Posted in March 2009

Traumatised at the Clink

Traumatised at the ClinkLondon, United Kingdom London, United Kingdom Had a job interview today for working with charity. Sounds okay, I’ll find out soon if I was sucessful or not. Went the scenic route home; had a look at Australia House, near Temple. Doesn’t really look all that dramatically Australian but it’s an impressive building … Continue reading

For a white person

For a white personLondon, United Kingdom London, United Kingdom Went to the Salvation Army Corps on Oxford Street this morning. Had an interesting conversation with a 56 year old woman who has been living in London since she left her home in Jamaica when she was eleven. She was dressed beautifully from head to toe … Continue reading

Put People First

Put People FirstLondon, United Kingdom London, United Kingdom Today I joined in on the Put People First movement. It’s a movement in advance of next week’s G20 summit – from what I can understand a series of meetings with the twenty most powerful people in the world in attendance. The theme is Work, Climate, Justice. … Continue reading

Climbing Monumen

Climbing MonumenLondon, United Kingdom London, United Kingdom I climbed all 311 steps of Monument today. Monument is this stone pylon thing in the middle of London that was built in memory of all the people who died in the great fire. It’s not bad, the view is nice, though not as good as St. Pauls … Continue reading

Brum

BrumBirmingham, United Kingdom Birmingham, United Kingdom Caught the National Express bus from Victoria Station. Birmingham seems to be a pretty cool little city. Second biggest after London. I had a look at the Markets and the main shopping centre. Apparently it’s been used for that sort of purpose for about 800 years! The Selfridges is … Continue reading

London: Day One

London: Day OneLondon, United Kingdom London, United Kingdom Arrived in London. Got through customs no drama. Met Rob at the train station. We went for a walk around Kensington Palace and up to Marble Arch and Oxford St and back to Notting Hill.

Happy Day

Happy DayDubai, United Arab Emirates Dubai, United Arab Emirates All in all, it’s been a pretty good day for me. Was awoken at dawn to the dulcet tones of Islamic prayer chants blaring over a nearby loudspeaker. Went back to sleep for a little while then got up for an early breakfast with the plan … Continue reading

Dubai

DubaiDubai, United Arab Emirates Dubai, United Arab Emirates And we thought Sydney was multicultural! Wandered around a lot today and didn’t meet all that many Emiratis. Pakastanis, Indians and Filipinos galore, but no, not all that many Emiratis. Apparently the former make up 60%, while the latter, only about 19%. Went out fairly early with … Continue reading

UAE

UAEAbu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Just arrived in my Hostel in Dubai. The flight over was really pleasant, I love Etihad now. Would absolutely recommend them. The Abu Dhabi airport was really cool looking, decorated in middle eastern style I suppose. For some reason, it was strange to have my … Continue reading