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Kind of a Holiday

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Backpacking... it's kind of like a Holiday.

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But overall it's really not so bad.

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Because even when there is trouble in paradise.

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There is always the next beach over the horizon.

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And when the sun sets.

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You just have to find a beautiful girl.

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A fantastic ocean.

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And then backpacking is just perfect.

Posted by 19jenny79 21:52 Archived in Albania Comments (3)

The Yak Whisperer

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What the Tarsier!

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How can these creatures exist? I know it’s a big world but how on earth could such an awesome animal be wandering around without me knowing it!

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Are there many of you who can confidently state they know what this cute little monster is?

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If you don’t know, then I present to you the world’s coolest and smallest primate. Ladies and gentleman the Tarsier!

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It’s hard to describe how small Tarsier’s are. They will fit in the palm of your hand, not your whole hand, simply the palm. The average male weighs around 120 grams and is approx 12 centimetres tall.

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Suicidal Tendancies: Hold on for one more day buddy!

Of course being this small and cute comes at a cost. WE WANT ONE! Pretty, endangered and tiny it’s basically an acronym that spells P.E.T to Humans. Unfortunately Tarsiers cannot successfully be held in captivity. They will often commit suicide if taken from their native wilds. The other downside is that they are so ridiculously small and fragile that even just picking up a Tarsier can break it’s tiny bones. Plus they bite, so all round they are hands off animals!

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Each Tarsier eyeball is as big as its brain. Which is awesome if you think about how rad humans would look with brain size eyeballs, obviously some of us would look significantly radder than others…

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A killer dark side.

They may look ridiculously cute to us but these things are bloodthirsty meatavoires! The only 100% carnivorous primate they are death incarnate to bugs, birds, lizards and bats. If you are wondering how they do it, they have a superpower, they can jump 5 metres in a single bound!

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Never trust a leaping animal that is only big enough to bite your balls.

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Seeing the Tarsiers on Bohol Island in the Philippines was awesome. And at a cost of $3 for both Jen and I they are a bargain activity. As far as primate expenses go the Mountain Gorillas in Uganda cost $1200 but they are 1950 times bigger than a Tarsier. So pound for pound a gorilla is still cheaper to go see.

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But are Gorillas this cute?

Celebrity Tarsiers you may know.

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Posted by 19jenny79 08:07 Archived in Philippines Comments (4)

Just a Bulgarian Sunset

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Yup despite great guesses of exploding pigeons and atomic instagram farts the picture was, as I'm sure you all guessed, just a sunset. However, it was a fairly impressive and unique Bulgarian sunset!

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I asked for creative guesses on what was happening in the picture.

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My Uncle Malcolm responded with "Bright sunset on clouds behind tree?" Given that he is absolutely completely right I am forced to give him a 100% score for accuracy and a 0% score for creativity (Although he is an Engineer so this may have been his creative answer!)

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However, despite Malcolm unlocking the code, the last post stated that the gold star would go to creative thoughts on the pic. Therefore Emma wins for this truly mindbending guess "Large gypsy appearing from a tea pot (tea pot is out of site, behind the tree!)" As Fletcher aptly replied to this "I'm Farking confused".

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Emma later claimed sleep deprivation was to blame for her genius. If so then sleep less Emma for more Gold Stars.

Posted by 19jenny79 17:52 Archived in Bulgaria Comments (2)

What in the world is that?

Sometimes the world throws up some weird moments. Gold star for creative thoughts on how this came about?

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Posted by 19jenny79 09:49 Archived in Bulgaria Comments (2)

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