Continuing adventures in solo diving (the day of the frogfish)

A solo dive filled with cute little and monster sized frog-fish… you never know what a day will bring (even those that start on a bit of a low and self-reflection). Continue reading Continuing adventures in solo diving (the day of the frogfish)

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Myanmar Floods (Pt 2) – 7days, 25000 people, 180MT of food (a tale of an emergency response)

By day 3 (Monday morning the numbers have risen to 57,000 for the district that we’re in… our estimate has risen too.  We finalize this with our office and they dispatch around 180MT (metric tonnes) to us by road.  The local authorities finally agree on a drop off point for the main town, which happens to be one of the first places and an indoor … Continue reading Myanmar Floods (Pt 2) – 7days, 25000 people, 180MT of food (a tale of an emergency response)

Myanmar Floods (Pt. 1.5) Racing Cars, playing in the wake…

Racing Cars, playing in the wake...

Some boys from the IDP camps race the car as we plough through the 3feet deep water to get to the monastery. All over the world kids find joy in seeming misery… something in the innocence of youth that is refreshing when confronted with seemingly insurmountable problems…

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A Conversation with a Monk

At the weekend I took a walk through the Shwedagon Pagoda, the largest in Yangon.  It’s an incredible sight. Swathed in gold, white, green and red.  The massive 326ft high main pagoda rises high above the city and can be seen at night from a large part of the city.  In the pagoda environs there are numerous (but not swarms) of visitors, and foreigners account … Continue reading A Conversation with a Monk