Monthly Archives: October 2010

Holmen fjordhotell

It was work – and I happened to have a black rubber duck with me (how could you ever organise a workshop without one of those?). It was May and normally too cold for swimming in Norway – but we both enjoyed it 🙂

Hotel Rwanda

The Hôtel des Mille Collines is a large hotel in Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda. It became famous as the building in which more than a thousand people took refuge during the Rwandan Genocide of 1994. The story of the hotel and its manager at that time, Paul Rusesabagina, was used as the basis […]

Bujumbura International Airport

Bujumbura is the capital city and main port of Burundi and ships most of the country’s chief export, coffee, as well as cotton, skins, and tin ore. It is located on the northeastern shore of Lake Tanganyika.

Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, (IATA: NBO, ICAO: HKJK) formerly called Embakasi Airport and Nairobi International Airport, is Kenya’s largest aviation facility, and the busiest airport in Eastern Africa. It is the 6th busiest airport in Africa. The airport is named after the first Kenyan prime minister and president Jomo Kenyatta.

Kigali Airport

Mafia Island

Mafia Island is part of the Tanzanian Spice Islands, together with Zanzibar and Pemba. As one of the six districts of the Pwani Region, Mafia Island is governed from the mainland, not from the semi-autonomous region of Zanzibar, of which it has never been considered to be a part. The name “Mafia” derives from the […]



First outing for the duckies in NZ. Taken in front of the Christchurch Cathedral, Christchurch Art Gallery and by the Christchurch Tram!

Sandvika Storsenter


Christmas Day in Australia is about sun, friends and family, seafood and barbecues. Boxing Day is about cricket. A tradition in our family for many years is watching the Boxing day cricket from the MCG. If in Melbourne, we might be at the MCG. 2009 Christmas the family travelled to Darwin and so we watched […]


On a trip to Europe in 2008, my son was a guest of Veuve Clicquot in Reims and myself, my daughter and her husband were invited as well. This photo was taken in the private tasting room at Veuve Clicquot while we were having a guided tasting. Were they the first ducks to be in […]

Trenches of Death, Diksmuide

Travelling in Belgium while my son-in-law was doing the reconnaissance for a taking a school trip from Canberra to Europe to look at Australia’s participation in the World Wars, the ducks hung out in the Trenches of Death for a while.


Cheryl Galpin has travelled with the ducks to Paris: I live in Darwin, Australia. In June 2008 I travelled to Europe to holiday with my children and took two of my ducks with me. First stop was Paris. What is Paris famous for? The Eiffel Tower and pastries. Who could resist? Li’l Duck (the yellow […]


After a hard day walking around war museums and cemeteries, a beer and a snack were necessary. This stop was in the main square of Ieper.

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