having a little adventure in the mountains. by tina gonsalves

We went up the mountains to stay at a National Park. We went to two National Parks actually but i liked the first camp we went to because its peaceful.  The other camp we went to was horrible because it was so crowded  by the beach on the lake - but i loved the cabins and ice cream in the park shop were huge. The ice creams tasted so good. The two cabins we had rented at each national park looked exactly the same as each other which is cool and weird:). So, we were planing on to go on the canoe trip. For 6 miles so we picked which paddle and life jacket to get.then we hopped in the car to to the place to start.It took a little while to get there but it was worth it.It was very calm on the water which was great. but at the end a storm came and i got scared because it took ages to get home.when we got home i was relieved because i thought we were lost. I tried to catch fire flies - when they glow you just go close to them and then you catch them. You need to search for them around twilight - when its just getting dark. 

At the Twin lakes park we had a lot of Amish people living next to us. We think they might have been millers - because Amish people don't use electricity or cars, but these people did. They were dressed like they lived 100 years ago, even the little kids.

We had a fire and made some marshmallows. We then went to the park camp fire. The lady told us a few stories and I made smores.  I first had smores last year at Richard's place in Virginia and I love them. They have chocolate and gooey marshmallow between two salted crackers. 

Seeing Grandpa and Ree has been great. Its like normal life but more exciting. I like being here because I don't go to school everyday and we have exciting adventure. My whole like is adventure but I especially loved canoeing down the river.

 

sailing through the rivers! by tina gonsalves

When we got to America we stayed at the airport in till the morning then grandpa and Marie met us in front of the hotel then we did a 3 hour drive to their house so we stayed at the house in till the next day.

The next day we went on their boat what they made what looks beautiful we stayed on the boat for 5 days.also we had a beach right next to us so we went on the beach for 3 hours and we got really sun burned and it felt so bad it stopped in 4 days but the best about the beach is the tiny little jelly fish and they don't sting at all except for the big ones but i hold the small ones and they feel so good. I think the boat is really fun. I feel more alive when I am on the boat. This is because you get more fresh air, and you see nature, and birds and the wind. You live outside a lot and I really like this. I haven't been fishing yet becuase there are no fish. Yesterday when we went to the beach there were dogs on the beach. To me they look like they had rabies but Marie really liked to play with them.

 

 

 

 

Japan is so fun!!! by tina gonsalves

First we got in a train for forty minutes. Then we got out of the train. we went to the exit and we met a old friend called Hiroshi. I couldn't remember Hiroshi but couldn't because i saw him when i was 2 and i'm 10 now we went to his house and it was pretty huge.

The next day was so much fun we went to heaps of candy shops and a huge pond with lotus plants like the whole pond was field with them. We went to a Japanese restaurant we had a lot of Japanese food like dumpling,ramen, miso soup, sushi, and soba noodles. I love Japanese food because its so tasty. The ramen soups are my favourite because the soup has so much flavour and the noodles are so good.

We had lots of candy - big teddy candy lollies as big as my hand. Sour lollies that has grape flavour and watermelon flavour. They also had vending machines which were really good. In Australia there is not much vending machines, but in Japan they are everywhere. In the train stations we had to have a Japanese card to let us travel on the public transport. I could also use this for the vending machines. I was a little naughty and would get chocolate milks without asking mum. But it tasted so good! 

The transport was really good and easy. Trains and buses. We also walked to some places as well. There were second hands shops that could sell electronics really cheap. Ipads could be so cheap. We eat great donuts at Mister Donuts. Mine was all chocolate icing with a chocolate buns. 

We went to the zoo that was huge. We first went in and I thought it was small but then we looked at the map and we only did half the place. We saw nearly all the animals in the world from Madagascar to Australia, to China. There was a small animal that was half sugar glider and half kangaroo. I loved the zoo. Hugo loved the animals, he was so occupied.

He stayed at Hiroshi's house. It looked like a japanese ninja house.The beds were really hard on the floor, but I love hard beds. I slept very well. One day I woke up at 10 in the morning! Hiroshi's mums name was Hari san. Harisan was really sweet. When we left mum was crying and harisan was crying. Hugo loved harisan. It was like she was his grandma. Harisan got very active with Hugo. 

Tokyo is amazing. Because it has everything that I love. I didn't really love vending machines as I had never used them before, but I loved them in Japan. Tokyo is amazing because the food is so good. We didn't have any duck, but it was still good. Duck is my favourite meat. 

hiroshi and me made a ring and now i know how to make a cool ring but is so difficult.

also we went to a local festival and it was fantastic i loved it. also i did a game and i won these candy jelly lolly pop things. then we went back home and went to sleep.

also we went to a local festival and it was fantastic i loved it. also i did a game and i won these candy jelly lolly pop things. then we went back home and went to sleep.

now im going to talk about hiroshi the friend right next to me here in the photo  hiroshi is 50 years old and his job is making jewellery thats how we made the ring that i have what looks really cool with a swirl. It has brazz inside and silver on the outside When it has the spiral you can see gold on the inside. Hiroshi showed us a lot of places in tokyo. But when he was working, we hopped on the subway ourselves. We didn't get lost. Its a very easy subway. 

now im going to talk about hiroshi the friend right next to me here in the photo 

hiroshi is 50 years old and his job is making jewellery thats how we made the ring that i have what looks really cool with a swirl. It has brazz inside and silver on the outside When it has the spiral you can see gold on the inside. Hiroshi showed us a lot of places in tokyo. But when he was working, we hopped on the subway ourselves. We didn't get lost. Its a very easy subway. 

the person next to hugo in hiroshi's house is hiroshis mother.Hiroshi's mum's name is Hari-san. Hari-san is really old and she loved playing with Hugo. We went for a few walks together, but she couldn't walk that far.  we went to japanese Denny's with hiroshsi mother for dinner and dessert for dinner i had a miso soup it taste so good.for dessert i had a huge ice cream what was so good.

the person next to hugo in hiroshi's house is hiroshis mother.Hiroshi's mum's name is Hari-san. Hari-san is really old and she loved playing with Hugo. We went for a few walks together, but she couldn't walk that far. 

we went to japanese Denny's with hiroshsi mother for dinner and dessert for dinner i had a miso soup it taste so good.for dessert i had a huge ice cream what was so good.

this is when we were in a Japanese restaurant the food was the best but hugo gets so messy.  

this is when we were in a Japanese restaurant the food was the best but hugo gets so messy.

 

this is the work shop were we made the ring, but it was so hard to make the ring because you have to start with the wax to model it first. I have never made a ring before. It was really fun, but difficult.  

this is the work shop were we made the ring, but it was so hard to make the ring because you have to start with the wax to model it first. I have never made a ring before. It was really fun, but difficult.

 

We went to the zoo that was huge. We first went in and I thought it was small but then we looked at the map and we only did half the place. We saw nearly all the animals in the world from Madagascar to Australia, to China. There was a small animal that was half sugar glider and half kangaroo. I loved the zoo. Hugo loved the animals, he was so occupied.  This turtle looked very funny so I took a photo of it. It has two nostrils.

We went to the zoo that was huge. We first went in and I thought it was small but then we looked at the map and we only did half the place. We saw nearly all the animals in the world from Madagascar to Australia, to China. There was a small animal that was half sugar glider and half kangaroo. I loved the zoo. Hugo loved the animals, he was so occupied. 

This turtle looked very funny so I took a photo of it. It has two nostrils.

we went to a huge exhibition about Asia, and it looked and heard awesome we had head phones learn about the pantings.

we went to a huge exhibition about Asia, and it looked and heard awesome we had head phones learn about the pantings.

these are old traditional dressthat were warn by girls and boys.

these are old traditional dressthat were warn by girls and boys.

i found a army of storm troopers what looked so cool so i had to get a photo with them.We wnet to this huge electronics store. It was so big, it had heaps of Japanese toys. It went big to small. The shop was really cool and I felt excited to be there. I was a bit amazed because it was overwhelming. 

i found a army of storm troopers what looked so cool so i had to get a photo with them.We wnet to this huge electronics store. It was so big, it had heaps of Japanese toys. It went big to small. The shop was really cool and I felt excited to be there. I was a bit amazed because it was overwhelming. 

his is a photo of a temple in the middle of tokyo  called senso'ji.

his is a photo of a temple in the middle of tokyo  called senso'ji.

I ate a lot of dumplings, called gyoza. It was so good. This is one of the best dumpling restaurants in Tokyo. Hugo got wet from the rain.

I ate a lot of dumplings, called gyoza. It was so good. This is one of the best dumpling restaurants in Tokyo. Hugo got wet from the rain.

This is in the train station. The trains come every minute or so. There is lots of different lines, so you get on a few trains to get to where you want to go.

This is in the train station. The trains come every minute or so. There is lots of different lines, so you get on a few trains to get to where you want to go.

This is hiroshi's house. I reckon it looks very huge. It has an upstairs and downstairs and its so wide. I slept upstairs with mum and hugo. 

This is hiroshi's house. I reckon it looks very huge. It has an upstairs and downstairs and its so wide. I slept upstairs with mum and hugo. 

We went to an exhibition in this building. The building is weird and very cool. There was lots of exhibitions here. We went to two. I really like going to exhibitions. I learnt about all the painting in the exhibition as we had headphones to learn about it. There was a wried shop at the end - I didn't know if you could buy stuff or the whole shop was a sculpture.

We went to an exhibition in this building. The building is weird and very cool. There was lots of exhibitions here. We went to two. I really like going to exhibitions. I learnt about all the painting in the exhibition as we had headphones to learn about it. There was a wried shop at the end - I didn't know if you could buy stuff or the whole shop was a sculpture.

We went to a park. It was very beautiful but there was a lot of mosquitoes. 

We went to a park. It was very beautiful but there was a lot of mosquitoes. 

I used my ipad to make this creation. I made it flip upside down so hiroshi is upside down and my mum is the right side up. It turned out really cool. I used a bunch of apps to do it.

I used my ipad to make this creation. I made it flip upside down so hiroshi is upside down and my mum is the right side up. It turned out really cool. I used a bunch of apps to do it.

the story of the long road trip by tina gonsalves

When we left Uncle Greg's in Colorado, we went on a big road trip. We went to New Mexico, Arizona, and Nevada. It was really fun.

we did a long road trip though some famous places at america which was really fun and a lot of movies are set here like cars,Forest Gump,flint stones and the hangover.

we did a long road trip though some famous places at america which was really fun and a lot of movies are set here like cars,Forest Gump,flint stones and the hangover.

we went to the grand canyon which was epic because the view it was beautiful it was like road runner. there was a lot of really old rocks also you now Minecraft there is a block called ender stone and it looked like that.

we went to the grand canyon which was epic because the view it was beautiful it was like road runner. there was a lot of really old rocks also you now Minecraft there is a block called ender stone and it looked like that.

also we stopped at a gift shop and we aloud to go at the back and we found these really old cars it was epic because it was unusual to find old cars back of a gift shop.

also we stopped at a gift shop and we aloud to go at the back and we found these really old cars it was epic because it was unusual to find old cars back of a gift shop.

we met my god mother called Kathelin she is very nice and fun and stays at house with a trampoline what l always go on. 

we met my god mother called Kathelin she is very nice and fun and stays at house with a trampoline what l always go on. 

also this is Johny Dolphin he is Kathelin's friend  i made some paper claws for him he really liked them. Johnny is 88. He is an amazing man - he was a real cowboy. He took us to a little cowboy town that used to do gun battles on the street. He used to work on the space program sending the first earthlings to the moon. He also started Biosphere where they lived inside a glass bubble for two years and kept the whole environment working. 

also this is Johny Dolphin he is Kathelin's friend  i made some paper claws for him he really liked them. Johnny is 88. He is an amazing man - he was a real cowboy. He took us to a little cowboy town that used to do gun battles on the street. He used to work on the space program sending the first earthlings to the moon. He also started Biosphere where they lived inside a glass bubble for two years and kept the whole environment working. 

it was mums birthday and i gave mum a glass diamond and it was 15$. Mum really loved it. She says thats it now her lucky charm and will travel with us everywhere in the backpack.  

it was mums birthday and i gave mum a glass diamond and it was 15$. Mum really loved it. She says thats it now her lucky charm and will travel with us everywhere in the backpack.  

also you probably already knew i had this hat on my head for this whole time that's because Kathelin gave it to me i sill got it with me. The grand canyon was amazing. It was huge. The best part of it was seeing all of the different types of rocks that formed over millions of years. We walked along this trail that had polished all of the rocks. It was so beautiful. 

also you probably already knew i had this hat on my head for this whole time that's because Kathelin gave it to me i sill got it with me. The grand canyon was amazing. It was huge. The best part of it was seeing all of the different types of rocks that formed over millions of years. We walked along this trail that had polished all of the rocks. It was so beautiful. 

there's this expensive hotel with a water fountain and it went in a pattern with the song which was wicked because i have nether seen that be for and it is 500$.

there's this expensive hotel with a water fountain and it went in a pattern with the song which was wicked because i have nether seen that be for and it is 500$.

we went to a show of course because most Los Vegas people do that and we watch a magic show called Tommy Wind. l loved it because it was like comedy. He had swords, a made a woman disappear, he made a table levitate. It was amazing! I didn't like Las Vegas when i arrived as its a really big city. On the second day it was perfect because we went to exhibitions, shows and saw a lot of street performers. 

we went to a show of course because most Los Vegas people do that and we watch a magic show called Tommy Wind. l loved it because it was like comedy. He had swords, a made a woman disappear, he made a table levitate. It was amazing! I didn't like Las Vegas when i arrived as its a really big city. On the second day it was perfect because we went to exhibitions, shows and saw a lot of street performers. 

we also went to the bodies exhibition with real bodies. The bodies were plasctinated using a special technique. It was amazing to see all the veins,heart, arteries. The body is very complex and detailed. It freaked me out but it was really fascinating. It made me realise I need to look after my body well.  This is a body running.

we also went to the bodies exhibition with real bodies. The bodies were plasctinated using a special technique. It was amazing to see all the veins,heart, arteries. The body is very complex and detailed. It freaked me out but it was really fascinating. It made me realise I need to look after my body well.  This is a body running.

This is the body chopped in half and you could see everything that is going on inside a body. I saw the heart, the lungs, the stomach, veins, liver, small intestines and large intestine. We entered another room - it was a death room- and we had to enter a dark hallway. I was really scared and a little shocked. At the end of the hallway was a lot of bones, and displays of different death rituals that happen in different countries. It was a fantastic exhibition. Mum really wanted to go as she wrote about it in a thesis years ago.

snow days in colorado by tina gonsalves

i went on my first little plane it was really scary because it was really bumpy. it was like a roller coaster but bumpy.

i went on my first little plane it was really scary because it was really bumpy. it was like a roller coaster but bumpy.

i loved playing in the snow but it was really hard. On Monday its going to snow, so I can eat snow flakes and make snow balls.

i loved playing in the snow but it was really hard. On Monday its going to snow, so I can eat snow flakes and make snow balls.

We are jet lagged, it sucks so I wake up at 6 in the morning but now i'm better, so i'm loving life.

We are jet lagged, it sucks so I wake up at 6 in the morning but now i'm better, so i'm loving life.

We went to a american Indian towers. We look at and it took one hour to walk around and look at the old towers, which are 800AD, which is a long time ago.

We went to a american Indian towers. We look at and it took one hour to walk around and look at the old towers, which are 800AD, which is a long time ago.

I used a really powerful bb gun on a target. I nearly shot bulls eye and it was really fun because i've never shot a bb gun.

I used a really powerful bb gun on a target. I nearly shot bulls eye and it was really fun because i've never shot a bb gun.

this was my bed room which was really cool because there was rock and roll equipment . i love rock and roll equipment because it sounds good.

this was my bed room which was really cool because there was rock and roll equipment . i love rock and roll equipment because it sounds good.

the adventures in rio by tina gonsalves

this is the front of the apartment where we live in rio i like it our beds are really confutable to sleep in and i have my own tv so i am relaxed.

this is the front of the apartment where we live in rio i like it our beds are really confutable to sleep in and i have my own tv so i am relaxed.

these are different Mona Lisa's i don't  know what they are but they look fantastic.so i got a photo of it on my phone.

these are different Mona Lisa's i don't  know what they are but they look fantastic.so i got a photo of it on my phone.

hugo was geting faster at walking up the stairs witch is cool because hugo always i a slow coach and the tiles were beautiful it even had the Simsons.

hugo was geting faster at walking up the stairs witch is cool because hugo always i a slow coach and the tiles were beautiful it even had the Simsons.

it took 30min to walk up these stairs which is long because it usually it takes 15sec. i thought it took 1min.

it took 30min to walk up these stairs which is long because it usually it takes 15sec. i thought it took 1min.

also people clapped after the sun was gone which is weird for some reason because it doesn't happen in other city's.

also people clapped after the sun was gone which is weird for some reason because it doesn't happen in other city's.

we went on tat train i thought it was amazing because it would be super  dangers if you fell off and it was pretty fast for a old train.we went on the train.

we went on tat train i thought it was amazing because it would be super  dangers if you fell off and it was pretty fast for a old train.we went on the train.

we also went to a museum and i got a thousand photos of the arts which is amazing because my phone doesn't have much data .

we also went to a museum and i got a thousand photos of the arts which is amazing because my phone doesn't have much data .

we went to se a friend called Huib.Jain  which is a Dutch name 

we went to se a friend called Huib.Jain  which is a Dutch name 

rio de janiero by tina gonsalves

we went to the beach to have some fun and i kept getting knocked by the massive waves. i got so much sand in my pants.

we went to the beach to have some fun and i kept getting knocked by the massive waves. i got so much sand in my pants.

we went to the christ of the redeemer it looks huge on the image but it is small and it took 3 hours to get here.

we went to the christ of the redeemer it looks huge on the image but it is small and it took 3 hours to get here.

we went to a the botanic garden and i was a little bored we went to a cafe and there were monkeys but at lease they weren't crazy.

we went to a the botanic garden and i was a little bored we went to a cafe and there were monkeys but at lease they weren't crazy.

Also there were huge palm trees. 10 times big as me which was cool. 

Also there were huge palm trees. 10 times big as me which was cool. 

also there was one piece of art what was called the matisse dance were it is about the joy and play.

also there was one piece of art what was called the matisse dance were it is about the joy and play.

we found this huge tree and i wanted to climb it but i had no grip to climb the tree 

we found this huge tree and i wanted to climb it but i had no grip to climb the tree 

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beachy brazil by tina gonsalves

We are in the south of Brazil. Brazil is in South America. We are here for a month. 

when we went to brazil we had a very nice next door neighbour called Gabrelle i go to her place and she some times go to my place. We have a little apartment on the beach. We go to the beach everyday. The beach is beautiful because it has epic waves and the water is perfect. The beach doesn't get that busy.

when we went to brazil we had a very nice next door neighbour called Gabrelle i go to her place and she some times go to my place. We have a little apartment on the beach. We go to the beach everyday. The beach is beautiful because it has epic waves and the water is perfect. The beach doesn't get that busy.

At the end of the beach is a little rocky hill. we went up the hill which was pretty cool because it had a amazing view. +theres a river behind us were we some time go to chill, when we don't want to play in the surf.

At the end of the beach is a little rocky hill. we went up the hill which was pretty cool because it had a amazing view. +theres a river behind us were we some time go to chill, when we don't want to play in the surf.

these are my other friend called Louisa and the other one is called Louana. hugo loves them.

these are my other friend called Louisa and the other one is called Louana. hugo loves them.

the board was really heavy.i couldn't even carry the board .

the board was really heavy.i couldn't even carry the board .

we climbed some rocks which was really scary because we could've fell in cracks and died. This looks of to Barra beach. We stayed here for three and a half weeks.

we climbed some rocks which was really scary because we could've fell in cracks and died. This looks of to Barra beach. We stayed here for three and a half weeks.

hugo loves the sand he could play in the sand all day. the man on the beach is selling corn which is amazing because they don't do that any were else in the world

hugo loves the sand he could play in the sand all day. the man on the beach is selling corn which is amazing because they don't do that any were else in the world

we took a drive to the town and the beach was real crowded so we went to the church it was really beautiful .

we took a drive to the town and the beach was real crowded so we went to the church it was really beautiful .

we went to a burger restaurant which had the best burgers alive. hugo loved the place especially the burgers.

i was really good at surfing on the board which was cool because i have never surfed before in my life. : } I would like to surf more. Dad taught me how to surf. I was scared of the big waves at first. I hurt my ankle jumping of my board. I fell off the board and the board hit me. I like to balance - I am really good at it, but its really hard. 

i was really good at surfing on the board which was cool because i have never surfed before in my life. : } I would like to surf more. Dad taught me how to surf. I was scared of the big waves at first. I hurt my ankle jumping of my board. I fell off the board and the board hit me. I like to balance - I am really good at it, but its really hard. 

this is my friend nelly she is really cool and fun!!!!!!!!! We meet on the beach. i've seen her about 4 times now.

this is my friend nelly she is really cool and fun!!!!!!!!! We meet on the beach. i've seen her about 4 times now.

these are my friends Gabrielle and Marrie. there my neighbours and there fun.

this is my top friend he is called Bruno he speaks english but he is Portuegese and he is the best because he loves doing the stuff what i like.

this is my top friend he is called Bruno he speaks english but he is Portuegese and he is the best because he loves doing the stuff what i like.

rocking out in virginia with granpa and ree. by tina gonsalves

we went to Ree's and grandpa's for christmas which was awesome . i love christmas it is the best time of the year for me because you get presents and hang out with your family .the christmas tree was a real life tree. This is the first time I have had a real life tree. We picked it up on the way back from the airport!

we went to Ree's and grandpa's for christmas which was awesome . i love christmas it is the best time of the year for me because you get presents and hang out with your family .the christmas tree was a real life tree. This is the first time I have had a real life tree. We picked it up on the way back from the airport!

we always go on the boat to bad we can't go on the big boat and sail which would be really fun. The big boat was built by grandpa which was built 40 years ago. Grandpa and Mum went sailing around the world on the boat.

we always go on the boat to bad we can't go on the big boat and sail which would be really fun. The big boat was built by grandpa which was built 40 years ago. Grandpa and Mum went sailing around the world on the boat.

grandpa also built this as well but grandpa is still building it. It was freezing but i like it . Down stairs is a work shop for grandpa to build things which would hard and up stairs is where they sleep.

grandpa also built this as well but grandpa is still building it. It was freezing but i like it . Down stairs is a work shop for grandpa to build things which would hard and up stairs is where they sleep.

grandpa taught me how to steer the boat. we picked up a friend and they had fun on the boat which was good. I loved steering the boat. It was a bit annoying becuase sometimes it didn't steer when it was supposed to. But I got used to it.

grandpa taught me how to steer the boat. we picked up a friend and they had fun on the boat which was good. I loved steering the boat. It was a bit annoying becuase sometimes it didn't steer when it was supposed to. But I got used to it.

This is Tylianna, the boat that Grandpa built when my mum was my age. It took grandpa a few years to build the boat and then they all went sailing around the world.

we only went on the boat three times i loved it  because i could go at the front. Somedays it was so cold on the boat. 

we only went on the boat three times i loved it  because i could go at the front. Somedays it was so cold on the boat. 

This is me steering. We went all through the little bays and coves. We saw lots of boats and wharfs and houses.

Grandpa and Ree live in Virginia in Lancaster County. The nearest town is called Lively. It about ten minutes drive away. To get to the bigger town, Kilmarnock, you have to catch a car ferry. 

it took two hours to get here from the airport - which is a long time but for me it felt like six hours. This is the road that Granpa and Ree lives on. Its called Lovers Lane!

it took two hours to get here from the airport - which is a long time but for me it felt like six hours. This is the road that Granpa and Ree lives on. Its called Lovers Lane!

At a friends place, HB and Anne, we play rock and roll which was fun i was the best at the drums . They had a downstairs basement filled full of guitars, drums and trumpet. It was so much fun.

At a friends place, HB and Anne, we play rock and roll which was fun i was the best at the drums . They had a downstairs basement filled full of guitars, drums and trumpet. It was so much fun.

This is me playing guitar. This guitar is a famous guitar. 

back to the Olden days in cuba. by tina gonsalves

this is havana and the house where we stayed at. there was a restaurant five doors down. the person who owned the house was very nice. hugo and me had to share a single bed but i was use to it which was fantastic.

this is havana and the house where we stayed at. there was a restaurant five doors down. the person who owned the house was very nice. hugo and me had to share a single bed but i was use to it which was fantastic.

When we walk down the street there are always crumbling buildings like this one definitely not the ones in Australia the cars are really old here . In the early 60's there was a revolution and a man  called Castro took over the government. Cuba became Communist.In communism, the government owns every thing and every body works for him. 

every night we played UNO which was fun but hugo has to go to bed. But he just watches us play. We usually go to bed at 9:30. but i didn't like losing. I like to win. I like to play uno. 

every night we played UNO which was fun but hugo has to go to bed. But he just watches us play. We usually go to bed at 9:30. but i didn't like losing. I like to win. I like to play uno. 

The cars in Havana are very old. The insides are old as well, and they are broken apart but they still go. its hard to repair a car as in Cuba there a few shops to buy anything new. These cars are 60 years old, but they still work. They were very cool. We saw some amazing cars. There was this pink car that was awesome. The cars break down a lot. You can't buy new cars in Cuba, so they have to keep the old ones working. We hired an old car to get from place to place.

The streets in Havana are filled with people. Everyone plays on the street. they talk all the time. They like to sing and dance. They speak Spanish and the Spanish word for hello is hola plus the word thank you is gracias. It is pretty hot here. There are not many cars on the street as few people can afford to own a car.  There are few shops here - its hard to buy anything. The people are given beans and rice to eat, and vegetables, and a small amount of meat by the government. There is no signage selling anything. 

The streets in Havana are filled with people. Everyone plays on the street. they talk all the time. They like to sing and dance. They speak Spanish and the Spanish word for hello is hola plus the word thank you is gracias. It is pretty hot here. There are not many cars on the street as few people can afford to own a car.  There are few shops here - its hard to buy anything. The people are given beans and rice to eat, and vegetables, and a small amount of meat by the government. There is no signage selling anything. 

This is us sitting inside an old car. In front of us there is a bar to hang onto if we crash. There are no seat belts at all. Most people drive slow, but some fast. There are horses and carts on the road as well. There are lots of Cuban cowboys riding horses.

There was a big and small dog here. This little dogs name was Lia. We played tigi here and we patted the dog. The dog barked at Hugo.

Ofcourse cowboys have horses and there are cowboys here. We went on a horse ride. At first I wanted to go with Dad, becuase mum and dad said the horse might be too tall and I could fall. but then I got used to it, and went on my own. I also had my own camel in the Sahara and that was really tall. i went horseriding twice. My first horse was really slow and my second horse was really fast. I did like horse riding, but when it went too fast I felt like I was falling off.

in Cuba they grow a lot of tobacco here so they make a lot of caigar so mum,me and dad had a caigar i didn't like it at all so we went on our horse ride again.

we went to a art museum i loved it and it had all kinds of art. print out art, statue art and paintings. i was a little bored but i still loved it 

we went to a art museum i loved it and it had all kinds of art. print out art, statue art and paintings. i was a little bored but i still loved it 

this is a bike taxi it drives you to close places i thought it was cool but it can't go to far places.

for our horse ride  we could not sit on the horse strait away we had to bring it down mountain first because it would slip 

for our horse ride  we could not sit on the horse strait away we had to bring it down mountain first because it would slip 

This is my fast horse. It was really fast. On the horse ride, we stopped at a place to have coffee. I had my first coffee ever.  I felt good at first after my coffee, but about thirty minutes later I felt weird and anxious. three hours later I felt good.

this is where I had my first coffee.i liked my first coffee and it had no milk.

we also went to the beach and i found some fantastic glasses. we had a lot  of fun. 

we also went to the beach and i found some fantastic glasses. we had a lot  of fun. 

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this is where we stayed at the beach. The house was not that big, but our room was really huge - bugger than my bedroom. 

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This is my new glasses that I found on the beach. We got a horse taxi home. I liked the horse taxi's, because they are a bit faster than the bike taxi's and their not going too fast like cars. We saw a really lovely view on the ride home.

I loved Cuba. I did get sick, but I don't care about that anymore. The best thing about Cuba was that I got to see the old fashioned cars. I don't remember these cars from when I was three as they are too old. My grandpa remembers these cars. We had a lot of fun. We got to see  Museums as well. The people are normal and really helpful. The food was normal. I ate just chicken, rice and beans. Its hot in Cuba, but people still where jeans and shirts. I didn't learn much Spanish, but i learnt how to count to ten, say hello and thankyou. Uno, dos, tres, quatro, cinco, ses, sieta, ocho, nuevo? 

crazy crazy time !@#$%$#@!^*&%((&&^%$##$%^&**&^%TGJKU*&^H by tina gonsalves

Yesterday we went to the Epcot because we didn't do most of the rides i liked test track the most because you make a car and see how good the car does i thought that was amazing + it was a roller coaster and i thought that is was amazing. There was another great ride called mission space and you hopped into a captule like your in a rocket ship, and you have to be the commender, engineer, pilot or navigator, and you feel Gforce as you spin through the planets. You go to Mars. it was amazing and epic. In the ball behind us is a ride called space, and its a time machine. You start off at the start of civilisation and track communication - you get to build your own future.

Yesterday we went to the Epcot because we didn't do most of the rides i liked test track the most because you make a car and see how good the car does i thought that was amazing + it was a roller coaster and i thought that is was amazing. There was another great ride called mission space and you hopped into a captule like your in a rocket ship, and you have to be the commender, engineer, pilot or navigator, and you feel Gforce as you spin through the planets. You go to Mars. it was amazing and epic. In the ball behind us is a ride called space, and its a time machine. You start off at the start of civilisation and track communication - you get to build your own future.

we wanted to go to our friend Debby but first we went to this beach called Clearwater beach and  i made a sand castle for Hugo then i picked up some sea shells for mum .

we wanted to go to our friend Debby but first we went to this beach called Clearwater beach and  i made a sand castle for Hugo then i picked up some sea shells for mum .

this is the sea shell for mum + hugo got some for mum as well = better day for mum 

this is the sea shell for mum + hugo got some for mum as well = better day for mum 

the day after that we went back to disney to another place called the animal kingdom the best ride was the mount Everest roller coaster i loved it so much but nothing is going to compare with the rock'n roller coaster because it is so fast. 

the day after that we went back to disney to another place called the animal kingdom the best ride was the mount Everest roller coaster i loved it so much but nothing is going to compare with the rock'n roller coaster because it is so fast. 

there is a hippopotamus lying behind me. we ewent on the Kilimanjaro Safari. We saw a tower of giraffes, elephants, lions and cheeters, rhinoceros's. We saw a Komodo dragon

there is a hippopotamus lying behind me. we ewent on the Kilimanjaro Safari. We saw a tower of giraffes, elephants, lions and cheeters, rhinoceros's. We saw a Komodo dragon

This was a tree from magical kingdom. We went inside the tree, and it was a 4 D show. So we wore 3D glass, and then the seats moved, and robot spiders came out of the walls. It was cool.

This was a 60's old time machine and it was a spinning rollercoaster. it was fun.

This is main street at the magical kingdom. You can buy lots of stuff and there are lots of parades, marching bands and singing. It gets very crowded.

This was the worst ride for hugo and me. Its called Tea Party Madness and you spin really fast. We all felt sick afterwards. It was a worst ride.

America+DISNEY by tina gonsalves

when we were going to disney i was so excited and had butterfly's in my tummy. but we had to go on the ferry to go to the magic castle there was a lot of people because it was Saturday. it looked amazing .

when we were going to disney i was so excited and had butterfly's in my tummy. but we had to go on the ferry to go to the magic castle there was a lot of people because it was Saturday. it looked amazing .

there was this place called clown town and i got a photo with Goofy which was awesome. i went on a ride which was a roller coster which had turn and a big drop . that was my first ride . This was called the Barnstormer. I was scared at first but it was fun. I went on it twice.

there was this place called clown town and i got a photo with Goofy which was awesome. i went on a ride which was a roller coster which had turn and a big drop . that was my first ride . This was called the Barnstormer. I was scared at first but it was fun. I went on it twice.

then we went to this place called the Epcot the best ride is that one behind me which was a time travel machine because you can make up your future. i loved it. also this ride called Soarin which is a machine what is like a plane but you can see every thing.. You fly over the wonders of the world. Its 4D, and you get sprayed with water, and you feel like your there. It was epic. I did it two times as well.

then we went to this place called the Epcot the best ride is that one behind me which was a time travel machine because you can make up your future. i loved it. also this ride called Soarin which is a machine what is like a plane but you can see every thing.. You fly over the wonders of the world. Its 4D, and you get sprayed with water, and you feel like your there. It was epic. I did it two times as well.

after that we went to holly wood studios so we played this canon game which was from toy story 2. It was fun. You went on a roller coaster and had to shoot targets like a video game as you went along. Hugo was stunned, but mum and dad got right into it. I got 58000 points and mum got 62000 points.  We went on the Tower of Terror! I was very scared at first. It was from the twilight zone. You were strapped in a seat and it just dropped really quickly - up and down, like a broken elevator. Everyone was screaming. Hugo would be so scared if he went on. We went on the rockn' roller coaster. I didn't realise it would be so scary until we were strapped in. I wanted to get off! I was pleading with mum. I got scared. But then mum told me to relax. It was crazy! It just zoomed so fast and we went upside down through complete darkness then flashing lights. It went so fast, Mum was screaming. It was epic! I then when went on it again with Dad, but i didn't tell him it was going to be scary. He was so shocked! We went on some great rides. I was so tired by the end of the day.

after that we went to holly wood studios so we played this canon game which was from toy story 2. It was fun. You went on a roller coaster and had to shoot targets like a video game as you went along. Hugo was stunned, but mum and dad got right into it. I got 58000 points and mum got 62000 points.  We went on the Tower of Terror! I was very scared at first. It was from the twilight zone. You were strapped in a seat and it just dropped really quickly - up and down, like a broken elevator. Everyone was screaming. Hugo would be so scared if he went on. We went on the rockn' roller coaster. I didn't realise it would be so scary until we were strapped in. I wanted to get off! I was pleading with mum. I got scared. But then mum told me to relax. It was crazy! It just zoomed so fast and we went upside down through complete darkness then flashing lights. It went so fast, Mum was screaming. It was epic! I then when went on it again with Dad, but i didn't tell him it was going to be scary. He was so shocked! We went on some great rides. I was so tired by the end of the day.

I think this is main street at the Magical Kingdom. There was heaps of people there. We had to use fastpasses to get on a lot of rides, and book them in, otherwise you would have to wait a long time. Its thanksgiving week.

I got my future read. I will have a happy future with lots of laughter because I have a nice smile. 

We wanted to got an American Fast food place - so we went to Waffle House. I had a waffle which was very yummy, but a bit too sweet because I put too much maple syrup on it. 

barcelona for three days by tina gonsalves

when we looked through Barcelona we found this shop what had this sign saying Pablo because it is a Spanish name. 

when we looked through Barcelona we found this shop what had this sign saying Pablo because it is a Spanish name. 

Gaudi was an architect. An architect is someone who designs buildings.I thought Gaudi was massive and he does more buildings which are amazing. He uses lots of stained coloured glass and mosaics. .he try's to use the best design he can that's why the king let him make buildings because he thought Gaudi was amazing at building. he died when my grandma and pa pa were born. 

Gaudi was an architect. An architect is someone who designs buildings.I thought Gaudi was massive and he does more buildings which are amazing. He uses lots of stained coloured glass and mosaics. .he try's to use the best design he can that's why the king let him make buildings because he thought Gaudi was amazing at building. he died when my grandma and pa pa were born. 

this is another building of gaudi's and this is were he lives his house looks like a palace.we went in and it looked very modern but there was another house as well what looked weird .

this is another building of gaudi's and this is were he lives his house looks like a palace.we went in and it looked very modern but there was another house as well what looked weird .

guide time - fez : ) by tina gonsalves

when we left the Sahara we had a car trip to Fez in the half way of the trip we had some couscous and i had the most of the couscous. that couscous made me have diarrhea so we had to stay at home and i had a two hour sleep then the next day we got a guide to take us around Fez. 

this is the second thing we saw which is a shop selling leather products downstairs, and then we went upstairs to see the tannery. This is where they die the cow hide. They use henna, bacterias, and vegetable colours to dye the leather and make different things from it. This is a thousand years old, and it hasn't changed much in a thousand years. The tannery is really smelly. So smelly that I felt sick and had to run downstairs. 

this is the second thing we saw which is a shop selling leather products downstairs, and then we went upstairs to see the tannery. This is where they die the cow hide. They use henna, bacterias, and vegetable colours to dye the leather and make different things from it. This is a thousand years old, and it hasn't changed much in a thousand years. The tannery is really smelly. So smelly that I felt sick and had to run downstairs. 

this is the streets in Fez but some are alsobigger and crowded. We stayed at a Riad with a bed bunk which was awesome. A riad is a large home with lots of rooms. It has courtyards in the middle that let in all of the light from the sun. Riads have gardens as well. They are large because all the families would live together. And before, some men would have up to four wives, so they would have lots of kids and needs lots of room. I wouldn't want a lot of wives. I think that would be stressful. Now most people can't afford to have a lot of wives, so the houses are smaller.

this is the streets in Fez but some are alsobigger and crowded. We stayed at a Riad with a bed bunk which was awesome. A riad is a large home with lots of rooms. It has courtyards in the middle that let in all of the light from the sun. Riads have gardens as well. They are large because all the families would live together. And before, some men would have up to four wives, so they would have lots of kids and needs lots of room. I wouldn't want a lot of wives. I think that would be stressful. Now most people can't afford to have a lot of wives, so the houses are smaller.

i was taught how to make this mask like a Berber. mum and me bought a scarf - we saw how cotton was made which looked fascinating but weird.

i was taught how to make this mask like a Berber. mum and me bought a scarf - we saw how cotton was made which looked fascinating but weird.

this was the first thing we saw called the blue gate. This lets people into the city.  The blue represents the colour of the city of Fez, which is famous for its pottery, on the other sideIt is green - the colour of Islam. Fez is a very old city and no cars are allowed in the old city so everyone uses donkeys. There are no cars because they wouldn't be able to fit. Some on the streets are less than a metre wide. You could easily get lost in the alley ways, so we got a guide to help us. The buildings behind is a mosque and it has speakers to make everybody prey 5x a day i thought that would be stressful having to prey all the time, but they really like it. When all the mosques are blaring their prayers it is very  loud.

this was the first thing we saw called the blue gate. This lets people into the city.  The blue represents the colour of the city of Fez, which is famous for its pottery, on the other sideIt is green - the colour of Islam. Fez is a very old city and no cars are allowed in the old city so everyone uses donkeys. There are no cars because they wouldn't be able to fit. Some on the streets are less than a metre wide. You could easily get lost in the alley ways, so we got a guide to help us. The buildings behind is a mosque and it has speakers to make everybody prey 5x a day i thought that would be stressful having to prey all the time, but they really like it. When all the mosques are blaring their prayers it is very  loud.

Fez has a lot of water fountains. It used to be the only water source. The tiles are called mosaics, and it is done in a muslim design. I love the pattern but it makes me dizzy as well. Thats what I like about them. I thought Fez was amazing. We saw all of these things we haven't seen before. 

Fez has a lot of water fountains. It used to be the only water source. The tiles are called mosaics, and it is done in a muslim design. I love the pattern but it makes me dizzy as well. Thats what I like about them. I thought Fez was amazing. We saw all of these things we haven't seen before. 

sandy sand sand sand sand and sand SAHARA !!!!!!!!!@#$%^&**() by tina gonsalves

the Sahara is a big desert and the sand is really soft and smooth. we went on a camel to stay at a camp for the night which was really cool. The Sahara is the largest desert in the world.

the Sahara is a big desert and the sand is really soft and smooth. we went on a camel to stay at a camp for the night which was really cool. The Sahara is the largest desert in the world.

when we were at the camp i saw a big mountain so i first went with dad but he wanted to down because he was tired so dad went down and called for mum to come up for me. so i waited for mum to come up which took ages so we kept going and we went to the brim.

when we were at the camp i saw a big mountain so i first went with dad but he wanted to down because he was tired so dad went down and called for mum to come up for me. so i waited for mum to come up which took ages so we kept going and we went to the brim.

This is my camel, Amuz. Dad's camel was called Michael Jackson. I had the smallest camel. Camels are amazing because they have a big hump to store water. They can go a very long time, 4 weeks, with out drinking. There hump stores the water, and over time, the hump will get smaller. They can also eat spikey plants, and get the moisture from these plants. They have big hooves for walking and balancing in the desert. When there is water, a camel can drink up to 60 litres in a few minutes. The berber people love camels. For weddings and celebrations they eat camel. They also drink its milk. I tried camel milk, it has a very strong flavour.  A camel is also amazing because they can carry up to 300 kilograms. Years ago, camels were the only way to carry lots of goods long distances through the deserts. It felt very rocky riding the camel at first, but then you got used to it, and it felt soft. I was scared at first - especially getting up and down - as the camel uses its back legs first, then front legs, so you sway a lot, and you really have to hang on. When your on the camel, you feel really high up.

This is my camel, Amuz. Dad's camel was called Michael Jackson. I had the smallest camel. Camels are amazing because they have a big hump to store water. They can go a very long time, 4 weeks, with out drinking. There hump stores the water, and over time, the hump will get smaller. They can also eat spikey plants, and get the moisture from these plants. They have big hooves for walking and balancing in the desert. When there is water, a camel can drink up to 60 litres in a few minutes. The berber people love camels. For weddings and celebrations they eat camel. They also drink its milk. I tried camel milk, it has a very strong flavour.  A camel is also amazing because they can carry up to 300 kilograms. Years ago, camels were the only way to carry lots of goods long distances through the deserts.

It felt very rocky riding the camel at first, but then you got used to it, and it felt soft. I was scared at first - especially getting up and down - as the camel uses its back legs first, then front legs, so you sway a lot, and you really have to hang on. When your on the camel, you feel really high up.

We wanted to see the sunset. I wanted to run to the top and run all the way down. It was a huge mountain of sand. I had seen a desert before in egypt but that was many years ago, so I just remember it through photos. It felt fun to run - running down I actually did a big flip. I didn't hurt myself because the sand was so soft. It was also very cool in temperature. When you step you sink into the sand so you can lose balance easily. It was also very steep. My legs became numb walking up. The view was spectacular. I felt amazed. Mum and I had a big hug at the top of the dune. I wanted to hold mums hand going down and run really fast  because I thought it would be fun, but mum felt a bit scared of heights so she followed all of my steps down. I ran down as fast as i could. the Sahara is a huge desert with foxes,bugs,camels and scorpions which is really fascinating because when it is winter all of animals borrow underground so they still they are warm.  Sahara gets really hot at and really cold night - this makes it a harsh environment for animals and plants. 

We wanted to see the sunset. I wanted to run to the top and run all the way down. It was a huge mountain of sand. I had seen a desert before in egypt but that was many years ago, so I just remember it through photos. It felt fun to run - running down I actually did a big flip. I didn't hurt myself because the sand was so soft. It was also very cool in temperature. When you step you sink into the sand so you can lose balance easily. It was also very steep. My legs became numb walking up. The view was spectacular. I felt amazed. Mum and I had a big hug at the top of the dune. I wanted to hold mums hand going down and run really fast  because I thought it would be fun, but mum felt a bit scared of heights so she followed all of my steps down. I ran down as fast as i could.

the Sahara is a huge desert with foxes,bugs,camels and scorpions which is really fascinating because when it is winter all of animals borrow underground so they still they are warm.  Sahara gets really hot at and really cold night - this makes it a harsh environment for animals and plants. 

When I was going up and waiting for mum,  I drew on the sand. I drew apples, a skull, a person and a stickmen. I had lots of rests, going uphill on a sand dune is tiring. We are in morocco - but the distance in the distance is another country called Algeria.  

We spent the night in the desert. We slept in a tent. It was very cold. It was great sleeping out in the desert. We tried using a sled down the dunes but it didn't really work. Hugo liked the camels. He fell asleep on the camel. 

this was one of our tents.

this was one of our tents.

We also staid in a little town in the desert. We went to this house with this friend called Oma and we had dinner with his family and this boy who was so annoying. No one used knifes or forks, they ate with their hands. We first had biscuits and tea. Omar bought out water so we could all wash our hands before we ate. Hugo and I had a plate of food, but everyone else just shared a big dish. We had Goat Tagine that Omar's mum made. The house was was very big, but there was little furniture. To eat, no one uses chairs, you just sit on the carpets.  The moroccans like to eat lamb and goat. I liked sitting on the floor to eat. It was cool. The tables are very low.

We also staid in a little town in the desert. We went to this house with this friend called Oma and we had dinner with his family and this boy who was so annoying. No one used knifes or forks, they ate with their hands. We first had biscuits and tea. Omar bought out water so we could all wash our hands before we ate. Hugo and I had a plate of food, but everyone else just shared a big dish. We had Goat Tagine that Omar's mum made. The house was was very big, but there was little furniture. To eat, no one uses chairs, you just sit on the carpets. 

The moroccans like to eat lamb and goat. I liked sitting on the floor to eat. It was cool. The tables are very low.

sand with more sand ;) by tina gonsalves

we went to a mud village at  Dades gorge and if your thinking how they made it out of  MUD this is how. they compressed the mud with there hands and place it to make a house and this is why they do it because when its morning the mud keeps the heat for the night so they keep warm as it gets cold at night.

we went to a mud village at  Dades gorge and if your thinking how they made it out of  MUD this is how. they compressed the mud with there hands and place it to make a house and this is why they do it because when its morning the mud keeps the heat for the night so they keep warm as it gets cold at night.

we stayed at a hotel which was made out of mud and when we always go to hotels and they give us mint teas for us.  For some reason all of the tea taste strong but really sweet as well. I really like it. this is a Berber man and if you don,t know what Berber is,  it a member of an indigenous people of North Africa. They were nomadic people which meant they moved with their animals, but Berbers are now settled farmers. They speak Berben - the language of the Berbers. Some speak arabic, and also French. this is why they speak french because the french took over Morocco. this is why they took over Morocco  because  they worked with the king who was about to lose power.   

we stayed at a hotel which was made out of mud and when we always go to hotels and they give us mint teas for us.  For some reason all of the tea taste strong but really sweet as well. I really like it. this is a Berber man and if you don,t know what Berber is,  it a member of an indigenous people of North Africa. They were nomadic people which meant they moved with their animals, but Berbers are now settled farmers. They speak Berben - the language of the Berbers. Some speak arabic, and also French. this is why they speak french because the french took over Morocco. this is why they took over Morocco  because  they worked with the king who was about to lose power. 

 

this is a Moroccan school they learn  math, Arabic, Islamic education, science, French, art history and geography. these kids only one class so theres one time for morning for  young and afternoon for older kids. 

we went on a donkey to see the view and if you see the mountain next to us its called monkey hands. when i went on the donkey i didn't  have balance at all but when it  was a few hours i could do no hands which was cool  

we went on a donkey to see the view and if you see the mountain next to us its called monkey hands.

when i went on the donkey i didn't  have balance at all but when it  was a few hours i could do no hands which was cool  

the food was really good. here they serve mint tea,walnut and dates.this is a traditional house with no furniture.every body sits on the floor. in Morocco you aren't  allowed to use your left hand because they use left hand to wipe there bottoms  and i'm left handed.

the food was really good. here they serve mint tea,walnut and dates.this is a traditional house with no furniture.every body sits on the floor. in Morocco you aren't  allowed to use your left hand because they use left hand to wipe there bottoms  and i'm left handed.

i loved going on a donkey but when i went off i had stiff legs. this is a abandoned village 1

i loved going on a donkey but when i went off i had stiff legs. this is a abandoned village 1

after we went from the mountains 

 

welcome to Marrakech by tina gonsalves

We flew to Marrakech, which is a city in Morocco. Morocco is in Africa. The houses are made out of mud. It was compressed. The people are very nice. But they are quite poor as well, so they like to also sell you things. The people are muslim mostly. They go to prey in mosque five times a day, from 6am to 8pm. The muslim people believe in Mohamed. And they believe in looking after family, love and peace. A lot of people here haven't gone to school, so they don't know how to read and write. I reckon it would be pretty hard  not to read and write. They can't read comics and things that they like. 

 when we were at the market we found cool but weird stuff like real people selling teeth and fake teeth it was very creepy.  

 when we were at the market we found cool but weird stuff like real people selling teeth and fake teeth it was very creepy.  

also there were fresh fruit juices when we had one it was very yumy and the scariest part is were the snake charmers but the sad thing is the people drugged them plus pull there fangs out. We saw children doing acrobatics. They were fantastic. We also saw acrobatic monkeys, they had nappies on and they would do back flips. Mum kept screaming with all of the snakes and monkeys. The market is called souk, it is very loud. The snake charmers have flutes that never stop. And there is drumming, and then people gather to hear story telling. These are told in arabic, or berban. I have never been somewhere so crazy. I felt a little bit scared and shocked when I saw this crazy place. 

also there were fresh fruit juices when we had one it was very yumy and the scariest part is were the snake charmers but the sad thing is the people drugged them plus pull there fangs out. We saw children doing acrobatics. They were fantastic. We also saw acrobatic monkeys, they had nappies on and they would do back flips. Mum kept screaming with all of the snakes and monkeys. The market is called souk, it is very loud. The snake charmers have flutes that never stop. And there is drumming, and then people gather to hear story telling. These are told in arabic, or berban. I have never been somewhere so crazy. I felt a little bit scared and shocked when I saw this crazy place. 

mum wanted to go to this museum and we found pictures of people playing music it looked very interesting for me. These people were drumming in order to get people into a trance state - like they are half dead and half alive, sort of like zombies.

mum wanted to go to this museum and we found pictures of people playing music it looked very interesting for me. These people were drumming in order to get people into a trance state - like they are half dead and half alive, sort of like zombies.

we had a snack and it was very yummy. People use a lot of donkeys and mules to carry stuff in the markets, because no cars are allowed. But bikes go through, and sometimes they go very fast, I reckon it could get really dangerous.  

we had a snack and it was very yummy. People use a lot of donkeys and mules to carry stuff in the markets, because no cars are allowed. But bikes go through, and sometimes they go very fast, I reckon it could get really dangerous.  

The old city was crowded places. We did lots of walking. We were walking and we saw a man with a wheel barrow. All of the sudden he reached for my hand, but then he flipped me down onto the ground. Mum yelled, and then Dad yelled, and pulled my close. A lot of people gathered and they pushed him out of the way. And then this other man tried to help us, but we didn't need the help. He just wanted money. I didn't feel scared because I have traveled a lot, but mum was shocked and so was Dad. Dad's face went white! But the man was just crazy in the mind. But we then left.

The old city was crowded places. We did lots of walking. We were walking and we saw a man with a wheel barrow. All of the sudden he reached for my hand, but then he flipped me down onto the ground. Mum yelled, and then Dad yelled, and pulled my close. A lot of people gathered and they pushed him out of the way. And then this other man tried to help us, but we didn't need the help. He just wanted money. I didn't feel scared because I have traveled a lot, but mum was shocked and so was Dad. Dad's face went white! But the man was just crazy in the mind. But we then left.

In Morocco, they have things called Tajines. Itoften meet and vegetables and the cook it in a strange shaped dish. It is really yummy, its really healthy too becuase of all the vegetables. They also eat a lot of bean soup. This is yummy too. I also like to eat couscous here. I love to eat couscous in Australia, so its so good to eat it here too. They eat a lot of dates - the dates a really sweet and juicy. They have walnuts as well. When you first taste them you hink its disgusting, but then they taste great. They come in a hardshell which I smash on the floor to open. I have enjoyed becuase its very yummy.  They have really good sweets - but some aren't so great.

arty party in Madrid by tina gonsalves

we are in Madrid which is Capital of Spain it has 6.5 million people in it which is not really amazing because Australia 25 million people in it. The Spanish people speak Spanish ofcorse, eat meat and play.

This is a church and i think its amazing because how did they get that much gold and marble. don't you think thats amazing i do.Its Catholic church which is pretty cool because both of my grandpas  were Catholic too. 

This is a church and i think its amazing because how did they get that much gold and marble. don't you think thats amazing i do.Its Catholic church which is pretty cool because both of my grandpas  were Catholic too. 

this is where they get the candle and where they put the money box but it was the wrong day to put the wishing candles down. This is a picture of the old pope - pope john. 

this is where they get the candle and where they put the money box but it was the wrong day to put the wishing candles down. This is a picture of the old pope - pope john. 

i go t this book called TOM GATES EVERYTHING IS AMAZING (SORT OF) i finished it a long time ago now. I got a new one called HARRY POTER AND THE GOBLETS OF FIRE. I have just started reading it. Its pretty good.

i go t this book called TOM GATES EVERYTHING IS AMAZING (SORT OF) i finished it a long time ago now. I got a new one called HARRY POTER AND THE GOBLETS OF FIRE. I have just started reading it. Its pretty good.

we were walking down a really old street called Plaza de Mayer and a man came up to me and we had a photo which was awesome because he was acting like an invisible sailor. 

we were walking down a really old street called Plaza de Mayer and a man came up to me and we had a photo which was awesome because he was acting like an invisible sailor. 

we went to this museum and i was calling them names. I renamed about 50 paintings which was cool. Then I started drawing the paintings I liked. This is one by Pablo Picasso. Plus I was seeing what they were called. I reckon they were epic because they all looked different. I saw one of the most famous paintings of Pablo Picasso. It was called Guernica and it was about Spain's war. It was about ten metres long. It was pretty amazing. you were not allowed to take photos. 

we went to this museum and i was calling them names. I renamed about 50 paintings which was cool. Then I started drawing the paintings I liked. This is one by Pablo Picasso. Plus I was seeing what they were called. I reckon they were epic because they all looked different. I saw one of the most famous paintings of Pablo Picasso. It was called Guernica and it was about Spain's war. It was about ten metres long. It was pretty amazing. you were not allowed to take photos. 

This is a work by Man Ray. It clicked and clocked back and forth with a big eye. I drew it but didn't do a good job. 

This is a work by Man Ray. It clicked and clocked back and forth with a big eye. I drew it but didn't do a good job. 

I drew this painting as well by Joan Miro. He is a very famous Spanish painter. I liked this painting as it looks like a big face and nose. I think this is abstract and he used his imagination.

I drew this painting as well by Joan Miro. He is a very famous Spanish painter. I liked this painting as it looks like a big face and nose. I think this is abstract and he used his imagination.

We have been eating out a lot. I sort of like the food, but I have been eating too much sugar and meat. They don't seem to eat fruit - just tapas - lots of chorizo, octopus, cuttle fish, squid and dad didn't tell the truth - and we ate pigs ears. Hugo was digging into pigs ears. 

We have been eating out a lot. I sort of like the food, but I have been eating too much sugar and meat. They don't seem to eat fruit - just tapas - lots of chorizo, octopus, cuttle fish, squid and dad didn't tell the truth - and we ate pigs ears. Hugo was digging into pigs ears. 

We went to this big palace and it had beautiful ceilings and a lot of gold. Way more than the churches. We saw a big table with about 50 chairs with about 250 glasses. It was the king's dining table. 

We went to this big palace and it had beautiful ceilings and a lot of gold. Way more than the churches. We saw a big table with about 50 chairs with about 250 glasses. It was the king's dining table. 

This boy came up to our table. His name was Ceaser, and he was spanish. He wanted to practice his english. He even told me things about Australia that I didn't know. He told me the capital of Australia is Canberra. I didn't know that. He spoke very good english for a Spanish boy. He was eight and very smart. 

This boy came up to our table. His name was Ceaser, and he was spanish. He wanted to practice his english. He even told me things about Australia that I didn't know. He told me the capital of Australia is Canberra. I didn't know that. He spoke very good english for a Spanish boy. He was eight and very smart. 

We are at the armoury museum at the Royal Palace. We were in the middle of the plaza and I was trying out my Karate moves. This is on my Birthday. My birthday was fun because I got 50 euro. Now I have 70 euro. We were going to go to a big park, but I wasn't tall enough to go on the rides. 

We are at the armoury museum at the Royal Palace. We were in the middle of the plaza and I was trying out my Karate moves. This is on my Birthday. My birthday was fun because I got 50 euro. Now I have 70 euro. We were going to go to a big park, but I wasn't tall enough to go on the rides. 

We saw cool armour from the 12th century to the 15th century. These are made out of iron and gold. It had really good design. This is the original armour they used to fight with. I reckon it would be really heavy.  They had really cool gauntlets. Some had spikes in them. We saw old guns, and clubs. The sharp ones would kill you in one hit.. 

We saw cool armour from the 12th century to the 15th century. These are made out of iron and gold. It had really good design. This is the original armour they used to fight with. I reckon it would be really heavy.  They had really cool gauntlets. Some had spikes in them. We saw old guns, and clubs. The sharp ones would kill you in one hit.. 

They had really good armour for the horses as well. 

They had really good armour for the horses as well. 

we went to this museum called the armour museum and i found these soldiers houses where they stand, turn around and salute. So I stood in one, and Hugo in the other and we marched and saluted like soldiers.

we went to this museum called the armour museum and i found these soldiers houses where they stand, turn around and salute. So I stood in one, and Hugo in the other and we marched and saluted like soldiers.

this is the book called HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLETS OF FIRE and its really hard to read it. I reckon the cover looks epic with a dragon and Harry Potter.

this is the book called HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLETS OF FIRE and its really hard to read it. I reckon the cover looks epic with a dragon and Harry Potter.

fun from malta!!!!!!!!!!! by tina gonsalves

Malta is an island in the Mediterranean. It has 450 000 people. When you're on a hill you can't see the end of the island. It is 280 hundred km long and about 70 km wide. It is one on the world's smallest and most populated countries. Valleta is the capital of Malta. It used to be part of England so lots of people speak english. Valleta had really big harbours and this made it an important place in history. Many people tool over Malta so they owned the harbours so there ships could stay there. Its much warmer in Malta than Berlin. Malta was really fun. It was good seeing new stuff.

  We went to this city called Valleta which was not too much fun.  We just walked a lot but there was some cool things we saw like the knight museum. We sat in the plaza and an old song came on for no reason. It was strange.  We went on a boat  to Valleta. 

  We went to this city called Valleta which was not too much fun.  We just walked a lot but there was some cool things we saw like the knight museum. We sat in the plaza and an old song came on for no reason. It was strange.  We went on a boat  to Valleta. 

we were trying to find a restaurant which was tricky for us. The city was very old and really big. Its really amusing in so many different ways because people are very nice but there wasn't many restaurants open because it was Sunday. They are very religious so everyone goes to church. The church bells ring every fifteen minutes, but people get used to it. All night long the church bells go and they woke up Mum and Dad but not me. 

we were trying to find a restaurant which was tricky for us. The city was very old and really big. Its really amusing in so many different ways because people are very nice but there wasn't many restaurants open because it was Sunday. They are very religious so everyone goes to church. The church bells ring every fifteen minutes, but people get used to it. All night long the church bells go and they woke up Mum and Dad but not me. 

its very old and made out of lime stone. they built a big wall and used it for battles from pirates. They liked to live inland so it would take a while for the pirates to get them. They also had curvy streets to hide from the pirates. Most churches had two clocks, one with the right time and one with the wrong time to trick the devil, if the devil ever came to earth. They had churches with clocks on them because nobody had watches, and people would listen to the bells to work out what time it was.

its very old and made out of lime stone. they built a big wall and used it for battles from pirates. They liked to live inland so it would take a while for the pirates to get them. They also had curvy streets to hide from the pirates. Most churches had two clocks, one with the right time and one with the wrong time to trick the devil, if the devil ever came to earth. They had churches with clocks on them because nobody had watches, and people would listen to the bells to work out what time it was.

we found a beach to swim on and the waves were really strong but fun. Valetta has big fort walls which were to keep out the pirates. They would shoot cannons at the pirates if they came close. Sometimes the wall would break. This is a small fishing huts below the walls.

we found a beach to swim on and the waves were really strong but fun. Valetta has big fort walls which were to keep out the pirates. They would shoot cannons at the pirates if they came close. Sometimes the wall would break. This is a small fishing huts below the walls.

We stayed at a friends place called Linda. hugo loves toys so much so I made a train track for him but he destroyed it for some reason. Hugo wanted to make his own train tracks but he didn't know how to. 

We stayed at a friends place called Linda. hugo loves toys so much so I made a train track for him but he destroyed it for some reason. Hugo wanted to make his own train tracks but he didn't know how to. 

This the part where there are strong waves and it was really fun. There is no, only rocks and everyone sunbakes on the rocks. There are lots of little pools of water. This was a big pool that we swam in. I stayed in the water but mum and dad got in and out. It was cold at first but you get really used to it. It was the funnest and rockiest beach I have ever went in. Hugo played in a little bit of sand and made a sand castle as he thought it was too cold.

This the part where there are strong waves and it was really fun. There is no, only rocks and everyone sunbakes on the rocks. There are lots of little pools of water. This was a big pool that we swam in. I stayed in the water but mum and dad got in and out. It was cold at first but you get really used to it. It was the funnest and rockiest beach I have ever went in. Hugo played in a little bit of sand and made a sand castle as he thought it was too cold.

We went on an airplane to go to spain. Hugo doesn't like to put his seat belt on.

We went on an airplane to go to spain. Hugo doesn't like to put his seat belt on.

Linda taught me how to knit which was really confusing but fun. I got really used to it. But not when I first started. The dog's name is called Pepper and there is a cat called Pepsi.

Linda taught me how to knit which was really confusing but fun. I got really used to it. But not when I first started. The dog's name is called Pepper and there is a cat called Pepsi.

AMAZING ATHENS by tina gonsalves

Athens is a really old city about 3500 years old isn't that amazing but it's been through a lot of wars in the time, and earthquakes - it was horrible and then mum said they made a lot of bad buildings in the 60's to replace all the nice ones and I thought that was true as well.  
 

we saw people feeding the birds so I went in a little bit but it was to crowded in there so I went to mum and dad. so we walked again.

we saw people feeding the birds so I went in a little bit but it was to crowded in there so I went to mum and dad. so we walked again.

we went to this famous structure called the Acropolis. it sits on a hill above Athens. It's a really good view and Hugo kept throwing rocks everywhere. 

we went to this famous structure called the Acropolis. it sits on a hill above Athens. It's a really good view and Hugo kept throwing rocks everywhere. 

This is the Parthenon. but the sad part is we couldn't go in the building and explore that would be awesome.

This is the Parthenon. but the sad part is we couldn't go in the building and explore that would be awesome.

We had some lunch. I had meat balls, mum had salad and dad had a salad. Hugo was asleep. It was cool and yum. Athens is touristy and its awesome. Athens has lots of cracks on the pathways. I think Australia is richer than Athens. Everybody tries really hard to speak english. They are really good at English. They are very friendly here. 

We had some lunch. I had meat balls, mum had salad and dad had a salad. Hugo was asleep. It was cool and yum. Athens is touristy and its awesome. Athens has lots of cracks on the pathways. I think Australia is richer than Athens. Everybody tries really hard to speak english. They are really good at English. They are very friendly here. 

don't you think thats awesome, accept for theres so much re-construction, so it can look the same as it did when it was built. The first signs on people living here is in the bronze age - up to fivet thousand years ago. It's made out of marble. How did they build it and design it so well?

don't you think thats awesome, accept for theres so much re-construction, so it can look the same as it did when it was built. The first signs on people living here is in the bronze age - up to fivet thousand years ago. It's made out of marble. How did they build it and design it so well?

lots of people are Greek Orthodox what follow Jesus. This is a priest.

lots of people are Greek Orthodox what follow Jesus. This is a priest.