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Toys and Books in Children’s Hands

Toys and Books in Childrens Hands

by Alessandra Perna - 09 May 2011
I recall walking into a kindergarten classroom in Solomon Islands where more than 50 children were playing with some paint-worn wooden blocks; in a corner of the room, labeled 'dramatic play', there was but a pile of empty blocks; and on the floor a few tattered books.
Gerard's Kinabalu Climb

Gerard's Kinabalu Climb

by Gerard - 18 March 2011
I remember the air at 4095 meters on the summit of South East Asia's highest mountain, Kinabalu. It was the freshest I've ever breathed.
Chris' African Safari

Chris' African Safari

by Chris Pullen - 19 November 2010
Elephants, so unbelievable huge, almost silent except for the sound of their feeding. Giraffes, with their languid walk, silent too as they move through the bush. The sweet call of the tiny Scops Owl in the gloom of the African night as it states it claim to a territory.
Bob's Kilimanjaro Trip

Bob's Kilimanjaro Trip

03 August 2010
Bob rained hard for six months on the Mount Lofty trails and is to be congratulated on reaching the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania (altitude 5890 metres). He was very well research and well prepared. His biggest problem on the trip was feeling the cold at altitude.
Maggie's Hanoi Trip

Maggie's Hanoi Trip

by Dr. Maggie Phillips - 21 February 2010
I visited Vietnam (Hanoi) for the first time and would like to share what I learnt about the extreme sport of crossing the road in a sea of motor bikes. Do not attempt to run the gauntlet. Walk slowly and deliberately on the diagonal towards the oncoming traffic.