HUNTING WITHOUT A CATCH

This is about my night safari experience along a river in Laos and the story of our boat guides who used to hunt wildlife for a living. It’s published on Vientiane Times, Mindanews and the Wildlife Conservation Society.

Manoeuvring a long-tail boat with a bamboo stick, a Khmu boatman, Khounthone, pointed his headlight left and right, up and down to spot wildlife along the Nam Nern River. He was tracing the bushes and trees like a painter, coloring silhouettes on a gray canvas made by the pale moonlight.

By Lorie Halliday

Lorie Halliday is a freelance writer and editor who lives in Portugal. She has worked over a decade as a professional journalist, exploring Asia and writing extensively about the people and places. Her fascination with ancient buildings and prehistoric monuments, as well as linguistics and philosophy, inspires her to travel. Lorie grew up by the beach. She enjoys surfing and all the little islands and wildlife, especially the turtles.

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