WIPC:E in Hawai’i … A look around

We didn’t do a lot of sightseeing, and I really didn’t take a lot of photos. Mostly I think because the landscape was so familiar, it just looks like Cairns – mountains, green, rain, water. I also spent more time just being there, rather than documenting the whole experience. I thought I’d take many more photos and video, but turns out I didn’t want to see the whole conference through lens. Continue reading “WIPC:E in Hawai’i … A look around”

Hawai’i – just getting there

I’m not sure how to write this post, as I’m not really a traveller, but I’m just going to start. It’s been a few days since I got home, and if I don’t do this now, I’ll have completely lost any travel blogging mojo I might have. Continue reading “Hawai’i – just getting there”

WIPC:E is over for 2014

It’s 8.50pm on Sunday in Hawai’i, and here I am blogging for the first time in how many days?!?!? I can’t believe it. I had intended to write each day but I’m afraid, each night this week I had either ran out of internet connection, energy or reliable cords, so it just didn’t happen. Continue reading “WIPC:E is over for 2014”

WIPCE 2014 … The adventure continues

So after a few delays in the flight (four delay departing Brisbane & one hour delay departing Nadi) I finally arrived at 2am this morning. After an hour or so getting through customs, I found my way to the hotel. How good is it to be horizontal after so many hours sitting? This morning (up and around at 8.30am) involves just trying to stay active and awake so I can have a good sleep tonight. Continue reading “WIPCE 2014 … The adventure continues”

Off to WIPC:E. Be back later

I’m off to the World Indigenous People’s Conference on Eduction today. I fly out in a few hours. I hate flying, but there’s no other way to get there. Except by boat. But I watched the Poseidon Adventure when I was a kid so there’s no way I’m doing that! Continue reading “Off to WIPC:E. Be back later”

Off to WIPC:E

So I’m off to WIPC:E next month. I finally go my airfare paid for. It’s the cheapest airfare, but I’m not worried. Of course, “cheap” means a 12 hours stopover on the way to Hawaii, and on the way back, I’m departing Hawaii for Brisbane via Christmas Island (yes. THE Christmas Island). But I’m not worried about the inconvenience. Getting the airfare has been half the battle, so the rest is insignificant. And I’m forever grateful for the accommodation that I’ve been given (bunking in with a friend) which has significantly reduced the cost for me.

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