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Entries by Mike Arkus from 09/2013

Channelling Mr. Bean, Bozo the Clown and Jerry Lewis around the World: Dispatches From the Looney Front

| Posted 09.06.2013 | Travel

At age 77 is it time at last to retire my sneakers and wind up my travels? No way! The sneakers perhaps, but I'll just get a new pair. I'm having much too much fun, thank you very much.

Sumatra's Vivid Red Orangutans in their Final Redoubts - Within Earshot of Whining Chainsaws

| Posted 09.12.2013 | Travel

High in the branches, a vivid orange-red blur stirs behind the green leaves -- a young male slowly swinging his way in search of fruit

From Planet of the Apes to the Apes of the Planet: Simian Meanderings on the Looney Front

| Posted 09.25.2013 | Travel

I never intended to be a myth-buster, but I'm not disappointed, however sorry Fox is. The trip is too interesting for that, the landscape, yes, too otherwordly, far too awesome in the word's original sense before its current one-stop usage.

Dodging Muggers, Bandit Ambushes and Tribal Warfare in Papua New Guinea: Travel Troubles on the Looney Front

| Posted 09.29.2013 | Travel

I first realised this was not a run-of-the-mill trip when the driver taking me from the airport to the Kavieng Club hotel drove smartly past the front...