Borneo. Day 3

In the afternoon we were taken on a tour of the nearby town – Sandakan.  Our first stop was the Sandakan Memorial Park.  This is a beautiful rainforest garden which was the site of a Japanese POW camp during WWII.  In July 1942, 1,500 Australian prisoners of war were transferred from Singapore to Sandakan as a forced … More Borneo. Day 3

Borneo – Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre. Days 1 & 2

I first heard about this volunteering project from a friend I’d made whilst volunteering in Zambia.  She has been here and absolutely loved it.  I was initially a little put off as volunteers have to commit to 8 weeks, but after seeing the place on the ‘Paul O’Grady, Animal Orphans’ T.V programme I decided it … More Borneo – Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre. Days 1 & 2

Sri Lanka – Mirissa

It’s nice to end a busy holiday with a few days at a beach, and Sri Lanka’s coastline is beautiful.  After arriving at our penultimate hotel we got changed and went down to the beach where we spent £1.00 on a couple of coconuts.  The sea seems mostly calm, but there are some good waves … More Sri Lanka – Mirissa

Sri Lanka – Ella to Mirissa and Udawalawe National Park

Our journey from Ella to Mirissa was approximately 6 hours by road, and we found that by leaving early (5 a.m.) we could make a stop at Udawalawe National Park for a safari drive.  Udawalawe has over 250 elephants and it was created  to provide a sanctuary for wild animals displaced by the construction of … More Sri Lanka – Ella to Mirissa and Udawalawe National Park

The Wild West Photography Tour – One of the most incredible places on earth

This was the canyon that I was most looking forward to seeing, and it blew me away.  A canyon carved out of the rocks by years of flash floods.  At the right time of year and day the sunlight throws beams straight down to the ground like spotlights. Words can’t describe it and the photos … More The Wild West Photography Tour – One of the most incredible places on earth

The Wild West Photography Tour. Holbrook. Monument Valley. Valley of the Gods

One of our stops along Route 66 was at the town of Holbrook.  I was amazed to see what looked like the cars from the Disney/Pixar film ‘cars’.  It turns out that the cartoon cars in the film were actually based on these, so I had to get some photos for my grandson, who loves … More The Wild West Photography Tour. Holbrook. Monument Valley. Valley of the Gods