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Travels with my brother

Travels with my brother

My brother came to visit for a few weeks, and this gave me the opportunity to explore much more of this beautiful island I live on. Seeing things I am getting used to with new eyes is wonderful. We pretty much covered the island, creating as many adventures as we could into a short time.

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Tiptoe

Tiptoe

Spring, and festival time.  Island villages and towns all want to make a name for themselves and so festivals abound.

Table Cape Tulip Festival is special, and visitors come from round the world to enjoy the beauty.  I’m lucky, it’s only 15 minutes drive.

Tiptoe with me.

 

 

 

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Chinese Dream

Chinese Dream

Each Chinese President creates a ‘catch-phrase’ to inspire the Chinese people.  Xi Jinping, elected in late 2012 as President, has created ‘Chinese Dream” as his catch phrase.  There is no official definition of what this phrase means, but to most people is it very similar..

Posted by DeborahH in China, Cultural dimensions, Daily Life, Photography in China, Village life, 1 comment
Dancing in the rain

Dancing in the rain

“I’m as wet as a shag on a rock”, she said – and it was true. The rain came down, the raincoats went up and the show went on. Tasmanians are a hardy breed, and a little rain wasn’t going to stop them from enjoying the “Music in the Vines” day out.

Tickets sold out well before..

Posted by DeborahH in Australia, Cultural dimensions, Music, Village life, Weekends, Wine, 0 comments
The Muslim Quarter – Xi’an

The Muslim Quarter – Xi’an

Cities have defined areas that reflect the local culture of that particular bit of the city. Some of those areas become part of the definition of that city, e.g maybe Pike Place in Seattle, or Piccadilly in London. For Xi’an, the Muslim Quarter is that area that reflects and adds definition.

The..

Posted by DeborahH in China, Cultural dimensions, Daily Life, Photography in China, 0 comments
A day at the races (Interesting differences;Shared humanity)

A day at the races (Interesting differences;Shared humanity)

The race season is in full swing again, although it never really stops. Big city, sparkling events and country annual gatherings populate the calendar. Many of these events go unnoticed in the wider world, but provide a fantastic day for riders and spectators.

The basic elements of a day at..

Posted by DeborahH in Australia, China, Community, Sports, Tasmania, Tibetan culture, Weekends, 0 comments
Close to home – thanks Stuart!

Close to home – thanks Stuart!

The excitement of the new, different and exotic drives us to explore, to leave our hotel rooms and walk out into new cities looking for interest, quaintness and, hopefully, a bit of understanding.   When I lived overseas I gladly took every opportunity to explore the city I lived in, the surrounds..

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Allie the Alpaca

Allie the Alpaca

Last week was Roaring 40s weather – cold, windy, rainy, chilly, nippy, and did I mention cold?   There were reports of snow at 6oo-700m level, so with an early shift end I decided to head off to play in my favourite landscape – snow.   However, as happens driving in country areas, odd signs..

Posted by DeborahH in Burma, Cultural dimensions, Daily Life, Village life, Weekends, 0 comments
The Burnie 10

The Burnie 10

 

I’m not an athlete, so far from it as you can imagine. In my senior years at high school I managed to avoid every PE and sports class for 2 years by hiding in the library. But I do enjoy watching some (not all!) sports, and local events like the Burnie 10, ie the Burnie 10km race,..

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