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Photos: Hebrides

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 24 Jun 2010 | Photo Gallery

My brother's wedding
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CHINA | Monday, 31 May 2010 | Views [470]

I've been learning Chinese characters with a colleague from school.  Han-Fan Chinese is a company run by Ann and Catherine (English names), with the mission to coach expats' 'China Life'.  On Friday June 5th at 8.00pm Guangzhou English channel will broadcast ... Read more >

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Photos: Mahjong

CHINA | Monday, 31 May 2010 | Photo Gallery

Han-Fan Teacher Ann demonstrates
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Photos: Simitai Great Wall

CHINA | Friday, 7 May 2010 | Photo Gallery

1368 - Emperor HongWu
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Bicycle Tour of Simitai Great Wall

CHINA | Friday, 7 May 2010 | Views [513]

The cycling tour starts at a village 3 hours outside of Beijing, called something like Forever Young.  The route is gentle with no steep hills or heavy traffic.  There are nice views of small holdings and the road is tree lined with white and lilac wall ... Read more >

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Summer Palace and the Olympic Village

CHINA | Tuesday, 4 May 2010 | Views [752] | Comments [1]

Along the river west out of Beijing, we stopped at the 21st century museum to see the civilisation exhibition.  It was good, but the exhibition called:  Other Peoples' Snow, was an outstanding photographic exhibition of the St Bernard's Hospice in ... Read more >

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Photos: Summer Palace and the Olympic Village

CHINA | Tuesday, 4 May 2010 | Photo Gallery

with David from Bicycle Kingdom
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Old Beijing on a Bicycle

CHINA | Monday, 3 May 2010 | Views [522]

I met up with David from Bicycle Kingdom at 9.00am.  The shop was full of bikes and after a quick trial, I decided on the city bike with a basket.  We set off towards the Forbidden City leaving the narrow park and rode along the busy street.  The morning ... Read more >

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Photos: Old Beijing on a bicycle

CHINA | Monday, 3 May 2010 | Photo Gallery

Guided by Bicycle Kingdom
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Photos: Alternative spring break

THAILAND | Tuesday, 23 Feb 2010 | Photo Gallery

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The Elephant Nature Centre

THAILAND | Monday, 15 Feb 2010 | Views [642]

On the way to the Elephant Nature Park, we watched “Caught In the Moment”, an American produced documentary about elephant conservation in Thailand.   There are 500 wild elephants remaining in the jungles of Thailand; the rest are used to ... Read more >

Legal Empowerment Outreach Work

THAILAND | Friday, 12 Feb 2010 | Views [469]

Thursday February 11 th 2010 The main part of the day was the lesson on domestic violence at the Wildflowers Centre.   This is a refuge for women who are pregnant or already mothers, and victims of abuse.   The lesson was outside under ... Read more >

Bomb Harvest and other FAQS

THAILAND | Thursday, 11 Feb 2010 | Views [473]

This morning I worked on the FAQs document. The questions include: before travelling, medical, financial, orientation, workload, climate and the environment.   Some of these questions might need extra information from the Lao and Cambodia ... Read more >

Domestic Violence and Thai Law

THAILAND | Tuesday, 9 Feb 2010 | Views [611]

Tuesday, February 09, 2010   Another beautiful morning in Chiang Mai at BABSEA, the sunrise was around 6am.   I watched a melodrama on the local TV, and ate my porridge at the street café near Wat Suan Dok.   After getting back ... Read more >

Working with Bridges Across Boarders

THAILAND | Monday, 8 Feb 2010 | Views [490]

This morning at the BABSEA office, I helped Muan to collate together the applications from four gap year students from United World College, Singapore.   Muan and I agreed that the checklist part of this administrative activity was really ... Read more >

Gallery: West Yunnan

CHINA | Sunday, 11 Oct 2009 | Photo Gallery

Nujiang river trip
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Ancient Tea Road Westwards

CHINA | Saturday, 10 Oct 2009 | Views [1122]

In the morning, I watched the 60th anniversary of "New" China on the CCTV website.  The live pictures streamed onto my laptop of the ethnic minority floats of Yunnan province and Tibet.  By the afternoon, I was on my way to Shenzhen to catch ... Read more >

English workshop in Bangkok

THAILAND | Tuesday, 22 Sep 2009 | Views [661]

How about a weekend workshop for Language B in Bangkok?  Professional development takes on a different meaning in Asia and of course, I leapt at the chance!  Inspite of a few worries about travelling alone, I arrived by midday and quickly took a taxi ... Read more >

Total Solar Eclipse-July 22nd 2009

CHINA | Tuesday, 4 Aug 2009 | Views [772]

I woke up too early, probably because the Chinese group on the floor below had departed at 4.30 am; I must have become confused.   Eventually, when the breakfast of steamed bread and honey was finished, we set off to find the precise ... Read more >

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Leaving Chengdu for Xinduqiao

CHINA | Monday, 3 Aug 2009 | Views [1066]

I arrived in Sichuan Province from Guangzhou, Guangdong, in the city of Chengdu.   The city lies in a basin, which means that it rarely enjoys the cool breezes of other cities, and it was very humid and hot.   There was not much in the way of a ... Read more >

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