After a few days in KL I was running out of sights to see and activities to do. I had heard about the Bird Park but wasn’t sure if I was that bothered forking out 40 Rinngit to see some birds in cages. In the end I teamed up with another traveller from Prague and we set off to the Botanical Gardens. On arrival we decided we may as well see the Bird Park now that we were so close.
It was actually money really well spent. We wandered around the HUGE park for about 2 hours, and after a while we totally forgot we were actually in an enclosure. The area is so large and the nets are so high up, with trees and plants and flowers obscuring the view skywards, that it is actually quite easy to forget where you are. While some of the rarer birds, and the more aggressive ones, are kept in large cages, the majority appear to be walking, hopping and flying around at their leisure.
The tourists that we were, we decided to get our photo taken with some of these larger birds in the “photo booth”, of which you can see the results below. There is also a snack shop, a cafe and a large souvenir shop…but we didn’t waste much time or money in these.
If you have more than 3 days in Kuala Lumpur, or if you are there with Children, I would highly recommend a trip to the Bird Park. Pleasant way to kill an afternoon, only minutes from the city.
When the sun is shining and the grass is green…there is no place I would rather be than Ireland!
Just thought I would share some photos I took while visiting Calcutta (now known as Kolkata) in March. Nearly everyone I photographed had such striking beauty, such big, beautiful eyes and were dressed in a rainbow of colour that would brighten up the dullest day.
Many of their circumstances were awful, living in slums or on the street, surviving on less that €1 a day. And yet they power on through, so resilient, so dignified, so grateful for the smallest things such as getting to see themselves in a photograph. I will never forget these people, and hope that these photos will help, even just a little, to inspire others to keep them in their thoughts too.
Sorry I have been missing in action from my blog for a few months now, but I have been VERY busy and still am. I am working full-time for an amazing organization called ‘The Hope Foundation” and have also been working hard to get my Masters thesis finished. I also managed to fit in a weekend away in London and just under a month in Northern Kenya, doing field research.
Here are some photos I took while staying in the town of Lodwar, in Central Turkana, where temperatures reach up to 39′c on a daily basis, the climate is harsh and the landscape is desert like. Water is scarce, sanitation facilities are non existent and Life is all about survival. When I have more time I will share with you my stories are heart ache, horror, compassion and hope, but for now here are some photos of the amazingly beautiful children I befriended on my journey.
Last weekend I had 3 friends visiting from Holland and brought them to colorful Cobh for the day. On of my favorite things about Cobh is the ‘Deck of Cards’, a row of beautifully painting houses stacked up on a hill overlooking the town below. With the stunning St Colman’s Cathedral perched on a hill behind them, the houses make for some pretty amazing photos.
What do you think , fancy living here?
Some photos from my Cousin Caroline’s Wedding last weekend.
My beautiful family!
My Sister, Aoife the Flower Girl and Moi!
Drive on James!!
With the beautiful bride
Caroline on her big day
The happy couple in Mums garden!
Tbilisi, Georgia’s capital, is far from the most exciting city in the world, full of honking horns, construction work and debilitating post-soviet flats. However, at night all this changes, and the city comes alive with twinkling fairytale lights and becomes pure magic!
Some photos from our over-night train adventure to West Georgia!
Hanging out of the train to catch some fresh air, check out the conductor in the back!
Dawn breaks in West Georgia
How many students can you fit in 1 cabin? LOTS!!
Watching the Sun Rise from he train, so beautiful!
The narrow corridor and ancient decor!
Sunrise from the train, bliss!
Self Portrait! :)
Passing through a deserted station in West Georgia
Our ‘first class’ cabin!!
Room (cabin!) with a view! :)
Good Morning Zugdidi!
The MOST disgusting toilet IN THE WORLD!!