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Day 4: Sh*t happens

So I made it three whole days avoiding one of the worst fears of every traveler going abroad.

Food poisoning.

Despite my best efforts to only eat fresh food, something managed to evade me. 329 more words


Whirlwind Belcampo Foraging Tour.

 A couple of weeks ago we were asked by Belcampo Lodge (an eco-lodge in Toledo) to assess their foraging tour.  We were accompanied by their guide, Jose Vellos and we went on a two hour trek around Belcampo grounds.   366 more words



The tree that kills other trees. They are everywhere. You can learn about them here.


The World's Oldest Trees - Strangler Fig

Strangler Fig, Rilke’s Bayon. Siem Reap, Cambodia 2007.

The temples of Angkor Wat in Cambodia represent one of man’s most astonishing and enduring architectural achievements. Today, the temples exist in a neglected, semi-ruined state. 39 more words

Interesting Things


Passing a big Strangler Fig through the rainforest yesterday. These beauties germinate in the canopy of their host tree and grow their roots downward, taking over and increasing in size while strangling their host. 19 more words


Florida in Focus: Strangler Figs

Strangler Fig

Even the name sounds awesome, Strangler Fig, is an epiphytic / parasitic plant found throughout the tropical world. The species Ficus aurea found in Florida occurs from Florida through the north-western Caribbean, south to Mexico and Panama. 311 more words

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