Day 11–13 Halong Bay

We wandered around Halong this morning – in search of coffee and to stretch our legs before our boat journey. There’s a heap of construction so the area will look very different in a few years time. We walked to the beach. Lots of tree planting with each tree assigned it’s own number plate. The…

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Day 9 10 Nihn Bihn and Halong

After a good rest we get up for an early learn to make your own lunch. Pork spring rolls, mango salad and beef with lemon grass. Were too full by then to make the 2nd main. We had intended to go for a hike but the rain rolled in so we chilled instead. My great…

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Day 8–Bich Dong Pagoda

Our last shift at EPRC today. They put us both on the hill in the soft release area. We got to feed the langur sweet potato and the gibbon did come down for food while we were there. Our final lot of untie the bundles of leave and we were done. Off for our last…

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Day 7–Asian Turtle Program

This morning was a similar routine of feed in the morning, I feed 2nd shift while John helps repair cages. \ It’s really humid today and we’re just dripping. There’s a new volunteer/researcher arrived and he’s staying for 6 months. After lunch we head down the road to the Asian Turtle Program to have a…

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Day 6–Save Vietnam’s Wildlife

Today was a busy work day. Overnight, on of the Gibbons had given birth so there’s a new baby at the centrey. It was hot and humid. What’s hotter than that? Being on burn duty! I got to stand in the hot sun and make a giant fire. By the time we were done I…

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Day 5–Van Long

Usual morning of feeding and clearing today. Had a slight miscommunication for the next session so we wandered around to grab some more pics.   The babies are always so full of energy and inquisitive. While the adults are happy to watch the tourists walk on by. There’s heaps of stick insects in the centre…

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Day 4–Night tour

This morning I did the perimeter check. This was super tricky in the wet as it was a bit flooded and very slippery. On one hand I regretted wearing my gumboots as they are heavy and don’t bend and on the other hand with the amount of water my hiking shoes would have been filled…

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Day 3– Enrichment activities

Today we ensured we arrived well before 6:30am. We spent the first session watching the Langur introduction between a male and female. They’d spent some time next to each other in the enclosure before the main door was opened. They spent a lot of time at opposite corners with their backs facing each other pretending…

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Day 2–Introduction to EPRC

Up early to start our first day at EPRC (Endangered Primate Rescue Centre). We’re told to be there at 6:30am for the morning shift (if we were up to working). We arrived and started changing shoes and the keepers were already zooming off. 6:32 and we were the only ones left. Mental note for tomorrow…

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