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Balinese flower, Ubud, Bali

Ubud, Bali

The cultural heart of Bali, and any other kind of heart seeing as it’s pretty much in the middle of […]

Celebrations, festivities and other events ›

Palio di Siena, Piazza Del Campo, Siena, Italy

Il Palio, Siena, Italy

If you’ve seen 007’s escapades in the Quantum Of Solace, you should be familiar with the crowds in Piazza del Campo, […]

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Monday's Monkeys ›

Monkey with McDonald's hot sauce in Kuantan, Malaysia

Monday’s Monkeys #14

Following on from Ronald the monkey‘s McDonald’s escapades last week, he makes a welcome return this week as he tackles […]

Monkey eating McDonalds in Kuantan, Malaysia, Asia

Monday’s Monkeys #13

Leftover McDonald’s isn’t for everyone, but if your name’s Ronald it might just be for you.  So let me introduce […]

Orangutans in Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia

Monday’s Monkeys #12

First thing you might notice?  They aren’t monkeys.  And you’d be right (give yourself a gold star).  Monday’s Monkeys are […]

Monkey looking through a window, Malaysia

Monday’s Monkeys #11

And a warm welcome to … Curious Monkey.  Round of applause, please (though I’m sure he’s prefer a round of […]

Monkey with leaflet, Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Monday’s Monkeys #6

So let me introduce you to today’s rascal, The Tourist Monkey. Now, The Tourist Monkey is no average monkey.  A […]

Monkey baby, monkey forest, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

Monday’s Monkeys #2

It’s that time of the week again, so let me introduce you to the monkeys of the day.  In Ubud, […]

Mozart Statue, Vienna, Austria

The Green of Vienna

‘Oh, Vienna‘ … sang Ultravox a few decades ago (video below – you’re welcome), which has resulted in me only […]

Monkey eating Salad Cream, Kuantan, Malaysia

Monday’s Monkeys #3

What?  It’s Tuesday?  Hopefully it’s still Monday somewhere in the world.  So let me introduce Monday’s tardy monkey … Nipples.

Monkey in front of the Taj Mahal, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India

Monday’s Monkeys #8

Please allow me to introduce … drumroll please … Photobomb Monkey. Having arrived in Agra on a national holiday, the […]