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    Gratitude To My Pinnacle in Nigeria

    Sunday, December 21, 2014

    I stood there, lost in my meditation. I gazed at the space, feeling on top of the world. The countless roof gave me a puzzle and the glory thereof made me cry. Not because I’m a crybaby or some calamities had landed on the roof. It was because I saw what makes me strong. And […]

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    Shanksville – Time Out to Remember

    Sunday, December 21, 2014

    Shanksville – Time Out to Remember Fall is a stunningly beautiful season in the Pennsylvania countryside. The hilly landscape rolls by, lush green turning to deep reds, oranges and yellows.  The road passes a series of small picture-postcard white farmhouses and a farm stand overflowing with pumpkins. Visitors seeking the Flight 93 National Memorial must […]

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    My Wellington, New Zealand

    Saturday, December 20, 2014

    My Wellington As usual I’m running late so I pick a random t-shirt off my floor and throw it on, it doesn’t go with this skirt at all; the colours clash horribly but I don’t care because the weirder the better in Wellington. I run out the flat and slam the door closed behind me […]

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    A Place Of My Dream Actualization in the UK

    Saturday, December 20, 2014

    A PLACE OF MY DREAM ACTUALIZATION As am aiming to study at the United Kingdom, I think it will pave ways for my career development and actualization of my dreams. I love education with passion and United Kingdom is a nice place for strong academic pursuit. The United Kingdom as a developed country has all […]

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    The tranquility of spirit in Vietnam

    Saturday, December 20, 2014

    Hanoi, Vietnam, is a beautiful place where most Vietnamese dynasties have left their imprint, consider one of the main cultural centers of Vietnam. Hanoi have not experience thru wars and time but the city has many interesting cultural and historic monuments influences by Chinese and French. There are bursting with people, fascinating scenes, and rich […]

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    The Journey around the world

    Friday, December 19, 2014

    The journey. Travelling. How I first got bit I’m not sure, but the bug certainly had me. The only inhabited continent I’ve not visited is South America, and I have some good excuses up my sleeve for going there in the future. Every time you travel you end up with stories, have adventures. I’ve enough […]

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    Assateague Island Freedom, USA

    Friday, December 19, 2014

    The wind is chilly, blowing in from the Atlantic. Even though it’s May, and spring is hurrying on toward summer in the city, it hasn’t quite made it to the islands. Chincoteague. Practically everyone in America has grown up reading about it, and about the wild ponies on neighboring Assateague Island. I pull my too-thin […]

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    An Afternoon in Sibiu, Romania

    Friday, December 19, 2014

    The main square of Sibiu was my favorite destination on walks through the old city.  It was cobblestoned, with small streets and alleys branching out of it.  A fountain in the middle was the main attraction for children escaping the heat while their parents sat in surrounding cafes, each establishment out-advertising the other with huge […]

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    Walking Rome, Italy Alone

    Thursday, December 18, 2014

    Walking Rome Alone   For me, Rome began with rain and tears. I arrived at the airport in the morning, and wanted to take public transport to my hostel to save money. A bus to Termini station, a train to the Colosseum, and a 40 minute walk left to go. It was cold and raining. […]

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    The Long Road Towards the Inevitable in Turkey

    Thursday, December 18, 2014

    The Long Road Towards the Inevitable Tomorrow you’ll wake up realising that all your hopes and promises of happiness are not there. The comfort of a house, a pair of loving arms and the job are gone. As well as the emotional balance and self-esteem. Everything vanished a month ago when your now ex-husband shut […]

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Dec
21

Gratitude To My Pinnacle in Nigeria

I stood there, lost in my meditation. I gazed at the space, feeling on top of the world. The countless roof gave me a puzzle and the glory thereof made me cry. Not because I’m a crybaby or some calamities had landed on the roof. It was because I saw what makes me strong. And […]

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2014-11-23_547247cd861f6_image.jpg
Dec
21

Shanksville – Time Out to Remember

Shanksville – Time Out to Remember Fall is a stunningly beautiful season in the Pennsylvania countryside. The hilly landscape rolls by, lush green turning to deep reds, oranges and yellows.  The road passes a series of small picture-postcard white farmhouses and a farm stand overflowing with pumpkins. Visitors seeking the Flight 93 National Memorial must […]

Read More
2014-11-25_547475dc41694_1010734_474795905942732_1129678463_n.jpg
Dec
20

My Wellington, New Zealand

My Wellington As usual I’m running late so I pick a random t-shirt off my floor and throw it on, it doesn’t go with this skirt at all; the colours clash horribly but I don’t care because the weirder the better in Wellington. I run out the flat and slam the door closed behind me […]

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2014-11-25_547448868d63c_IMG-20140907-01340.jpg
Dec
20

A Place Of My Dream Actualization in the UK

A PLACE OF MY DREAM ACTUALIZATION As am aiming to study at the United Kingdom, I think it will pave ways for my career development and actualization of my dreams. I love education with passion and United Kingdom is a nice place for strong academic pursuit. The United Kingdom as a developed country has all […]

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Dec
20

The tranquility of spirit in Vietnam

Hanoi, Vietnam, is a beautiful place where most Vietnamese dynasties have left their imprint, consider one of the main cultural centers of Vietnam. Hanoi have not experience thru wars and time but the city has many interesting cultural and historic monuments influences by Chinese and French. There are bursting with people, fascinating scenes, and rich […]

Read More
2014-11-25_5473c9305cf3b_Hammock3.jpg
Dec
19

The Journey around the world

The journey. Travelling. How I first got bit I’m not sure, but the bug certainly had me. The only inhabited continent I’ve not visited is South America, and I have some good excuses up my sleeve for going there in the future. Every time you travel you end up with stories, have adventures. I’ve enough […]

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Feb
4

Monkeying around Malaysia

I love the elements of surprise and unpredictability that are associated with travel and the Malaysian island of Penang will forever hold a special place in my heart. Having solely followed the itineraries set up for me when travelling in groups, the spring of 2011 was the first time then eighteen-year-old me ever traveled completely […]

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Feb
4

Silent witnesses of time in Botswana

Our journey began when my new romantic companion asked me to join him on an overland safari. I was in love and extremely excited about my first visit to Botswana. We met up with the rest of our convoy and began our epic journey through this spectacular country. We visited Nata, Kasane, Chobe, Savuti and […]

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Feb
4

Isla de Gigantes, Philippines: A Paradise to Discover

Philippines has been blessed archipelago with 7,107 islands and many people were drawn to the beautiful country because of its abundant natural resources with great biodiversity. And when you hear Philippines, the first thing that would probably come to your mind is either the breath-taking islands of Boracay, Palawan or Cebu, but let me introduce […]

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Feb
3

Hong Kong: A Journey of Reflection

Imagine everyday someone would bank in a sum of money into your account. You are free to spend the money in anyway you want. At the stroke of midnight, all the money unspent will be withdrawn but a new sum of money would be banked in again. What would you do? Common senses would say […]

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Jun
10

China: Chendu, Lang Zong, Pandas and Pollution

China Part TWOMay 2009Chengdu and the PandasWe flew from SW China to Chengdu and were shocked that it is SO smoggy it hurts to breathe. I read that more than 1/3 of the air pollution affecting CALIFORNIA originates in CHINA! China is more than 4000 miles from Ca. The World Bank estimates that 700,000 people […]

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Jun
10

South West China

Lisa and George in CHINASouth West China with ShaneWe flew from Bangkok to Kunming, China. I loved the STONE FOREST! It is a Karst forest. We have seen Karst formations in almost EVERY country on this trip. We picked up George’s friend Shane on the 23rd of April. It is GREAT to have a friend […]

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Jun
10

Thailand Tres: the North

Thailand Tres March 29-April 21AnimalsWe were able to touch LIVE tigers at the Tiger Kingdom near Mae Rim. It was amazing and I think our photos look FAKE but we were really there touching and lying next to two LARGE tigers!! We also were able to feed Elephants. They are so enormous. We watched them […]

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Jun
10

Laos Kingdom of a Million Elephants

Laos Kingdom of a Million ElephantsGreat Places, Great Adventures Si Phon Don, also known as Four Thousand Islands was relaxing. Our home had many hammocks but only electricity from 7-10pm. When we arrived by boat, a water buffalo was in the water next to us. Southern Laos was HOT HOT HOT! so we enjoyed a […]

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