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WFH–Working from Hawaii

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In geography, the antipode of any place on Earth is its antipodal point; that is, the region on the Earth’s surface which is diametrically opposite to it. Two points which are antipodal to one another are connected by a straight line through the centre of the Earth.

In February I went to Hawaii. The antipode of Honolulu is in smack in the middle of Botswana, which isn’t actually very far from us. So if I drove up the road to Botswana and parked the landy and got out our shovel and started digging and digging and digging and if I got all the way through and if I could withstand super hot temperatures and a lot of ocean on my head, I would be in Hawaii. Instead I got on a 35 hour flight from Johannesburg to Honolulu.


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I went to Hawaii for one reason; the best reason – to see my family. My only nephew who I had never met was turning two. I hadn’t seen my brother or my parents in yonks and Russell was kind enough to let me go and Sam offered to man the fort at Lajuma. So off I went to WFH – work from Hawaii.

And I did work. I got things done that I never had time to do at Lajuma such as reading papers and writing an information pack for our new Research Assistants. I also had time to work on my PhD application.

In between WFHing I did a lot of enjoying being with my family and seeing Oahu. Here are a few pics.

Check out the amazing 2nd birthday cake that Jen made!


At the zoo.                                            Eating lobster!

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At Diamond Head with Mum.                 The view of Waikiki from the top.

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Visiting Pearl Harbour.


Luau!                                                    Japanese temple.


Making wax seals with Dad for my wedding invitations.



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