China - Changsha


Schistosomiasis workshop in Changsha. Lovely place.

Indonesia - Jakarta


Database workshop and regional visit

Springbrook National Park


Bushwalks, rain - board games!

New Zealand - Lake Tekapo

New Zealand - Queenstown

New Zealand - Fox Glacier

New Zealand - Castle Hill

New Zealand - Springfield


Not much here, but a good AirBnB and a really decent steak meal at the pub.

Great Ocean Road

Melboune


Restaurants, trams and very very bad weather.

Indonesia - Yogyakarta

Indonesia - Jakarta


Running a workshop in Jakarta

England - London


London again - time to explore museums, parks, restaurants. Book of the Mormon!

Czech Republic - Prague


One of the best rooms with a view onto th main square of Prague's old town. And it snowed a lot for us later in our stay.

Hungary - Budapest


Lovely parks and buildings. Criminal taxis will rip you off at every chance they get.

Austria - Vienna


Vienna - best apple strudel. Beautiful town, people, food, palaces.

France - Paris


Unlike Berlin, Paris is in perpetual military occupation because they're scared, making Paris a huge disappointment compared to our last visit. Still has wonderful restaurants and museums, just a toxic street sense.

Germany - Berlin


Berlin was a last minute adjustment to our plans. Beautiful city. Unfortunately an idiot decided to drive a truck through a Christmas Market that we were about to go to … shut the town down for a day. Then everything went back to normal because Germans are hard core!

Catalonia - Barcelona


Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família designed by Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926).

Lisbon


Lisbon is an amazing city - very underrated, worth a week stay.

Ireland - Dublin


Dublin - apparently lots of alcohol. Churches, history, stories, green!

Denmark - Copenhagen


Copenhagen old town! Castles, museums, canals, pastries!

Sweden - Stockholm


Beautiful Gamla stan, Christmas Markets in the old town of Stockholm.

London


London! A quick AirB&B in quaint house in Gatwick. The lovely people picked us up and dropped us off at the airport.

Thailand - Bangkok


An unexpected stop. Thai Air put us up in a luxury hotel for the night while they arranged a better plane to London.

China - Yueyang

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Hosting a REDCap training workshop in Yueyang.

Indonesia - Bali

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Vacation time in Bali!

Indonesia - Jakarta

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2015-02-22 to 2015-02-27, and again in 2015-05
Indonesia database workshop

USA - Las Vegas

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Las Vegas! Shows, buffets, zombies, guns! Side trip to the Grand Canyon.
Then off to LA for a day, visiting with the stars, meeting Barbara Eden, Linda Blair, RJ Mitte, etc.
Then back home to Brisbane.

USA - Tampa

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Visit Donna’s parents and see the sights around Tampa. Big cat rescue, beaches.

USA - Miami

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Short stop to visit Donna’s parents in Tampa then drive to Santa Barbara & Miami! So very hot. Street art!

USA - New Orleans

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New Orleans! Bourbon street, swamps, ghosts!

USA - LA

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LA again
Fourth of July fireworks! Crazy time

USA - Alaska

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USA Alaska
Dogsled, Glacier, Helicopters, Girdwood - Alyeska
After a short half day in LA

Sydney road trip

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2014-01-06 to 2014-01-09
New car driving to Sydney via Girraween, Tamworth, Bathurst

PNG - Goroka

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2013-08-04 to 09
Statistics workshop in Goroka

Vanuatu

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2013-07-14 to 2013-07-19 database workshop in Vila, Vanuatu

Carnarvon Gorge

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2013-06-28 to 2013-07-02
Camping holiday in Carnarvon Gorge, Qld, Australia

Tasmania

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2013-05-10 to 2013-05-12
Hobart, Port Arthur

Philippines

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2013-03-29 to 2013-04-09 Philippines, Conception/Baguio/100 Islands
Also a day in Singapore

USA - Chicago

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2013-03-19 to 2013-03-24 Conference in Chicago, USA.

Vanuatu

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2012-08-29 to 2012-09-04
Visit to Vila, Vanuatu for an intensive database workshop.

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A quick trip to Vanuatu to work on the malaria project.

USA - Atlanta

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Conference in the good old town of Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

USA - East Coast

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New York, Tampa, Orlando, Daytona, Myrtle Beach - a month on the East coast of the USA!

Vanuatu

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Workshop with all of the provincial training managers.

Vanuatu

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Malaria elimination database development in one of the nicest places in the Pacific

Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands
Ah Honiara. So hot. Wonderful carvings.

PNG - Goroka

Goroka
One of the best places in Papua New Guinea!

Vanuatu - Tana

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2 weeks in Vanuatu working on database and data collection procedures. Most of the time spent in Lenakel on Tana Island! Grass huts, wild pigs, volcanoes, oh my!

Vanuatu

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Another short trip to the wonderful Islands of Vanuatu.

Houseboat Stradbroke

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A group of eight of us hire out a luxurious houseboat that had a sauna and a spa, spending the week cruising around the Stradbroke Islands, relaxing, eating, fishing, swimming, hiking across the islands

Melbourne

Melbourne
Another day trip to Melbourne to give a workshop presentation and work on data analysis.

Vanuatu

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A quick trip to the wonderful Islands of Vanuatu.

South Africa

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Meeting the wildlife in Kruger National Park and enjoying the highlife of five star luxury luxury in Capetown as well as a road trip covering everything in between. The most amazing journey my wife and I have ever taken.

Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands
Another trip to Honiarra. Warm and wonderful.

Sydney

Sydney
A short trip to Sydney with Donna! Wonderful dinner on the Sydney wharf with views of the Opera house and the harbour bridge while we ate, a trip to the theatre to watch the excellent stage adaptation of “To Kill A Mockingbird”, a ferry ride around the harbour and a day at Taronga Zoo.

Melbourne

Melbourne
A short trip to Melbourne to present at the Public Health Association of Australia conference on Justice Health. While in Melbourne Donna and I visited some fine restaurants, toured the city and visited the Melbourne Zoo.

Houseboat tour of Stradbroke Islands

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A four day tour around Stradbroke Island. Beaches, sun, sand, swimming, spa, karaoke, barbecues, fishing, hiking, relaxing.

Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands
Malaria in the South Pacific might just be on the way out if the PacMI project has its way. Honiara hosted an intensive workshop that introduced all the key people to each other and set us in a common direction.

USA - Colorado

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A short visit to Fort Collins that turned into a little longer visit to Denver thanks to norovirus.

Perth

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My first time to the distant city of Perth, Western Australia. Wonderful town to visit; two weeks of training at the University of Western Australia. Also visited Rottnest Island, the Perth Zoo and wandered around Perth city.

Engagement Party

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A party to celebrate the engagement of Donna-Marie and Simon! Wonderful food, plenty of drink, artistic slide shows, the best of music, and singing into the wee hours of the morning! Huge thanks to the Prestons for hosting this wonderful event, particularly Carol for her fabulous cooking!

Philippines - Manila

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Another visit to the exceedingly hot and humid city of Manila. Most of the time spent in RITM around Alabang.

China - Wuhu, Shanghai

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Wuhu is a wonderful town in Anhui province. Shanghai is absolutely amazing. A tribute to the growing power of China.

Europe - Italy

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Venice and Rome! Both wonderful places to visit, certainly a must on any tour of Europe.

Europe - Switzerland

Switzerland
Just visited Zurich this time. I am sure there is something nice about Zurich. It has the largest clock face in Europe.

Europe - Germany

Germany
Leipzig, Dresden, Rothemberg, Munich, Fussen. Wonderful places, wonderful food, wonderful people!

Europe - Holland

HollandAmsterdam is very interesting, a place of contrasts. Flowers, canals, restaurants of all nations.

Europe - Belgium

Brussels
Belgium; Brussels, where everyone said that one day would be enough, but this place was much more happening and lively than Paris was over the Christmas period. Great shopping, great restaurants, waffles, chocolates!

Europe - France

Paris
France! Well only Paris, but what a wonderful place!

Europe - England

St Albans
Trip to Europe! Starting at St Albans, then after continental Europe we come back to Glasgow, Edinburgh, York, Preston, Fflint, Bath, Cardiff.

Joshua’s 10th Birthday

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Josh celebrated his birthday at his second favourite pub: Fitzy’s (I don’t think they could afford an apostrophe but who cares, the meals were great). Josh was lucky enough to pick up cube world, a copy of The Sims (plus 7 expansion packs) and an electric go-cart. Pretty damned cool.

Donna’s Graduation 2006

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Donna graduates after a 18 month slog at the Bachelor of Education. As well as carrying off a number of commendations from the dean.

Alf's 60th Birthday

Alf 60A fine Sunday to turn 60. Alf celebrated with a large number of friends and family about.