Showing posts from November, 2010

Hi ho, hi ho, it's overseas we go...Brunei Darussalam

C'mon, give me a was ABSOLUTELY time for another trip!  Hey, we didn't go anywhere last Christmas, and we'd been to Ecuador way back in mid-1999, so we were about due.  To be fair, we'd already booked this trip to Malaysia with our friend Linda back in September 2009.  Keen, hey! What can I say...if you can't physically travel immediately, the next best thing has got to be making the booking!  OK, OK, I don't even try and hide it anymore...I'm a travel junkie!

Linda had told us about the Sarawak Rainforest World Music Festival (this is the 2010 event link, but here is the one for the upcoming event in 2011)  in Borneo, and it all sounded very exciting to Alex and I.  The Rainforest World Music Festival is a unique festival that brings together renowned world musicians from all continents as well as indigenous musicians from the island of Borneo.  It has been going for approximately eight years and its success has largely been due to all…

Inti Raymi...Australian Style!

As I tap away, I am acutely aware that we are almost in the month of  November, which would not normally be such a big deal, except for the fact that the last time I updated my blog was months ago!  I have been meaning to write for weeks, months really, yet that elusive thing called time always seems to somehow, well, elude me!  Having said that, I have decided this fine Sunday morning that "the woman on a mission" has a new mission, which is to write a series of blogs that will update you on mine and Alex's comings and goings over the last few months or so!!  So, let me get  cracking.

In Late June my close group of friends that I fondly refer to as the "South America Contingent" collectively organised an Inti Raymi Party.  Inti Raymi, or the "Festival of the Sun" (to be exact, "resurrection of the sun"  in the Quechua language) was a religious ceremony of the Inca Empire to honour the Incan Sun God, Inti.  It also marked the winter solstice …