The Paroissien Diaries

Mother Russia!

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Tuesday, 7 Aug 2012 | Views [298] | Comments [2]

Much has happened since we were in Russia. In fact I am writing this in Cornwall, where the only thing similar  to Russia is the weather. This aside, so many great things happened in Russia that it would be a shame not to write them down. And thus..... Read more >


Mongolia

MONGOLIA | Wednesday, 23 May 2012 | Views [209]

We left our beds in Beijing on another stunning early-morning trot and headed for main train station to catch the K23 to Mongolia.  There is something to be said for exploring cities at 6 am when there is no traffic, people or noise. It certainly gives ... Read more >


China

CHINA | Sunday, 13 May 2012 | Views [419] | Comments [1]

I want to start by answering the question on everyone's lips. After many hours and days I have concluded that there are exactly 61 million 783 thousand 499 Chins in the Chinese phone book. You'll be pleasantly surprised to find, however, that ... Read more >


Blogeth Vietnameth

VIETNAM | Monday, 30 Apr 2012 | Views [281] | Comments [1]

Due to an oversight on my behalf (it doesn't happen often) I misjudged the day of arrival of Dima and Lucy, who were due to meet us in Ho Chi Minh City. This misjudgement, however, was not a disaster as we all arrived into Saigon (HCMC) pretty much at ... Read more >


Cambodge- That's French for Cambodia

CAMBODIA | Friday, 30 Mar 2012 | Views [299] | Comments [3]

Cambodge- That's French for Cambodia Bangkok to Siem Reap- Another border crossing tale? For a few days in Bangkok we had been busily researching ways to get across the border to Cambodia. It seemed the best way for us was to cross at Aranya ... Read more >


Ringgit and Baht for cover

MALAYSIA | Saturday, 17 Mar 2012 | Views [369] | Comments [2]

Thailand and Malaysia  Kapow mother lovers  Just out of interst, did anyone go to  www.ratemyricepaddy.com ?  After another ridcicoulous bus journey from the Harou Valley to Dumai, we made it to Malaysia. I had a good feeling about Malaysia ... Read more >


Photos: Indonesia

INDONESIA | Wednesday, 14 Mar 2012 | Photo Gallery

Bali, Java and Sumatra
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Does it count if the birds are dead? Indonesia wins again!

INDONESIA | Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | Views [507]

Indonesia Wins again.   There are a few things that happen to you when you're in your twenties that signal that you are clearly growing up. recently three big events have happened which have highlighted this coming of age: 1) I got married, ... Read more >


Photos: The Ghan.

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | Photo Gallery


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The Greyhound, the Camel and the Rhino

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 16 Feb 2012 | Views [353] | Comments [1]

The GreyHound, the Camel and the Rhino I always struggle starting off these blogs and so until I find my ‘writers voice’   I’m afraid you’re going to have to deal with a steady stream of consciousness. It’s taken me a while to muster the energy ... Read more >


The last month of Guatemala

GUATEMALA | Tuesday, 1 Dec 2009 | Views [476] | Video

The fading memories of the last month of Guatemala goes something a little like this:   Manos de Colores (the school program we were running in Xela)   -Things went from strength to strength at the school. We were simply amazed at how far the kids had ... Read more >


Gallery: mexico!

MEXICO | Tuesday, 13 Oct 2009 | Photo Gallery

Beers, tacos and a coral snake
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All About the Charity- El Nahual

GUATEMALA | Tuesday, 13 Oct 2009 | Views [437]

Hola people Below is a letter from the volunter coordinators and its aimed at trying to raise some money for the school. I wont go into it because the letter explains it all. No doubt everyday you recieve a note from someone asking for money and so ... Read more >


Gallery: Guati, the kids and the work site

GUATEMALA | Tuesday, 13 Oct 2009 | Photo Gallery

More of Xela, the school and the work site
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Gallery: Guatemala part 1

GUATEMALA | Tuesday, 13 Oct 2009 | Photo Gallery

Guati!
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Gallery: Honduras

HONDURAS | Tuesday, 13 Oct 2009 | Photo Gallery

Honduras
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Xela and the 2nd volunteer experiment

GUATEMALA | Saturday, 10 Oct 2009 | Views [518]

Things learnt thus far. -If and when in doubt, wear a surgeon mask.  -The term ´Gringo´ (used for naming foreigners in Central and South America) I was told comes from the saying ´Green Go Home´ referring to the US Marines stationed, well, everywhere ... Read more >


Its only words, and words are all i have, to take your heart with me...to Guati Guati Guati

GUATEMALA | Sunday, 20 Sep 2009 | Views [612] | Comments [2]

The current state of the blog site is thus: It's the start of 3rd quater and we are down by about 50 points and going against the wind. The coach is a litte angry about the lack of committment that I have shown but is confident if not hopeful ... Read more >


HONDURAS: Mayan Tombs and The Failed Volunteer Experiment

HONDURAS | Tuesday, 25 Aug 2009 | Views [579] | Comments [1]

Honduras...well lets get honest, it was always going to be exciting wasn´t it. We went against the grain and decided to ignore the travel warnings on the Australian webiste to avoid all unnecessary travel. Unfortunately this makes me an unsmarttraveller.... Read more >


Gallery: El Salvador

EL SALVADOR | Sunday, 16 Aug 2009 | Photo Gallery

El Salvador
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