Friday, November 29, 2013

November 2013, New South Wales coast

 Knitting project #2 complete
 Nambucca Heads
 Pelicans, Nambucca Heads

Port Macquarie

Friday, November 1, 2013

October, 2013

 1. Queens Mary Falls, southern Queensland

 2. Pottsville, northern New South Wales
 3. Brunswick River, Brunswick Heads NSW
 4. Brunswick River
5. the beach at Brunswick Heads

Friday, October 11, 2013

September 2013,Cambodia - volunteer teaching for two weeks page 1

 1. Our tuktuks ( a motorbike pulling a small cart which can hold two or three people) waiting to take us to work.

2. The traffic as we were getting closer to school.
The school is in a rural village.

 3. Courtney and I  in the tuktuk. The ride took about an hour and we used the time for planning our work.

4 Half the journey was on bitumen road and half was very rough, slippery and full of potholes.

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5. The classroom we worked in. We had 6 students for 2.5 hrs in the morning and a different 6 in the afternoon.

September 2013, Cambodia - village life near the school where we were working

1. A local shop - the shop keeper also volunteers at the school as a teacher. He was one of the people we were working with during the two weeks.
 2. The village around the school is a rural one. The people are very poor. Most of the adults have little or no education.

3. A typical village house. The area was flooding while we were there and at the end of our two weeks, some of the houses had water inside.

September 2013, Cambodia page 3 - Life around Siem Reap

1. Fishing at the river that runs through the city. Siem Reap is the second biggest city in Cambodia
 2. Street food vendors

 4. a sleeping boy
 5. Tuktuks waiting for passengers.

September 2013, Cambodia - the volunteer teachers enjoying Siem Reap

 1. We enjoyed cocktails every night - $2 each. This bar was on a rooftop. There are endless bars and restaurants in Siem Reap because the city has a good tourist industry. Tourists come to visit the Ankor Wat temples.

I really enjoyed the food - curries with subtle flavours and great salads using green mango and green pawpaw. A meal costs about $3.
2. One night we went to a cooking school. We all chose two dishes from the menu and cooked our own. It was great fun and I now know how to make a fresh spring roll that doesn't collapse.

September 2013 Cambodia page 5 - temples around Siem Reap

1. Buddhist pegoda in Siem Reap
 2,3 Ankor Wat - Hindu temples built in the 11th Century, now world heritage listed

 4. Other temples around the area. These ones have a face carved on each side.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

August 2013 Queensland

1. Eungella (near Mackay)
2,3,4 Caloundra, Sunshine Coast (near Brisbane)

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

July 2013, North Queensland

1. Bramston Beach (near Innisfail)
2. Rollingstone (near Townsville)
3. Hydeaway Bay (near Airlie Beach)
4. Whitsunday Islands
5. Daydream Island

Sunday, July 7, 2013

June 2013 North Queensland

1. Palm Cove
2, 3Port Douglas
5. Cairns

Monday, June 3, 2013

May 2013

1,2,3 the variety of dwellings at Lightning Ridge opal fields, NSW
4. a cactus garden, Lightning Ridge
5. The Victoria Hotel, Goondiwindi

Monday, April 29, 2013

April 2013, Sth Aust, Broken Hill (NSW)

1. Auburn, Clare Valley, Sth  Aust
2. autumn leaves, Hahndorff, Sth Aust
3. hotel used in 'Priscilla Queen of the Desert' Broken Hill
4. hotel used in 'Mad Max' Silverton (near Broken Hill)
5. sculptures in the desert, near Broken Hill