- 25/06/2017The Cheapest Destinations (and months) for a Summer Trip to Europe 🗺️ 😃The Cheapest Destinations (and Months) for a Summer Trip to Europewww.travelandleisure.com Travel + Leisure helps you crack the code to an affordable summer trip to...
- Producer23/06/2017Coming Up For Air; Revisiting Cape Town, South Africa.Twenty odd long years between visits is, as George Orwell once said,is a little like 'coming up for air.' In a different time, when the world was younger than today, my parents brought me from England to this city that clings limpet- like to...
Comments24/06/2017 #25 Pamela 🐝 Williamsbeautiful post Paul. You know you take us all with you whereever you go! We await each recount with anticipation. For those who may never visit the world as you have/do, you bring the world to us.
Those 'may have been' moments are exactly why I have hesitated going back to my old stomping grounds in California. Even a few years absence (about 5) we returned and everything, everyone was unrecognizable. That's what happens when you live in an area that is iconic in it's time. California was mecca during the 60s, 70s.
I looked our home up online and the mere fact that the giant (well at least through a child's viewpoint) Weeping Willow in our yard, with branches that hid you from the outside word, had been removed and replaced by a vast concrete driveway...I actually heard myself say: "oh, they destroyed my fortress of solitude!".24/06/2017 #24 Lisa 🐝 GallagherI really enjoyed this read @Paul Walters. I had no idea you spent part of your years growing up in Cape Town! Maybe if time stood still we'd want for more... more of our past that we are supposed to move on from? I remember my first love and I did find him................. oh on FB that is LOL. I never sent a friends request and I must say, he aged well. I pictured him to be a bit frumpy, not sure why. He had a fairly good shorter afro growing for a white boy back in the day. The photos are beautiful, the story was serene. I'm going to have the song "Build me up Buttercup," replaying in my brain tonight now, great song- sound advice!24/06/2017 #23 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorHow lovely this is reflecting on the "what was" and the "what is". Memory lane is constantly in motion as we move through life. My hometown, Orlando, FL, has very little resemblance to what it was when I lived there. Even though most of my tangible memories have been altered, my intangible memories remain intact. Thank you for share, Paul.23/06/2017 #21 Jerry FletcherPaul, I don't know where the line comes from but your piece struck a chord in me and the words "you can't go home again." emerged from the mist. Each time I return to visit my growing up place in Ohio I struggle with the same kind of vanishments that you mention. It is at once disheartening and a justification for the mileage I've racked up elsewhere. Thank you for a glimpse into your view of a world city with both the eyes of a teenager and those of the man he came to be.23/06/2017 #20 Donna WoodAh, to be immersed in the ancient cries of home, only to find you are in the midst of being alone. Reminiscing in your mind the lands, the days and happy times. To be at the table where the bony fingers of Father Time grip tightly the cup that holds all that was and is to be. Mother Earth smiles as clinks her cup she and shifts that which was to that which is. And, Fate the Sisters Three, giggle and cackle in morbid glee, with scissors held so close to thee.23/06/2017 #18 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#15 I concur @Deb 🐝 Helfrich when travel is also our work then the mind opens up whole new vista's, when our passions are travel, whether they are combined with work or not, even more is revealed (and that is what I am now discovering from following both @Paul Walters and @Dean Owen and their experiences as globetrotters).
Yet when travel is simply a function of our work, it is the work we see. Now I can say that I took a work trip to Belgium, or a work trip to Brazil, or a work trip to South Africa, but that does not encompass experiences of what word "travel" can rise to as awareness, learning, appreciation and even (for sure) an international wisdom .
When it is work rather than travel, even the Queen has to sit and watch how the natives dance for her, yet the countries she visited would be kinder to just introduce her to Paul or Dean and see how they both have learned to see the world and then let her go where she please, and in that regard even the Queen loses something when duty came first, unless of course when she is free.23/06/2017 #15 Deb 🐝 HelfrichA philosophical vignette, @Paul Walters, that paints a fantastic portrait of the young you, and two stages of Cape Town.
Ah, those memories. I doubt if anyplace hasn't evolved past recognition in the last 20, most assuredly 30 years. And of course, all humans morph entirely in that span of time.
But then there is the absolutely true difference in perspective of being a visitor versus being a local. Having traveled & consulted in a fair amount of places, I think the division has less to do with amount of time spent and everything to do with whether you are someplace to carry out work. Exempting the lovely profession of writing, when my travel was all about business, the place was a barely noticeable backdrop to the grind of 8 hr days - well actually, as a traveling software consultant, they were more likely 12 hr work days.
Even with the odd weekend dedicated to pure tourism, the places I've worked were seen with an entirely different perceptual overlay than the places were my time was thoroughly my own to spend.
Which is to say, I have love affairs with the places I've merely visited and would re-engage the rendezvous without hesitation. But the places I've worked, have lost that allure, that marvelous sense of freedom and open possibility in each unfolding moment.23/06/2017 #13 CityVP 🐝 ManjitAs I read this travel buzzes I am increasingly convinced that the travelers brain is far different perspective holder than a residents brain. I used to make the distinction between traveler and tourist, but it is fairly mute because both still travel, but a resident can reside in one place and never travel.
Think Sara Palin the VP candidate in the Republican Primaries on the John McCain ticket, Palin it is said knew very little of the global world, remaining mostly if not all her life in the realm of the United States, and so the parody of SNL took hold where they project her saying "I can see Russia from my window" .
I did go to South Africa but solely as a part of the organization I was working with and not as a traveler, and in comparing notes in terms of "travel", there is no comparison to my experience and the experience articulated here, it is self-evident in this comparison that I do not possess a travelers brain. I would not see or think about place in the way it is graphically and intricately expressed - and so it is I have not (at least to date) learned to see the world this way.
In this buzz I can see how travel may enrich the soul and that I have the soul of a homeboy. It is never too late to cultivate or inculcate a new perspective, but sometimes we are simply who we are and so we can accept that as who we are, but a buzz like this is an appreciation of what is sensory to a traveler and in appreciating that, the genuine traveler provides an illuminating sight.23/06/2017 #11 Ken BoddieHow fondly we look back and reminisce,
At past 'what if's' cocooned in frozen bliss,
But, as life's journey moulds how we have changed,
Those we once knew are also rearranged,
And places where we played down memory lane,
Are oft transformed and seldom stay the same.
It's good when we can catch up,
Without attempts to match up.
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- Producer22/06/2017How to Travel on a Small BudgetPeople with wanderlust can’t help when the mood to wander strikes them, even if their wallet doesn’t know it’s time to travel. Perhaps, you count yourself among them. Fortunately, it’s entirely possible to see some fabulous places around the world...
Comments22/06/2017 #10 @Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez#9 Eso es polinizar @David 🐝 Martín Alonso cuando se den de alta nos los presentas y les daremos un buen empujón de ánimos.
En un producer sobre profesores puse un vídeo de como despedian a un profesor con una Jaka.
Te pongo el enlace https://www.bebee.com/producer/@julio-angel-lopez-lopez/esos-malditos-profesores22/06/2017 #9 David 🐝 Martín Alonso#4 Fíjate @@Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez, les hablé de beBee y no dudaron en participar del vídeo, cuando vuelvan a su tierra estos granjeros kiwis se darán de alta en beBee, les he animado para que lo hagan y cuenten sus andanzas con sus vacas en las antípodas.
- Producer21/06/2017So Much To Do, So Little Time. 48 Hours In Istanbul.I often receive some rather, " we need it now!" requests from magazines and this piece, written for the July edition of Turkish Airlines was one of those. Its primarily a, 'what to do' article but might be helpful for any bees buzzing through this...
Comments23/06/2017 #22 Ken BoddieThanks again for bringing back memories, Pak Paul, which at my age are vague indeed. I visited Istanbul too many years ago with a bunch of engineers newly graduated from Aberdeen Uni. Even back then there was a security scare which prevented us from visiting the Bosporus Bridge (first one) which was under construction. My memories of 'Turkish delight' were the 'entertainment' in an infamous nightclub from which we were ejected for ..... well that's a different story. I'm pretty sure we visited the iconic places you mention and which you have beautifully illustrated, but my recollection was distorted through beer goggles. Another prime example of life being wasted on the young. 😂21/06/2017 #9 Lisa 🐝 GallagherWonderful read @Paul Walters! Congrats on this piece being featured in the July Edition of Turkish Airlines!! Wow, the view from the roof top restaurant looks breathtaking. Spices... can you buy and fly with them? I'm just getting over the stomach flu and I must be feeling better because I became hungry while reading this. Stunning photos and history of Istanbul. My son visited Istanbul in 2005 with a group from RIT. He enjoyed his visit!21/06/2017 #6 CityVP 🐝 ManjitTurkey is a very interesting place if only because I have noted how young Turkish people have adapted to social networks and so I can only judge from my own biased perspective of very enlightening and pleasant encounters.
While the expression "Young Turks" is generally a positive, a growing expression is "Mechanical Turks" but this is not about Turkish people, it is about the research industry who use a form of cheap labour to conduct research.
Erdogan does not much help matters politically speaking but I must give credit to Turkish people who recognize the value within Turkey of a secular culture. When I combine that with the rich history and geographical beauty of Turkey as outlined in this buzz, no wonder @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee also speaks fondly and with respect for the place he has often visited in a business capacity.
One day I hope to visit Istanbul, hopefully not as a part of my aging farewell tour but while I am still relatively a "Young Turk" :-)21/06/2017 #5 Gerald Hecht@Paul Walters What an immature fool Ive been--it's time for me to " " " "man up" sir...why? I'll tell you why; nobody twisted my arm --allowing the architectural/cultural splendor of this storied bridge between Asia and Europe...the echoes of Byzantine whispers in the calls to prayer --all , all to pass me by while I foolishly misspent my youth laundering currency and smuggling freshly blackened Poppy Sap for a quick buck and a 24 hour coma in a nameless Opium Den; awakening to find my "vision of a hostess without equal --in both grace and beauty in fine silks" ...gone; along with my cufflinks and fine Corinthian Leather wallet from the peerless Ivanka Trump Line --the embodiment of my highest aspirations at the time...A philosophically empty obsession with "style" as an equal to Plato's Ideal, and Bagdahd's extension of Pythagoras..."Al-Jabbar"; Analytic Geometry; the key to the spheres...I am ashamed still; for I was a fool!
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- Producer12/06/2017The Sandakan-Ranau March: Lest we forgetIf there was one thing that I regretted about my most recent road trip, it was that I should have stayed longer in Kundasang. It was our pit stop on a 7-hour drive from Kota Kinabalu, the capital of Sabah, to Sandakan a city on the east coast of...
Comments16/06/2017 #17 Lada 🏡 PrkicVincent, it seems to me that beBee has got another great travel writer. :-) Your story is definitely one of these that should not be forgotten. I like your photos, especially those with the poppy flowers placed next to the names on the memorial stone. "Memory of them shall live for evermore."16/06/2017 #15 Lance 🐝 Scoular#9
Thanks Vincent for this important reminder.
I too, like @Ken Boddie
, have been very aware of the Death Marches from my youth (I am 68 now).
It is often refered to in the televised broacast of the ANZAC Day March in Sydney, Australia, on 25th April each year.
"Lest we forget"
😔13/06/2017 #9 Ken BoddieMust be a generation thing, Vincent, or perhaps a cultural one, but Sandakan and the Death Marches have retained a certain degree of infamy here in Oz. My own travels have taken me about 300km short of where these particular servicemen perished, to the northern tip of Kalimantan Timur, when, as a newly wed young engineer, I was tempted to take up an isolated position in Pulau Bunyu. Looking back, I must admit to not having spared any thought then for how close I was to such remnant horror, human depravity and "man's inhumanity to man".
"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them."
- Producer12/06/2017Beach Safety in HawaiiLike all travel destinations, practicing proper safety and maintaining your health when visiting another state or country is extremely important. In Hawaii, the same precautions should be followed. For those planning to visit the Aloha State in the...
Comments13/06/2017 #1 Chas ✌️ WyattWhile "Never turn your back on the ocean" may be sound advice, I know someone who was staring straight-up at a wave as it broke on him, pushing him into the sand. He was lucky; it just screwed up his shoulders. One should never drink from open streams while in Hawaii, either, as they are full of Giardia and cause Giardasis (affecting the intestines). Believe me, you don't want to go through this; it is very painful.
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- Producer09/06/2017Cambodia. A Country Battered, Bruised And Broken, Then Washed Clean With A Billion Tears.In hindsight, perhaps I should not have read, “ First They Killed My Father,” Loung Ung's harrowing and deeply disturbing autobiography of her time during Pol Pot’s misguided revolution (1975 – 1979) which condemned over two million of it’s own...
Comments12/06/2017 #39 Randall Burns@Paul Walters Thanks for the tag, great article, the ruins of Angkor Wat are on my bucket list, strange, mysterious and scary place to be sure. Visions from the movie "Apocalypse Now" came to mind as I was reading your descriptions.Take care of your leg, keep on travelling and writing...12/06/2017 #38 Lisa 🐝 GallagherHi @Paul Walters, as usual, very descriptive. I'm glad Dean was able to point you in the direction of The Elephant bar, sounds like it certainly didn't disappoint! You wrote: "The Chinese, Japanese and Koreans are pouring untold millions into the construction of scores of apartment and office complexes, though who will occupy them? The Chinese, Japanese and Koreans I guess." Those were my thoughts too as I read it before reading your reaction. Wow, I had no idea about the secret prison, Khmer Rouge, that's so sad... understatement.10/06/2017 #35 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador#20 And at some time,mthe buddah got up from contemplating the bowl on the river and chose the middle path, he started searching tools on google to infrastrcuture his nobel and some other to fabricate a digital edition, which when accomplished, he shared with all the bees in the world. ;)10/06/2017 #32 Ken BoddieG'day, Pak Paul. Now that you've visited the largest religious monument in the world, I trust you are suitably well versed in all things about Vishnu and Buddha? My jealousy knows no bounds but this place is way too large to fit in my list bucket. I need to look at your pics on my Mac later as one of the failings of beBee posts on the iPhone is you can't zoom in Where to next?10/06/2017 #30 Kim ZwalfFantastic read...I can visualise the scenes and emotions you so vividly describe. Although I agree that we owe it to those who deserve to be remembered, whether I have the courage to visit s21 remains to be seen. On behalf of all the wonderful Khmer people I know, thank you for sharing their story.10/06/2017 #26 Dean OwenA visit to the "Killing Fields" and the prison makes a trip to Cambodia a little hard to digest but it does not fade from importance and I agree, we must never forget... I find it particular fitting that they have chosen to keep the blood on the walls and the torture wire frame bed just as they were.
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- Producer08/06/2017China Experience...First some advice prior to departing your hometown; If you happen to be a social media addict like myself make sure and download a VPN so that while in China you can access your social media, also I would advise you look into downloading a...
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- Producer01/06/2017Questions You Must Ask Private Events Staff before Hiring ThemHiring staff for a private event isn’t the easiest things to do on this planet. If you hire the wrong people you are in for unpleasant surprises and lots of regret. Given that there are a few dozen companies that let you hire people for such events...
- 31/05/2017Dunnottar Castle on the Scottish coast. The inspiration for the castle in the Disney/Pixar movie "Brave."
- 27/05/2017Canada is celebrating its 150th birthday this year. Here are 30 facts about Canada. Did you know all of these? @Javier 🐝 beBee @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood @Juan Imaz30 Facts About CANADA Welcome to "30 Facts About CANADA"! Sit back, relax, and enjoy this cool video about Canada! Also, don't forget to subscribe for more awesome videos! Links:...
Comments29/05/2017 #7 Sara JacoboviciLove the video @Renée 🐝 Cormier. I'm sure many of these Canadian facts will come as a surprise to a lot of viewers, including Canadians, eh? 150, wow! How time flies. I was living in Montreal during the Centennial and spent everyday of my school summer vacation at Man and his World. Great memories. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uj4LZB5oarA
In addition, this might be of interest to @David B. Grinberg. Enjoy! http://www.macleans.ca/society/life/5-canadian-space-inventions-that-arent-the-canadarm/28/05/2017 #3 Louise SmithSince Expo 1988 in Brisbane Aus I can remember the melody of the Canadian National Anthem. I loved the Canadian pavilion and went there many times!
In 1989, I went to Canada and was not disappointed
- friendly people
- beautiful country
- a lake named after me
Happy Anniversary ! AND 150 more.