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Kampong Chhnang, A town on the Tonle Sap River

CAMBODIA | Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | Flickr Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

I could not imagine a life without traveling and discovering new places. This is what feeds my love of photography and nothing inspires me more than trying to capture moments of different worlds that are foreign to me, yet a familiar home to someone else.... Read more >
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Tags: 2014 Travel Photography Scholarship

Photos: Cambodia

CAMBODIA | Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | Photo Gallery

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Week 5 - Field visit

CAMBODIA | Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014 | Views [804]

To the health center we go. This is my second outing so far. I’m off to observe the outreach work my organization does in the community. We’re going to three health centers today, and they are the ones farthest away from our office. We ... Read more >

Tags: aid and development, cambodia, countryside, field trip, health, health center, kampong chhnang, rural, tonle sap

Week 4 - An odd sight

CAMBODIA | Saturday, 15 Feb 2014 | Views [552]

Short note.. it’s a pity I didn’t get the camera out in time. On the “moto” (imagine the lovechild between a motorbike and a scooter) riding down the dusty gravel road in front of us, I see a lady holding a pole upright with ... Read more >

Tags: cambodia, drip, kampong chhnang, motorcycling, motos, rural

Week 3.5 - Second Impressions

CAMBODIA | Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | Views [569]

Well, well, well… this town is full of surprises isn’t it? Having fallen asleep on most of the journey here by taxi ride** I guess I must have missed a good portion of the busy part of town and only awoken amongst the dust clouds and ... Read more >

Tags: cambodia, cycling, dust, kampong chhnang, lonely planet, rural, taxis, tonle sap

Week 3 - Welcome to Kampong Chhnang!

CAMBODIA | Monday, 3 Feb 2014 | Views [581]

Today I left the western bubble that is Phnom Penh for the not-so-glamorous country town I will be calling home for the next year. I'm now in Kampong Chhnang, about 90km north of Phnom Penh. Mozzies are abundant and I've encountered my first squat ... Read more >

Tags: cambodia, cockroaches, country life, kampong chhnang, on the road, travel

Week 2 - Phnom Penh

CAMBODIA | Friday, 31 Jan 2014 | Views [574]

Being a volunteer in international development, I had expected life to be a little hard. Cambodia after all is a “third world” country. I'm sure it is for many of the locals here, including the 1/3 who live below the poverty line, however, ... Read more >

Tags: backpacking, cambodia, cheap, phnom penh, travel, volunteer

New Adventure Cambodia~

CAMBODIA | Monday, 20 Jan 2014 | Views [640]

Ok, I've said goodbye to my dearest friends who have essentially been (and are) my family these past years. I turn off my mobile and as the red icon fades to black, it bodes me farewell and good luck at the end of this chapter of Sydney life; we are ... Read more >

Tags: cambodia, on the road, phnom penh, reflections, travel

Photos: My Scholarship entry - A 'place' I have visited

JAPAN | Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

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Tags: travel photography scholarship 2012

Photos: Hunting the Giant (Salamander)

JAPAN | Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | Photo Gallery

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Hunting the Giant (Salamander)

JAPAN | Tuesday, 3 Apr 2012 | Views [4249]

I’ve been living in Japan for almost 9 months (sorry I haven’t posted anything until now). It’s a land of great contrasts and cultural complexity that many easily overlook and stereotype. In fact, if you’re not of the right disposition, this ... Read more >

Tags: andrias japonicus, giant salamander, japan, kyoto, salamanders

Photos: My Photo scholarship 2011 entry

WORLDWIDE | Tuesday, 8 Nov 2011 | Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

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My Photo scholarship 2010 entry

WORLDWIDE | Sunday, 17 Oct 2010 | Flickr Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

All my life I have wanted to help the world. It’s a big goal for a tiny person, but I haven’t given up hope. I completed my degree in medical sciences two years ago with the dream of designing much needed vaccines for the third world. After time in ... Read more >
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Tags: #2010wnphoto, travel photography scholarship 2010

The End ... for now

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 25 Jun 2010 | Views [498]

The man seated next to me on my first flight was a grossly overweight, middle aged slob. Besides encroaching on half my seat space, he alternated between humming loudly and picking his nose and flicking the boogers onto the floor. The other flights ... Read more >

Montreal in Summer; oh how I miss you!

CANADA | Tuesday, 15 Jun 2010 | Views [535]

Montreal. The city of festivals. You can’t walk more than ten minutes in any direction without encountering one of them. Street art (Nuit Blanche), French music, the Montreal Grand Prix and Fringe festivals, not to mention the International ... Read more >

Photos: Paris and London

FRANCE | Tuesday, 25 May 2010 | Photo Gallery

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Day 25 - A few passing moments in London

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 25 May 2010 | Views [829]

I must admit, I’ve never been a huge fan of London. It’s one of those places that people either love or don’t. Overpriced dirty hotels mixed with densely packed and polluted sidewalks are not my thing ( ironic since I was just in Antananarivo!) ... Read more >

Tags: london

(belated) Day 21- Final day in Paris

FRANCE | Friday, 21 May 2010 | Views [560]

This is a little late but some belated entries I forgot to post but have recently rediscovered! -------------- I’ve lost count and it’s my final day in pretty Paris. Even without doing the big attractions of Paris ... Read more >

Tags: eiffel tower, fountainbleau, hawkers, paris

Day 17 - A day in a French ER

FRANCE | Monday, 17 May 2010 | Views [568]

I’m in the St Louis Hospital emergency waiting room and it’s filling up. I tried to see a regular GP but was told to go to the St Louis ER instead. I have a stomach bug that won’t go away. It’s been more than a week now and I thought it’s probably ... Read more >

Day 16 - Paris

FRANCE | Sunday, 16 May 2010 | Views [559]

The tourist information centres at the Charles De Gaulle airport are excellent, so take advantage of these friendly and helpful English speaking staff before you get to the city booths which may or may not be so helpful. We checked ... Read more >

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