Saturday, February 28, 2015

A Chapter Closes For Me For Nauru

On Monday I was made redundant from my role in Nauru. Suddenly. Flown home the next day.

I have taken some time away now, and will do loads of self care when I get back to Melbourne next week, to work through all of the experiences. The good and amazing moments, the heart-warming and melting moments. And all the soul-destroying stuff, the heart-breaking stories, events, battles, the tears. The full emotional rollercoaster. Somehow.

I have learnt, and seen, so much.

I have met and had the privilege of spending all this time there with the most amazing lads, who have taught me so much about culture, incredible resilience, love, faith and hope. So much, that I will treasure forever.

I have no doubt this experience has changed me. In so many ways.

Then I need to figure out what's next. I have no idea what that will look like at this stage. But I do know that I will now find a way to fight for our asylum seekers and refugees placed in Nauru by the Australian government, until they are off that island, and safe.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The View Across The Bay Of Kotor

We rented a house on the waters edge in Montenegro, and this was our stunning view each day. This fairly new independent country is a little surprise packet of beauty!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Friday, February 13, 2015

Sunset Over The Acropolis

Atop Filopappos Hill in Athens, the best view of Athens and the Acropolis with the sun setting awaits. A full view of the city is on offer, at the price of just a small climb through parkland.

Not far from the entrance to the Acropolis is the beginning of the parkland, which has several features, including the jail cell of Socrates. The highest point of this parkland has the Monument of Filopappos, where this view is available for savouring!

Walking up in the blazing summer Athens heat was certainly rewarded once the sun started to sink, and turn the ancient marble ruins on top of the Acropolis all shades of pink and orange.

jouljet Notes
Serious Tip: Don't miss this view when you are in Athens!
Time Spent: Around 20 minutes walk from the road next to the Acropolis, I then sat and waited as the sun set up the top for maybe 40 minutes.
Cost: Free!
Quirky Tip: There was just a handful of people on the hill when I was there, so by climbing up to the highest point, you feel like you have the view and the changing colours all to yourself. 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Oia Sunset

Santorini is definitely the place for the most beautiful sunsets in the world. The windmill at the end of Oia completes it.

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Sunset Colours And Bell Towers

Santorini at sunset really lives up to it's hype. Incredibly beautiful, at every turn.
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