Category Archives: Vietnam

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

Tam Dao – Trailer

Tam Dao

Tam Dao National Park is located in North Vietnam, just few hours ride of Hanoi. Steep, uninviting mountains are home to many natural wonders. This movie is our invitation for you to meet some of them. Continue reading Tam Dao – Trailer

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…

The taste of Durian

Apparently, it is estimated that Vietnam has about 20 varieties of durian. Most of them do not have a name and are only available locally. Thailand is to have 234 and Malaysia, people of which are believed to be crazy about the king of fruits – around 130. It turns out that there are as many durians as apples … Continue reading The taste of Durian

Trimeresurus albolabris – White lipped pit viper.

Tiny baby, but in fact Trimeresurus Albolabris is responsible for around 45% of venomous bites treated in southern part of Vietnam.  See for your self hod deadly this creature is… Continue reading Trimeresurus albolabris – White lipped pit viper.

Oligodon Deuvei – newly discovered species from south Vietnam

Oligodon Deuvei doesn’t have a common name yet. It was discovered in 2008 by Patric David, Gernot Vogel and John Rooijen. Its name Deuvei was chosen to honor Mr. Jean Deuve who died in 2008 and who had spent 20 years in Laos  and in parallel to his political and military duties documented and researched fauna of this country with special attention to snakes… 

Oligodon Deuvei lives in fact very close to human but is rarely seen because of it’s small size and secretive habits. Continue reading Oligodon Deuvei – newly discovered species from south Vietnam

Protobothrops Mucrosquamatus – Brown Spotted Pitviper

Protobothrops Mucrosquamatus, common name Brown Spotted Pitviper or Taiwanese Habu. This beautiful snake is widely distributed across southern Asia, from India through Viet Nam,  and is also found on Taiwan. This species can be found at altitudes of up to 2,000 m above sea level. Unfortunately one of the most frequent reasons for antivenom aid in Vietnam and therefore, massively killed. Continue reading Protobothrops Mucrosquamatus – Brown Spotted Pitviper

Ptyas Korros

Ptyas Korros, commonly known as a Chinese Rat Snake. It leaves around whole South East Asia and it’s an endemic snake. Very beautiful and… with character as you can see! Continue reading Ptyas Korros