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We've received some wonderful images from around the world showcasing our hash tag #breakfastabroad. From a typical Tico breakfast to delicious Indian eggs and Luna Miris, here are some of our favourite morning treats.Breakfast from around the world:
An amazing looking breakfast from @markwijs. Indian scrambled eggs with garam masala, cumin and spinach topped with a mint tumeric yoghurt.
Hallo meine Lieben,
so eine Wochen ist vorbei und ich kann es kaum glauben, dass es wirklich erst eine Woche war. Ich habe hier schon so viele andere Freiwillige kennengerlernt und jeden Tag wird irgendetwas unternommen. Am Montag habe ich einen wunderschönen Wanderweg gefunden, der einen in die Tiefen der Insel führt und man hat einen wunderschönen Blick über die komplette Insel. Ich habe jetzt alle Strände die in Reichweite sind besucht und kann mich an den Seelöwen einfach nicht sattsehen. Am Dienstag waren wir kayaken und haben es wirklich 10 Meter ins Meer hinaus geschafft bevor wir das Kajak zum drehen gebracht haben. Leider war meine Kamera auch mit im Boot und das Fach war nicht so trocken, wie versprochen. Es werden deshalb erstmal keine Bilder mehr folgen, weil das Salz alles zum Rosten gebracht hat. Ich bin direkt zu einem Laden gegangen und hatte noch Hoffnung, aber da lässt sich nichts machen. Jetzt muss mein Blackberry ausreichen. Am Donnerstag fand eine große Geburtstags und gleichzeitig Abschiedsfeier statt. Am Nachmittag ging es per Taxi( öffentliche Verkehrsmittel gibt es hier nicht)zu einem Strand der ungefähr 45 Minuten von hier entfernt ist. Wirklich ein wunderschöner Ort und das aller beste ist, dass dort die Blaufußtölpel hausen. Abends gab es leckere Schokoladentorte und ein bisschen Salsa. Die Gastfamilie hatte total Spaß und war total heiß auf Partyspiele. Nach vielen Jahren mal wieder eine Runde Reise nach Jerusalem und dann musste man sich im Limbo behaupten. Heute war "dirty day", das bedeutet, dass alle Freiwilligen einmal im Monat ein Umweltprojekt mitgestalten. Heute stand das "Greenhouse" auf dem Programm. Das liegt in der Mitte der Insel also in einer ...
...and a complete listen to Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban read by Stephen Fry, I have arrived in Cusco, Peru. It was a straight forward hassle free journey but ever so long! I was thrown straight in at the deep end and dropped off at my host families house. I say I was thrown in the deep end because it turns out my family don't speak much English and I don't speak much Spanish! I've got some Spanish classes sorted though so I should be relatively fluent by the end of this trip! I've been given a schedule and apparently tomorrow is my induction day! I'm looking forward to finding out what my project work will entail and also getting to know the area I will be living in. The guy who dropped me off tried to explain to me the road I am staying on but I was just like "yes yes" (smiling sweetly) but didn't have a clue what he was staying. Ah yeah, good news, I've got wifi here! It's a bit of a relief to be honest! I was somewhat worried about getting homesick as I've never been away completely on my own for so long. But no need for worries as I can regularly update this blog and keep in contact with my nearest and dearest!
My host family seem nice and the flat is a lot more modern than I was expecting! I can't wait to get a good nights sleep tonight :) gotta get back to watching cartoons. What?! I'm learning Spanish :D
Peace out xxx
Roman Violeta Karmen is an artisan living and working in Feldioara. She is renowned for her lace artwork, made by a special Saxon technique that is known only to very few people in its authentic way. She is the best in this technique and very few artisans really master ‘tatting’ – making lace with a shuttle. I had the pleasure of meeting her and had a good look at some of her artwork.
Old plates and lacework encased in glass frames hang on the walls. Various diplomas and posters of art events adorn the room, and a large sofa stands in the center. The tools of the trade are on the sofa, a wooden basket and a tatting shuttle made of plastic. This is where the magic happens.
We move outside into the courtyard and enter a room on the opposite end. Inside we find a treasure trove of wonders. On the shelves there are dolls of stray, figures of farmers and their animals, assorted woodwork and eggs made from pearls from other artisans with whom she traded products. In the center stands a beautiful white dress with ‘guipure’ or lace embroideries, alongside a black blouse and colorful earrings, all made from lace. We had stepped into the workshop of Roman Violeta Karmen, an artisan from Feldioara who makes all sorts of breathtaking works of art all by herself.
Mrs. Roman started making lace when she was 9 years old under the tutelage of a Saxon woman named Agnita, who was prolific in short lace. In her own words, Mrs. Roman learned her own personal style of knitting lace by “stealing” Agnita’s technique, developing it later on into a unique direction of making lace, which only she knows of – she is the only artisan in the whole of Romania who knits this particular lace in this particular way.
Roman Violeta ...
Two days after the medical camp we had our monthly social outreach which was held at the Moratuwa Home for Differently Abled Girls. By that time Shanna was gone and a new volunteer from the Netherlands called Lars had arrived at our host family. Due to the unreliable public transport as well as because we got lost in Moratuwa unfortunately Lars, Ari and I were over an hour late. But when we arrived there was still a lot of work to do. We were 20 volunteers in total who painted a dormitory where the residents of the Moratuwa Home stay. The dorm was in pale colours without having a colour-wash for a long time. It was a great moment for everyone to get together and work as a team. We also celebrated Charlie's birthday again although it was still not her birthday yet. Again it was a surprise and she got another delicious chocolate cake.
It was a fun day but in the end we were all so tired especially us 3 from Galle who had the longest journey to get there and back.
Hi there everyone, i will be going to Nepal in june next year as a high school abroad program. It is still very early to ask questions now but curiosity is killing me. To people who have been there or is in Nepal now, please share some advice on food, language, hygiene, people and weather over there and it would be very much appreciated, gracias!!