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The World's most luxurious coffee is a load of crap (literally)

Imagine you are sitting down to a nice cup of hot, dark coffee.  The steam is filling your nose with bittersweet aromas – your mouth is watering, you cannot wait to taste it. 1,150 more words


Fraser's Hill (3) : Night Ramble on the Telecom Loop, Girdle Road

When:  August 2015            Weather : Cool 20C

Leica Q, Nikon P900

As the sun goes down on Fraser’s Hill, a new world of life emerges….and these night encounters with the fauna of FH were one of the highlights of our few days here, largely thanks to the local knowledge and generosity of Stephen from Stephen’s Place (see my last blogpost)….indeed an evening of viewing and shooting good enough to warrant a post dedicated to it…. 773 more words

Frasers Hill

Kouros by Yves Saint Laurent

I love fragrant outings in unknown territories… It means I can act clueless. 

My plan (scheme, actually) early one December was at once evil and genius. 858 more words


La Religieuse (Serge Lutens)

La Religieuse (Serge Lutens) – 1/5
jasmine musk – Christopher Sheldrake

I confess that while I simply adore so much of the creative output of Serge Lutens and Christopher Sheldrake, recent releases have shown a trend towards increasingly emotional narratives but rather lacklusture perfumery: L’Orpheline (the orphan girl) was a watered-down soapy musk with a dash of incense and a strange plastic note in the heart, L’Incendiaire (the arsonist) was a straight-up sweet oud, Laine de Verre (glass wool) was an incredibly synthetic anti-perfume perfume (cold musk), and now we have La Religieuse (the nun). 177 more words


Getting the message across at the Festival of Biodiversity

By Claudia Ang

“It’s better to drink milo,” said one of the children I was speaking to suddenly. I looked at him, bemused and yet intrigued because he had a straight face on, while the other children giggled and their parents laughed in view of his innocence and curt honesty. 471 more words

Kopi Luwak

Dispatch from Atauro: Night Hikes, Bat Caves and a Trove of New Species

Original post from Human Nature

‘…………..David Emmett  David Emmett is currently part of a team searching for new species on the island of Atauro in the Southeast Asian country of Timor-Leste. 1,047 more words


Dung Coffee

Want a Cup of Coffee made of Elephant Dung ? Not for Free!

You have to pay 1500 Thai Baht= $50! 

  • Black Ivory Coffee use Arabica coffee beans consumed by 20 elephants at the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation in Chiang Saen, northern Thailand and collected from their dung.
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