2013 marks the 70th anniversary of the Venice Film Festival, when from August 28 to September 7 the city will once again shine the spotlight on international cinema. The famous festival is a wonderful celebration of art, film, entertainment and the spirit of freedom and Gail Cairns loved seeing it play out in real life…
“It was my dream to travel to Italy and I had so many places to visit on my wish list, but the place I dreamed of the most was Venice.
Every year from 11-13 July Mongolians gather in the thousands to display their mastery in horse racing, archery and wrestling. The history of Naadam, the festival of manly sports, stretches back centuries to when it was an annual sacrificial ritual honouring various mountain gods.
The opening ceremony is a blaze of colour, with hundreds of soldiers in bright uniforms and Mongolians dressed in Chinggis-style warrior outfits parading around Parliament House – this ancient ceremony is a photographer’s dream and a traveller’s privilege to witness.
When a Perth-based friend recently decided to move back to Australia’s East Coast, the opportunity for an adventure was too good for Sophie Suelzle to pass up. Sophie and her boyfriend packed their bags, borrowed a tent and booked a one-way ticket to partake in what would be the most epic road trip of their young(ish) lives…
“It is a strange thing to have explored numerous places overseas, yet never the country you call home. Shamefully, until the beginning of this year, I could honestly say I had barely ventured out of Victorian borders, except for a solitary school camping trip.
“Dear Intrepid Team,
Thank YOU for having such a generous impact on Bumi Sehat and our patients. Your group visits have been amazing”, writes Robin Lim, founder of Bumi Sehat, Indonesia. Bumi Sehat provide free maternal and infant health services in Bali and Aceh and The Intrepid Foundation is a proud supporter.
“It’s been a wonderful and challenging month at Bumi Sehat. We had a stillborn baby (no heartbeat at all at birth) 10 days ago, but after 33 minutes of neonatal resuscitation, the baby hung onto life. She is now gaining weight, and is breastfeeding well. Yesterday this baby girl, who I visited at home in Tagalalang, smiled at me – a real miracle!