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If you're going to ride a carabo, wear long pants!

PHILIPPINES | Monday, 17 Sep 2007 | Views [886] | Comments [1]

If you could only see what I look like right now, you would be laughing at me for sure.  Me being of a blonde brain, thought that the sun here would be far less severe than it is in NZ.  Well that may be true to a certain extent, but as my permanent ... Read more >

Tags: Beaches & sunshine


Justice? what justice?

PHILIPPINES | Friday, 14 Sep 2007 | Views [414]

Well I have seen DVDs about the conditions of the prisons in the Philippines but finally I have been able to get very up close and personal with the inmates of the provincial prison here in the Sorsogon region.  You would truly not believe it until you ... Read more >

Tags: Work


Beaches, beaches and a a jeepney

PHILIPPINES | Thursday, 13 Sep 2007 | Views [553]

Yesterday morning started off with the usual blast of rain that I am now looking forward to waking up to each morning.  At least I know that it will be somewhat cool for part of the morning. Grace and I went for a huge walk and tour of the local provincial ... Read more >

Tags: Beaches & sunshine


Schools and children galore

PHILIPPINES | Wednesday, 12 Sep 2007 | Views [1183]

Hey everyone I have a couple of days worth of stuff to fill you in on as I have been flat out.  I can't remember if I told you about the 88th birthday party but it isn't very exciting so I will leave it out.  Basically I hung out with 25 octogenerians ... Read more >

Tags: Culture


Hot pools and the 6th grade.

PHILIPPINES | Tuesday, 11 Sep 2007 | Views [600]

Morning all Another stinker of a day here and yet I have been unable to see the top of the volcano for the past couple of days.  Hopefully I am going to go and visit the local volcano which thankfully hasn't errupted for a few months and then Mayon ... Read more >

Tags: Relaxation


Sorsogon - the hottest place on earth right now

PHILIPPINES | Monday, 10 Sep 2007 | Views [3328]

Just a quick one as I have nothing to report this morning but I did want to correct something.  I got my stories a bit mixed up and when I said that I need money for a girls education I was thinking of the wrong thing.  What I am actually trying to do ... Read more >

Tags: Work


Sorsogon day three

PHILIPPINES | Sunday, 9 Sep 2007 | Views [746]

Magandang hapon po from Sorsogon City. Unfortunately the worst thing that could have happened to a traveller did - I went to upload my photos of the trip to HOng Kong, China and Manila and a virus got into my camera and my usb card and infected ... Read more >

Tags: People


Manila and Sorsogon

PHILIPPINES | Friday, 7 Sep 2007 | Views [1129]

Here's the next installment in my ramblings.  I am flicking between keeping a manual journal and this so I am gong to skip a few days sorry.  If I have the time or the inclination I will fill you all in on the days in between.  Here are some quick highlights ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Adventures in Canton

CHINA | Tuesday, 4 Sep 2007 | Views [507] | Comments [1]

Ok everytime I say that I am only going to write a quick one this turns into a bloody great novel but I think that my plane is boarding soon so I have to type really really fast. Yesterday i went to China for what turned out to be a 14hr trip including ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Shopping galore and CAKE

HONG KONG | Sunday, 2 Sep 2007 | Views [1225] | Comments [1]

Just a quick one as I'm on a timer.  Today was the best day ever.  Shopping and more shopping!  I think that I was spurred on by pretty woman last night which was on the only English speaking tv channel on my tv late at night. Having been woken up at ... Read more >

Tags: Shopping


Buddha and handbags

HONG KONG | Saturday, 1 Sep 2007 | Views [342] | Comments [1]

Well day two (or three - I've lost track) is nearly over and again I have managed to navigate myself around the usual tourist traps and tick off more of what I am lothe to say, the lonely planet must-sees. Yesterday afternoon I visited the Stanley Markets.... Read more >

Tags: Misadventures


Hong Kong Day 1 1/2

HONG KONG | Friday, 31 Aug 2007 | Views [616] | Comments [1]

Hey everyone Well I arrived in Hong Kong pretty much unscathed.  I had a primo flight over - aisle seat, front of plane, so heaps of leg room and a spare seat beside me.  I was so glad that I didn't have some raving loonney trying to talk to me the ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures


Pre-trip ramblings

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 14 Aug 2007 | Views [230]

Hey everyone I thought that the easiest way to keep in touch with you all while I'm away is to create this journal thingy. So...for the month that I am away if you haven't had any emails from me, check this journal and there should be some updates on ... Read more >

Tags: Work


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