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Saris in the Breeze

“It is the lives we encounter that make life worth living.”  ~ Guy de Maupassant Standing on the raised platform of the ancient Sas-Bah temple at Nagda in Rajasthan, we looked once more at the barren landscape in the distance. … Continue reading

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Bad Timing ~ Woes of Travel

Thanks to the Interstate Highway System, it is now possible to travel across the country from coast to coast without seeing anything.  ~Charles Kuralt, On the Road With Charles Kuralt Holiday travel can be most frustrating. Canceled flights due to … Continue reading

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Discovering Paris ~ One Bridge at a Time

“Follow the river and you will find the sea.” ~ French Proverb Paris is a river town. Walk along the banks of the Seine. Stroll over its historic bridges. Breathe in the iconic views. No one is in a hurry … Continue reading

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Close Encounters with India’s Future

Life affords no greater responsibility, no greater privilege, than the raising of the next generation. – C. Everett Koop No matter where I am traveling, my camera gravitates toward children. Being a mother and grandmother I am drawn to their innocence … Continue reading

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Pig Iron, Dr Seuss and Willy Wonka. “Oh the Places You’ll Go!”

Road trips are fun to plan. Where to spend the night, what to see while there, how long it will take to drive from point A to point B, etc. Stopping in Birmingham, Alabama, to spend the night on our … Continue reading

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No Condos Here, Yet

Our little island works hard at keeping land developers at bay. It is zoned primarily for agriculture which is what keeps its rural charm, a part of old Florida that still remains. Several times a week, I pass by this … Continue reading

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The Peanut Vendor And How I Broke His Heart ~ Havana

“Words make you think. Music makes you feel. A song makes you feel a thought.  ~ Yip Harburg Sitting on his concrete perch outside the boxing gymnasium, the distinguished old man held his rolls of peanuts while singing softly to … Continue reading

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Bali ~ A Walk through the Rice Fields

“Whoever offers to me with devotion, a leaf, a flower, a fruit, or water, with a pure heart, I accept.” ~ Bhagavad Gita I once read that a walk through a rice field is like a walk through God’s garden. … Continue reading

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Hanoi Street Life ~ It’s all about the Food

“In food as in death, we feel the essential brotherhood of man.” ~Vietnamese Proverb I have an affinity for Hanoi… Especially the Old Quarter. It becomes clear to the visitor… Life on the streets is all about the food. Some … Continue reading

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The Fishermen of Halong Bay, Vietnam

“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharial Nehru Beautiful Halong Bay. Mesmerizing … Continue reading

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