On our China visit, I was nervous about seeing dog and cat meat on the menu. Being a vegetarian and an animal lover, I was worried about how the Chinese treated their animals. But, I found out it’s only in a small number of places and most of the Chinese love their dogs and cats. Here’s one lady who was carrying her dog around in a baby carrier!
During our summer holiday to China, we went to the Chengdu Giant Panda Research Base.
We arrived very early, which I would advise doing because it was very quiet. About 5 minutes after we arrived, the pandas were given their breakfast. Loads of them came running around the corner and then began eating the bamboo the keepers had put out for them. They were so cute!
This is cheeky Alaska at Dubai’s first cat cafe, Ailuromania. It’s an amazing place for cat lovers.
They have a 50dhs minimum spend charge and you pay that then go into the cat room where there are lots of beautiful cats to entertain you and cuddle. You can order drinks and food and sit and chill whilst the cats sleep and run around.
They have made sure that there is a visitor free zone for the cats to escape if they don’t feel like being sociable.
I can highly recommend a visit if you are a cat lover.
A little while ago, I did a photoshoot for The Animal Agency at Wild Flight. Wild Flight do falconry and have salukis and other Arabian animals. It was really interesting to find out about how the salukis and falcons work together to hunt in the desert.
This is my absolute favourite picture as this lovely saluki decided to photobomb my photo of the wolf!
Over the summer, I was lucky enough to visit Vietnam. We decided to make this trip a photography tour and signed up to do some street photography courses. What an amazing time we had! Doing this kind of course allows you to visit parts of the country that tourists might not otherwise see and meet the real people who live there. In Ho Chi Minh City, we learned with Arnaud from Vietnam Photo Adventures and in stunning Hoi An, with Pieter from Hoi An Photo Walks. Both were excellent teachers with wonderful local knowledge. I can highly recommend a photowalk when you visit a new city, even if you don’t class yourself as a ‘photographer’!