In two weeks time life as I know it will once again change. My family and I are moving to Qatar in the Middle East for an initial contract period of 2 years. I am excited about this move and looking forward to it. However I have spent some time recently reflecting on the past four years in Bangladesh and in particular the past 12 months and all the adventures and opportunities I have had. Last Christmas I declared defeat and did not write the usual update letter to friends and relatives. Claiming exhaustion, and finding a beach to flop on was the best I could do. Now I am thinking, well why does an update letter have to be just at Christmas, so I am taking a more pragmatic approach and getting in early with communication of events that have changed my and my families lives and outlook over the past 12 months. I was surprised to find that over the past 12 months I have visited 8 different countries. In this blog post I want to briefly share these travels with you along with two photos from each destination (decisions as to which 2!)
Yes, we have lived in Dhaka for four years and have lots of wonderful memories and photos. These two were taken in our last week in Bangladesh in June 2007. I commissioned the aspiring artist, Bishwa to paint our family portrait. The day we visited for a final 'sitting' was hot and sticky. I remember Bishwa and his friend being very hospitable and gracious.
A trip with colleagues and family in October 2006. Fantastic place!
More photos of Nepal
Our Christmas trip...yes the beach, the pool, the relaxing Balinese ambiance.
John and I went to Bangkok in early January for the Search Associates job fair. I cannot find any photos from this trip..it was far too stressful to take photos anyway!
I attended and presented at the ECIS IT conference in March 2007. It was cold, stark but beautiful!
More photos from Düsseldorf and the ECIS IT conference.
A preliminary visit to our new school for training in June 2007.
USA: Atlanta, Georgia
The NECC event! Such a great time.
More photos from NECC07
Australia: Melbourne, Sydney, Gold Coast
The never-ending holiday back in Oz for the summer/winter. Time for family, relaxing......