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During our travels we discover many aspects of ourselves as well as places and people we meet. This is a community which serves that aspect of fun traveling around the world. You are encouraged to share your special discoveries as well as experiences with others about what made a place unique, who helped you in foreign lands and why you found that relationship special. It will be your very own stories and travelogues. It may be anything, as long as you found joy and are transformed because of it.
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posted a Quick Tip about VirtualTourist.com. May 21, 2011
VirtualTourist.com
Internet Friendship does exist. In fact, internet relationships have progressed to marriages and I've known at least 2 couples personally who met through VirtualTourist.com and got married. They are Atsuko from Japan & Demitris from Greece, Richie from U.S. & Doreen from Germany. Online relationships do work in some cases though not many. However, simply as friends, my experience …
posted a Quick Tip about Capetown. May 09, 2011
Capetown
One of the most exciting, interesting and exotic cities in Africa as well as the world. I enjoyed my stay here so much so if I've got the cash, I'd buy a home here overlooking the sea! Exotic plants, animals and food are the attractions in this vibrant and colorful city. Make sure you go to the Botanical garden to see the many exotic plants where you won't find in any other parts of the …
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Given a choice, what kind of homes would you dreame of living in or building? Would it be a palace, a castle, a hotel-like penthouse or a house like those …
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posted a Quick Tip about Bolshoi Theater. May 01, 2011
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Bolshoi Theater
Just like going to a waltz or operatic concert when in Vienna, an experience at the Bolshoi with a night of ballet is something not to be missed when in Moscow! A most unique and delightful memory I've of Moscow!
posted a Quick Tip about Economist. April 30, 2011
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Economist newspaper
I like this magazine especially for the global and financial aspects of its news and analysis. It is detailed and convincing. Predictions may not be accurate but it is enjoyable to read something as dry as Economics here on this magazine. Well done and Highly recommended.
posted a Quick Tip about VirtualTourist.com. April 29, 2011
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VirtualTourist.com
This site has changed my lifestyle in the last decade & brought me to many different people I'd otherwise not met in life. A life-changing experience kinda site!      See the full review, "Travel @ the speed of thought!".
posted a Quick Tip about Sintra, Portugal. April 26, 2011
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Sintra, Portugal
This is a special city for me because it's where I first met my online friend Armando who's an archaeologist. Armando was the most hospitable online friend I've had and unfortunately due to a work accident he left us back then in May 2006. Nonetheless, Armando represents the best of Portugal and my stay in the country has been phenomenal due to him and the friendly people of Portugal. Another Portuguese …
posted a Quick Tip about Table Mountain. April 13, 2011
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Table Mountain
A must for all travelers to Cape Town. Stunning views of Cape Town from the top of Table Mountain with varied fauna and flora for those interested in discovering more.
posted a Quick Tip about South Africa. April 13, 2011
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South Africa
A beautiful and exotic country with lots to see and do. Why it's not a +4 or +5? Well, safety for solo travelers, especially female travelers is a big concern and one that is not to be taken lightly! Otherwise, it's one of the most interesting countries in Africa!
reviewed Lisbon, Portugal. April 13, 2011
In several tour books and travel blogs I'd read about these wonderful palm sized custard tarts, so I had to give them a try. What a treat! It's Lisbon's version of New Orleans beignets. In New Orleans you have to try them at Cafe du Monde. In Lisbon you need to go to Pasteis de Belém which is just a short walk from the coach (the riding carriages, not the handbags) museum.   …
posted a Quick Tip about 2011 Egyptian Protests. January 30, 2011
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2011 Egyptian Protests
It's total chaos in Egypt now! 1000 inmates escaped & citizens are beginning to arm themselves! It's certainly not a safe place to travel to now! Security is almost none since polices are no longer on the streets. Scary place! Stay clear!!!      Banks and stock markets are closed too. If you're stuck in Egypt, go immediately to your consulate or embassy! Yes, it …
posted a Quick Tip about Banaue Rice Terraces. January 26, 2011
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Too bad, this used to be one of the most beautiful tourist spots in the Philippines, but the growing unrest and rebel activities have caused many farmers to abandon their land. Not as great as before, but still an impressive place to display man's ingenuity to adapt to his land.
posted a Quick Tip about Chocolate Hills. January 26, 2011
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chocolate hills
Located in Bohol Philippines, it is one of the most beautiful landscapes in that country. Its fertile land, vegetation and mystical legends attract many tourists each year. The area is made up of more than 1,000 small hills. It has been petitioned to be included under UNESCO.
reviewed The Spa at Jordan Marriott, Dead Sea. April 05, 2010
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The Spa at Jordan Marriott, Dead Sea
The idea of floating effortlessly in the sea (aka Dead Sea) still amazes me. It has to be the 8th wonders of the world!!! Now, if you're lucky enough like I'm, you'd be dying to try this out (no, not at home but take a flight all the way to either Jordan or Israel) yourself!      The wonders of Dead Sea don't end at the sea. It begins at the sea and extends beyond …
posted a Quick Tip about Economist. March 30, 2010
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Economist newspaper
One of my favorite all time business magazines. A great source of information & economic trend forecasting. Handy!
posted a Quick Tip about Machu Picchu. March 24, 2010
Machu Picchu
A mythical place high up in the mountains with a spirit of its own. Most marvelous experience for the adventurous!
reviewed Portugal. February 15, 2010
Portugal
I've grown to love Portugal after I left Portugal. In Portugal, I found something I never thought I'd find and then somewhat lost it again due to an unfortunate circumstance. That was during the World Cup in 2006.            It was a real friend I found & it was this real friend I had lost. He's an archaeologist and his name is Armando. Armando …
reviewed Machu Picchu. February 03, 2010
Machu Picchu
The journey to Machu Picchu was one filled with anticipation as my friend Julie and I stayed over at Cuzco to aclimitize for the hike to Machu Picchu. Well, actually, more like a slow walk. We didn't do the Inca Trail as we had limited time. Instead, we took the train ride all the way to a nearby town (Aguas Calientes) and stayed there for a night before we approached Machu Picchu in the early morning. …
posted a Quick Tip about Ukraine. January 28, 2010
Ukraine
Though it has issues and quirks, it is a fascinating country and my favorite part is the Crimea peninsula - the prime tourist spot!
posted a Quick Tip about Economist. August 21, 2009
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Economist newspaper
Read it on the bed, train or plane. Read it you must if you need to update yourself on world economies. Most comprehensive magazine, imho!
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