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Cultures Around the World

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This hive is to share information about your country or culture. Share the history, holidays, celebrations, food, or anything that makes you proud of the region in which you live. Whether it's a tale of days gone by, photos of special places, or something important to you that you want others to know about the lives of your people.
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  1. ProducerKen Boddie

    Ken Boddie

    21/05/2017
    The Discreet, Enigmatic and Evasive Geisha
    The Discreet, Enigmatic and Evasive GeishaIt was our last night in Kyoto and we had explored so many facets of this beautiful city's culture and beauty. The breathtaking splendour of Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines, the magic of origami, the calming propriety of the tea ceremony, all...
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    Ian Weinberg
    21/05/2017 #2 Ian Weinberg
    Splendid creative piece @Ken Boddie Looking forward to your samurai initiation - just swing the sword like a golf club!
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    21/05/2017 #1 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Given that you seem to me to be the quickest camera in the Far East, @Ken Boddie, poised for all great photo ops, clearly these Maiko were world class in the womanly art of avoiding being snapped....

    A truly entertaining read, opening my eyes to a slice of Kyoto I hadn't really been introduced to before.
  2. Steve Jones

    Steve Jones

    09/05/2017
    Anyone with Welsh Heritage? You might be interested in @globalwelsh
    Together, #WeAreTheGlobalWelsh
    Together, #WeAreTheGlobalWelsh
    Together, #WeAreTheGlobalWelsh Wales has a lot to be proud of. Traditionally our landscapes, our language, and of course, our rugby. We can also be proud of the incredible impact the...
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  3. Lynne Black

    Lynne Black

    08/05/2017
    Lynne Black
    World Red Cross Day Celebration
    lrbandassociates.com World Red Cross Day is today, May 8th. Because this day is important to remember what Red Cross stands for, it is imperative that we recognize this day. World Red Cross Day When you think about the Red Cross, you should know it is a day dedicated...
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  4. Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza 🐝
    155 years ago on May 5th, three brave men fought El Guapo at the battle of Santa Poco to give Mexico its independence. Viva Mexico Cabrones! Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza 🐝
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  5. ProducerTausif Mundrawala
    The Deprived Angels of this Universe - Street Urchins
    The Deprived Angels of this Universe - Street UrchinsHutment and squalor become life for the dwellers of this universe. Outcast from the society in general and the sole claimer of castaway clothes knows how harsh this life could be for them. Never once did they complain or cursed their fate for their...
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    Tausif Mundrawala
    01/05/2017 #35 Tausif Mundrawala
    Thank you once again @Kata Rina for reading and liking this buzz.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    28/04/2017 #34 Tausif Mundrawala
    #31 What else could these deprived angels ask for then the prayers of a kind person like you, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher. Our heart would wrench by witnessing their plight.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    28/04/2017 #33 Tausif Mundrawala
    #30 Thank you so much my friend, @debasish majumder for reading and liking this buzz. I am elated.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    28/04/2017 #32 Tausif Mundrawala
    #29 They have endured harshest of conditions which seems unbearable to a human being. I appreciate your kind words and am thankful to you for reading, liking and sharing this buzz my friend, @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    28/04/2017 #31 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    What a moving story @Tausif Mundrawala. Life really isn't fair. It sounds as though they make the best of their situation but deserve so much more. This has always been an issue to me, seeing class division. Maybe if the news focused more on real stories that affect so many humans around the globe, well possibly mindsets would change too. I don't know the answers but it's hard to hear of people who work so hard just to survive. You brought light to a real human situation, thank you so much for sharing this story. I wish them both their angel wings while still here on earth :))
    debasish majumder
    28/04/2017 #30 debasish majumder
    nice tale! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the post @Tausif Mundrawala.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    28/04/2017 #29 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Life takes on so many faces and this is an example of young lives enduring so many struggles just to survive. An unfortunate tale, but beautiful story, @Tausif Mundrawala.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    27/04/2017 #28 Tausif Mundrawala
    #26 Those who goes through pain know how does it feel to endure that excruciating bitter pill. I am emphatic with those who have been through a lot. As somewhere or the other every individual goes through it. Even I have been through a lot. But the strength gained is unmatchable to all kinds of strong material available in the world. I am elated to know what you felt of this buzz.

    Thank you so much once again my friend,@Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    27/04/2017 #26 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    #20 I love the story. You are a fine storyteller. Such blind hope evidenced through childhood play caused me sadness, which is why I didn't comment. We loose such hope as time goes on. Play can no longer refresh us.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    27/04/2017 #25 Tausif Mundrawala
    #24 Yes I know him very well. What an example, Sir?
    siraj shaik
    27/04/2017 #24 siraj shaik
    @Tausif Mundrawala Sometimes out of blues someone reaches in support.. and fulfill the not only the one who keeps on dreams, but also those who may not.. There are many in various fields, just an example about One from region you are well aware of is "Jackie Shroff" (urf jackie da - bhidu).
    siraj shaik
    27/04/2017 #21 siraj shaik
    @Tausif Mundrawala you have taken the stage.. Learning from the ways of your expressions makes me more inquisitive to keep following your informative awareness ways.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    27/04/2017 #20 Tausif Mundrawala
    Thank you my friend @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee for reading and liking this buzz. I invite you to comment on this story though you being a wonderful story teller. Please let me know what you think?
    Tausif Mundrawala
    27/04/2017 #19 Tausif Mundrawala
    Thank you so much Sir @siraj shaik For reading and liking my buzz. You have always been supportive. I am elated.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    27/04/2017 #17 Tausif Mundrawala
    #16 To be very honest I am worried about them not being schooled and I always persuade Tahameena to send her kids to school. But this poor mother hardly makes ends meet and she couldn't afford to educate them. It wrecks my heart to see these kids devoid of education. You made this buzz more special because I have not received such a wonderful feedback. Thank you so much once again, @Lisa Vanderburg
    Lisa Vanderburg
    27/04/2017 #16 Lisa Vanderburg
    The beauty of this tale @Tausif Mundrawala is that these 'urchins' (such an adorable word!) choose to see wonder in such a harsh world they live in. It's as if have instinctively understood that life is a moment-to-moment existence; they have decided to see magic, see love, see playfulness and find joy in a life that is fraught with danger, termination or pain - an art that's quite lost to most 1st worlder-kids. You've written this with such empathy and NO pity - which makes Pappu and his friends revered! Breath-taking, thank you Tausif!
    Tausif Mundrawala
    27/04/2017 #15 Tausif Mundrawala
    I would even like to thank my friends, @John White, MBA, @Laurent Boscherini, @Gert Scholtz, @David B. Grinberg, @Kevin Baker and of course our king bee @Javier 🐝 beBee. I am elated.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    27/04/2017 #14 Tausif Mundrawala
    Thank you so much my friend, @Milos Djukic for reading, liking and sharing this buzz with our fellow bees.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    27/04/2017 #13 Tausif Mundrawala
    #11 It's a real story and I know them. But I agree with you on all aspects. Thanks for reading, commenting and liking this buzz my friend, @Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
  6. ProducerDimitris Polychronopoulos, MBA
    My Introduction to Intercultural Management
    My Introduction to Intercultural ManagementIntercultural management is an field that some say dates back to the end of World War II, when the US foreign service began to send more staff members to a greater number of posts worldwide. So it was a way to intertwine language learning with...
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    Pascal Derrien
    27/04/2017 #1 Pascal Derrien
    Interesting concept from an awareness perspective now practise makes perfect in this field :-)
  7. Vincent Andrew

    Vincent Andrew

    26/04/2017
    Gini index, Palma ratio, GDP and happiness rankings, Where is your country according to these indicators? "Norway tops the global happiness rankings for 2017. People in China are no happier than 25 years ago. Much of Africa is struggling. Happiness has fallen in America."
    Vincent Andrew
    Inequality index: where are the world's most unequal countries?
    www.theguardian.com Inequality isn’t all about income. Here’s a guide to different ranking systems – from wealth distribution to the World Happiness Report – and which countries rate best and worst under...
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  8. ProducerJavier 🐝 beBee
    Reasons why I love the USA
    Reasons why I love the USAWhy I love the USFreedomPeople fight to defend their freedom. This freedom gives everybody the right to do what you want without fear of government intervention.RiskThis country was founded with risk and risk-takers are still applauded...
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    Enrique de la Rica
    11/05/2017 #42 Enrique de la Rica
    Why do I love China? China is the most successful example of development in history. In the last 30 years it has maintained sustained annual growth of more than 9%. There is no evidence of similar growth in an economy. During this period around 400 million people have emerged from poverty and the average income of one person has multiplied by 20. China has experienced in 30 years the 200 years of development and industrialization of West. But the Asian giant does not stop. Their financial capacity is brutal. Its foreign exchange reserves amount to 2.5 trillion dollars, more than double the country that follows (Japan), and three times the holdings of the whole European Union. It is the largest country in the world's inhabitants, the one that grows the most, the largest in terms of manufacturing capacity, the largest savings capacity and in a couple of years will be the largest consumer in the world. In the next decade we will attend the assault of Chinese companies to the western markets. We are already living with companies such as Lenovo, Alibaba, Huawei, Tencent, Xiami, Haier... In 2020 China will have 29% of all engineers and graduates in the world and by 2030, 37 out of every 100 scientists in the world will be Chinese (data from the OECD). There are more and more Chinese Universities among the 100 most prestigious in the world and the most famous in the West have more and more Chinese students ... and these occupy the top positions among the graduates. People who will return and develop their skills and competences in their country of origin….and then….
    Enrique de la Rica
    11/05/2017 #41 Enrique de la Rica
    I agree and I would add Burgers at The Counter, Sam Adams, car sound systems, Fast and Loud, culture of failure, you can eat at anytime, University academic system, skills training at School, Katy Perry, 1968 Mustang Convertible, Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, Computer History Museum, Mac Book and the Tombs at Georgetown
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    09/05/2017 #40 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Ah, America is the land of aspirations, dreams, opportunities, realities and rewards! People of diverse races, religions and nations have made this American soil their cherished land...and that's the truth.
    Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    08/05/2017 #39 Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    Well... Today i can give you one reason why i love France 🇫🇷
    José Ramón 🐝 López
    08/05/2017 #38 José Ramón 🐝 López
    Sin duda, un GRAN PAÍS. Libertad es uno de los adjetivos que, para mi, mejor la definen. Envidio el amor y orgullo que sienten los estadounidenses por su país.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    30/04/2017 #37 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    I can with all honesty and sadness right now say: I have disheartened with my country right now, it's leaders, and now too many of it's people, those I never thought would have the attitude towards others that they do:
    But I love it's beauty, the natural wonders this country is graced with could be unmatched in the world. It's diversity, the myriad of nationalities I encounter every day. That both these are being threatened by the monsters now in control of our government scares the living hell out of me. May they rot!
    Sorry, Javier, this is such a positive post, I love how you feel about my country, I wish I had visited yours and could give glowing commentaries!
    May the U.S. survive this monstrosity we call a government and live to see the beauty of our country continue for many centuries to come...

    Sorry I hate basketball, watching it, playing it, everything about it; but that's natural for a shorty like me! Now give me a baseball and a bat and I'll hit it out of the Park! I also have my pins for a bowling a 200 and 250 game! Closest I got to a perfect game was the one that earned me the 250 pin, with a score of 276 (for the novices 300 is the perfect score!) thanks for the tag Javi!
    Sarah Elkins
    27/04/2017 #36 Sarah Elkins
    As much as I'd like to get in on this, I'd rather point out that, as @Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador said, each country has wonderful things and terrible things. I love my country, and I love many other countries. My experiences in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, Italy, France, Germany, and UK have all offered incredible opportunities to explore a variety of foods, people, transportation, and cultural events. I have love for each country, not one about the other. That would be like having a favored child to me; I find beauty and sadness everywhere.
    Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    27/04/2017 #35 Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    One of the nice things about diversity in the world is there can be a place for any one any time and the ability to change. Each country has something wonderful and some drawbacks. Can you eliminate a drawback without impacting the good too? For example, the US does have inequality. However, that also drives innovation through a desire for something better. The US is still one of the few places that anyone can grow up and become president, wealthy or be a hermit. It's not perfect, the question is it close enough to your liking for what you want to do. And who know, what would have happened if Spanish explorers decided to go further North. :)
    Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    27/04/2017 #34 Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    Someone told me that "my country is the one that gives me something to eat", I understand it, although I know that we are always attracted again. Personally I do not believe in borders, from my current perspective, I agree with Mr. Jim Murrai, I think the USA, that is missing, in Spain we continue to fight for health and education remains public and quality, many are We depend on this. Usually few people, those who have their fixed work stop to think, do not put in place of ... fortunately not all are equal. We are in a happy country where abundance, good food, valued by its nutritional contribution, the good people and their humor and desire to pass it well above the difficulties. The only time I traveled was to Germany. I could not travel more, I would love to do it. @
    @Jan 🐝 Barbosa will be happy to welcome you, next Japand weekend in Madrid probably in October, yet to be confirmed 😉
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    27/04/2017 #33 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #32 @Jerry Fletcher someone once mentioned I might find being a tour group coordinator fun, you might be on to something. I say, why not?! :)
    Jerry Fletcher
    27/04/2017 #32 Jerry Fletcher
    #30 Lisa, maybe we should try to put together a tour group.
    Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    26/04/2017 #31 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    Great Buzz. I love all those reasons you have listed.
    Sadly I know many people who that these for granted and don't even realized what they have and are willing to give it up just for an illusion of feeling safe. Benjamin Franklin once said that “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety”.
    The founding fathers were once safe under the crown, yet without everything listed above, and that is why they left. But, today I see those willing to go back.
    The Truth is 'We Really Don’t Know What We Have Until It’s Gone’. So, sometimes we need to see some else who has lost it to understand.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    26/04/2017 #30 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Thanks for tagging me @Javier 🐝 beBee. I had no idea you've visited so many places! Like @Jerry Fletcher, I too, wish I would have traveled much more when younger. It's never too late though! I think what I love about the USA is would be the diversity of what you find in different regions of the US, lakes, forests, mountains, Pacific and Atlantic Ocean along our coasts. We are very lucky to have so many differing states to visit and we are close enough to drive to Canada.. well those of us that live up North. We have cultural diversity which is great (hope it stays that way) and everything you named above... well I could not agree more!! Thanks!
    Jim Murray
    26/04/2017 #29 Jim Murray
    Oddly enough I love my country because it is not the USA. I don't dislike the USA per se. I acknowledge that it is a great country, and I have spent a lot of time there having grown up in a town bordering Buffalo New York. I had many American friends. And when I got into advertising and photography I traveled extensively in the US and was always astonished to hear how little most of the people I met knew about Canada and the rest of the world. It's a great country but it is very insular. I don't judge America by what's going on right now, because that's just a silly phase they're going through. But I do judge them on the fact that their government does not treat all the citizens of the country the same way. America does a good job of being the world's policeman, but a very poor job of taking care of its own people, veterans, the disabled the poor. In Canada we have similar situations, but our government does work to address these inequities.
    Gloria 🐝 🐾 💫 ☕ Ochoa
    26/04/2017 #28 Anonymous
    What do I love about my country? Freedom. Freedom that we can follow a dream or idea no matter how old or how young one is. Freedom to be friends with whoever we want.

    I love that we can reach out and connect with people all over the world who are open minded and willing to reach out. I love learning about other cultures and people..and like Matt said: food ! Love to try different countries foods. LOL What is there to not love about anyone one's choice of where they live ?

    I have not traveled much (did I hear "Bucket List"? ) but the places I have visited have been so awesome, I would want to go back some time.
    Jerry Fletcher
    26/04/2017 #27 Jerry Fletcher
    #5 I love my good fortune for being born into a country that renews itself regularly and rewards the innovators that push it to be a little different down the line. The beBee community is full of minds that make it a second home. I wish that like so many members of beBee I had traveled more in my youth. Their observations and tales of the countries, cities and keepsake moments make armchair travel a constant delight. Muchas Gracias!
    Susan 🐝 Botello
    26/04/2017 #26 Susan 🐝 Botello
    #10 I love this! I love Spain and The U.S. and my heart has two sides: One for Spain and the other for San Diego. If you visit San Diego we have Beaches and mountains, deserts and unique cities and towns all within 30 minutes of each other. We have the best foods, including food from all over the world. San Diego has awesome indie artists and amazing innovators in business. I love the ambiance in Spain and the tapas. Bees are everywhere creating virtual bridges between countries and minds! I am grateful to have a home in the U.S.A. and in Spain! Olé!
    Wayne Yoshida
    26/04/2017 #25 Wayne Yoshida
    @Javier 🐝 beBee - thank you for this post and for the tag. I have traveled to several countries, and each time I go somewhere, I take some time to enjoy what the local people do and experience many of their everyday vs "foreign tourist things" to do.

    But, the best part of travel, to me is - it is so great to come home.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    26/04/2017 #24 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Thank you, Javier, for tagging me and thank you for displaying a positive attitude about the US. Being an older person (whoops, did I admit to that!), my journey while living in the US has been a good one. Not everything is to my liking, however, I don't have expectations of living in a perfect world. I am grateful for where I have been and where I am now. I believe things happen for a reason and so be it. I am proud to be a US citizen.
    Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    26/04/2017 #23 Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    Sorry , I am a humbug... I fall in love with cities, monuments and sights... seldom to countries... Miami, New York, San Juan, Las Vegas = WOW !!! The Pyramids, The Parthenon, the Colorado Canyon, The temple of Sobek, the greek war museum touched me greatly and my beloved Disney !!! Will visit Spain to see tha castles and the Santiago Bernabeu :) ... But as Countries go... Sorry never felt myself a patriot... Because usually (for me) it seems one don't follow the goodness of common people.. but the greed of those few in power... And as a lover of history I know where that leads..
  9. ProducerLance  🐝 Scoular
    The Ode and ANZAC Day
    The Ode and ANZAC Day The Ode and ANZAC Day are synonymous in Australia and New Zealand. ANZAC Day, the 25th April each year, is the day we Aussies and Kiwis not only remember the landing of the ANZACS (The Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) on Gallipoli,...
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    Michael O'Neil
    25/04/2017 #6 Anonymous
    #2 David, you may wish to research The Battle of Manners Street which refers to a riot involving American servicemen and New Zealand servicemen and civilians outside the Allied Services Club in Manners Street, Wellington, New Zealand in 1943. The club was a social centre, open to all military personnel.
    An interesting side story of US troops on R&R on NZ during the conflict.
    Michael O'Neil
    25/04/2017 #5 Anonymous
    #3 Dean, the Turkish Ambassador was at the Wellington Dawn Service and laid a wreath alongside the NZ Governor General and the Australian Secretary of Defence. Wellington has the Attaturk memorial to mark our once adversarial history now healed.
    Michael O'Neil
    25/04/2017 #4 Anonymous
    @Lance Scoular, The ANZAC bond is unique in the world. Your Secretary of Defence spoke at the Wellington dawn service. A very moving ceremony as always.
    my own post on the subject can be found at https://www.bebee.com/producer/@michael-o-neil/we-will-remember-them if you are interested.
    Dean Owen
    25/04/2017 #3 Dean Owen
    Also a note to remember the young Ottoman soldiers who also lost their lives in the tens of thousands. Could well have been friends under different circumstances....
    David B. Grinberg
    25/04/2017 #2 David B. Grinberg
    Thank you, Lance, for this important and educational read. I believe many Americans -- especially young people -- need to learn more about world history and the customs of other countries/cultures. More Millennials and members of Gen Z should be mindful of the very short history of the USA compared to thousands or years of history in most other parts of the world. Thus, adopting and appreciating a multicultural mindset and worldview will help more Americans see their own nation in a broader global historical context, rather than a short-term monolithic one (which is narrow-minded and ethnocentric).
    With that said, Lance, your posts about Australian traditions and customs are very much appreciated. Thanks again and buzz on, mate!
    Dean Owen
    25/04/2017 #1 Dean Owen
    "As fast as a leopard" - Gallipoli 1981. A solemn day of remembrance and as a pom I am eternally grateful for the courage and fortitude of the brave young soldiers, but apologetic for the callous incompetence of the British Generals.
  10. Nicole Chardenet
    Happy Scottish-American Heritage Month! We got to wondering where so many consonants went in Gaelic and why there's Canadian Gaelic but no American Gaelic considering how many Scottish-Americans there are.
    Nicole Chardenet
    Gaelic - The Sound of Silents - Yappn Corp.
    yappn.com Why's there a world of difference between written Gaelic and the way all those letters disappear when it's spoken? Yappn's language detectives...
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  11. ProducerStephanie Brookes
    Little Africa - Baluran National Park Java Indonesia
    Little 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 –...
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    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    18/04/2017 #5 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Between you Stephanie and @Paul Walters I getting to know this area of the world well! beautiful images! thank you for sharing your experience with us.
    Paul Walters
    17/04/2017 #4 Paul Walters
    @Stephanie Brookes welcome back!!!
    @Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez
    16/04/2017 #3 @Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez
    Beautiful
    Thanks @Stephanie Brookes for showing us this wonder
    Dean Owen
    16/04/2017 #2 Dean Owen
    What a fabulous article! I've never been to the national park but definitely something to schedule on my next visit to East Java. I love that last photo. Could even be used on a label for Scotch Whiskey!
    Gert Scholtz
    16/04/2017 #1 Gert Scholtz
    @Stephanie Brookes Stunning article and photos Stephanie. What an interesting story of Elizabeth the turtle. Thank you for the post.
  12. stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    Sind wir genug twitter im Zusammenhang mit wachsen das buzz? Lassen Sie uns verbinden und angewandte Mathematik für die Gemeinschaft arbeiten: https://twitter.com/plm4aec stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
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  13. Franklin Coetzee
    Franklin Coetzee
    Five numbers that will define the next 100 years
    www.bbc.com From energy to life expectancy, these crucial statistics could define Earth’s upcoming...
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  14. ProducerPaul Walters

    Paul Walters

    01/04/2017
    To All Of Those Who Hate Airports. This One Might Just Change Your Mind.
    To All Of Those Who Hate Airports. This One Might Just Change Your Mind.As a travel writer I get to travel a lot, (funny that!) meaning I spend quite a bit of my life hanging around in airport terminals. In many cases this is the downside of getting from point A to Point B as, on the whole, airports really, really...
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    Shelley Brown
    12/04/2017 #31 Shelley Brown
    Wow! Sounds amazing! At first I was afraid I would feel sucked into a Vegas-like vortex which scares the crap out of me but this seems really beautiful. Thanks @Paul Walters
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    09/04/2017 #30 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #29 He may have you sip some poo coffee with him LOL!
    Paul Walters
    09/04/2017 #29 Paul Walters
    #28 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher Thanks for that and Have I met @Dean Owen yet , as we say in Indonesia , belum, or not yet. I fear that when I do he will entice me to eat lots of weird food !!!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    09/04/2017 #28 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    I'm glad you mentioned that you have to leave. After reading this and seeing the photos Changi looks like a beautiful city instead of an airport. Pods to sleep in, I could dig that! Have you and @Dean Owen View more
    I'm glad you mentioned that you have to leave. After reading this and seeing the photos Changi looks like a beautiful city instead of an airport. Pods to sleep in, I could dig that! Have you and @Dean Owen met each other yet @Paul Walters? I can see why Dean loves Singapore, they are sure growing by leaps and bounds and ahead of the game in many aspects. Thanks for sharing, love this! Close
    debasish majumder
    04/04/2017 #27 debasish majumder
    absolutely stunning and informative post @Paul Walters! enjoyed read, as if i am experience the beauty of your depiction vicariously! thank you very much for the share.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    04/04/2017 #26 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Makes you want to travel just to visit the airport!
    Gerald Hecht
    04/04/2017 #25 Gerald Hecht
    #24 @Yogesh Sukal yep!
    Yogesh Sukal
    04/04/2017 #24 Yogesh Sukal
    #23 then as you dream to be at Changi airport for doing hospitality services ...peacefully. :D

    It's a sort of binary jump from 0 to 1.
    Gerald Hecht
    04/04/2017 #23 Gerald Hecht
    #22 @Yogesh Sukal yeah, Louisiana is like boot camp for the apocalypse --Fort Polk Louisiana was THE boot camp for...it was the gateway for all American GI's on their way to the "jewel of southeast asia"...identical climate/vegetation as the mekong delta
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tigerland
    https://usastruck.com/tag/fort-polk/
    http://imjinscout.com/fort_polk1.html
    etc...
    Yogesh Sukal
    03/04/2017 #22 Yogesh Sukal
    #21 I totally get it now. Actually in the interaction I lossed Changi airport awesomeness in between which was the centre of all.

    Yes I get it. Just couldn't stop laughing on Louisiana event.

    And there is no crack in my eye now @Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    Gerald Hecht
    03/04/2017 #21 Gerald Hecht
    #20 @Yogesh Sukal yeah, that's why I want to get the research thingie approved--so I could peaceable live as a volunteer helping professional...or work there...doing hospitality services ...peacefully...there really is no nefarious motive on my part...it may sound either ludicrous, or I've fallen completely under the spell of @Paul Walters description/depiction...it may just be that I was struck in the head by flying debris (we had another Louisiana "weather event" in the wee hours: http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/weather_traffic/article_8aa17c7e-17b5-11e7-9836-3bbfe5e19975.html
    )...I just can think of nothing more restorative, than an extended stay at the Changi International Airport...it does sound crazy to read it aloud...but I think that is just an example of the limitations of language...I've never been ...so seriously, with that in mind...read his peice, and then imagine "my dream"...do you "see it"?
    Not as crazy a notion as it seems...
    ...that's why I'd gladly pay my way as a hospitality/concierge!
    Yogesh Sukal
    03/04/2017 #20 Yogesh Sukal
    #19 hahaha. I suggest you not to do that. I mean wasting time of your in the observation. just talk and seek truth rather than comprehending the myth. :D

    in that case nobody have to bother & there is peace. you happy, they happy. and time is also happy as saved from killing it in this act. :D
    Gerald Hecht
    03/04/2017 #19 Gerald Hecht
    #14 @Yogesh Sukal oh ...no, I mean I want to do that...I mean from the description...I wanna move in, lol!
    Paul Walters
    03/04/2017 #18 Paul Walters
    #17 @Netta Virtanen You are a great traveller !!!
    Netta Virtanen
    03/04/2017 #17 Netta Virtanen
    Changi airport is the best! =) Spacious, relaxing, beautiful design, it feels like you are in a tropical garden, great shopping, great food and friendly staff! It's easy to get from place to place, everything is clean and there is plenty for everybody. Great lounges for frequent flyers too! =)
    Claire L Cardwell
    02/04/2017 #16 Claire L Cardwell
    I remember Changi Airport @Paul Walters - all those years and years ago that my family lived in Singapore (I was at boarding school in the UK :-( ) anyway I had fabulous holidays home and Changi Airport was the best!
    Gert Scholtz
    02/04/2017 #15 Gert Scholtz
    @Paul Walters I have been through Shangi once and was extremely impressed with the efficiency and design of the place. Still, your post puts it all in new perspective - thank you Paul.
    Yogesh Sukal
    02/04/2017 #14 Yogesh Sukal
    #12 and what conclusion they made, I mean researchers.
    Susan 🐝 Rooks
    02/04/2017 #13 Susan 🐝 Rooks
    What's weird is that I flew into Singapore in 1998 or 1997, but I don't remember anything special about the airport. Of course, maybe I flew to another airport in Singapore. Pity, that, @Paul Walters View more
    What's weird is that I flew into Singapore in 1998 or 1997, but I don't remember anything special about the airport. Of course, maybe I flew to another airport in Singapore. Pity, that, @Paul Walters, because I sure would love to see it! Close
    Gerald Hecht
    02/04/2017 #12 Gerald Hecht
    #11 @Yogesh Sukal yeah...you know "authorities" have long been on the lookout for stowaways on the planes themselves...security risks, etc...I wonder how much they would be bothered by a long term tenant --a researcher "pretending to live there"...while really (of course) conducting social psychological research data ;-)
  15. Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    @Pamela 🐝 Williams, thought you might be interested in this~
    http://www.onbeing.org/programs/layli-long-soldier-the-freedom-of-real-apologies/
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    01/05/2017 #2 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    I'm reading a very interesting book right now; The Longest Trail, by Alvin M. Josephy, Jr., which is a collection of pieces written by his father; Josephy Sr.
    The problem; it's a hard read! I can only read about 20 pages at a time before it starts depressing me.
    Our country's history is shameful. this is what should be taught in school, not the jolly Pilgrim stories we were taught. It sickens me. The saddest part;
    It hasn't changed at all; the election of Trump illustrates that.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    04/04/2017 #1 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Well I'll have to check it out when I get home! Can't open the link on this old phone of mine😊
  16. ProducerDean Owen

    Dean Owen

    28/03/2017
    The Curator
    The CuratorBoasting only a peripheral curiosity, I graciously accepted an invitation to a pop up exhibition at the Shanghai World Financial Center. I was thinking about dinner anyway and it had been a while since I had those juicy crabmeat soup dumplings at...
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    Randall Burns
    30/03/2017 #15 Randall Burns
    Dr. No! LMAO! I can just picture him leading you around with your tummy grumbling...

    Awesome pieces, great history there...

    Great artcle
    Aaron 🐝 Skogen
    30/03/2017 #14 Aaron 🐝 Skogen
    #12 Yes, I enjoyed my time there @Dean Owen. I was there just long enough to start grasping the language. I spent the majority of my time in Onoda, down in the Yamaguchi Prefecture. Unlike the larger cities, there weren't many English speaking people, so it was a great immersion.

    The tsaklis certainly appear to tell a story.
    Dean Owen
    29/03/2017 #13 Dean Owen
    #9 Cherish them, or pass them on to someone who is in a better position to share the religious significance of the iconography depicted in these pictures! :)
    Dean Owen
    29/03/2017 #12 Dean Owen
    #8 I had no idea you spent time in Japan. I had a similar experience at an old farm house in Shizuoka. These tsaklis were commissioned by lamas to be used in various rituals. They depict the various deities and icons of Vajrayana Buddhism such as Hevajra and his consort Nairatmya. I have quite a few that depict what appears to be a white conch shell, Sankha being the goddess of the conch.
    Dean Owen
    29/03/2017 #11 Dean Owen
    #6 I am quite surprised at the views and almost carefree attitude of the current Dalai Lama. In this recent interview with John Oliver he says "if I become the last Dalai Lama, I feel very happy"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLY45o6rHm0 View more
    #6 I am quite surprised at the views and almost carefree attitude of the current Dalai Lama. In this recent interview with John Oliver he says "if I become the last Dalai Lama, I feel very happy"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLY45o6rHm0
    Obviously during the Cultural Revolution, many artefacts of this nature were destroyed. China has changed a lot since then. I trust many issues will be resolved in the near future. Close
    Dean Owen
    29/03/2017 #10 Dean Owen
    #5 These were painted on commission from a lama or monastery by Buddhist monks and depict many of the deities and icons of Vajrayana Buddhism. "The small painting would be placed in an offering bowl with wheat or rice in it, or else put on a korma, a special sculptural offering made of roasted barley flour and butter, the shape differing with each deity" (Treasures of Tibetan Art)
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    28/03/2017 #9 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Beautiful treasures, Dean. Their worth is in their memory then, now and in the future. Cherish them.
    Aaron 🐝 Skogen
    28/03/2017 #8 Aaron 🐝 Skogen
    Good Karma indeed! Interesting little pieces of history you hold @Dean Owen. I'm curious as to the symbolism or folk tales behind each.

    I remember spending some time with one local during my time in Japan who was a storyteller of old folk tales. He loved telling telling Yamata no Orochi legends. He had similar small artwork (on parchment) that depicted the stories.

    Cool stuff!
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    28/03/2017 #7 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Very interesting read and the value of this buzz shall stay for long times. Bravo @Dean Owen
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    28/03/2017 #6 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    You of course realize that you are holding artifacts that will themselves considerably change in significance when history coincides with a potential epochal moment in Tibetan culture :
    http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/india-china-nuclear-plarf-agni-v-mirv-beijing/1/900370.html
    Gert Scholtz
    28/03/2017 #5 Gert Scholtz
    @Dean Owen A real historic treasure you have there Dean. I wonder what the folk history is behind the depiction in each. Thanks for a post continuing my learning of the cultures of the east.
    Dean Owen
    28/03/2017 #4 Dean Owen
    #3 I may well need to employ Fatima Blush to sneak them out of the country on Maximillian Largo's yacht.
    Ken Boddie
    28/03/2017 #3 Ken Boddie
    Sounds like Dr No was a Wiseman indeed. Only time will tell if his word is a good as his Bond, or if your purchase is a mere Moneypenny. 🤔
    Dean Owen
    28/03/2017 #2 Dean Owen
    #1 We'll see at the auction block one day!
    Pascal Derrien
    28/03/2017 #1 Pascal Derrien
    So was it good karma for Dean The Collector @Dean Owen ? :-)
  17. Joyce Redlon

    Joyce Redlon

    23/03/2017
    The Jicarilla Great Seal
    The Jicarilla Great Seal The Jicarilla Apache Tribe Nation is an example of honor for the past and a realistic vision for the...
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  18. Ali Gouran

    Ali Gouran

    19/03/2017
    Happy Nowruz(www.bestmarker.com)
    عید نوروز مبارک
    جه ژنی نه وروژ پیروز بیت
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    20/03/2017 #3 Ali Gouran
    #1 Thanks dear Pamela .
    Happy Nowruz !
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    19/03/2017 #1 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Happy Nowruz to all our Iranian Bees!
  19. Lada 🏡 Prkic

    Lada 🏡 Prkic

    13/03/2017
    On the island of Susak, Croatia, women wear the shortest folk costume in Europe!
    It is the only national costume that sits above the knee. The festive folk costume in vivid colours, consists of five or six skirts along with the matching vest and pink or red long wool socks.
    Island of Susak is famous for its sandy beaches. The island is formed of thick layer of loess and sand on a limestone base. On the northern side of island, sandy sediments reach heights of up to 98 metres.
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    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    20/03/2017 #5 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    #4 Sorry for the late reply, @Ken Boddie. I've been bussy with my PMP certification course. Pink and white are the dominant colours of the costumes worn by younger women primarily for special occasions. Such outfit is accentuated by pink, orange or red stockings. Older women generally wear darker skirts and dark woollen stockings. Why pink, maybe because it's a girly colour. :-)
    Ken Boddie
    14/03/2017 #4 Ken Boddie
    I instantly think of flamingos and the carotenoids in their diet which makes them turn vivid pink. What's the story with the selective pink of these ladies leg apparel, Lada?
    DILMA BALBI -📃 Engenharia&gestão
    14/03/2017 #3 DILMA BALBI -📃 Engenharia&gestão
    #2 you described then perfectly! LIke dolls ;-))
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    13/03/2017 #2 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    #1 They look like dolls or like ballerinas.:-) Thanks for commenting, my friend. 🤗
    DILMA BALBI -📃 Engenharia&gestão
    13/03/2017 #1 DILMA BALBI -📃 Engenharia&gestão
    Loved the "dress code"... vivid and coloured
  20. ProducerClaire L Cardwell
    South Africa is not for sissies....
    South Africa is not for sissies....When I first moved to South Africa in June 1999 I was told that 'South Africa is not for sissies' not to bother to complain about something but to 'make a plan' and that 'the difference between a tourist and a racist is 3 weeks'.I was appalled by...
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    Claire L Cardwell
    11/03/2017 #82 Claire L Cardwell
    Thanks for the share @Pamela 🐝 Williams!
    Claire L Cardwell
    11/03/2017 #81 Claire L Cardwell
    Thank you @Pamela 🐝 Williams! I think South Africa would be more than happy to accept some American Political Asylum Seekers! Try it! I did!
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    11/03/2017 #80 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Such beautiful photography Claire! You caught the 'spirit' of South Africa! As I contemplate the future of my country I consider different 'options'; maybe South Africa! You brought the beauty to us. We definitely share the same 'racial' views. Sharing! :-)
    Claire L Cardwell
    09/03/2017 #79 Claire L Cardwell
    It is great living here @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman! About a 15 minute drive from my house there is the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens. There is a waterfall and black eagles that nest above it. Less than an hour to the Northwest there are two amazing game lodges - Askari Lodge and Glen Afric.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    09/03/2017 #78 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #77 @Claire L Cardwell, thank you for expanding your comment and sharing your knowledge. I feel like I on a South African adventure with an expert tour guide. It must be exciting and interesting to live there.
    Claire L Cardwell
    08/03/2017 #77 Claire L Cardwell
    @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman - it was at one point over R20 to 1 Pound..... When I first came over here it was R10 / Pound and R7 to the US Dollar and R6 to the Euro..... It held fairly steady until about 3 years ago - then it started dropping like a stone. Every time Jacob Zuma or Julius Malema opened their mouths, it dropped again..... It is quite cheap to live here, petrol is about R13 / litre and a packet of smokes ranges from R25 - R40.... A packet of 4 Porterhouse Steaks would be about R60-R80 and the vegetables and fruit are really cheap and very tasty. Because we get second grade fruit and vegetables (top grade is normally exported) they are left for longer to ripen. Summers are long - from September to the end of March the temperatures are about 27-30 degrees Celsius during the day and about 18 at night. Winters are quite cold here in Joburg 21 during the day and 0 at night. It's the altitude that is responsible for the temperature swing - we are about 3000m above sea level.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    08/03/2017 #76 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #72 That is so sad and unfortunate.#75 Wow that is impressive.
    Claire L Cardwell
    07/03/2017 #75 Claire L Cardwell
    #74 You simply must come and visit @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman - it's R13 to $1 at the moment so you will feel like a multi-millionaire!
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    07/03/2017 #74 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Claire, thank you for sharing your photos and your well written post on South Africa. I have very little knowledge about this beautiful country and it is a pleasure learning from someone that lives there.
    Claire L Cardwell
    07/03/2017 #73 Claire L Cardwell
    Thanks for the share @Javier 🐝 beBee!
    Claire L Cardwell
    07/03/2017 #72 Claire L Cardwell
    I think the National Front in the UK has been re-branded as Britain First. The NF was very active in the 80s and recruited a lot of 'football hooligans' to do it's dirty work. A very good friend of mine at University - Izzy was walking along the street in London in the middle of the day. A man came up behind her and stabbed her in the back. The knife missed her heart by a couple of millimeters.... Izzy was very fortunate to survive. She ended up having to take a year off University to recover. Izzy was one of the loveliest people I had ever met. She had pale cafe au lait skin, dark curly hair, big sparkling brown eyes and the most incredible smile. She was kind, funny and kind of wacky. I reached out to her when she returned, but she was a shadow of her former self.
    Sandra 🐝 Smith
    07/03/2017 #71 Sandra 🐝 Smith
    #68 Front National is in France (headed by Marie le Pen) not UK..although there are a few ultra right wing organisations (Britain First) and very right wing (UKIP), but not gaining huge traction (but some which is worrying)
    Claire L Cardwell
    06/03/2017 #70 Claire L Cardwell
    #67 Helena - please do not apologise! It's fair enough, there has been far too much finger pointing by the English speaking whites at the Afrikaaners in the past. The fact is as you say the Apartheid regime was supported by the UK and the US, many companies evaded the sanctions and were not even fined or brought to task in any way what so ever. It was the English that invented the Concentration Camps and it was the English that started the Boer War.

    One thing I really admire about Afrikaans people is that they always make sure that the basics are there. If you need help, it's there - food, water, assistance with your car I could go on. Even if they don't particularly like you, they will still assist you. They were the ones who taught me to stop complaining and start strategising - 'to make a plan'.
    Helena Jansen van Vuuren
    06/03/2017 #69 Anonymous
    #68 Am with you.
    Claire L Cardwell
    06/03/2017 #68 Claire L Cardwell
    #65 Also Helena - I've been living in South Africa for nearly 20 years and it's taken me this long to write about my adopted Country.... Yes there are still many things that need to be fixed and the corruption is a problem. But as you say, racism exists in every country - The National Front is a terrible fascist organisation in the UK that seems to be gaining ground again.... Corruption is too. I used to work for the Financial Times and the stories I heard from my journalist colleagues made my head spin. Politicians in the UK were just better at hiding it than the ANC Government is over here....

    I am also proud of how far South Africa has come and the fact that the majority of the people are all working together to create a better future. The peaceful transition was also a blessing, and leaders such as Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu worked very hard to make sure that it would happen. We now need to remember their wisdom and legacies and build on them.
    Helena Jansen van Vuuren
    06/03/2017 #67 Anonymous
    #66 Apologies - my people are unfortunately a trigger for me and it is kind of you to respond in the manner you did.
    Claire L Cardwell
    06/03/2017 #66 Claire L Cardwell
    #58 Helena - thanks for your comments, please don't assume that I was only talking about Afrikaaners when I said that I had a problem with White people in general. In fact many of the most racist, passive aggressive people I met were actually English speaking whites. One of my Engineers - Callie Joubert is Afrikaans and was persecuted by the previous regime for a) working with the blacks in Soweto and b) paying his staff good and fair wages irrespective of their race. His children were not excluded, they were banned from Sunday School.....My good friends the Freeds (who are also Afrikaans) who own Plum Pudding and The View Hotels in Auckland Park also suffered under the Aparteid Government. The contribution of people like Beyers Naude and Braam Fischer to the struggle can also not go unnoticed.
    Helena Jansen van Vuuren
    06/03/2017 #65 Anonymous
    #61 Beautifully illustrated......I am not good at writing just get a bit of verbal diarrhea on occasion - my mum is 94 and lives in Cape Town - she will also enjoy reading your essay. My father was born in 1912 and if he was still alive he would be very proud of South Africa and what it has achieved to date.
    Ian Weinberg
    06/03/2017 #64 Ian Weinberg
    #60 Just read it again for the first time in 2 years - I think I'll upload it here on beBee @Gert Scholtz
    Gert Scholtz
    06/03/2017 #63 Gert Scholtz
    #62 @Ian Weinberg Many thanks for passing on Ian - an insightful article.
  21. Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza 🐝
    Flags 101 Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza 🐝
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    Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza 🐝
    08/03/2017 #1 Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza 🐝
    We have learned on the schools that "green" on the Brazilian flag represents the nature/trees (another fake news :) I think representing the color of the emperor is more accurate.
  22. ProducerPaul Walters

    Paul Walters

    06/03/2017
    North East India, The Land That Time Almost Forgot.
    North East India, The Land That Time Almost Forgot.I am standing on the main road that snakes its way, via a series of tight hairpin bends through the city of Kohima, capital of one seven ‘sister states’ of North East India, Nagaland. Situated as it is, amongst the deep valleys and...
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    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    07/03/2017 #29 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    In college, more recent than you would think, I did a research paper on this region, mainly the Himalayan state, on their farming and other business coops that allowed small villages to sell on the open market, that single road you mentioned was their only route to the outside world and has actually been impassable a few times. Fascinating as always Paul.
    Paul Walters
    07/03/2017 #28 Paul Walters
    #24 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher thanks as always
    Paul Walters
    07/03/2017 #27 Paul Walters
    #26 @aseh datta I always feel privileged when visiting India and so felt the same way when visiting the wonderful states of Nagaland and Assam
    Asesh Datta
    07/03/2017 #26 Asesh Datta
    @Paul Walters Nice travel story. People of North East must express their choices and ambition. Tourism is the only revenue. I am sure air, water, land, flora and fauna are all free from pollution and degradation. People of North East must be recognized as Indian and allowed to come along in the main stream. Thanks
    Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    07/03/2017 #25 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    #24 fyi, this is the state where i had dog puke :) although i had amazing food but this freaked me out and i remember
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    07/03/2017 #24 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    What an interesting trip I just took with you (virtually) @Paul Walters. The costumes, wow! Were those homes in the photo, so close together?! Uh, I'd rather have a nice lobster dinner with wine instead of a head lol. Glad that tradition is long gone! Enjoyed this as I do all your stories. Thanks for the tag!
    Paul Walters
    06/03/2017 #23 Paul Walters
    @Ian Weinberg Thanks Ian, much appreciated
    Paul Walters
    06/03/2017 #22 Paul Walters
    #21 @Anna Magnus Why thank you for your kind words Ill be in touch
    Anna Magnus
    06/03/2017 #21 Anna Magnus
    Thank you so much @paul.wAlters for taking this journey letting me tag along . Next time longer . Yes please
    Ian Weinberg
    06/03/2017 #20 Ian Weinberg
    Thanks @Paul Walters for an enlightening share
    Gert Scholtz
    06/03/2017 #19 Gert Scholtz
    @Paul Walters A first class journey to a part of the world I did not know of. Thanks Paul for another excellent peek into the far corners of countries.
    David B. Grinberg
    06/03/2017 #18 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for this interesting and educational read, Paul. It's always fascinating to learn about other countries and cultures to gain a deeper perspective about the human condition. It sounds like you had an incredible trip. Keep buzzing about your global journeys!
    Ken Boddie
    06/03/2017 #17 Ken Boddie
    #15 I've seen these birds myself, Paul, in Kalimantan, but I'm keen to know if you sighted old mate sticky beak in Nagaland and the significance of the Hornbill Festival.
    Paul Walters
    06/03/2017 #16 Paul Walters
    #13 @Netta Virtanen hello Queen Bee long time no hear...all good with you ?
    Paul Walters
    06/03/2017 #15 Paul Walters
    #14 @Ken Boddie Hi ho Ken . The Hornbill is very much around . Saw so many last year in Borneo . The Dyaks proudly wear their their feathers to their various ceremonies. heading to Raja Ampat next month seeking bird of paradise...wish me luck!
    Ken Boddie
    06/03/2017 #14 Ken Boddie
    Thanks, Paul, for sharing an enticing glimpse of part of the world which, I am embarrassed to admit, I didn't know existed. Interesting that head hunting was practised in many different countries across a wide range of locations.
    I am surprised that your visit to the "Hornbill Festival" didn't appear to result in any encounters with this beaky bird. Does the hornbill still exist in this part of the world or has it been hunted to extinction?
    Netta Virtanen
    06/03/2017 #13 Netta Virtanen
    What a lovely piece! Such lovely insight to the people, culture and your experiences. =) Nagaland sounds fascinating.
    Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    06/03/2017 #12 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    #10 just before th monsoon floods? The best time to see them all.
    Paul Walters
    06/03/2017 #11 Paul Walters
    #2 @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee Thank you Joyce , much appreciated
    Paul Walters
    06/03/2017 #10 Paul Walters
    #3 @Devesh 🐝 Bhatt Thank you . I shall indeed return especially to Assam as I want to visit the national park there and see the tigers!!!
  23. Jackie M.

    Jackie M.

    03/03/2017
    Doing my bit to expose a predator -
    Jackie M.
    Robb Demarest’s Filipino Maid In Her Own Words
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  24. Jackie M.

    Jackie M.

    01/03/2017
    In what is a world first (I bet), I'll be making Nasi Lemak on Twitch tonight - BUT in silent movie mode because I've lost my voice. Follow me at www.JackieM.Live and tune in at 5.30pm Aust EST | 1.30am USA EST :)
    #jackiemlive #twitch #nasilemak #asianfood #malaysianfood
    Jackie M.
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    Dean Owen
    01/03/2017 #1 Dean Owen
    Not to be missed! Just checked out your satay video. Had no idea Aussies called them sticks and the sauce, satay! :)
  25. ProducerStephanie Brookes
    DIVORCE IN BALI - The Inconvenient Truth
    DIVORCE IN BALI - The Inconvenient Truth Divorce in Bali – The Inconvenient Truth Ibu Sari is the founder of the PKP Women’s Centre (Pusat Kegiatan Perempuan) located just outside Ubud, Bali. PKP is a community centre for Balinese women to go for support if they have left a marriage....
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    Dean Owen
    28/02/2017 #1 Dean Owen
    You should mount a campaign to nominate Ibu Sari for CNN Heroes.
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