It’s winter. Very cold, very icy, very snowy, with a frigid wind chill in the air. I have created a warm lair in a cozy warm basement and find myself watching travel programs as I plan an escape to warmer climates. One of my favourite shows in The Lonely Planet Guide. While, I visit interesting cultures and get glimpses of exotic views along with the host, I start to dream of being on Lonely Planet. ‘Here I am, stuck inside because of all this snow and this freezing weather, watching TV, doing my best to remain inspired…’ I mused to myself. ‘ Wouldn’t it be cool if there was a kid, somewhere stuck inside like me, who is lying on the couch, watching TV with his dog, craving something to amuse himself, something to make him curious and think about something interesting and new…Then he saw me on TV, talking to animals, thought maybe he could do it, tried it on his german shepard, and realized it was possible!’
Hong Kong, 2003
And then there I was filming an episode of Lonely Planet Six Degrees Series 2 Hong Kong. What an excellent experience, the crew was fantastic and although it didn’t make it onto the series, filming at Ocean Park with the dolphins was wonderful!