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Sunset in Tanah Lot temple, Bali

Sunset in Tanah Lot temple, Bali

Bali has many scenic locations to dream away while the sun sets, that’s for sure. But some of them are just simply emblematic, and missing them is a sin… and the temple of Tanah lot is one of these! Tanah lot is an extended temple complex on the west coast, and one of the most sacred temples of Bali. It is about 45 minutes away by scooter from the “touristic center” near Kuta and Seminyak. The ride is a whole…

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Sunrise at Mount Batur, Bali

Sunrise at Mount Batur, Bali

Have you ever had this feeling of having a breakpoint in life when you experience something new for the first time, with an incredible intensity, making you yearn for more of these moments? Seeing the sunrise over Mount Agung on Bali, after trekking up its neighbor Mount Batur was one of these for me. As many people I have always loved seeing sunsets, but this was the first time I was venturing out with the solely purpose of seeing the…

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Tresher sharks in Malapascua, Philippines

Tresher sharks in Malapascua, Philippines

Swimming with sharks in Philippines is a big thing. First, you have the famous whale sharks in Donsol, where you can litterally snorkel amongst them – which is only possible in very few places in the world. But then, you also have this tiny island called Malapascua, just north of Cebu, where you can dive at Monad Shoal with an even rarer species – the tresher sharks. These clever sharks, that use their unique long tail to stun and catch…

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Labuk and the Proboscis Monkeys

Labuk and the Proboscis Monkeys

So, I promised you some serious monkey business – here it comes! First, I want to introduce you to the strangest monkeys I have encountered in Borneo – but probably, in my entire life. Their trademark is their nose, which is… uhm… let’s say, particularly shaped. Before we continue, judge for yourself: I think we get each other now, right? 🙂 Only the male proboscis monkeys have these big noses – and it serves them to attract the females, who…

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