The staff at Can Gio Mangrove Forest describe the hundreds of monkeys that live there as “wild and free.” There are no cages, and they can go at any time. True enough, but where would they go? They rely on the park staff for food. There is no other wildlife in the area; it was all killed when the forest was destroyed during the Vietnam War (that is, the American War). These monkeys might indeed feel “free,” and we are glad for that. However, their freedom is just an illusion that they (happily, we hasten to add) live in. Further, they are not wild. Wild monkeys run from humans, and they certainly don’t jump on them to steal the peanuts out of their hands.
Just because you are not physically restrained from leaving a place doesn’t mean you aren’t trapped. For these monkeys, the “cage” is a circle around their caretakers in the forest. Go any farther, and they’ll get hungry. For us humans, our enclosures take many forms. The bars that hold us might be a mortgage, or ideas about duty, or, the most insidious and powerful of all, fear of change. But unlike the monkeys, if we can recognize the cages for what they are, we can find a way out.
What cage have you built around yourself?
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Unbelievable landscape of the Painted Hills
Oregon, USA 🇺🇸
Hi there, it’s @muzungudiaries here with my last day of the Discover Zambia takeover! I’ve saved elephants for last because they’re my absolute favourite animals around! This shot was taken while on a canoe safari with @royalzambezi, this activity is one I’d recommend everyone to do.
I really hope you’ve enjoyed this week exploring Zambia through my Instagram with me - I guess you can say I was kind of in my ‘ele’-ment 😉🐘🐘 thank you @discoverzambia for this opportunity, and if you’ve enjoyed any of my posts please do carry on following my journey 🙂
And to leave you with one final thing -
Why did the elephants start a stampede?
Because they wanted to be herd 😉
Takeover sponsored by - @tongabezi@timeandtideafrica@anabezilodge@proflightzambia@mahogany_air@latitude15lusaka@remoteafrica@wearewilderness and Zambian Breweries
Last week I was on a journey I’ll never forget. Cody and I, along with an inspiring group of people, worked with the Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project (@mauiforestbirds) to help restore the Forest. We spent everyday planting hundreds of seedlings 🌱 and hiking to different plots to monitor plant growth.
The days were long, and yet the work was so fulfilling. The camaraderie and teamwork was a joy to be a part of. This was a life-changing experience and I’m so thankful that people care about the Forest.🌲 (last 2 pics by Cody @pono.visions)
We want to thank all of our new friends on Instagram. Thanks so much for following and liking our posts.
For a bit of fun before we all take a long deserved break for summer we're going to have a look at Fantasy Glades in Port Macquarie as featured in episode 48 of Ask the Leyland Brothers.
Fantasy Glades was opened in 1968 and was loved by many until closed in 2002. The site was purchased in 2015 and everybody is excited about the new owners creating an environmentally friendly accommodation and tourist spot.
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Our traveller @arthurchabaud wasn’t disappointed when he got to experience the magnificent Uluru in a sand storm. The magical atmosphere of this place was simply intensified to leave visitors in awe... #nowisthetime
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Were scouring the seven continents for Christmas gift ideas! In Australia, we’ve found something whose design is as ancient as this magnificent rock art in West Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory. The colours are strikingly similar too. What could it be? 📸 Catherine Marshall of The Travel Collective. www.timetowander.com.au
Happiness is the key to a healthy life, don’t feel like you are stuck doing what you are doing forever, you have the opportunity to get out there and spend time with the people you love doing the things that make you happy. No one is in control of your life but yourself ✨🌅👯♀️🌏✈️
– 📸 @silkymerman
Now Discovering Ayutthaya, Thailand, with @oneoceanaway_.
Ayutthaya is a city in Thailand, about 80 kilometers north of Bangkok. The ruins of the old city now form the Ayutthaya Historical Park, an archaeological site that contains palaces, Buddhist temples, monasteries and statues.