Borneo and Komodo – September 2013

I had always wanted to see orangutans and in September 2013 my daughter Beka, her partner Tom and my nephew Sam joined me on a trip to Indonesian Borneo. We spent time in the jungle with the apes and then headed to the Komodo area where we spent time snorkeling and diving as well as seeing the giant komodo dragons.

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Borneo Trip Notes

Capetown, Botswana and Namibia

I have long had a love affair with Africa and was excited and a little nervous to return for the first time on my own in April 2013. This would also be my first trip to Capetown and to Namibia. As expected, I thoroughly enjoyed my time, encountering amazing wildlife, stunning scenery and some lovely people.

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Capetown, Botswana, Namibia – April 2013


A Party in Germany – February/March 2008

In early January 2008 I received a phone call from Edward, my sister Rachel’s husband, who proceeded to tell me about a conversation he and Rachel had been having: “what would we do if we won LOTTO?” Rachel had said that she would fly all her brothers over for her 50th birthday. No – they hadn’t won LOTTO, but would I come anyway? I thought “what a bloody good idea”, having not seen Rachel since they visited New Zealand in the mid-1990’s.

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Germany England USA