey. Nonetheless, if you are not the ‘organiser type’, find yourself on organiser or check out this page about my recommendations of organised wildlife & nature tours. Summary Select Your Destination (Focal species, Areas, Reserves & National Parks, …) Plan your … Read more

Animal tourism attractions to avoid

Animal tourism attractions to avoid

Animal tourism attractions to avoid Animals are often described as cute. Animal tourism is usually seen as a way to contribute to wildlife conservation. Animal lovers might not see the downside of this wild animal performing funny tricks in front of them. Who is not tempted to feed wildlife, get a picture with a monkey on a chain, take a ride on an elephant? Social media is definitely exposing more and more animal activities which are abusing and exploiting animals. Again, do people ask the right questions? Do you see the harm of swimming on the fins of dolphins … Read more

Gringo trails

Gringo Trails – Responsible travel with respect for culture and wildlife

Gringo Trails Responsible travel with respect to culture and wildlife Responsible travel – Ever travelled and asked yourself “Why am I here?” It’s a simple question, but it can keep you occupied for a long time. Are you contributing to the local community and will the next generation still be able to experience your adventure as you are doing it right now? Travelling is great, and we are lucky to live in an era where travelling is easy. But it comes with a lot of responsibilities if we want it to be sustainable. This blog post is inspired by … Read more

Kanahau Utila

Kanahau Utila Research and Conservation Facility

Kanahau Utila Research and Conservation Facility Kanahau Utila Research and Conservation Facility (KURCF) is a recently established research centre located on Utila Island, part of the Bay Islands off the coast of Honduras. The centre is a ‘home away from home’ for a group of passionate conservation biologists, who actively run various research projects from the facility from February to September. Kanahau made it their mission to catalogue the biodiversity of Utila, identify and protect threatened species and habitats on the island, and promote solutions to conservation issues. A large part of Kanahau’s work is focused around the local … Read more

Yucatan Peninsula - Wildlife

Yucatan Peninsula Wildlife: Top places for Nature and Wildlife experiences

Yucatan Peninsula Wildlife Top places for Nature and Wildlife experiences The Yucatan Peninsula is situated in south-eastern Mexico. It’s about 181 000 km² and separates the Caribbean Sea from the Gulf of Mexico. For tourists, Cancun is the most well-known place, definitely for American Students. But the Yucatan Peninsula has much more to offer, ranging from cenotes to Maya ruins and whale shark snorkelling… The Yucatan Peninsula consists of three Mexican states; Yucatán, Quintana Roo and Campeche and stretches out to the border of Belize and Guatemala. For those that like the beach holidays, Cancún, Tulum and Playa del … Read more

Isla Holbox Whale shark

Isla Holbox: whale sharks and relaxing

Isla Holbox: Whale Sharks & Relaxing Holbox Whale Shark Tour – Isla Holbox is a great place to take some rest, exactly what I needed. Besides the relaxed atmosphere, Holbox is known for its whale shark tours. The village offers opportunities for both budget travellers and more exclusive travellers. Isla Holbox is accessible from the air and by bus. I took a bus from Cancun. Visit August 2015 Whale shark tour Last minute we decided to join a whale shark tour, snorkelling with whale sharks, but it was much more. This was a great experience. Our first goal was the … Read more

5 reasons to volunteer

5 reasons to volunteer

5 Reasons to Volunteer Volunteering is a popular term and the reasons to volunteer can vary, but I guess we all know someone who came back from a volunteer trip with amazing stories. You can volunteer in different areas from community-based projects (teaching, healthcare) to more environmental projects. There are various reasons for volunteering, whether it’s inspiring yourself, helping others or follow your beliefs, you just have to find the reason(s) which feel(s) right for you. This article is a more general article and aims to inspire you and help you find why you should volunteer and give you … Read more