Brazilian Universities on the Up!

[caption id="attachment_3863" align="alignright" width="300"] http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1381962[/caption] I have a serious soft-spot for Brazil - having lived there for around 6 months, and had a return visit since - so really interested to see this story about the rise of Brazilian Universities: The University of São Paulo is the top-ranked Latin American…

Brazil, 1994

I spent February to June 1994 in Brazil, staying with a family distantly related to me, who were supported by the Good Shepherd Trust, a charity which has now disbanded. Andrew and Gaynor's work involved arranging international adoptions, whilst Andrew was also involved in running a Christian book distribution organisation.…

PADI Open Water Diver

More information to come on how I gained my PADI Open Water Diver certification. I have dived in the following places: Poseidon Diving, Ao Nang, Thailand (4 dives) Qualified as 'Scuba Diver' Silverswift Day Dives, Cairns, Australia (2 dives) Dive Tutukaka!, Poor Knights, New Zealand (4 dives) Qualified as 'Open…

Rio to Host 2016 Olympics

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TCoqZNesnM&hl=en&fs=1&]I've visited Rio de Janeiro a couple of times, first in 1994, and again in 2008 (I have family there - and thanks to Facebook and other social media, we're now able to keep in touch!). As I was aiming to visit again in less time than 14 years, what…