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134 Gambian birds added to lifelistexternal link

Posted on January 26th 2007 by Amy in Birds, Nature, Personal, Travel

We went to The Gambia for 11 days earlier this month, and saw about 150 birds, 134 of which we managed to photograph. They have now all been added to our online lifelist. More »

More Kingfishers in the Netherlandsexternal link

Posted on January 23rd 2007 by Arthur in Birds, Nature, News

Kingfishers in the Netherlands are doing exceptionally well due to the recent mild winters. In the Dutch language they are called ijsvogels, which means ice birds. Despite that name, the birds do not fare well in cold winters. More »

Photos of our trip to The Gambiaexternal link

Posted on January 20th 2007 by Arthur in Personal, Photos, Travel

From 5 to 15 January 2007 we were in The Gambia where we did a five-day birdwatching safari upriver to Georgetown and saw 177 different species of birds. I have just published a new travel photo album with 51 photos of this trip. More »

International euphemisms for traveller’s gastrointestinal disorders

Posted on January 18th 2007 by Arthur in Travel

Many countries have a euphemism for common traveller’s gastrointestinal disorders, like diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea and bloating. For instance, in India they say Delhi Belly, and in Egypt they use the phrase Pharaoh’s Revenge. Here is a list of international terms. More »

Dozens of baby seals stranded by North Sea storms

Posted on January 3rd 2007 by Amy in Life in Holland, Nature

In the past couple of days, 43 baby seals have been brought to the seal shelter Zeehondencreche in Pieterburen, a town in the north of the Netherlands. The babies lost their mothers and were washed ashore during rough seas. More »

Scubadorable – The Cutest Fish on the Reefexternal link

Posted on January 2nd 2007 by Arthur in Scuba Diving, Shopping & Stuff

Scubadorables are cute and colorful reef fish of the kind you will find around coral reefs when you go scuba diving. On www.scubadorable.com you will find Butterflyfish, Angelfish, Damselfish and many other popular fish from around the world, which have all been cutified closely matching the original shape and colors. They are available on t-shirts, mugs, bags, hats and more! More »

Happy New Year

Posted on January 1st 2007 by Arthur in Personal, Travel

It is now one minute into 2007 — Happy New Year everyone! Earlier tonight I completed our 2006 yearbook. We traveled to many great places in 2006: we saw tigers in India, dived in the Keys, canoed in Brittany and had tapas in Madrid. I’m looking forward to a great 2007. More »