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  1. ProducerPaul Walters

    Paul Walters

    The Plight Of The Humble Coastal Tree That Could Save Us All.
    The 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...


    Randall Burns
    22/04/2017 #28 Randall Burns
    Great article @Paul Walters, Mangroves are prevalent throughout the Caribbean, are a cornerstone in the ecosystem and are fairly well protected. Many marine species, (literally thousands), begin their lives in the mangroves and would not survive without the them.
    They are also one of the best "hurricane holes" to stash your boat in for protection during severe storms and full blown hurricanes, (Our 32' sloop survived many storms and several majors in our mangrove hurricane hole), very strong, hardy, resilient, but also flexible.
    Jerry Fletcher
    22/04/2017 #27 Jerry Fletcher
    Thank you Paul. I've never been around a mangrove long enough to form an opinion about them. Now, I want to go hug one. I, personally. would like to visit a Bali that has not been "reclaimed." Thank you for opening my eyes.
    Lada 🏑 Prkic
    22/04/2017 #26 Lada 🏑 Prkic
    Paul, this post is such an interesting read. It's one of the topics that makes us think about the world we live in.
    It reminds me on the Amazon deforestation. Rain forests are being cut mainly for cattle pasture and for the cultivation of soybeans for feeding cows, turning the forests into the beef factories.
    Something similar happens with mangrove forests. Despite their benefits, the forests have experienced extensive deforestation. As you pointed, loss of mangrove trees also causes soil erosion and multiplies the risk of tidal waves and floods.
    I only hope that corporations' and politicians' interests will not cause our collective end, as Ian β€˜predicted’in his comment.
    Gert Scholtz
    22/04/2017 #25 Gert Scholtz
    @Paul Walters At least no trees were used in "putting this to paper" :) I hope the article goes out wider to increase awareness of these destructive developments. Very good read Paul - thank you.
    Ian Weinberg
    22/04/2017 #24 Ian Weinberg
    Thanks for the tag @Paul Walters Sadly the scourge of Mankind carries on. Like a Shakespearean Tragedy in slo-mo, we're witnessing the relentless destruction of our 'aqua-lung', our Gaia. The evils of self-interest driven behavior will surely be our collective end. Even a parasite spares the life of the host. The current self-interest behavior of Mankind is more akin to a spreading malignant tumor which invariably destroys its host. Wow you really got me going here. And its still a bit too early for a single malt ...
    Pascal Derrien
    22/04/2017 #23 Pascal Derrien
    Now that's a tree and a half and I keep learning stuff with your articles :-)
    debasish majumder
    22/04/2017 #22 debasish majumder
    absolutely phenomenal and enriching post @Paul Walters! enjoyed read and share. thank you very much for such extremely relevant post.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    22/04/2017 #20 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #11 @Gerald Hecht Loyola has released the "Finding Common Ground" video on YouTube

    That is a 87 minute video in a 8 Second world. The video shows plenty of intelligent folk in Louisana and what I take from it is that restoration is more akin to the Louisana dredges used by folk in Dubai to build land that Dubai use to create maps of the world https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCDYYjBiywg Apparently those folk in Dubai have lots of cash from this thing called oil. Louisana oil companies, but I also see in the video that dredging is a quick fix and not a holistic solution.

    Moreover I don't understand the logic of freshwater diversion that kills salt water marshes, and salt water later kills vegetation - so here I can see salt water marshes act in a similiar way to Bali's Mangroves - but Louisiana has constituencies Bali does not have like farmer and fisherman interests a.k.a. short-terms wins vs long-term value. I also took a look at Mangroves in Louisana featured in the PDF below - the more I look, the more questions I find and the greater the conflicts in any solution.


    I could only watch half of the video because my local time is getting closer to 3am. It is a very informative video and I agree with the woman who called Louisana a "holistic puzzle". This video articulates that puzzle but it needs more than 8 seconds.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    22/04/2017 #19 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #5 Thanks for tagging me and posting this vital buzz @Paul Walters. I'm not very familiar with Mangroves so I appreciated reading about the consequences if they keep ridding areas of the Mangroves. Dean, don't you feel that money always wins? It's sad that the people/Corporations that can afford to build seem to have little to no concern for our environment either short term or long term. It's so defeating that people at large can protest, sign petitions etc... to try and stop big money from destroying our planet and in the end it seems they always win. Look at the Dakota pipeline, another example of big money/OIL Moguls winning out without giving two craps if they contaminate the water and soil of so many Indians (and others) who live off of the land. Hey even birds depend on mosquitos for their feeding.
    Donna Wood
    22/04/2017 #18 Donna Wood
    #17 Away with you, sir! The hour has grown late and the rays dim. Time to lift a pint and toast good cheer to the friends and foe we hold dear!
    Paul Walters
    22/04/2017 #17 Paul Walters
    #16 @Gerald Hecht every little bit counts...now away to finish that single malt and 'then to sleep and per chance to dream"
    Gerald Hecht
    22/04/2017 #16 Gerald Hecht
    #13 @Paul Walters it hasn't even been a year since I described the events unfolding https://www.bebee.com/producer/@gerald-hecht/september-9-2016-postscript-on-swimming-in-poison-with-horses
    Its ...getting worse and people are talking about (I'm as guilty as any --trying to distract myself --pretend I'm somewhere else...with mahogany furniture...smoking a pipe)...its getting too late for those flights of fancy...maybe I can't make a difference at this point...what's that old saying. --"if you start thinking you're too small to make a difference...remember what it feels like to sleep in a tent with a Mosquito."
    I gotta stop escaping to SM...I can feel it all going; I bet many of us can and do...the hour is really getting late http://calendar.loyno.edu/dept/centers/2017-04-21
    Gerald Hecht
    22/04/2017 #15 Gerald Hecht
    Louisiana is but a canary in a coal mine...so is this; I can't do the "marketing thingie...lately everything on SM really makes me feel like SM (as in Sodom and Gomorrah...swirling some expensive single malt and acting like this all is a virtual royal salon...it's all dying
    Paul Walters
    22/04/2017 #14 Paul Walters
    #6 @Tani Paxton And to you . I would hang around a bit and chat but given the significance of today I must away and hug a mangrove
    Paul Walters
    22/04/2017 #13 Paul Walters
    #10 @Gerald Hecht Thanks I knew I could rely on you !!
    Paul Walters
    22/04/2017 #12 Paul Walters
    #9 @CityVP 🐝 Manjit Thank you for your extremely enlightened response ( I did say I was on Thin ice !!) However next time you do happen to breeze through Bali, please get in touch I would be delighted to meet you !
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    22/04/2017 #9 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    What I have read of this is perplexing. When Bali hosted the climate change conference back in 2007 I find this PDF talking about planting of mangroves to stop coastal erosion http://www.climatecentre.org/downloads/files/asia_and_pacific/Bali%20mangroves.pdf View more
    What I have read of this is perplexing. When Bali hosted the climate change conference back in 2007 I find this PDF talking about planting of mangroves to stop coastal erosion http://www.climatecentre.org/downloads/files/asia_and_pacific/Bali%20mangroves.pdf so as I see it, the logic dictates that planting mangroves stops coastal erosion, but removing mangroves is reclamation. I am sure the Donald Trump Business School must have recently opened up in Bali but the reality is that if the United States is considering climate change and other long-term value initiatives unnecessary, this is a dark time indeed. When the association between climate change and catastrophic consequences is finally addressed, the problem is that the actors who let that catastrophe happen will be long gone and not accountable to the decisions they took.

    Further research took me to the World Ocean Summit in Bali this February in 2017 and this is a story about restoration - to restore 20% of Bali's Mangroves by 2030. https://www.nature.org/newsfeatures/pressreleases/global-mangrove-alliance-rallies-the-world-to-reverse-loss-of-worlds-most-va.xml

    On the one hand I am reading that reclamation will remove Mangroves that will lead to coastal erosion and on the other hand there are groups in Bali announcing restoration. Seems like what one hand is giving, the other is taking. Back in England we called it - "the left hand not knowing what the right hand is doing". I can see the sense in restoration and absurdity of reclamation. Next four years the world is steadily being led by corporations and remarkably working class people have given the keys to the kingdom by voting in a man who is the picture postcard of corporate interest. It is a tough time arguing for climate change when the leaders of the Free World are interested in deregulation and profits. The short-term is not good at all. Close
  2. ProducerbeBee in English
    These are the essential apps for when you go on vacation ✈️
    These are the essential apps for when you go on vacation ✈️The summer is approaching and as we start to think about going on vacations to new tourist destinations and unknown cities… we find ourselves asking the same questions: 'What restaurant are we going to eat at? When are the cheapest flights? Where...
  3. ProducerDean Owen

    Dean Owen

    Midnight in Macau
    Midnight 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...


    Dean Owen
    21/04/2017 #25 Dean Owen
    #22 #23 We can always eat toasted or fried bugs on the streets of Bangkok! Wallets and body fully nourished!
    Dean Owen
    21/04/2017 #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


    Ian Weinberg
    21/04/2017 #23 Ian Weinberg
    #22 The way the Rand is going I may not get much further than polishing shoes at the airports!
    Paul Walters
    21/04/2017 #22 Paul Walters
    #21 @Ian Weinberg Thanks for that . Now when you do eventually hook up with @Dean Owen beware of the dens of iniquity that he might want to drag you to. Your wallet might then become a tad malnourished !!
    Ian Weinberg
    21/04/2017 #21 Ian Weinberg
    Indeed, an enlightening read @Dean Owen With your and @Paul Walters contributions, I'm traveling the world quite cheaply and without jet-lag!
    Paul Walters
    21/04/2017 #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 !!
    Bonnie Au
    21/04/2017 #19 Anonymous
    #16 Also The Peninsula Hotel in HK!
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    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.
    Dean Owen
    20/04/2017 #17 Dean Owen
    #14 Yep, just a short hop from HK on the ferry. Macau very much had a monopoly on gambling in Asia, but now with gambling legal in Singapore, Malaysia, and perhaps Japan in the near future we are almost spoilt for choice on venues to throw away our hard earned cash.
    Dean Owen
    20/04/2017 #16 Dean Owen
    #13 Not to forget Khao Phing Kan, aka James Bond Island in Thailand!
    Randall Burns
    20/04/2017 #15 Randall Burns
    Great story @Dean Owen, always good to walk out of the casino ahead of when you went in! :-)
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    20/04/2017 #14 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Great 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.
    Wayne Yoshida
    20/04/2017 #13 Wayne Yoshida
    Very 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
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    20/04/2017 #12 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    very pleasurable read.
    Jerry Fletcher
    19/04/2017 #11 Jerry Fletcher
    Thanks Dean. Interesting and informative as usual.
    debasish majumder
    19/04/2017 #10 debasish majumder
    lovely share @Dean Owen! enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
    Dean Owen
    19/04/2017 #9 Dean Owen
    #5 Indeed! In actual fact my father raced the 1962 Macau Grand Prix in a Cooper a couple of years before I appeared...
    Dean Owen
    19/04/2017 #8 Dean Owen
    #4 Yep, the Pataca is pegged to the Hong Kong Dollar 1.03/1.00, but for the most part, you can use HKD and RMB there too....
    Dean Owen
    19/04/2017 #7 Dean Owen
    #2 Yep, only good for a two day visit. Not much to see or do unless you delight in hedonistic pleasures!
    Dean Owen
    19/04/2017 #6 Dean Owen
    #1 Not hugely interesting, but a great weekend getaway. Just make sure you don't stay at The Venetian where after you check in they give you a map to find your room by yourself! (Banyan Tree recommended)
  4. 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    Job Update:-

    My client seeks to hire an experienced Estate Manager to be based in the UAE, someone who has handled large Private Households in Europe, United States, South Africa ,Canada, Australia or New Zealand etc

    The responsibilities would be to handle staff working on the entire Estate (Multiple Properties) Housekeepers, Chefs, Gardeners and other support staff. Experience and Credentials will be checked.
    The selected candidate would have to overlook the Portfolio of Estates, Properties, Luxury Vehicles, Artifacts, Paintings and Antiques.
    A travel based role with oversight duties at other family properties

    Candidates applying for the role will have to stay within the Property.
    Responsible for hiring, training and ongoing management of the HOD’s for each discipline.

    Contact me for more details.
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams - beBee
    www.bebee.com Public profile of 🐝 Fatima G. Williams on beBee. beBee is the only social affinity network specialized by sector. Join and get...
  5. 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    Dear All,

    I am looking out for a Food & Beverage Director, preferably Female from any location willing to relocate to the UAE.

    Also looking for Estate Managers and Executive housekeepers who have worked with UHNWI.( Ultra High Net Worth Individuals)

    Position Title – Food & Beverage Director (Manage the F&B division for a range of private Villas in Dubai for a UHNWI )
    Salary – As per experience better than industry standards.
    Experience – 5 star hotel experience or experience in managing the F&B of a chain of hotels.
    Benefits – Visa, Medical, Accommodation plus Annual Tickets home.
    Language – Arabic/French and English. Arabic/Bahasa/Hindi and English.

    One of the following is an absolute necessity: Conversational French or conversational Arabic and fluent English.

    Looking for any good references. Contact me for more details.
    Thank you

    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    www.bebee.com My Passion is to transform the way companies interact with customers & help businesses grow; to transform the way employer's interact...
  6. ProducerGert Scholtz

    Gert Scholtz

    Panorama of South Africa
    Panorama 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.Β South Africa's landscapes are made...


    Don 🐝 Kerr
    19/04/2017 #46 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #43 @Gert Scholtz I am submitting a proposal tomorrow to an NGO/Charity that does a lot of work in Africa. If I win it my hope is that eventually they'll figure they have to get me over there to really do the job right. I'll warn you if that happens!
    Juan Imaz
    19/04/2017 #45 Juan Imaz
    #44 why not? I would love to know such a beautiful place!
    Gert Scholtz
    19/04/2017 #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!
    Gert Scholtz
    18/04/2017 #43 Gert Scholtz
    @Vincent Andrew @Don 🐝 Kerr @Jerry Fletcher Thank you for joining the virtual tour of South Africa. I appreciate your comments and hope that someday I can meet you on these shores.
    Lada 🏑 Prkic
    18/04/2017 #41 Lada 🏑 Prkic
    #35 Never say never! One day maybe I will, Gert. I also invite you to visit Croatia, a country with more than 1.200 islands. :-)
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    18/04/2017 #40 Don 🐝 Kerr
    Spectacular. Must get there someday somehow!
    Jerry Fletcher
    18/04/2017 #39 Jerry Fletcher
    Magnificent! Thank you Gert.
    Marisa Fonseca Diniz
    18/04/2017 #38 Marisa Fonseca Diniz
    #33 I'll love one day being able to get to know South Africa for sure!
    Netta Virtanen
    18/04/2017 #37 Netta Virtanen
    #36 I would love to as It looks absolutely breathtaking! I will definately have to get in touch when I do finally make my way down south to come visit. =)
    Gert Scholtz
    18/04/2017 #36 Gert Scholtz
    #20 @Netta Virtanen Thank you for sharing and commenting Netta. How about your next overseas trip you come way down south and enjoy the scenery here?
    Gert Scholtz
    18/04/2017 #35 Gert Scholtz
    #34 @Lada 🏑 Prkic Thank you Lada. South Africa has 2000 kilometers of coastline - nearly the full stretch is sandy beaches. One day you must come for a hike along the coast or for a swim at one of the many beaches!
    Lada 🏑 Prkic
    18/04/2017 #34 Lada 🏑 Prkic
    Gert, what a lovely post about your beautiful country! I'm particularly amazed by the photos of lush coral reefs, and bays and beaches of the Wild Coast.
    cc: @Claire L Cardwell
    Gert Scholtz
    18/04/2017 #33 Gert Scholtz
    #27 @Marisa Fonseca Diniz I have been to Brazil many times and it is very much like South Africa. Yes, there also is poverty and strife, but the same as SA your country Brazil has amazing natural beauty. Thank you for your comments - I am glad you liked it.
    Gert Scholtz
    18/04/2017 #32 Gert Scholtz
    #26 @Savvy Raj @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher Many thanks for reading and viewing parts of SA with me. Thanks too for sharing the post - most appreciated.
    Gert Scholtz
    18/04/2017 #31 Gert Scholtz
    #22 @Chris 🐝 Guest Certified Prof.Accountant (SA) We lived in the UK for five years my did I miss the sunshine and wide open spaces of SA. Hope to see you on these shores again someday.
    Gert Scholtz
    18/04/2017 #30 Gert Scholtz
    #19 @Pascal Derrien Well, if they do hire me I will make sure Irish tourists get special deals when visiting SA. Thanks for dropping in Pascal.
    Paz🐝 Hueso Luque
    18/04/2017 #29 Paz🐝 Hueso Luque
    Amazing!!!. Fantastic buzz, @Gert Scholtz!!!
    Vincent Andrew
    18/04/2017 #28 Vincent Andrew
    Reading your buzz gives me the impression of your impressive knowledge and appreciation of your country @Gert Scholtz. A pleasure to read!
    Marisa Fonseca Diniz
    18/04/2017 #27 Marisa Fonseca Diniz
    Reading 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!
    Savvy Raj
    18/04/2017 #26 Savvy Raj
    Brilliant buzz by @Gert Scholtz on South Africa .Sharing right away on Life and Living hive. Must see places on my list for sure!
  7. Adrian Segar

    Adrian Segar

    The why and how of incorporating white space into your events.
    Adrian Segar
    The science of white space at events
    www.conferencesthatwork.com Conference organizers have an unfortunate tendency to stuff their programs full of sessions. It's an understandable choice; if participants have committed all this time and money to be present, shouldn't we minimize white space and give them as many...


    Anne Thornley-Brown, MBA  🐝
    17/04/2017 #1 Anne Thornley-Brown, MBA 🐝
    White space is SO important so that participants can pause and reflect but I find companies and conference organizers want to pack as much content into as little time as possible and this makes it a challenge.
  8. 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 –...


    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
    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.
  9. ProducerJosé Ramón 🐝 López
    Horta's Labyrinth Park (Barcelona, Spain)
    Horta's Labyrinth Park (Barcelona, Spain)I am pleased to introduce you to a small and delightful corner of Barcelona: Horta's Labyrinth Park.Today we were able to visit him in family, enjoying a wonderful spring day, and I invite you to visit him (as do thousands of tourists every...


    Gulcin Newby Kennett
    15/04/2017 #4 Gulcin Newby Kennett
    Natural beauty at it's best, The labyrinth itself is, exciting and fun. But the whole rest of the park is absolutely gorgeous! (visited last summer) Thanks for sharing @José Ramón 🐝 López
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    14/04/2017 #2 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Thanks for sharing your day in this great park, @José Ramón 🐝 López. I am so fond of strolling within a labyrinth - what a rejuvenating spring activity!
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    14/04/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    It is amazing what can be crafted when art and nature combine. It reminds me of our trip to Windsor where it is the only place I have visited with a green maze crafted from hedges. This park is stunning. I had to decide whether this was green learning - a place where family an come, or yellow learning - a place of art and history and in the end that is why I placed this in my yellow learning hive.
  10. Kevin Douglas Berg
    Kevin Douglas Berg
    Chinese Pilots Receive Shock Orders... Kim Jong Un up Against a Wall
    conservativetribune.com Things are looking worse and worse for Lil'...
  11. ProducerDavid Navarro LΓ³pez
    New Hive: Toxicity at work
    New Hive: Toxicity at workToxicity at work: Nobody can say didn’t see it or suffer it in any way. It seems that toxic people create toxic environments and vice-versa. A lot has been written about the issue, but still is present in our day-to-day lives. Together with Ali...


    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    15/04/2017 #26 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #25 I am very impressed, @Randall Burns. This is must read. I will share from your post.
    Randall Burns
    15/04/2017 #25 Randall Burns
    @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman @David Navarro López @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, @David B. Grinberg @Anne Thornley-Brown , Well I started writing a comment yesterday and it just got out of control, life of it's own; ended up as it's own buzz which I've posted on the new hive, looking forward to feedback

    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    15/04/2017 #24 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #23 Thanks @David Navarro LΓ³pez, very kind of you to say.
    David Navarro LΓ³pez
    15/04/2017 #23 Anonymous
    #22 We look forward to seeing your thoughts about with great anticipation. You always write very nicely and deeply.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    15/04/2017 #22 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Great idea. I once wrote a buzz or two about a toxic boss. I will have to see if I can find it and post it to this hive @David Navarro LΓ³pez
    Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    15/04/2017 #21 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #20 Surely will do nmy friend
    David Navarro LΓ³pez
    15/04/2017 #20 Anonymous
    #19 Will include them, no doubt, thank you. Maybe you could include some thoghts of your slideshares
    https://www.slideshare.net/hudali15/marketing-and-performance-multiplier-force View more
    #19 Will include them, no doubt, thank you. Maybe you could include some thoghts of your slideshares
    https://www.slideshare.net/hudali15/phenomena-race-strategy-model Close
    Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    15/04/2017 #19 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Just to document my other publications on toxicity here is a handful of them:
    new-profiling-approach-for-employees by Ali Anani via Slideshare ...
    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/48554502206055965/ View more
    Just to document my other publications on toxicity here is a handful of them:
    new-profiling-approach-for-employees by Ali Anani via Slideshare ...
    The poorest level determines the overall performance Ali Anani, PhD
    www.slideshare.net/hudali15/the-poorest-level-determines-the-overall-performance Close
    Sasa Radovic
    14/04/2017 #18 Sasa Radovic
    Great idea @David Navarro LΓ³pez, i believe this topic is one of evergreens
    Steve Brady
    14/04/2017 #17 Steve Brady
    #14 @Deb 🐝 Helfrich, thank you for tagging/mentioning me in comment you made relating to this buzz regarding "Toxicity at Work" I appreciate your support for my fledgeling forays into writing about Restorative Justice. This paradigm of justice is not just a Restorative alternative to conventional Justice which is largely retributive, but it is also very adaptable to work cultures. Toxicity and pervasive conflict can creep into any workplace. It is soul-destroying to experience this, and for the affected organisation it opens the doors to decreased staff performance, loss of skilled employees and managers who are repeatedly having to "put out fires". A Restorative approach intentionally builds culture - it collectively reflects an ethos that says "this is the way we do things here": professional relatioships matter, we treat colleagues with respect, and in the inevitable "fires" that ignite, there are processes to deal with them that are respectful and accountable. I sincerely believe it's the way to go for any organisation.
    David Navarro LΓ³pez
    14/04/2017 #16 Anonymous
    #14 That's another very interesting point....If you are a manager and want to avoid toxicity, depending how you do it you can create more toxicity...mmmmm
    A lot to think about
    David Navarro LΓ³pez
    14/04/2017 #15 Anonymous
    #11 To your words "That's very bad, but how to handle it? Most of the time I try to ignore this person, thinking "Poor fellow", but sometimes I can't..."
    I can answer by now...this is why we created this hive, for everyone to share their knowledge/experiences....I am sure with all the "material" we have already, and the more to come, we will be able to get ready a "set of tools" to handle it
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    14/04/2017 #14 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #10 You understood the point I wanted to make, @David Navarro LΓ³pez. Acts of toxicity tend to poison an entire micro-climate. I say this quite a lot in regards to some of the shenanigans we witness as a community. An act of aggression against one person, almost never hurts just that one directly targeted person.

    In fact, when we look at ourselves as mammals, it is easier for our nervous system to literally shake off a direct attack, but bystanders who aren't physically harmed but who mentally replay what they witnessed or emotionally feel as though they should have acted differently will suffer long term consequences.

    I feel one of the cornerstones of how to ultimately quell toxicity in groups of people is to constantly reinforce that just a tiny dose affects all the team members and that everyone has a different nervous system and will respond to threats, even those vaguely understood, with some form of shut-down.

    An optimally producing team is one full of open communication, where nobody has to waste time wondering how to avoid someone else's buttons. And where if someone inadvertently crosses a line, the group discusses it via the framework of restorative justice that our colleague @Steve Brady is currently writing a lot about.

    Too much punishment for minor infractions because a leader wants to avoid difficult conversations or attempt to prevent people from having any freedom will also create toxicity - of a stale, stagnant, lifeless variety.
    debasish majumder
    14/04/2017 #13 debasish majumder
    lovely inspirational post @David Navarro LΓ³pez! enjoyed read as well shared. thank you for the post.
    Katja Bader
    14/04/2017 #12 Katja Bader
    This hive is a very good idea. We can change experiences and find solutions.
    Katja Bader
    14/04/2017 #11 Katja Bader
    Only one bad tempered person can rush down the motivation and good mood of many others. When you feel the negative position from the first step you do in your office to the finishing time, your own positive ideas smashed down with doubts and imprudent criticism, after a time your motivation has gone and you're doing your work without pleasure. It maybe possible that you bring this bad mood at home.
    That's very bad, but how to handle it? Most of the time I try to ignore this person, thinking "Poor fellow", but sometimes I can't...
    David Navarro LΓ³pez
    14/04/2017 #10 Anonymous
    #9 Thank you very much to share this experience with us, dear Deb. The violence act you mentioned, if it had happened to me, I would not have resisted so long like you did. Your words "When small and early signs of bad behaviour aren't addressed, things can escalate to the point when attempted assault becomes nothing more than hushed whispers." are remarkable, and it deserves a whole chapter on the buzz we are about to write.
    Please keep on buzzing and sharing, so everyone will share other experiences for the good of all.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    14/04/2017 #9 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    There was one incident in my work history that stands out, with a level of toxicity I still don't comprehend. My 2nd job after college was in a large law firm in DC in a small HR dept of around 8. I was a fish out of water, in many respects, but we do have to have experiences where we learn that fact. Part of my job was assigning the floater legal secretaries in the morning, based on when the permanently assigned secretaries would call in sick. So I got to know them pretty well.

    One fateful day, one of the lawyers with a charging bull reputation, picked up one of those heavy, weighted tape dispensers and threw it to get her temp secretary's attention. 'The story' was that she just threw it at the paneled desk. But it flew over the 5 foot high desk, missed the secretary's (who was on a phone call with another attorney she worked with the previous day - who heard the bang) head by a couple inches and broke the wheel of the manual typewriter. Not a flimsy, plastic modern keyboard - it broke the metal flywheel of a typewriter. (Part of this lawyers bull-related persona was refusing to upgrade to word processors.)

    Administration did nothing. The head met with us in HR and said we were not to ever assign that secretary not only to that particular atty, but to any of the others in that section of the firm. The secretary was supposed to just forget it. She was so used to lawyer's aggressive ways, she did let the issue pass without much hoopla.

    Plausible deniability was the justification.

    I became so sick at work, I had to quit within a few months.

    When small and early signs of bad behavior aren't addressed, things can escalate to the point when attempted assault becomes nothing more than hushed whispers.
    David Navarro LΓ³pez
    13/04/2017 #8 Anonymous
    #7 You can choose to share your thoughts whether in a comment/sharing a link on a comment in this buzz, or sharing a post, yours or not, in the hive.
    The idea is to collect different points or view about "different kinds of toxicity, inception, prevention and healing."
    Within the boundaries of good taste, any issue can be discussed, as we all have learned here at Bebee, so, no worries.
    About this issue, @Javier 🐝 beBee shared a nice buzz maybe you missed https://www.bebee.com/producer/@javierbebee/differences-between-bees-and-wasps-diferencias-entre-abejas-y-avispas-en-es#c36
  12. ProducerRandall Burns

    Randall Burns

    The Paddle Incident
    The Paddle IncidentThere are a few β€œlife changing” episodes or incidents that we all experience, unfortunately rarely, throughout our lives; Incidents that cause us to grow, to change, to alter our perceptions, to switch our direction; they inspire us, motivate...


    Randall Burns
    15/04/2017 #13 Randall Burns
    #11 Thanks for your sentiments @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, I think the same, (with a smile on my face).
    Randall Burns
    15/04/2017 #12 Randall Burns
    #10 Thank You @Paul Walters, I appreciate your mention of Anthony Bourdain. Here is a very short post that illustrates my perception of him;

    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    15/04/2017 #11 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    @Randall Burns, I love your stories! So down to earth and relatable even though I'm not a chef. He sure did teach you a lesson the hard way but I'm glad you were able to look back and appreciate it. So sad that he died in a car accident with new things on the horizon (just hearing of the car accident made me feel sad). Be assured he's smiling down on you and poking others in a gentle manner with his paddle saying, 'Look, look... he's learned so much, I'm proud of him."
    Paul Walters
    15/04/2017 #10 Paul Walters
    @Randall Burns Ah Shades of the the early life of Anthony Bourdain as outlined in his excellent first novel, " Kitchen Confidential" great post and ....you left me devastated with the report of Tony's demise
    Randall Burns
    15/04/2017 #9 Randall Burns
    #8 Thank You @Michael O'Neil, that's a great song by Genesis, I used to have that record, LMAO!
    Michael O'Neil
    15/04/2017 #8 Anonymous
    @Randall Burns . This is a great post. The idea of how a person moves in the workplace resonates with me. I have seen it in a number of them. Movement in a cowshed a 5:00am. The line "Me, I'm just a lawnmower - you can tell me by the way I walk." from "I know what I like" by Genesis resonated with me for the same reason.
    Randall Burns
    14/04/2017 #7 Randall Burns
    #6 Thanks for your feedback @Don Philpott
    Don Philpott
    14/04/2017 #6 Don Philpott
    Nicely cooked and a bit meaty :)
    Randall Burns
    14/04/2017 #5 Randall Burns
    HaHa! that's a great sentiment and visual @Dean Owen, I bet he is too. Thanks for the feedback and the share, i appreciate it.
    Dean Owen
    14/04/2017 #4 Dean Owen
    Big Tony is now cooking his demi-glace sauce for the Gods above and enjoying every minute of it. Bet he has a big grin on his face as he reads this!
    Randall Burns
    14/04/2017 #3 Randall Burns
    #1 Thanks for the feedback @Don 🐝 Kerr, and I appreciate the share. Always great to hear from you
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    14/04/2017 #2 Don 🐝 Kerr
    Read this. Another engaging story from @Randall Burns
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    14/04/2017 #1 Don 🐝 Kerr
    @Randall Burns So grateful that my paddle incidents have been so much more pacific. Strikes me (no pun intended) that not even Gordon Ramsay could get away with that shit these days but the kitchen is a different place. I've always been a fan of Anthony Bourdain - well, his writing anyway - and in those brief moments of sobriety he too could be 'motivating' and 'mentoring'. Great story Randall. Thanks for tagging me specifically. When I operated my own dessert catering business in the early to mid '80s the only person around whom I could paddle was myself which mercifully didn't happen too often!
  13. ProducerDean Owen

    Dean Owen

    The Lamma Way of Life
    The 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...


    Randall Burns
    16/04/2017 #33 Randall Burns
    Great Buzz @Dean Owen ! looks like a place I would love to see. Roxy Music Avalon! I had that record! LMAO! Great album...Does it fit in your DVD player?
    Aleta Curry
    14/04/2017 #32 Aleta Curry
    #29 Yay! (You see Ken, Lisa gets it!)

    I think they'd be the best tour guides, too. Just as long as I can eat, eat, EAT!
    Aleta Curry
    14/04/2017 #31 Aleta Curry
    #28 You totally missed the boat, Ken. Men! Hopeless!
    Sara Jacobovici
    14/04/2017 #30 Sara Jacobovici
    Love the buzz and discussion @Dean Owen. Thanks for letting me have a peek of a corner of the world that I would not have had a chance on my own to see.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    14/04/2017 #29 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #27 We can meet up first... just need two more females and we will out number the boys @Aleta Curry ;-) I still vote for the boys for our tour guides... these men have all been places I can only dream of.
    Ken Boddie
    14/04/2017 #28 Ken Boddie
    #27 The Gender Neutral Mob from the Gap doesn't quite have the same ring, Aleta. But hey, if you wanna be one of the boys ..... πŸ˜‚
    Aleta Curry
    14/04/2017 #27 Aleta Curry
    #17 #19 #26 - Hey, wait a minute, how come I get left outta this? What am I, chopped liver?! [Smile turns to pout in under five seconds.]
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    14/04/2017 #26 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #19 #17 #20 Well boys, I feel honored. I sure would have the bests travels hosts a gal could ask for! Ok, I need a gofundme page so I can begin my journey LOL!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    13/04/2017 #25 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #17 #19 #20 Galactic Airways direct from Pa... who can say no to this? ;-). It seems I'll need Galactic's shuttle service too, lots of travel to get done LOL. Wow, I'm going to be busy and gone for some time it seems LOL. I need to win the lottery!!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    13/04/2017 #24 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #16 Holy wow! 17,000 Paul, I had no idea! Could spend your entire life Island hopping.
    Jerry Fletcher
    13/04/2017 #23 Jerry Fletcher
    Dean, Thank you. What I like about your posts is the fact that you understand the human need for calm even within the spectacle places. You make armchair travel worthwhile.
    Ken Boddie
    13/04/2017 #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. 🀣
    Dean Owen
    13/04/2017 #21 Dean Owen
    #18 When you mention the guy in the pink shirt, it would usually be me but not in this case. I think he paddled to the island as the only other option was to take a United flight.
    Dean Owen
    13/04/2017 #20 Dean Owen
    #15 #16 #19 then a temple tour of Asia, Borobudur, Angkor Wat, Kinkakuji, and Jokhang in Lhasa! Book your tickets Lisa, just make sure to avoid United!
    Gert Scholtz
    13/04/2017 #19 Gert Scholtz
    @Ken Boddie Aah, now that sounds good! But @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher will have to fly via South Africa where @Paul Walters and I will receive her and show her the Big Five (animals, not the Gap Boys) en-route to joining the @Dean Owen in the magical east.
    Ken Boddie
    13/04/2017 #18 Ken Boddie
    Hey, 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.
    Ken Boddie
    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 !
    Paul Walters
    13/04/2017 #16 Paul Walters
    #15 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher Just a stat. There are 17,000 islands in Indonesia alone !!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    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?
    Aaron Skogen
    13/04/2017 #14 Aaron Skogen
    Cool pics @Dean Owen. I've not been, yet would enjoy a visit. I'm not one for pretense, but as a launch point for several ferry trips to points unknown, HK sounds like a great place to start. . .
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    Joe Barber

    Dortmund vs Monaco: another failed attempt at causing chaos and disunity
    Dortmund vs Monaco: another failed attempt at causing chaos and disunityLast night, I was weighing up which Champions League game I was going to watch Juve-Barca or Dortmund-Monaco, when I got an alert on my phone telling me the Dortmund vs Monaco match was going to be delayed due to an explosion. As many of you...
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    Brook Massey

    Brook Massey
    Early Spring in Kentucky | Family Travel Escapades
    www.familytravelescapades.com Early Spring in Kentucky dazzles with colors bursting onto a green canvas. Enjoy our photos taken in mid March, then plan to see it for...
  16. ProducerPaul Walters

    Paul Walters

    Visiting Washington?  What A Capital Idea!
    Visiting Washington? What A Capital Idea! I love Washington; it’s a vibrant, elegant, and beguiling city that oozes charm, history, culture and sophistication and, if you let it, it will capture your heart the moment you arrive. Most visitors to the capital normally stay only...


    Paul Walters
    11/04/2017 #11 Paul Walters
    #10 @Ken Boddie Luv ya!!! such a charmer!
    Ken Boddie
    10/04/2017 #10 Ken Boddie
    #8 #9 but both you stalwarts, @Paul Walters and @Dean Owen teach many bees the joys of many magical distant and different lands! πŸ€—
    Paul Walters
    10/04/2017 #9 Paul Walters
    @Dean Owen ah doubt that and banking does pay a little more !
    Dean Owen
    10/04/2017 #8 Dean Owen
    #7 A most noble profession, but alas you need an intellect which I do not possess, which is why I went into banking instead!
    Paul Walters
    10/04/2017 #7 Paul Walters
    #6 @Dean Owen have you considered a career in teaching ?
    Dean Owen
    10/04/2017 #6 Dean Owen
    Those cherry blossoms are indeed splendid. A gift from the Japanese in both 1912 and 1965. The favour was returned when cuttings from these trees were taken to replace the cherry blossoms around the Imperial Palace that were destroyed due to flooding in 1981.
    debasish majumder
    09/04/2017 #5 debasish majumder
    lovely share @Paul Walters! by virtue of your eyes i am enjoying the global tour and i crave for this Odyssey may continue for an infinite time to garner so many information about the places which i never able to visit. but your lucid description enthralled me to the fullest. enjoyed throughly. thank you very much for such wonderful share.
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    09/04/2017 #4 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    #2 @Pascal Derrien Should we make a beBee team outing πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€— whose in ?

    Thanks @Paul WaltersPaul Do you need an assistant for your travels. I'm ready πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ€—πŸ€—
    Pascal Derrien
    09/04/2017 #2 Pascal Derrien
    I passed on the opporunity to go two years ago dman I should have not ..... :-)
    Ken Boddie
    09/04/2017 #1 Ken Boddie
    Ah, Washington, the seat of US politics. I Always thought that Abe Lincoln and George Washington had the concept of ethics tied up between them with:
    "I cannot tell a lie" and "No man has a good enough memory to be a good liar".
    Perhaps politicians the world over could take a leaf out of this old cherry tree?
  17. ProducerKen Boddie

    Ken Boddie

    The Mystic Magic of Central Java
    The 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...


    Ken Boddie
    09/04/2017 #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! πŸ‘ƒπŸ·
    Ken Boddie
    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. πŸ€—
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    09/04/2017 #29 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #23 Priceless Ken, please no fecal matter. I love a good, peppery red wine but please don't soak my grapes in fecal matter.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    09/04/2017 #28 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #22 Best served warm while seated on a stool @Dean Owen? Pun intended or no? Shit is warm and steamy and it's called stool LOL!! Do you really like it?
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    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.
    Ken Boddie
    08/04/2017 #26 Ken Boddie
    This initial 'bo peep', Paul, is but a jolly jaunt around Jogja; judged justifiably to be Java's most jalapic jackpot. The grand tour of Java Timur, Java Tenga and Java Barat await your further pleasure, Pakde.
    Paul Walters
    08/04/2017 #25 Paul Walters
    @Ken Boddie Thanks for this delightful 'jaunt around Java " . Ain't it grand !!!
    Dean Owen
    08/04/2017 #24 Dean Owen
    #23 Sounds like a challenge! Fried stinky tofu, Taiwan style!
    Ken Boddie
    08/04/2017 #23 Ken Boddie
    If it comes on a platter,
    With some tofu fried in batter,
    I will taste with some haste,
    But, please, no faecal matter!
    Dean Owen
    08/04/2017 #22 Dean Owen
    #17 #20 Oh yummy! Actually rather a pleasant tasting coffee if you have preference for less acidity. Best served warm while seated on a stool...
    Ken Boddie
    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.
    Ken Boddie
    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?
    Gert Scholtz
    08/04/2017 #19 Gert Scholtz
    @Ken Boddie Many thanks for the UNESCO video link. I would like someday to visit Prambanang - accompanied by you, Ken.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    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 :))
    Ken Boddie
    08/04/2017 #16 Ken Boddie
    #12 I'll accept your 'global citizen' title, Praveen, and raise you a "gentleman and a scholar' my friend. πŸ˜€
    Ken Boddie
    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. πŸ€”
    Ken Boddie
    08/04/2017 #14 Ken Boddie
    #10 So happy to please, @debasish majumder . Bearing in mind your country's ancient former colonisation of parts of Indonesia, I trust that you may have some affinity with some of its culture?
    Ken Boddie
    08/04/2017 #13 Ken Boddie
    #9 Bearing in mind your interest in things extraterrestrial, David, and my Scottish background, I'm sure we can work some transportation out between us. Why not start with a simple "Beam me up, Scotty"? πŸ˜‚
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    08/04/2017 #12 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Lovely walkthrough Ken! Can relate to such much of all the stuff you talk about. Even the ambience. Multicuktural immersion sure does make a global citizen, which you quintessentially are, by far!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    08/04/2017 #11 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    What 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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  19. Javier 🐝 beBee
    Top 10 most tourism-ready economies

    1. Spain
    2. France
    3. Germany
    4. USA
    5. UK
    6. Switzerland
    7. Australia
    8. Italy
    9. Japan
    10. Canada
    Javier 🐝 beBee


    Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    08/04/2017 #6 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    #5 i know. But their ratings were better then. Now a few things have become expensive, makes me think which countries have become cheaper for tourists?
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    08/04/2017 #5 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    #4 Report says 2015
    Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    08/04/2017 #4 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    I wonder how Bhutan missed out. Have to read this report now. Thanks.
    Michael O'Neil
    08/04/2017 #3 Anonymous
    I'm glad New Zealand is not on that list. Tourism contributes less than the average contribution to NZ's GDP per head. So to grow tourism means we become poorer on average.
    Milos Djukic
    07/04/2017 #2 Anonymous
    Spain ":)
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    07/04/2017 #1 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Spain & Tourism https://www.bebee.com/producer/@javierbebee/spain-tourism
  20. Brook Massey

    Brook Massey

    The Sherlock Holmes Pub at 10 Northumberland Street, London is located about a block off of the strand near Trafalgar Square and Charing Cross. Circa 1900, it was home of the Northumberland Arms Hotel, where Doyle had stayed and which he mentions in his Sherlock Holmes "The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor" and "The Hound of the Baskervilles." Inside is a copy of Holmes' sitting room. It is definitely worth a peak for any Sherlock Holmes fan Brook Massey
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    Brook Massey

    Destin, Florida, our favorite U.S. beach. It has the softest, white sand that I have found. Brook Massey


    Maria Oslara
    05/04/2017 #1 Maria Oslara
    I love it!
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    David B. Grinberg
    05/04/2017 #1 David B. Grinberg
    Stunning scenery, Anne!
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    Anne Thornley-Brown, MBA  🐝
    Virtual Reality: 7 Ways for Meeting Planners to Catch the Next Event Tech Wave - EventMobi
    www.eventmobi.com Ever since the holodeck hit Star Trek, people have dreamed of participating in fully immersive experiences. Virtual Reality (VR) is a wave of the future for event planning. Long anticipated, VR for groups is now just β€œon the horizon”. Here … Read...


    Anne Thornley-Brown, MBA  🐝
    12/04/2017 #2 Anne Thornley-Brown, MBA 🐝
    #1 @Lisa Jennings Yes there are some venues in Washington that are now doing this. I wrote about it here:

    Lisa Jennings
    07/04/2017 #1 Lisa Jennings
    Has anyone used a Virtual Reality experience to replace a site visit when a site visit just wasn't possible? We're starting to see some travel agencies utilize this technology as well. http://largaytravel.blogspot.com/ View more
    Has anyone used a Virtual Reality experience to replace a site visit when a site visit just wasn't possible? We're starting to see some travel agencies utilize this technology as well. http://largaytravel.blogspot.com/. It will certainly be interesting to see where this technology takes us as it becomes more available and easier to use. Close
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    Brook Massey

    The Arkansas River running through the Royal Gorge near Canon City in southern Colorado. http://www.familytravelescapades.com/day-trips-from-colorado-springs/ Brook Massey
  25. Anne Thornley-Brown, MBA  🐝
    Very Important: New Ownership for Event Planners Network Canada on LinkedIn http://bit.ly/eventscanaprileng Come pay us a visit. Anne Thornley-Brown, MBA  🐝


    Anne Thornley-Brown, MBA  🐝
    05/04/2017 #7 Anne Thornley-Brown, MBA 🐝
    I had placed it in 3 already but it looks like others have helped me out by sharing. Thank you.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    04/04/2017 #6 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Yes. 3 is enough to avoid spam. Many thanks.
    John White, MBA
    04/04/2017 #5 John White, MBA
    #4 we want the hives to contain relevant content. If we let people post to more than 3 it increases the liklihood of spam. @Javier 🐝 beBee, anything to add?
    stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    04/04/2017 #4 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    #3 Any specific reason why it is limited to 3.
    John White, MBA
    04/04/2017 #3 John White, MBA
    @Anne Thornley-Brown, MBA 🐝, keep in mind that you can place it in up to 3 hives yourself. It looks like it was only put in 1.
    Anne Thornley-Brown, MBA  🐝
    04/04/2017 #1 Anne Thornley-Brown, MBA 🐝
    Can someone please share this in the Hospitality and Tourism forum? Thank you.
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