Penny's Travels

What Lies Over the Wall? – A Profound Sense of Hope

What Lies Over the Wall? – A Profound Sense of Hope
“Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.” Thich Nhat Hanh. His small, chubby, brown hands were dirty and he smiled a cheeky grin, as he wiped them quickly on his red T-shirt, which was not much cleaner. The dirt…

Don’t Delay – Make Myanmar Your Next Travel Destination.

Four years ago, in 2012, my travel partner suggested we start planning a photographic trip to Myanmar. He sent me endless newspaper articles regarding civil unrest and the impact of the military government which suggested the need for caution in planning our travel itinerary. I booked my ticket but unfortunately, my travel partner changed his mind! With trepidation, I ventured alone…

“Stepping Outside My Comfort Zone”

Recently I was interviewed by the editor of Battleface -  WORDS AND IMAGES FOR PEOPLE WHO GO TO DANGEROUS PLACES.https://www.battleface.com/blog/traveller-and-explorer-penny-frederiksen/ My name is Penny Frederiksen and I live on a cattle property in Australia. I am a farmer, school teacher, travel-writer and photographer. I am in my 50s with four independent children who live and work all over the world.…

Postcard from Penny – Putting On A Face In Myanmar

Postcard from Penny – Putting On A Face In Myanmar
Like women all over the world, cosmetic makeup plays an important part in preparing for my day whether I am heading off to work in the city, traveling internationally or just gardening at home. Let's face it - none of us want to look one day older than we already are! With the use of a little foundation to even…
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Not Just Another Tourist – Volunteering with Animals

Not Just Another Tourist – Volunteering with Animals
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead. Could you imagine your life without the love and companionships of animals? I couldn't. Animals have always played a huge part in my life; best friend, companion, accomplice and confident. Growing up, I roamed the Australian…