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Heatwaves, Spiders, Bastards, and a Pick and Mix Australian

UNITED KINGDOM | Sun, 10 Aug 2014 | By moresbbb | Views [646]

This year’s summer here in the UK has found me considering questions of identity, challenging “facts” about myself and where I belong, as well as taking advantage of a few opportune moments along the way to fall back on my Australian ... Read more >

Tags: australia, bastards, heatwave, pick and mix, spiders, uk

Deep Fried Spiders for Breakfast

CAMBODIA | Sun, 13 Oct 2013 | By jeffsadventures | Views [289]

It was shortly after sunrise when I was picked up outside my hotel in Phnom Penh along with the rest of my tour group. Once packed up, our journey continued as the van took us through the city once more before going over a long bridge crossing the Ton ... Read more >

Tags: breakfast, exotic cuisine, spiders, yummy

My Scholarship entry - Understanding a Culture through Food

WORLDWIDE | Sat, 14 Apr 2012 | By louisethewander | Views [308] | Scholarship Entry

‘There’s something wrong with this one’ I think to myself. My fingertips have long become accustomed to the coarse skin of unripe pears, and this slimy softness is a shock to the system. I tentatively turn the fruit around, expecting a maggot infested ... Read more >

Tags: australia, fruit picking, outback, pears, spiders, travel writing scholarship 2012

Photos: World of small creatures

BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA | Fri, 18 Nov 2011 | By dushafotografa | Photo Gallery

Aren't they wonderful? So simple, so small and yet ... Complex and fascinating. I wonder what would happen to the world, say that spiders were size of a dog? Would they be our pets or people would have more to worry about? In any case, they are unique, ... Read more >
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Tags: insects, insekti, leptiri, pauci, spiders

Crazy Webs: Spiders Take Refuge From Pakistani Floods

PAKISTAN | Mon, 31 Oct 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [3006] | Comments [1]

We got this in from Pakistan - The Only Choice  - an amazing shot of what happens when spiders have nowhere to go as a result of overwhelming flooding. From the site: "An unexpected side-effect of the flooding in parts of Pakistan has been ... Read more >

Tags: pakistan, spiders, travel-safety

Small nasty critters; what you need to know about Aussie spiders

AUSTRALIA | Mon, 4 May 2009 | By safetyhub | Views [9159] | Comments [2]

No doubt, you've just read our other post on Australia's dangerous animals " The Big Bite: Aussie sharks and crocs " and are relieved to discover that it's more likely you'll be killed by lightning than die in the jaws of a great white ... Read more >

Tags: australia, first aid, oceania, snake bite, snakes, spiders, travel-health, travel-safety-tips

The egg detective and other stories... part 1

COSTA RICA | Tue, 5 Aug 2008 | By rachel_and_daniel | Views [891]

There is always something happening at the ranch, sometimes happy, others sad, happy, satisfying moments, excitement with scary bits, and the completely unexpected.   I´ll begin with the completely unexpected.   The egg detective It ... Read more >

Tags: chickens, dogs and cats, spiders

I´m not a celebrity-but get me out of here!

ECUADOR | Mon, 14 Jul 2008 | By matsmith | Views [1341] | Comments [1]

Arriving in the jungle, after taking local buses from Quito was quite nice. After just an hour on the bus we saw an accident where aa bus had been hit by a lorry going the other way on a very narrow road in the mountains and in terribly ... Read more >

Tags: amazon, fire ants, indians, jungle, lemon ants, spiders, tarantulas, tubing

 

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