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Sewing Dao (Dao Khau) Tribe

Sewing Dao Tribe

Women of this tribe are recognized by black 3/4 length trousers richly embroidered with the signature flower, tree and star patterns seen on many other Dao costumes. They also wear a front hanging black apron with a wide, plain blue band at the waist (also common to some H’mong), together with a plain black turban. This is what “official description” says. Continue reading Sewing Dao (Dao Khau) Tribe

Our assistent – Diamond Python

Australia is a home for around 15 species of Pythons and Morelia Spilota Spilota is arguably the most beautiful of them all. This snake is perfectly known to Sydney residents and no one is scared of it. It is in fact one of the most common snakes around Sydney. Continue reading Our assistent – Diamond Python

Venomous Australia??

Australia is unique. It’s being isolated for millions of  years and this created number of extraordinary creatures that can’t be found anywhere else. But this uniqueness comes at a price, ecosystems never exposed to outside world are vulnerable, any seemingly unimportant change can result in tragic consequences. For that reason this land down under is perfect place to watch what happens if human start to introduce foreign species to new environments… Continue reading Venomous Australia??

Wolf that pretends not to be wolf to look like real bad ass…

Mimicry is similarity of one organism to another, unrelated organism. Such similarity benefits impostor based for example on good or bad fame of the one that it’s being  mimicked… There are for example orchids that pretend to be… sexy female bees to get pollinated… There are grasshoppers that look like a leaf or a twig and there are mantises looking just like flowers and that often renders them entirely invisible. There are also some smart pants of natural world using mimicry to convince everyone around they should’t be messed with. Continue reading Wolf that pretends not to be wolf to look like real bad ass…

Cambodia diagonally

Cambodia

Not so long ago while having dinner I was told that nowadays going to Cambodia is a waste of time… Conversation subject was „places that are still authentic” in SE Asia, which I guess meant places, where influence of tourism is non existent or barely visible and local population still lives in their bamboo huts in poverty, unaware of the size of the world.

If out of „lack of time” you decide to take one of the mainstream guidebooks and lay down your trip schedule along with what’s worth and what’s a „must see” pointed out there, I agree. Just stay home and watch documentary about the place. But this is true for everything in life, if you won’t put minimum of effort into it, results will never be satisfying (guidebook is not an effort, it’s making it easy for yourself). Continue reading Cambodia diagonally