Alkira, Melbourne, Australia


Posted May 9, 2010, 12:44 am
Hello ello! Alkira was super excited to be starting her journey today. She said goodbye to all fo her wonderful friends in 1C at Ivanhoe Primary School who wished her good luck. She has managed to hitch a ride with Helen who flew out of Melbourne friday night, bound for Paris.

We wait with anticipation to see what she gets up to in Paris!!

Posted May 12, 2010, 12:10 pm
I got on the plane in Melbourne with Helen on Friday night. It was HUGE! We had a great trip. Here's a photo of me next to a window where you can see a wing. Thankfully I can sleep standing up so it wasn't too bad. It was a really really long trip though.... Soon I hope we will arrive in France! I'm looking forward to some crepes...

Posted May 12, 2010, 12:12 pm
Bonjour! We have landed in France. On Sunday we went to the Eiffel Tower. It's so big and very beautiful. In the afternoon we went to some lovely gardens and a Museum.

On Monday we walked along the Seine River and took lots of photos. I promise to send you the photos, i just need to find a good place to load them on. I had a really delicious crepe with lemon and sugar...mmmm.... It is a great change from seeds!

Posted May 26, 2010, 8:22 pm
Wow. Paris is so big! Helen and I have walked for kilometres over the last couple of days. I'll add some photos next week to show you where I've been.I'll also show you the yummy french breakfast I've been having. Tonight I'm going on a dinner cruise on the Seine River. I'm so excited. bye for now. Time to get ready. Here's some photos: that's me next to a bridge over the Seine River, and me having breakfast.

Posted May 26, 2010, 8:25 pm
Hi to everyone in 1C. I just want to tell you about the dinner cruise last night. It was fantastic! We saw the Eiffel Tower all lit up. It was so pretty. Bye for now. Here's a photo of me on the cruise boat.

Posted May 26, 2010, 8:32 pm
Hi everyone. I am so tired! Today we caught a fast train and a bus from Paris to Sarlat, which took about 5 hours. Sarlat is still in France in the Dordogne. It is really pretty here with lots of very green trees and beautiful rivers. I have to go to bed now so I'll talk to you tomorrow. Here's a photo of me at the station and one of me at Sarlat.

Posted May 26, 2010, 8:35 pm
Today there was a really busy market in Sarlat and we bought baguettes, cheese and olives to make lunch. The market was crazy, so busy. We also met three geese. Here's those photos.

Posted May 26, 2010, 8:53 pm
Hi everyone. Today we went to a castle called Beynac on top of a hill. It was really pretty, lots of nice views; Then we went to a town called La Roque Gageac right next to the river against a cliff. We went for a trip in a old boat called a Gabarre. Then we went to a village called Domme on top of a hill. They built towns on hills so they could keep other people out. Bye now, Alkira

Posted May 26, 2010, 8:58 pm
Hi 1C. Today was really exciting. We went to two caves where real cavemen used to paint pictures thousands of years ago. The paintings were fantastic. They showed the animals that were around back then, including woolly mammoths! Time for bed. talk to you soon; love, Alkira
PS I also saw this primary school in Sarlat.

Posted May 26, 2010, 9:07 pm
Today we went to a huge castle called Castelnaud. It looked just like a castle should with towers and everything. They even had cannons and crossbows, and catapults for shooting big stones at the enemy. Today I made friends with the tour guide and I am going home with her. She meets people from all over the world so who knows where I might go next! So tonight I had to say goodbye to my friend Helen but maybe I'll see her again at home in Australia one day. I'll be adding photos soon, maybe next week. Love to all, Alkira
PS Here's some photos. Can you see me on the enormous cross bow?

Posted Jun 3, 2010, 2:15 pm
Bonjour Everyone,
My name is Christophe, I am a tour guide, and Alkira has just taken one of the tours that I offer that departs from Sarlat and that heads towards some of the most popular sites of the area. Today I am leaving for Toulouse with Akira in the van with me.

Posted Jun 17, 2010, 3:22 pm
Hello, i am shanshan from Beijing, China. I have been taking care of Alkira since 6th June, 2010 from Montpellier, France. Now, Alkira has visited the Grand hotel de Paris in Monte Carlo and looked at the Royal Palace of Monaco. I think she could feel the different between Pacific and Mediterranean sea :-) After my trip in France and Monaco, i will take Alkira with me back to Beijing, China.

Posted Aug 18, 2010, 4:50 am
I am shanshan's colleague. I brought Alkira to get on the cruise from Russia and travelled to Finland and finally get to the point of North Pole. Following is the photos about Alkira's life on the boat to North Pole(including she is standing on the desk of Captain) and when she is landing the Arctic.

Posted Feb 4, 2011, 4:38 am
Hello Alkira,

We have been worried about you. We haven't heard from you for so long. Are you all right? Please let us know if you are well and where you are at the moment. If possible please send some photos and tell us what you have been doing. Try to find a friend who can take you to some new exciting places. Hope to hear from you soon, Helen.