Atherton

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Exploring Atherton and the sites around the area. Cairns, North Queensland.

New Zealand - North Island

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A couple wonderful days exploring the North Island of New Zealand during summer - but they had a cold snap while we were there (12C-25C)

Adelaide

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A quick weekend visit to Adelaide!

France - Paris

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So many electric Lime Scooters!

Croatia - Plitvice Lakes

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Absolutely stunning green lakes - beautiful in winter (and far less crowded).

Croatia - Zagreb

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Dripping with recent historical events for the story telling.

Greece - Nafplion

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Beautiful Nafplion!

Greece - Athens

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Athens is definitely a beautiful and interesting place to visit during winter!

Bulgaria - Tarnovo

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Just a day trip from Bucharest, but our trip to Bulgaria was absolutely amazing!

Romania - Bran

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Bran Castle - legendary and somewhat historical Dracula.

Romania - Bucharest

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Bucharest was amazing, although we were not in the city very long, the old town was full of impressive buildings and a huge variety of restaurants.

Poland - Warsaw

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Warsaw is an amazing city, plenty of sights, but really : pirogi!

Lithuania - Vilnius

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Beautiful Vilnius in Lithuania.

Latvia - Riga

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Beautiful Riga, put on the snow for us over Christmas.

Estonia - Tallinn

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An amazing old town! Highly recommend visiting Tallinn.

Finland - Helsinki

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A lovely city with quite a few things to see.

Norway - Tromsø

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Tromso is in the Arctic Circle, so mid winter is damned dark, an excellent place to see the Northern Lights. Skip Oslo and just catch a connecting flight to Tromso. There are a lot of Northern Lights tours, we went with these guys who were awesome! This is their Flickr site.

France - Chamonix

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Nestled in amongst some of the most beautiful mountains. Chamonix is an amazing place to visit.

France - Lille

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A very short TGV ride from Charles De Gaul Airport. Why bother staying in Paris, when you can zip from the airport to Lille in about 1 hour.

China - Changsha


Schistosomiasis workshop in Changsha. Lovely place.

Indonesia - Jakarta


Database workshop and regional visit

Springbrook National Park


Bushwalks, rain - board games!

New Zealand - Lake Tekapo

New Zealand - Queenstown

New Zealand - Fox Glacier

New Zealand - Castle Hill

New Zealand - Springfield


Not much here, but a good AirBnB and a really decent steak meal at the pub.

Great Ocean Road

Melboune


Restaurants, trams and very very bad weather.

Indonesia - Yogyakarta

Indonesia - Jakarta


Running a workshop in Jakarta

England - London


London again - time to explore museums, parks, restaurants. Book of the Mormon!

Czech Republic - Prague


One of the best rooms with a view onto th main square of Prague's old town. And it snowed a lot for us later in our stay.

Hungary - Budapest


Lovely parks and buildings. Criminal taxis will rip you off at every chance they get.

Austria - Vienna


Vienna - best apple strudel. Beautiful town, people, food, palaces.

France - Paris


Unlike Berlin, Paris is in perpetual military occupation because they're scared, making Paris a huge disappointment compared to our last visit. Still has wonderful restaurants and museums, just a toxic street sense.

Germany - Berlin


Berlin was a last minute adjustment to our plans. Beautiful city. Unfortunately an idiot decided to drive a truck through a Christmas Market that we were about to go to … shut the town down for a day. Then everything went back to normal because Germans are hard core!

Catalonia - Barcelona


Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família designed by Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926).

Lisbon


Lisbon is an amazing city - very underrated, worth a week stay.

Ireland - Dublin


Dublin - apparently lots of alcohol. Churches, history, stories, green!

Denmark - Copenhagen


Copenhagen old town! Castles, museums, canals, pastries!

Sweden - Stockholm


Beautiful Gamla stan, Christmas Markets in the old town of Stockholm.

London


London! A quick AirB&B in quaint house in Gatwick. The lovely people picked us up and dropped us off at the airport.

Thailand - Bangkok


An unexpected stop. Thai Air put us up in a luxury hotel for the night while they arranged a better plane to London.

China - Yueyang

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Hosting a REDCap training workshop in Yueyang.

Indonesia - Bali

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Vacation time in Bali!

Indonesia - Jakarta

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2015-02-22 to 2015-02-27, and again in 2015-05
Indonesia database workshop

USA - Las Vegas

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Las Vegas! Shows, buffets, zombies, guns! Side trip to the Grand Canyon.
Then off to LA for a day, visiting with the stars, meeting Barbara Eden, Linda Blair, RJ Mitte, etc.
Then back home to Brisbane.

USA - Tampa

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Visit Donna’s parents and see the sights around Tampa. Big cat rescue, beaches.

USA - Miami

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Short stop to visit Donna’s parents in Tampa then drive to Santa Barbara & Miami! So very hot. Street art!

USA - New Orleans

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New Orleans! Bourbon street, swamps, ghosts!

USA - LA

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LA again
Fourth of July fireworks! Crazy time

USA - Alaska

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USA Alaska
Dogsled, Glacier, Helicopters, Girdwood - Alyeska
After a short half day in LA

Sydney road trip

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2014-01-06 to 2014-01-09
New car driving to Sydney via Girraween, Tamworth, Bathurst

PNG - Goroka

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2013-08-04 to 09
Statistics workshop in Goroka

Vanuatu

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2013-07-14 to 2013-07-19 database workshop in Vila, Vanuatu

Carnarvon Gorge

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Camping holiday in Carnarvon Gorge, Qld, Australia

Tasmania

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2013-05-10 to 2013-05-12
Hobart, Port Arthur

Philippines

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2013-03-29 to 2013-04-09 Philippines, Conception/Baguio/100 Islands
Also a day in Singapore

USA - Chicago

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2013-03-19 to 2013-03-24 Conference in Chicago, USA.

Vanuatu

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2012-08-29 to 2012-09-04
Visit to Vila, Vanuatu for an intensive database workshop.

Vanuatu

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A quick trip to Vanuatu to work on the malaria project.

USA - Atlanta

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Conference in the good old town of Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

USA - East Coast

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New York, Tampa, Orlando, Daytona, Myrtle Beach - a month on the East coast of the USA!

Vanuatu

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Workshop with all of the provincial training managers.

Vanuatu

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Malaria elimination database development in one of the nicest places in the Pacific

Solomon Islands

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Ah Honiara. So hot. Wonderful carvings.

PNG - Goroka

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One of the best places in Papua New Guinea!

Vanuatu - Tana

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2 weeks in Vanuatu working on database and data collection procedures. Most of the time spent in Lenakel on Tana Island! Grass huts, wild pigs, volcanoes, oh my!

Vanuatu

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Another short trip to the wonderful Islands of Vanuatu.

Houseboat Stradbroke

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A group of eight of us hire out a luxurious houseboat that had a sauna and a spa, spending the week cruising around the Stradbroke Islands, relaxing, eating, fishing, swimming, hiking across the islands

Melbourne

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Another day trip to Melbourne to give a workshop presentation and work on data analysis.

Vanuatu

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A quick trip to the wonderful Islands of Vanuatu.

South Africa

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Meeting the wildlife in Kruger National Park and enjoying the highlife of five star luxury in Capetown as well as a road trip covering everything in between. The most amazing journey my wife and I have ever taken. Johannesburg, Timbavati Nature Reserve: Motswari Lodge, Colesburg, Capetown, Kimberley

Solomon Islands

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Another trip to Honiarra. Warm and wonderful.

Sydney

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A short trip to Sydney with Donna! Wonderful dinner on the Sydney wharf with views of the Opera house and the harbour bridge while we ate, a trip to the theatre to watch the excellent stage adaptation of “To Kill A Mockingbird”, a ferry ride around the harbour and a day at Taronga Zoo.

Melbourne

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A short trip to Melbourne to present at the Public Health Association of Australia conference on Justice Health. While in Melbourne Donna and I visited some fine restaurants, toured the city and visited the Melbourne Zoo.

Houseboat tour of Stradbroke Islands

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A four day tour around Stradbroke Island. Beaches, sun, sand, swimming, spa, karaoke, barbecues, fishing, hiking, relaxing.

Solomon Islands

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Malaria in the South Pacific might just be on the way out if the PacMI project has its way. Honiara hosted an intensive workshop that introduced all the key people to each other and set us in a common direction.

USA - Colorado

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A short visit to Fort Collins that turned into a little longer visit to Denver thanks to norovirus.

Perth

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My first time to the distant city of Perth, Western Australia. Wonderful town to visit; two weeks of training at the University of Western Australia. Also visited Rottnest Island, the Perth Zoo and wandered around Perth city.

Philippines - Manila

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Another visit to the exceedingly hot and humid city of Manila. Most of the time spent in RITM around Alabang.

China - Wuhu, Shanghai

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Wuhu is a wonderful town in Anhui province. Shanghai is absolutely amazing. A tribute to the growing power of China.

Europe - Italy

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Venice and Rome! Both wonderful places to visit, certainly a must on any tour of Europe.

Europe - Switzerland

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Just visited Zurich this time. I am sure there is something nice about Zurich. It has the largest clock face in Europe.

Europe - Germany

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Leipzig, Dresden, Rothemberg, Munich, Fussen. Wonderful places, wonderful food, wonderful people!

Europe - Holland

HollandAmsterdam is very interesting, a place of contrasts. Flowers, canals, restaurants of all nations.

Europe - Belgium

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Belgium; Brussels, where everyone said that one day would be enough, but this place was much more happening and lively than Paris was over the Christmas period. Great shopping, great restaurants, waffles, chocolates!

Europe - France

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France! Well only Paris, but what a wonderful place!

Europe - England

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Trip to Europe! Starting at St Albans, then after continental Europe we come back to Glasgow, Edinburgh, York, Preston, Fflint, Bath, Cardiff.

Bribie Island

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Bribie Island off Queensland’s coast has some wonderful scenery, very friendly people and usually some strong breezes.

Philippines - Manila

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Manila is an amazing place. The food is excellent, the people are wonderful, and there is contrast everywhere. Click on the image of hard working Australians to see more.

Philippines - Bohol

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Tagbilaran on the Island state of Bohol in the Philippines is a wonderful regional township that plays host for our regular workshops.

China - Hong Kong

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So easy to head into Hong Kong if you have more than a couple hours stop over. The train takes you right from the Airport to the City (Kowloon) which can a bus depot that can take you right into the heart of Hong Kong in around 30 minutes.

China - Three Gorges Dam

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The Three Gorges Dam spans the Yangtze River at Sandouping, Yichang, Hubei province, China. Construction began in 1993. It is the largest hydroelectric dam in the world, more than five times the size of the Hoover Dam. The reservoir began filling on June 1, 2003, and will occupy the present position of the scenic Three Gorges area, between the cities of Yichang, Hubei; and Fuling, Chongqing Municipality. Structural work was finished on May 20, 2006, nine months ahead of schedule.

Philippines - Bohol

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Bohol again! Awesome place.

China - Yueyang, Hong Kong

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Travelled to China to give a workshop on the various databases we had designed and so forth. While there I snapped some scenery as it made itself available. Everyone should visit China, and not just the major tourist destinations but out of the way places too.

Philippines - Bohol

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Regional town of Tagbilaran, capital of Bohol, Philippines

Victoria

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A trip South to Victoria, with my uncle Lindsay and my CR-V.

Europe - Germany

Berlin
A tour through Germany to visit my mother’s many wonderful relatives.

Europe - Switzerland

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Visit my elder sister in the wonderful little Bremblins.

Europe - Scotland

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Back to the fatherland, where the Forsyth’s originate. To some degree.

Europe - England

England
Journey to England, to visit my sister who just gave birth and tour around a bit. This is the last trip that I used film.

Papua New Guinea

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1992 to 2001: I have travelled to Papua New Guinea over a dozen times for a couple weeks at time, to help people with various issues there, and PNG needs a lot of help. I stayed mostly in Port Moresby but also had the pleasure of travelling to some of the outer areas; Mt Hagen, Lae and Rabaul. We are so very lucky in Australia.

Thursday Island

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Helping out with infrastructure at our Thursday Island office. The image above is not the office, you run across these small war time buildings as you walk around the island.

New Zealand

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Holiday in New Zealand! Thank you Frequent Flyer Air New Zealand.

Cairns

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Another workshop in beautiful Cairns.

California, Mexico

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Holiday in the USA and Mexico. Just California and Tijuana. LA, Orange County, San Diego.

Cairns

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Hosting yet another workshop in Cairns

Adelaide

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I ran an introduction to Epi Info workshop in Adelaide as part of an international health conference.

Thailand, Malaysia

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Visit Bangkok, Khon Kaen, Hat Yai in Thailand for student supervision and to run some workshops. Then to Khota Bharu and Kuala Lumpur for more workshops.

Papua New Guinea

Medical School, Port Moresby, PNG
The first of many workshops in Papua New Guinea for the Department of Community Medicine, and the faculty, and the hospital. I visited PNG once or twice a year for most every year until 2001 when the project ended.

Alice Springs

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Acute Respiratory Infection in indigenous population study workshop in Alice Springs.

Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand

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Visit the department of Community Medicine, Unversiti Sains Malaysia in Kota Bharu to conduct a SAS workshop then met with students in Hat Yai, Thailand.