CUSCO - My Favourite City in all of Peru
The Amazon was my favourite place in Peru, but Cusco has to be my favourite city. I loved flying in to the airport. The plane flew over the mountains and had to fly down in between the mountains in to the valley to land. It was awesome! We stayed in Cusco for a few days and did lots of tours around the City and the Sacred Valley.
In July 2018 my family went on an amazing adventure to Peru in South America. I was a bit unsure about going there at first and the plane trip was very long. We had to catch 3 planes to get there and even stopped at the airport in Santiago, Chile for a few hours. We flew on Qantas so the flight over was good and I watched lots of movies. Everyone in Peru speaks Spanish and I tried to learn some before we got there.
The Amazing Amazon!
Here is part 2 of my adventure in Thailand...
It starts with a day trip into Thailand's jungle.
We had to get up very early for our trip to Khao Yai National Park, it is a few hours drive from Bangkok.
On the way there we stopped at some rural markets to have a look at the different things they sell there. There was alll sorts of weird stuff like pigs heads, toads, squirming eels and lots of strange fish. There was also lots of fruit and vegetables and I got to try some different things. I tried some jackfruit and some thai bananas. Thai bananas are really small and so much sweeter than bananas here - they are delicious. We also bought some sticky rice parcels with banana, but I didn't like it as much.
The next day we went on another day trip to the Floating Markets. I wasn't that impressed actually. The fast boat was OK but then we got on another boat and it was so slow. I didn't think much of it. I wouldn't recommend going there. I did get to see a Slow Loris at the markets though so that was good. A SlowLoris is a cute little fluffy animal with really big eyes. We found out afterwards that Slow Loris is one of the only venomous mammals in the world.
After the floating markets we then went to Damnoen Saduak Tiger Zoo. This was awesome! I got to play with a little one month old tiger cub - it was really fun. He was such a cutie, so adorbs! His sister was in the other room and she wanted to play with us too so she jumped over the wall.
I hope you have enjoyed reading about my fantastic adventures in Thailand. There was so much to see and do that I still haven't covered it all.
Stay tuned for part three - Thailand!
Until next time,
Thailand is AWESOME!!! part one
I had a blessing from a monk who gave me a bracelet and then we went to the outdoor reclining Buddha. It was 37 metres long.
We had a boat cruise down the Chao Praya River back to Bangkok from Ayutthaya. It was fun and a great way to see the river and all the people who use the river everyday. People live on houses built along the banks, there were lots of people fishing and there were lots of other boats and lots of temples too!
The next day we went to the Red Cross Institute in the centre of Bangkok to see the snake show. My Mums don't like snakes but I love them and I thought the show was awesome, especially seeing the cobras. I got to hold an Albino Burmese Python.
As you can see, we packed in so much. It was so exciting and the best fun ever!
There's too much to put all in one blog so I will do part two next time.
I hope you enjoy finding out about my travels in Thailand.
Until next time....
In all this hot weather we have been spending lots of time cooling off in the creek.
We are so lucky to have such a beautiful creek on our property.
Our creek is full of little rock pools, waterholes and even some small waterfalls.
I love spending time playing in the rockpools and climbing up the waterfalls.
But my favourite place to be is in the swimming hole - It is awesome!
I am a good swimmer. My Mums take me every week to Lismore to go to swimming lessons. My favourite is Butterfly. My Mums think I have a natural talent for it and I love doing it. It is a bit like being a dolphin, that's why I like it. But I do like doing all the different swimming styles as well.
Stay cool everyone!
Until next time....
Last night I started back at Karate for the year. I have been going to karate for six months now and I really love it. I am a Young Dragon.
My Dojo is at Lismore in NSW, it's called Success Martial Arts.
The Kids’ Karate Promise:
1. I promise never to use karate to show off or to hurt or scare others.
2. I will always show self-control and respect.
3. I will only use my skills to defend myself,
to protect others and to improve my life.
4. I am on a quest to be my best.
At the end of last year I was invited into Leadership.
This means that I get to train with weapons and I get to train for my black belt. I will get my provisional black belt in 2022, when I am in year 6, and my full black belt 2 years later.
The photo shows all the different belts for Young Dragons.
At the moment I am on Gold belt level 3. You can see I still have a lot of belts to get through.
I go to karate a couple of times a week.
They also have tournaments and last year I won two medals, a gold and a bronze.
Karate is great fun and I have made lots of friends.
I think all kids should try it out and if you don't like it you are allowed to quit. But there's nice people there, you get to learn new stuff like how to defend yourself and you can get medals and trophies.
Maybe I will see you at the Dojo!
Until next time...
Today I thought I would introduce you to some of my pets. I actually have a lot so I will introduce a few at a time. I have goats, chickens, budgies, quail, guinea pigs, rabbits and fish.
Above is a photo of me and my guinea pigs. I have five of them. There two boys and three girls. Their names are Athena, Helen and Pandora, they are the girls. Bubba Zeus and Big Zeus are the boys. I keep them in two seperate pens but sometimes we let them out into their yard together to play and eat grass. We think Athena might be pregnant coz her tummy is so big.
We feed them pellets that we buy and lots of vegetables, especially lettuce. Sometimes we give them treats like carrots, apples or even kiwi fruit.
I have three rabbits. They live in two seperate pens too. We put them in the yard on the grass with the guinea pigs too and they all get along really well, except Peta! She has to go in a seperate pen because she picks on the others. They eat the same things as the guinea pigs. The are so soft and fluffy I love to cuddle them, although Peta sometimes is a bit feisty.
I also have an avairy with budgies and quails.
There are 12 adult budgies and two quails, but soon to be more!
We started with 6 budgies and have had lots of babies since then.
So far we have had 8 babies that have turned into fully grown budgies.
Two of the girl budgies are in their nesting boxes at the moment -
HoneyLulu has three eggs and three babies in with her.
Blue Margarita has four eggs in her box.
My Mum took this photo this morning of HoneyLulu through the hole in the nesting box. It shows some of her babies have hatched. They don't have their feathers yet so we don't know what colour they will be.
Mars and Venus are our quails. Venus, the girl quail is also sitting on eggs. Below is a photo of her nest, she is sitting on seven eggs, so hopefully we will have more quails in our avairy as well.
I will share more about my animals later as I've got too many to talk about in one day!
Until next time,
Hi, I'm Jay, aka Dancing Dingo. I am a 7 year old Bundjalung Boy. I live in the bush in Northern NSW, Australia. I have loads of interests and I get up to loads of really interesting things with my Mums. I am going to write about all of them here - I hope you enjoy!
I make ceramics too. This is one of my sheilds that I am working on. This design is a Black cockatoo.
This is Goanna Man.
He is the protector of The Sacred Ancestral Lands and All living Things.
He is an environmental Lawyer who changes into Goanna Man.
Faster than the Flash
Stronger than Superman
More agile than Spiderman
More disciplined than Ninja Turtles
Scratches better than Cat Woman
Has more gadgets than Batman
and is funnier than the Joker
Carries a Warrior Shield like Black Panther.
Vipoo Srivilasa is an Australian Ceramic Artist and he picked my work to inspire his ceramic project that he did when he was on an artist residency at Henan University in China. It was called Superhero and was commissioned by Henan Museum for the First Central China International Ceramics Biennale.
Yes that's right! I collaborated with Vipoo and now our work is in the Art Museum in China.
Below is Vipoo's finished ceramic Goanna Man.
If you want to get in touch or ask any questions please comment below.
Thanks, see you next time.....