- Producer30/04/2017Discovering The Magic Of MarrakechWhen one thinks of a ‘magical’ country, Morocco will be one of the first that will come to mind, with it’s vast deserts, high mountains, azure blue seas and cities with deliciously exotic names, Tangier, Fes, Casablanca and Meknes, but the grand...
- 30/04/2017Am I missing something here? "A 90-minute session were students and teachers discuss a specialized article on how brains can grow. Results were measured by comparing standardized test on math and Spanish literacy. 0.2 standard deviation increase in test scores." How does a discussion on how brains can grow lead to an increase in test scores on Math and Spanish literacy?Peru: If You Think You Can Get Smarter, You Willwww.worldbank.org Student attitudes toward learning and their own abilities can influence their performance. A project in Peru used behavioral science to improve student performance at a cost as little as 20 cents per...
- 29/04/2017Omgosh, check this out. Woman water skiing w/dolphins. This is real... not a trick. AMAZING.Dolphin Surfing, Woman Wakeboarding with Dolphins as seen on TV (WORLDWIDE!!) Dolphin Surfing in the Sea of Cortez with the crew from Pro-Windsurf La Ventana. This was definitely one of the TOP 3 afternoons of my LIFE!!! Instagram:...
- 26/04/2017How China deals with work and stress overloadStress and Burnout in China: Modern Problems, Ancient Solutionsjournal.thriveglobal.com My speech from the Harvard China...
- Producer24/04/2017Tales from Paradise Pt. 4"Paradise is a state of mind..." Alright, admittedly this is a “fluff” piece, a descriptive narration indulging in my reminiscing; but it’s also a reminder that we need to stop and “smell the roses” once in a while, to appreciate and enjoy...
Comments26/04/2017 #2 Ian WeinbergAnother 'gem' @Randall Burns Once again I was surfing with you (I also used wind-surf). And yes, those special moments, whenever and wherever they happen, need to be savored. They are the golden moments that colour a greying landscape. Thanks again for sharing and inspiring my moment.26/04/2017 #1 Franci🐝Eugenia HoffmanThe privilege of reading your buzz - Priceless! I love your style of writing - it's comfortable yet adventuresome. Your descriptions draw in the reader, in fact lure the reader to enjoy "paradise", as you describe it. I feel your post brings attention to a touch of the good life. Keep writing.
I believe you will enjoy this buzz, @Gert Scholtz.
- Producer23/04/201710 FAMOUS FOODS FROM PERU YOU NEED TO TRYAsk anyone in South America where the best place for food is on the continent and most will say Peru, even the Chileans!Lima is particularly famous for being the beating heart of the culinary scene because of the many different fusion foods,...
- Producer22/04/2017Of communication, social norms and taking things for grantedOn a recent trip to Tokyo, I asked the person at the reception desk if I could have a copy of the New York Times. He said that would be a 100 yen a copy. I did not think he understood my request so I tried another time. "I want to read the New York...
Comments23/04/2017 #11 Gert Scholtz@Vincent Andrew To me it is interesting how physical space and contact differs in countries. For some nations standing close to each other in ques or in conversation is the norm and physical contact - an embrace or a hug - is totally acceptable even on a first time meeting. Other nationalities prefer bigger personal distance and might not even want to shake hands preferring to keep apart totally. Interesting post Vincent - thank you.23/04/2017 #10 Vincent Andrew#8 "it was wonderful to see the world as others saw it, without any filters." Spot on Susan. This is the appeal of travelling, I suppose. Incidentally, my wife and I were in a cab in Jakarta some time back. The driver did not say much and did not seem friendly but he did ask us in Indonesian if we wanted to use his services to travel around Jakarta and Bandung. My wife and I conferred in English and we did not think we would be ready to use his service. Before we left the taxi, he turned round to speak to us in good English. Imagine the horror on our faces! He understood whatever we were talking about in the cab!23/04/2017 #8 Susan 🐝 Rooks#7 And it made me laugh, @Vincent Andrew! So many words mean something completely different in what's meant to be the same language!
I loved the travelling across borders; it was wonderful to see the world as others saw it, without any filters. Obviously a few days here or there didn't make me any kind of expert, but just to realize how many others were living their lives in ways that were just so ... foreign to me was amazing.
One of my strongest memories of Hong Kong -- other than flying into the old Kai Tak airport (flying right between TALL buildings that seemed close enough to touch) -- was seeing so many people using cell phones (the size of bricks back in the day) and wondering why (this was in 1996 or 1997). I had no idea just a few short years later we would ALL be holding our own much smaller cell phones and using them the same way.
Dr. Seuss was right: Oh, the places you'll go!23/04/2017 #7 Vincent Andrew#5 "Smiles that didn't automatically mean happy." Yes I sensed this too when we visited the TokyoTree Tower, the tallest in the world. The ushers were all positioned in place to greet visitors but you could just see that they would be rather elsewhere. Having said that, I suppose we all feel that we would rather be somewhere else when we are doing the same thing everyday. Thanks for dropping by @Susan 🐝 Rooks! Robot for street light - that's new to me!23/04/2017 #6 Vincent Andrew#4 I was in Shenzhen once, a city across Hong Kong. What I remember was the distinct feeling of being lost in the city. I did not have the language skills to communicate. Ironically, it was a McDonald's that made me feel somewhat at home. From afar the golden arch somehow helped me to feel something familiar. Ordering food was easy - simply point to the picture.23/04/2017 #5 Susan 🐝 RooksI was given the gift of a lifetime, @Vincent Andrew, when I was hired by an international seminar company back in the mid '90s and sent to many countries to lead seminars. Just getting on Air New Zealand was different (the courtesy was unmatched), never mind taking a bus ride in Johannesburg, South Africa, or having a cab driver there tell me my hotel was right past the robot (street light).
While I never felt like an "Ugly American," I did often feel as though I'd been dropped in Oz, much like Dorothy and her dog, Toto. The sounds, the odors, the sights -- they were all marvelous to experience!
And my oldest daughter lived in Japan for a year, and I visited for two memorable weeks. Yes. Quiet. Polite. Reserved. Smiles that didn't automatically mean happy. Manners. She had absorbed a lot of their sensibilities in the few months she had been there, and I had to take the "crash course" with her. A fabulous two weeks for sure!23/04/2017 #4 Lisa 🐝 GallagherGreat points about visiting another country and how cultures can differ. I think it's good to keep in mind when we see other's visiting our own Countries as well and try to accommodate more if possible. I'm sure it can be a bit nerve wracking to be a foreigner in another Country, even if just visiting.23/04/2017 #3 CityVP 🐝 ManjitWe see the subtle but there is also the coarse. What we get to see is the best face of a culture and we get to appreciate the nuance. If the context is harder to see because of the culture, the unseemly is simply buried deeper. Ask a Chinese veteran what they remember about the Japanese and the context will propagate far different memories. http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-2122606823/04/2017 #2 Vincent Andrew#1 "Every culture has what one would consider good and bad points." That's correct @Dean Owen. Differences in culture and different ways of doing things spice things up and make us appreciate life a bit more. The Junior Achievement experience was a memorable one for the students by the way!23/04/2017 #1 Dean OwenYou make a great point. It is so easy to criticise when visiting a country, but theirs is a culture that is fundamentally different. I've become so climatised to the Japanese service culture that I could easily get disappointed at how bad service is in every other country, but I don't. Every country is different. Every culture has what one would consider good and bad points. Wouldn't life be boring if everyone was the same.
- Producer22/04/2017The Plight Of The Humble Coastal Tree That Could Save Us All.Now, before I launch into this diatribe I have a confession to make; I have never liked mangrove forests or mangrove trees in general. From afar they look fabulous but get up close and personal and, once inside that forest is a bit like stepping...
Comments26/04/2017 #53 Aaron SkogenI have seen the Mangroves in South Florida (where I believe they are protected) and in Haiti, but have not spent any time walking or wading through them. This article inspires me to take a closer look the next time I have a chance. I guess I'd better pack a bugsuit though! We joke around here that the Mosquito could be the "Minnesota State Bird", as they do come out in droves in the summer, but the Mangroves may have me rethink the word "droves". . .
Its unfortunate to see coastal development destroying this ecological treasure. You'd think we, as a species, would learn.
Thanks for the educational piece @Paul Walters and a quick thanks to @Dean Owen for leading me here by sharing a link on my buzz.24/04/2017 #41 Paul Walters#30 @Pamela 🐝 Williams Thanks for that. Environmentalist?? Well perhaps I will however coninue to write about it. Just wait for further pieces on kalimantan ( Borneo) and Sarawak ( Malaysian side of Borneo) The environmental destruction there is indescribable all for timber and the growing of palm oil . 75% of the native forests have gone in just 40 years !!24/04/2017 #38 Franci🐝Eugenia HoffmanI grew up in Florida, where Mangroves contribute to the health of the coastline, especially in South Florida. They are true natives to the state of Florida and state and local regulations are set to protect them. They are considered one of Florida's most important resources. And yes, Avon's Skin-so-Soft is a great mosquito repellent. Thank you for the excellent read, @Paul Walters.
- 21/04/2017Visiting Olympus:..one should not miss the ruins. Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor, is buried. here with his entire family.
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- Producer18/04/2017The not so magic school bus.FOUR kids. All girls. For almost a year. ~ This is for the families who have considered taking some time out of their regular life and stepping (or driving) into the unknown. ~ First up, lets look at what it wasn’t. It wasn’t relaxing, it...
Comments23/04/2017 #16 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsOh the irony of life! Hi Tani and welcome to beBee!
The irony of which I speak is because just yesterday I attended the Tiny House (less than 200 sq ft) Festival in Pink Hill, North Carolina, U.S. (Yes I'm plugging the small town which was so quaint and friendly). At the festival was two school buses that had been converted to homes on wheels. I myself am looking for (literally) a house on wheels. You see I've never actually purchased a home and I'm blaming it entirely on a severe case of commitment phobia. As I see it; a house on wheels will be the answer to my complete inability to commit to a stationary residence. The problem: their illegal to live in full-time right now but that is a legal battle being fought and I hope won in the next few years. I'm an empty nester and I hate the thought of all those walls and rambling through an empty house. Tiny and mobile! That's my answer to all my issues! :-) Recreational Vehicles (RVs) and the tin box campers are just not my style, nor environmentally friendly, materials, and end of life disposal wise.
What a wonderful experience for your family; I look forward to hearing more about your journey.
Thanks for the tag @Paul Walters!20/04/2017 #8 Vincent Andrew"This is for the families who have considered taking some time out of their regular life and stepping (or driving) into the unknown." Brilliant! When my six kids were younger my wife and I took them for long rides to the end of Borneo - eg Kuching. Enjoyed reading this.20/04/2017 #2 Paul Walters@Lisa 🐝 Gallagher @Pamela 🐝 Williams @Dean Owen @Don 🐝 Kerr @Donna Wood @Ken Boddie Now heres a bee that everyone should follow. I had the pleasure of meeting her just last week. in just a couple of hours she told me wonderful stories which I begged her to share on beBEE and here she is ..a welcome addition . @Javier 🐝 beBee
- Producer18/04/2017Teen Memories #1She is sitting off to one side, I think, so she can see whats going on but also not to be noticed. She doesn't ask questions, nods when necessary and appears at the door beside or behind someone, never alone, but appears to loiter near the...
- Producer19/04/2017Midnight in MacauThis was far from a Bond scene. No black tie show down with Le Chiffre over a game of poker. This was me in shirt and jeans, and a dainty little European dealer, and an annoying Chinese guy behind me who had noticed my winning streak a while back...
Comments21/04/2017 #24 Dean Owen#20 He was a jeweller down in Hatton Gardens who dabbled in racing (British Hill Climb Champion 1962) and record breaking (Monza and Monterey). His F1 career was as a private entry, and short-lived aside from a third placing in Japan's first Grand Prix at Suzuka. https://www.bebee.com/producer/@dean-owen/sleeping-with-elvis
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@dean-owen/a-tribute-to-ron-searles-and-the-flying-coopers21/04/2017 #20 Paul Walters@Dean Owen now I have headline envy, !! Midnight in Macau ...how exotic. A day trip from Hong Kong was enough for me . I yearned to have taken the time to visit years ago before the barbarians invaded with their Vegas Like emporiums ! Still, a fabulous read once again. Wow your dad was a formula 1 driver !!21/04/2017 #18 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#17 Disposable discretionary income is the term that rich people use. "Hard earned cash" is a term for working class punkawallahs. I have tried fanning but working class people keep rejecting me as one of their own. One day I will be accepted by my debt-bearing, entertainment slave, junk food eating brethren.20/04/2017 #14 CityVP 🐝 ManjitGreat intro to a place which I never thought about exploring. I have seen the name Macau but was not even sure it was a part of China. The gambling side picture definitely bears out the description "Las Vegas of the East". Interesting relationship between Macau and Hong Kong and their proximity to each other.20/04/2017 #13 Wayne YoshidaVery cool tour and gambling experience, @Dean Owen - even better that you made enough to make it a free trip!
My bucket list includes: Vacationing at all of the James Bond movie locations - including Macau.
So far, I checked off Tokyo, Jamaica, New Orleans, Las Vegas, Bahamas, Miami/Key Biscane, Singapore and probably some others. I need to take a look at my list. Thanks
- Producer19/04/2017An Acknowledgement of Appreciation for Chef Anthony BourdainAs I’ve mentioned before this culinary life was not the planned path that was set out for me so many years ago. When I left university in 1978 to pursue cooking it was a surprise and possibly somewhat of a disappointment to my family and friends...
Comments19/04/2017 #16 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador#15 @Randall Burns I will be ready when you are...Just shoot your scenes with a smartphone (lol not the fllipper one hahahaha) 720 Pixel resolution so people can full screen it from your Youtube Channel ( Ha...again another account to open ? LOL). Keep in Touch Bro....Can't wait to collaborate with you on that and perform twitter storms with @John White, MBA hahaha !19/04/2017 #14 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador#13 Providers are offering sometime free smartphones for a 3 years contract! Personnaly i would recommend several brand because of the mobile video capabilities and great HD capture resolutions.
Imagine yourself and your quick receipes here on My BeBeeTV : https://www.bebee.com/group/my-bebeetv
Check this video for the Zenfone Asus dual sim card (2 providers: 1 personal + 1 professional): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUMP9zmy6H8
We had Jaime Oliver on TV, Anthony Bourdain worlwide Without Reservation, now we can have @Randal Burns at the tips of our fingers in the Kitchen from our smartphones. Get the things rolling, recipies with honey ! Hahaha ! Go On ! Need help to post produce, i will help !19/04/2017 #13 Randall Burns#12 LMAO!!! @stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador , Thank you for the info and considering that you're the third person in a matter of a couple of weeks inform me that I need Twitter i guess I better look into it, ( @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher , @John White, MBA ). As I told Lisa I'm a bit of a Neanderthal, and it's not that I don't like Twitter, I've just never felt the need, desire, nor had the time to look at it.
I will take a look at "My Hive MybeBeeTV" as well, Thanks again for the info.
Does this mean I'll have to upgrade from my flip phone? (Boy I'm going to miss that old thing) :-)19/04/2017 #12 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador#11 Randall here is his twitter ID https://mobile.twitter.com/Bourdain
use it with @Bourdain when twitter submit with bebee. GET acquainted with the coolest Guy on earth. Never give up on your dream and startvti post mobile video on My Hive MybeBeeTV. Search hive to find it.19/04/2017 #4 Paul Walters@Randall Burns great to see you were inspired by Mr Bourdain's tome...its was an eye opener for me . No Mr @Dean Owen wouldn't really agree as I suppose these days he feasts on all sorts of delicate morsels drizzled in high mountain tiger dribble all accompanied by lashings of foam!!! Nothing nasty here , Dean san and I will get together one day and maybe, just maybe he can titillate my palette with exotic dishes from far away . Great piece ...thank you19/04/2017 #3 Dean OwenI think perhaps you have the upper hand on Bourdain. You are a talented chef whereas from what I know of him, he'd be the first to admit he's probably not a very good chef (while he does do a mean steak frites). It was a great book, and I have avoided buffets ever since!19/04/2017 #2 Ian Weinberg@Randall Burns I have a fascination and admiration for the world of chefs and 'chefdom' . Not only because the best that I'm able to do is fry an egg, but because the restaurant and its kitchen is a microcosm of life. Most especially though it incorporates the ultimate integration of the left and right cerebral hemispheres - a marriage of the creative and emotional with the rational, linear, calculated expression. Bravo!
- Producer17/04/2017Panorama of South AfricaThe beauty of South Africa is in the smiles of friendly faces, the mosaic of cultures, and the complex history that has shaped this land. Most of all, it is the natural splendor and wildlife that sets it apart. South Africa's landscapes are made...
Comments19/04/2017 #44 Gert Scholtz@Javier 🐝 beBee @Juan Imaz Thank you for your comments and for sharing the post. This is what makes beBee so great - that the two founders make the effort to engage in many of the posts on the platform. Who knows - maybe one day we can have a beBee convention in Cape Town!18/04/2017 #27 Marisa Fonseca DinizReading this article made me travel the country, and leave aside those news that we do not like. Unfortunately, the wonders of South Africa and the African continent should be more exalted by sometimes covering the terrible news of persecution and hunger, not that this is not important, but denigrates and causes wonders to be hidden. What is beautiful must always be shared!
- Producer17/04/2017Must Hurry! There Seems To Be A Hole In My Bucket List!I have always loved to travel: in fact, right now I am on the delightful island of Nusa Penida. As a wanderer I believe that, if I haven’t used my passport at least three times in a calendar year I am seriously failing at my quest to see as...
Comments23/04/2017 #22 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsWell you finally got it! :-)
I have listened endlessly to people's stories about where they have been and things they have done, but ask them a question like: "So what was the most exotic thing you ate"? (answer: OH, did you know they had a McDonald's or Starbucks there?) UGH!
Ask them; "so what are the people like"? "How do they differ from 'us' "(meaning American's) (answer; well they dress pretty much like we do, and they seem to; move faster OR move slower than us (as the case may be). (in other words: not a word was exchanged with the locals other than: "A Big Mac combo please" or "How much does that 'trinket' cost".
If I'm going to travel, I'm going to people watch/meet, and I have to say; they are myriad of wierd, interesting, funny, downright stupid, brilliant, and talented, people in my own backyard. I'd just like to see a new set of wierd, interesting, funny, downright stupid, brilliant, talented, people; because I have to say; too many Americans seem to be falling out of the same mold. (can I mention trumpions here)17/04/2017 #16 Lada 🏡 PrkicI envy you a little bit, Paul (@Paul Walters) :-) On my passport there is a thick layer of dust.
An idea of making a list of all the things I want to do before kick the bucket always seemed appealing to me. But I've never made it. Or wish list, or any other list. I just live my life one day at a time.
I'm pretty sure that I'll never visit the Taj Mahal or the Pyramids. But if the opportunity ever arises, I'll grab it with both hands. :-)17/04/2017 #12 Paul Walters#11 @Dean Owen If I get you a ticket to the Lions vs All Blacks in Wellington In early january, it will require two things. 1) You can in no way cheer from the shakey islands rugby louts 2) You have to run naked across the field just when the AB's might clinch the series. This could result in your early demise so re read above article. However you will go down in history and a statue at Cardiff Arms park !!!17/04/2017 #11 Dean OwenExtremely jealous of your title! Wish I'd thought of it....
I've yet to streak naked across a football field but football was never my thing and streaking naked across a rugby field would probably get me beaten up.
I think the question that everybody needs to ask themselves is whether they would be content with their life if they were to be told they had a few weeks left to live. Ticking things off on your to do list just makes the prospect of kicking the bucket so much easier to come to grips with, n'est pas?
- Producer16/04/2017Little Africa - Baluran National Park Java Indonesia Baluran National Park - Little Africa, Java, Indonesia Savannah Dreaming Leaning over the sturdy railing at the waterhole, I made sure to look up to check no lazy cats were lounging in the trees above me. This was Macan Tutul country –...
- Producer12/04/2017The Lamma Way of LifeIt almost feels as if I have lived there for many years. I have a well-tuned familiarity with the island city. Truth be told, I have never ventured far from the confines of the Shangri-La, Westin or wherever I holed up. I know...
Comments13/04/2017 #22 Ken Boddie#21 Not sure about the pink shirt, but wearing pink Bermuda shorts on a United Airlines flight would be an obvious target for the eviction brigade. Trust you will take the belt and braces approach to travel in future and both avoid flying United and wearing clothing potentially hazardous to your health. 🤣13/04/2017 #18 Ken BoddieHey, Dean-san, been running round like the proverbial blue ****** fly, preparing for my trip to Nippon, and only now have I had a chance to look at your photos on my Mac, instead of my iPhone. Tell me, what's the guy in the pink shirt doing in the bottom pic? Looks like he's paddle boarding, which seems quite improbable.13/04/2017 #17 Ken Boddie#15 Just heard the latest fake news, Lisa. Galactic Airways is commencing direct flights from Pennsylvania to "China, Singapore, Bali and more" as soon as the price of bacon goes up dramatically (i.e. when pigs fly). 🤣 Come on over to "where no Trump has gone before". The 'Boys from the Gap' (@Dean Owen, @Paul Walters, @Gert Scholtz and myself) await your arrival !13/04/2017 #15 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#8 Until I joined beBee @Dean Owen, I never thought of seeking out places like China, Singapore, Bali and more. That was until I began reading buzzes by you, @Paul Walters & @Ken Boddie who've shared so many wonderful buzzes about places you've actually visited and/or happen to live in. You men need to collaborate and put together a travel website ;-) I would love to be able to hop on a plane, well that may be a few planes before I finally hit my destination, right?
- Producer07/04/2017GoldwynismsSamuel Goldwyn, the film mogul, was known for his humorous statements using contradictory words and idioms. His phrases are often quoted, so much so that Goldwynism is a defined word in dictionaries. He was notorious for his misuse of language....
Comments08/04/2017 #25 John RylanceWhen somebody said to Oscar Wilde " I wish I had said that " He replied "you will you will" How many of us haven't quoted not only Oscar but Sam and others. Some quotes are becoming a bit dog-eared.
I think quotes are really sound bites I need disguise.
Don't quote me on that if you are telling others what I've written.08/04/2017 #15 Martin WrightI really enjoyed reading that. Even Sam Goldwyn knew some of the quotes attributed to him were actually old vaudeville jokes, he soon learned not to get upset by them because they made people warm to him. Also they may appear dumb but they are actually all true in their way.
An enjoyable post read by a real film nut.
- Producer07/04/2017The Mystic Magic of Central JavaConsidering that Indonesia is on our doorstep, and one of our closest 'overseas' neighbours, so many Australians don't venture beyond Bali when planning a holiday there. Yet the heterogeneity of the Indonesian Archipelago is mind blowing. It's...
Comments09/04/2017 #31 Ken Boddie#29 I sincerely hope that the Shiraz fermentation process (yeast + sugar = alcohol + carbon dioxide) is enough to counter the bacterial input from animal waste, Lisa. After all, farmers have been using chicken poo, etc as a natural fertiliser for years, and I'm sure that the original treading of the grapes with sweaty feet, after a hard day's picking, would have even turned the Romans off wine, had it been thought problematic to consumption.
Let's raise our wine glasses, Lisa, and drink to that natural bouquet! 👃🍷09/04/2017 #30 Ken Boddie#27 Perhaps I allowed may imagination to run away with me, Lisa, on the gathering process, as Kopi Luwak is a relatively large industry in Indo. The Dept of Ag in Oz, however, appears to agree with my scepticism. If you wish to learn more about this intriguing subject, then my good friend, Dr Google, will doubtless be all too happy to assist. 🤗09/04/2017 #27 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#20 @Ken Boddie, if I could have given you 10 plusses on this I would have. I could not stop laughing after I read about the poor soul who has to pick through the poo beans, you've had a cup of it (not the droppings... my laughter began there) and it's shit coffee- uhmm well, sort of literally?!! I want to see the pics. The people who eat and/or drink things we aren't privy to just rave about it. I don't think poo or shall I say, shit coffee beans would delight me. Soak them in bourbon and I will gladly have a cup. I don't even drink bourbon but for some reason that sounds a bit tasty.08/04/2017 #21 Ken Boddie#19 I'd love to show you around the joys of Yogya, Gert, and I have a few family members who would be happy to assist. But I would suggest a more expert guide in the Prambanan area, as the temple complex (which includes Plaosan and Sewu temples) is extensive and the history beyond the retention of my ageing grey matter.08/04/2017 #20 Ken Boddie#17 Ah the delicious smell of kopi luwak, Lisa (the Indos have a problem with the letter 'f'). Banned by Australia's Department of Immigration, for obvious biological reasons, the beans are passed naturally through the digestive system of a civet ('luwak' in Bahasa Indonesia), which is more like a cat than a monkey. I've often wondered about the poor sod who's job is to retrieve the beans from a fresh pile of civet droppings. I've had a cup of this (the coffee not the droppings), which I'm embarrassed to say I paid for, in a coffee plantation in Bali, and have the photos to prove it. Personally, I think it's 'shit' coffee, how about you, @Paul Walters? I seem to remember we had a discussion about kopi luwak previously, @Dean Owen?08/04/2017 #17 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#15 What is the traditional way coffee is served in Indonesia Ken? I keep thinking of the monkeys who poop the beans and those are used but I forget where that is popular? Foodies will say it's the best. I don't think I could drink that coffee lol. As for their calves, I noticed! It would be a very hard job, indeed. I like how you inserted song titles, you are pretty crafty there Ken :))08/04/2017 #15 Ken Boddie#11 not a great fan of the traditional way coffee is served in Indo, Lisa, where I tend to prefer mint tea. Moving on from the 'lucky' former Sultan's propensity to rock and roll with his groupies, and since the subject of lava flows is too hot to handle, let me expand upon the rigours of the 'tukang becak' or Indo's version of the bikie. As you suggest, these guys are fit and have calf muscles like the biceps on The Rock or Mr T. Hard way to earn a living. As for the Affandi giant, all I can say is that 'art' comes in many shapes and sizes. 🤔08/04/2017 #11 Lisa 🐝 GallagherWhat a great description of Jogja (java) which I first thought you were going to mention coffee ;-) I love the photos. I bet the Sultan felt pretty 'lucky,' eh? The very old buildings are well preserved and kept. The Hindu Temple looks amazing. Omgosh, I can't imagine being in that bunker when the lava came flowing down :(( The photo of you and your wife standing next to the statue of artist Affandi- love it! I wonder if the men who are human taxis ever get tired? That has to be a tough job physically but they have probably been doing it so long it's easy peasy for them?! Great tour guide @Ken Boddie!
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