Monday, May 21, 2007


Don't know quite how I feel about this place: Kep Luxury Villa

While traveling through this area I mentioned to many people how amazing it would be to renovate some of the amazing villas laying about in poor states of repair.

The results of this renovation of a Van Molyvan villa is amazing and beautiful, but is it worth £8,720 per week? This translates to AU$20,888.25 per week for the entire villa. I admit that the villa sleeps 22 but this still works out to £400 or AU$958.18 per person!

I have to admit I find this more than a little offensive! Can you imagine the people that would be attracted to paying $20,000 per week for a villa? Great to know the roof top has a helipad so you don't have to witness the bad Cambodian roads or actually experience - even by simply viewing it from your Hummer - culture to get there.

Grumble, grumble, grumble...

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Friday, May 11, 2007

So cool...

This is the first ever photographs of a wild leopard with young in Cambodia show that a pioneering project is helping to conserve wildlife and support local livelihoods there. The photographs were taken by the animals themselves when they triggered camera traps that had been set up by WWF wildlife biologists working with local community rangers. The leopards are living in the Srepok Wilderness Area of Mondulkiri in north-eastern Cambodia.

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Thursday, May 03, 2007

Hello Adelaide

WB Grad Celebration - Steph
Originally uploaded by Kratzy.
What a crazy couple of weeks. I finished my Nia White Belt training last Sunday, then spent Monday doing a Nia class, sleeping and doing as little as possible. It is called an Intensive for a reason. I have never gone through training with so much emotional intensity. I was a wreck at the end of the week. Thank goodness I took Monday off work. I have posted some pics to my flickr account. Here is my graduation photo - don't you love our big cheesy grins?

Tuesday I was back at work. For about 3 hours that is... Tuesday I ended up in a half day workshop. The Wednesday I was off at 5:30am to catch a plane to Adelaide for a 3 day workshop for work. It has literally been a complete blur. So tonight I am in Glenelg for the second evening.

I went to Haigh's chocolates on the way back to the hotel. That place is lethal, but ohhhh so good!

Tomorrow night I am finally heading home for a 3 day long weekend. I get home at 10:30pm. I think this weekend will be sleep, DVDs and as little as possible. Sounds like bliss!

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