My Grandmother and Me at Rhodes' Grave in the Matopos Hills

Travelling Across Generations: Zimbabwe

My grandmother went to South Africa and Rhodesia (as it was then) in 1925. She travelled there from England by boat to South Africa then overland. I also travelled in…

Sunrise Mt Batur

School Adventures in Bali – part 1: Village life and beyond

I was lucky enough to accompany a school trip of 32 high school students for a week at the end of October. Being on duty 24/7 was tiring, but the…

Down Under paintings with my students

I recently completed an Australian Aboriginal style painting project with my grade 7 students. We looked at examples of Aboriginal art, focusing particularly on the ‘dot’ painting technique. We then…

View of Agadir Bay and Marina

Coastal Morocco

Though far less famous than the imperial cities of Marakech and Fes, the coastal towns of Agadir, Essaouira and Oualidia were where we spent a lot of our time during…

Goats in Trees

Goats that climb trees.As soon as I heard about this, I knew that I had to see it for myself. These goats are an unusual feature and minor tourist attraction…

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Travelling with Junior – Flying

As an expat, flying is something that definitely doesn’t stop once you’ve had a baby. We first flew with Tali when she was 4 months old (from Hong Kong to…

Family travel in the Philippines

Junior Travels: An Introduction

Travelling with young children – some people’s idea of a total nightmare for others pure magic. And understandably so. Come on, we’ve all prayed not to be seated next to…

Liina Klauss beach trashscape

Plastic Beach Art

Last weekend I was at the Asia Region Art Educators conference.  We had the opportunity to meet and hear from some artists working in Hong Kong. One of these artists…

Statues

400 Steps to 10,000 Buddhas

A Monastery tucked up a hill in a village just near the malls of Sha Tin.  1, 1000, 2, 1000… Over the weekend I made it up to the Monastery…

Ruins of Volubilis

Morocco: Ancient Roman city of Volubilis

As part of a day trip out of Fes we spent an hour or so at the UNESCO World Heritage archaeological site of Volubilis. Volubilis had been the Roman city…