I woke early in the day we were going to Indonesia. I made sure my backpack was packed and waited for the others to wake up as well. It was hot in India. It was only me and Mum, Gwennie and Priscilla. My dad and other 2 sisters were in Egypt. We were going to […]
Yesterday I arrived back in Turkey.The beach here at Çıralı is famous among campers because its the best place to wild camp for free in Turkey. Our family was here for a month last year and really enjoyed the ancient ruins of Olympos right next to the beach. This beach is protected from development because it […]
The last few days in Bali really sped up. We got to hang with lots of people who were Muslim, Hindu and Christian. We talked about religious practices and history, coffee and sugar, trust and peace, hostels and land, honour and respect. I learned about life in a country where religious divisions are part of […]
People are so friendly here. We were invited into a wedding that was happening next door. We couldn’t say no. Congratulations to Mr and Mrs Irwin Oley on the occasion of their wedding. Irwin is the Reservation Manager for Alila Hotels and Resorts in Bali.
Today is International Aids Awareness Day. How did you spend it? We spent it with a group of Hindus, Muslims, Christians and Buddhists to make a statement. Many of us wore T-shirts that said, “I’m peacemaker”. These young people have gone to many “Peace Camps” together and are looking for ways to work together […]
There are many American and Western holidays that I would never want to duplicate in a new country. That is not true of Thanksgiving. It is a holiday of giving thanks for a good harvest and provision of the last year. It is a moment to stop with friends and family to give thanks. We […]
Our lovely Elizabeth has declared that she doesn’t want to be defined by her long blonde hair. She said she feels like a “walking cliche” at times. She is making a new beginning. Yesterday, Priscilla, her sisters and friends cut her long blonde hair and then shaved her head.
I tried to wake up every morning by 7 so I can turn on the pump. The water comes into this neighborhood 3 times a day. The first is from 7 to 8. Once I had eyes to see I noticed the water coming down the outside walls of our 4 story cement building and […]
Family is now in a couple of different places. It all happened quite quickly as the tickets weren’t booked until the crew came back from Van. Andrew is going through Egypt. He is taking Natasha back to her dad. Lizzy and Abi went with dad for the sheer friendship and fun of it. Not to […]
Cirali, right next to the ancient town of Olympos, is simply the best place to wild camp in Turkey. The beach is the nicest in the country and there are free toilets and a water supply. We were parked next to the sand, under huge trees, and it was great! Plenty of other wild campers […]