Sunday, 31 May 2009

Malaysia in Tanzania

Malaysia would be the last thing you’d expect to see on the other continent. However, walking through the lanes of Stone Town in Zanzibar, you might bump into this…



What’s the truck carrying??? Boxes of oil… 




Closer look… its palm oil… DSC_1368-1

From Malaysia!  (aahh… effects of globalisation)

Saturday, 30 May 2009

Friday, 29 May 2009

Thursday, 28 May 2009

Isn't always a perfect picture for wildlife

Here you are in the safari enjoying the perfect picture.

Looks perfect?


Until you look closely, and realise life in the wild ain’t so perfect after all.



Getting attacked by lions is not fun. Run faster next time! 

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

How to spot a lion in a safari

First… look for footprints…

lion foot prints!


Then look for groups of animals that are on high alert…

See how the animals below are looking in one direction

Giraffe on high alert

 zebras on high alert


Then search in the direction they are looking at…
See if you can spot anything or any movement in the grass.





See anything?? Look closely… 


There's something there!

Ah hah!




Then get your driver to go off the road and get face-to-face with a lion!


Best ad for Kilimanjaro Beer

“We’re moving mountains!” on the truck for Kilimanjaro Beer! Cracks me up…

Have a Kili

For those who don’t know – Kilimanjaro is also Africa’s tallest mountain. Hah – get it? Get it!?

Monday, 25 May 2009

Zebras on your Desktop?

I have zebras on my desktop (wallpaper). Do you?

zebra crossing

Click on pic to download for your wallpaper. Enjoy!

Monday, 18 May 2009

Safari in Tanzania, first sightings!

Went to Mikumi National Park in Tanzania, which is only about a 4-hour drive from Dar Es Salaam (the capital). It is much less crowded than the popular Serengeti at the north. (Our guide says you don’t spot for animals there, you just need to watch out for the cars/people, and there will be animals – takes the fun out of a safari).

Anyway, after just entering through the main entrance of the park, we spotted animals! Was so excited. So, out comes the binoculars and this was what I saw:


Giraffes!!! Yes, right in the centre are 2 giraffes. Can you see it? This shot above was taken with my longest zoon lens. Let me magnify it for you:

2 giraffes

TA DAA!! Giraffes!! Yeah, now we’re in a safari!!





Then we drove around in the safari… and 1 hour later:








close up

Giraffes were everywhere!! And we got pretty close to some of them

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

I’m in Tanzania!

Took the very long flight via Doha to Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. If you calculate it right, it should be about 24 hrs of travelling, including an excruciating 7 hour wait at Doha airport for the next connecting flight. It was between 3 to 10am Thai time (or something like that) – which was sleeping time, but of course, how could anyone sleep on uncomfortable airport chairs. And there was no free wifi too, what a shame.

Anyway, I finally arrived in Dar Es Salaam, and walked around the hostel area. There’s also the beach! And everyone was very nice. So far, so good. :)


woman selling stuff