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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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    A Letter of Thanks to Halong Bay, Vietnam

    Thursday, December 18, 2014

    Dear Halong Bay, I don’t know if its appropriate to ‘thank’ a place. But to me, like many of my loved ones, you hold a special place in my heart and your memories make me a better person.  I met you a year ago, when I was lost and hurting from a relationship gone terribly, […]

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    Mt. Bromo, The Jewel of East Java

    Wednesday, December 17, 2014

    It was a very tired office week. I felt that I have no energy left to face another day. Out of the sudden, a friend from my college called and asked me to go to Mt. Bromo with him and another friend. I instantly agreed because of one reason.  I’d never been to Bromo, period. […]

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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 […]

Read More
2014-11-25_54743080e4dd5_IMG-20141121-WA0008.jpg
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 […]

Read More
2014-11-20_546e742125a2a_Chincoteague.jpg
Dec
19

Assateague Island Freedom, USA

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 […]

Read More
2014-11-24_5473977336037_Sibiu.jpg
Dec
19

An Afternoon in Sibiu, Romania

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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They Said

danube river
Mar
11

Capitals Along the Danube River

The Danube River flows through four national capital cities and ten countries. Choosing one of the river Danube cruises to enjoy the beauty of this body of water is a very good idea, especially if you are looking for a romantic vacation. However, making sure you stop in the capital cities along the way to […]

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Mar
11

Connection-Hong Kong

John Le Carre in The Honourable Schoolboy writes “When you leave Hong Kong,” …”it ceases to exist.” To me Hong Kong never ceases to exist, it remains an inspirational enigma even after five years of stay. We, my husband and me, came to Hong Kong in 2008, initially for a year, but the year rolled […]

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Mar
10

Pokhara, Nepal: A Mystic Place To Be

Since I was away from my home country Nepal for many years, many of my foreign friends had asked me about mountains and Himalaya of Nepal. But, I did not have the solid answer that how it would look like. But as soon as I came back to my home country I packed my bag and headed for […]

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Tanuki
Mar
10

Kyoto: The tanuki and the temple

We approached the clearing cautiously, snatching glimpses of the abandoned building’s interior through gaps torn in its sliding screens. There were frayed tatami mats covered in a thick layer of dust and a solitary paper lantern hung half-heartedly from the ceiling, its washi paper yellowed unevenly by prolonged exposure to the sun. The evening air […]

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llcamel
May
19

Camels in the Courtyard and other articles around town

Hello from Lisa! I wanted to share some articles I have published recently on other sites. Read Breaking Stalin’s Nose, a great book for students about culture and standing up for what you believe in by Russian Jewish author, Eugene Yelchin and my first article in PRINT for the Jewish Journal. Science and Brain Research: […]

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May
17

Solar Eclipse May 20, 2012: Ring of Fire

An annular solar eclipse can be seen this weekend on Sunday, May 20, 2012. CAUTION- Do not look directly at a solar eclipse without a proper filter! Annular eclipses can be dangerous to your eyes. Because the solar eclipse will block out most of the sun, a spectacular “ring of fire”  will be seen in […]

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traintomonoliga
May
10

Friends from the Road

People always ask us,  “How do you know where to go?” And they want to know, “How can you find a place to stay?” When George and I left for our year trip, having booked only two nights of hotel accommodation and one additional flight, my major concern was that we would end up sleeping […]

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May
5

Hiking Westridge Trail in Los Angeles, California. May 5, 2012

Today, May 5, 2012, on Westridge Hiking Trail in Los Angeles, California we saw three helicopters circling.  A mountain bike rider fell and had a broken clavicle. We saw the helicopter air lift him out. We hope he will be okay. Other highlights from the trail today: Talking with Trisha the ultra runner about BadWater 135mile […]

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