Tag: travel

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I’ve been in the London area for a few days and as yet I’ve not seen Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, The London Eye (The big ferris wheel), or any other iconic imagery. We’ll probably get to that today as we are leaving for Manchester tomorrow. Today, the plan is to do a hop-on, hop-off tour bus and see some of those things. Snap! Check! Post! Done! Selfie?:) I’ll bring back some of the iconic photos … it’s almost like a…

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If you travel, especially internationally, you know to have a Plan B, or a backup plan. I’d made my reservation for Super Shuttle France to pick me up at CDG, or Charles De Gaulle airport; however, even though I followed their instructions, sending my name, arrival time, airline, etc, I didn’t get a confirmation. I sent another email, same thing … nothing. Time to formulate a Plan B, just in case. Plan B was to ride the RER B, Blue…

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That’s a good question. Where in the world is Paul? Well, some of you know, as I’ve mentioned it before. The Red Oxx is packed. The Kindle has a couple of new books, one by an author that I’ve never read before, Andy Weir. Tony cannot believe that all that I am taking with me is a camera bag and a carry-on. He cannot conceive how one can survive with clothes in a carry-on for two weeks, but then he…

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Of course I have no personal experience in carrying one of these displays; however, there are many faithful people willing to carry this burden through the streets to honor their religion. This is not lightweight work, as Vidal told me. He was part of a procession of 160 men, 80 per side, carrying one of these displays, usually depicting Christ on the cross. They also pay for this honor, between 50 – 85 Quetzales, or $6 – $10 per person…

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The featured image in this post is probably one of my favorites that I took while in Guatemala. It all just worked, for me. The light, her expression, the moment. This was taken in at a shop named , Casa Flor Ixcaco, located on a the shores of Lake Atítlan in the town of San Juan La Laguna, Guatemala. The young lady pictured here, Rosa, gave us a demo of how the items were made, including showing us how all…

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About 2 1/2 years ago, I made a commitment to learn another language. I chose Spanish because it is easily accessible. The path started with a local school, Carolina Language Academy. That was fine; however, after the beginner’s class, they had trouble having enough for levels 2 and 3. So, I looked for an alternative solution, and found Language Convo, an all-online school. I signed up with them in July of 2013, or so. My first teacher was Vidal Valle…

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