Of Children and Fish

Two weeks ago I made a rushed five day visit to Cambodia between study commitments.  Here are a few of the most interesting snippets of my week. From the airport we went straight to Thomas House, a small NGO run by a retired Australian couple on the outskirts of the city.  Running off the smell … More Of Children and Fish

Resolutely Carnivorous

Friends in Alice Springs live on a rural property where they breed their own poultry and the occasional larger animal.  Oneday last year I was standing in their chicken coop, a glass of wine in hand and about 50 chooks at my ankles, when my friend approached me holding a bedraggled cockerel.  “Do you think … More Resolutely Carnivorous

Love Your Luck

Yesterday I resigned!  After eighteen years of owning a permanent position with the same organisation, I bit the bullet.  I will soon say goodbye to my salary, superannuation, annual leave, long service leave and an accumulated 34 weeks of sick leave.  Those are the benefits I can think of immediately but there are various others, … More Love Your Luck

Wat Opot

The first case of HIV in Cambodia was detected in 1991.  In March 1992 the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC) began arriving in the country.  Over 20,000 military and civilian personnel from 100 countries were deployed to oversee normalisation of the country as decades of civil war was officially brought to an end.  … More Wat Opot