Sea Life


Whenever I scuba dive, my favorite species to observe always includes the jellyfish. Scyphozans (the “true jellyfish”) are exclusively marine. Jellyfish have roamed the seas for between 500 million and possibly 700 million years which makes them the oldest multi-organ animal.

With no vertebrae, or any boney structure, they are truly able to undulate in any direction supported by ocean water. Their ability to ‘dance’ surpasses about any other living animal.


photo credit: Oday Hazeem

Biking Cambodia-Bangkok Temples

Bangkok’s many temples incorporate the mandatory guardians.

They have stylized lions, called shishi in China, which are thought to have magical powers to repel evil spirts.

Yaksha, a fierce but benevolent nature spirit introduced to Buddhism from Hinduism. He is charged with taking care of precious things.

We encountered a few other guardians which I will cover off next time. The decorations were amazing.