Choosing travel over tourism, adventure over comfort

Mingalabar, Back in October, I wrote a blog post about my 2016 trip to Thailand and Myanmar. At the time I was considering the following 2 options for the Myanmar leg of the trip: Book to go on a tour Take

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Book a tour or travel solo?

I’m currently planning some pretty exciting travels, to a place I’ve dreamed of visiting for about 3 years and also to a country that I feel strongly drawn to. I have 4 nights booked at Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary in the

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The Sound of Music, in Salzburg

I have just enjoyed The Sound of Music on TV, this Christmas Eve 2014. Exactly 19 years ago tonight, I was in Salzburg enjoying my first ever white Christmas. I spent the day at the Christmas Markets and visiting the

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Yungchen Lhamo – Tibet

Wikipedia says “Yungchen Lhamo is a Tibetan singer-songwriter living in exile in New York City. She has won an Australian Record Industry Association award for best Folk/World/Traditional album, and was then signed by Peter Gabriel’s Realworld Record label.” Wikipedia more about

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My imaginery magical musical journey

World music Since attending WOMAD in Auckland in 1999 I have been into music from all around the world. In this particular WOMAD (World of Music Arts and Dance) I discovered some performers who remain favourites now: Yungchen Llamo (Tibet)

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Joanne (JD) Dillon
Community Learning Lead at Te Takere, Horowhenua District Council
Open source technology, digital literacy and opportunities to use both together to help my community.