Category: Tours

Didacta – The Education Book Fair – Cologne, Germany

I was delighted to attend the Didacta – the wonderful and prestigious German education book fair, very popular with teachers, publishers and parents. Few years ago I visited the fair in Stuttgart. I thoroughly enjoyed my day spent at the book fair and was so looked after by my publisher host, editors and teacher friends….




Visit to Norbert Gymnasium School, Dormagen, Germany

What a pleasure it was to visit Norbert Gymnasium Catholic School in February when I went to attend the Didacta Book Fair in Cologne. It is a marvelous school in the country side in Dormagen, near the city of Cologne in Germany. This visit was kindly arranged by my friend Ursula Roth of Deutsch-Britische Gesellschaft, Bonn and the…




WOMEN’S DELEGATION TO SREBRENICA – Day 4

Sarajevo – Talk by our host, Resad Trbonja and Shopping tour of the city First thing in the morning we had a talk by our host Resad. He shared his poignant world with us living through the war in his youth. We found it listening to him fascinating and humbling.   Quotes by Resad: “ We…




WOMEN’S DELEGATION TO SREBRENICA – Day 3

Visit to Potocari Memorial Centre This is the day I was especially looking forward to, time to visit and pay our respect to the victims of the Bosnian genocide where over 8000 men and young boys were massacred over three days in and around Srebrenica. On the way we passed gorgeous countryside mountains and rivers, coated…




WOMEN’S DELEGATION TO SREBRENICA – Day 2

Medica Zenica On the second day we had the privilege of visiting Medica Zenica, a women therapy center for survivors of war and rape victims and meeting the wonderful Director, Dr. Sabiha Husić who manages this very special place. The NGOs we met with are very prominent organizations that work with women victims of war trauma and…




Literary Germany Tour: Visiting Genoveva-Gymnasium, Cologne, Germany

Date:  Tuesday, 16th February Time: 9:55 till 11:25 Venue:  Genoveva-Gymnasium in Köln-Mülheim   I am delighted to have been invited to the Genoveva-Gymnasium as part of my Educational tour to Germany. I will be sharing my experience as a successful author and would read and discuss excerpts from my short story ‘A Pair of Jeans’ from ‘The Many…




Literary Germany Tour: Visiting Norbert Gymnasium Knechtsteden – NGK, Germany

Date:  Thursday, 18th February Time: 13:00 Venue: Norbert-Gymnasium Knechtsteden, Knechtsteden 17, 41540 Dormagen   I am delighted to have been invited to the Norbert Gymnasium Knechtsteden as part of my Educational tour to Germany. I will be sharing my experience as a successful author and would read and discuss excerpts from my short story ‘A Pair of Jeans’ from ‘The Many Voices…




UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS – MANILA 2015- BLOG 2

VISIT TO THE UNIVERSTY CREATIVE WRITING CENTRE AND THE ARCHIVES LIBRARY Building It was a  privilege to visit to the University of Santo Tomas on 21st October. My wonderful host Dr. Joyce Arriola took me on a tour of the campus. I was delighted to visit the wonderful library which houses the famous archives centre with archives dating…




Day 3 – University of Santo Tomas – APWT Conference 2015 – Manila

Visit to Santo Tomas museum. Visit to the museum of University of Santo Tomas. We had a fabulous time in visiting this museum on the university campus. We had a wonderful time looking at the artifacts in the university museum. Shown around by beautifully dressed young woman, students from the university. We watched three short Filipino…




Day 3 – De La Salle University – APWT Conference 2015 – Manila

It was a pleasure visiting this prestigious De La Salle University our 2nd host in the morning of Day 3. Like the University of Philippines they were fantastic hosts offering marvelous hospitality. Preliminary morning session with readings from the work of famous Filopino authors  by hosts and all standing up to the national anthem of the…