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  1. ProducerGert Scholtz

    Gert Scholtz

    17/04/2017
    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.ย South Africa's landscapes are made...
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    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    08/10/2017 #48 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    BEEautiful !
    Gert Scholtz
    08/10/2017 #47 Gert Scholtz
    Following @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee 's inviting post on travelling Spain, I thought to share this again on South Africa.
    Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    19/04/2017 #46 Don ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿก Prkic
    18/04/2017 #41 Lada ๐Ÿก 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 ๐Ÿ Kerr
    18/04/2017 #40 Don ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿก 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 ๐Ÿก Prkic
    18/04/2017 #34 Lada ๐Ÿก 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 ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.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.
    Paz๐Ÿ Hueso Luque
    18/04/2017 #29 Paz๐Ÿ 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!
  2. ProducerJavier ๐Ÿ beBee
    Visit and Enjoy Spain!
    Visit and Enjoy Spain!Spain is a country that fast becomes an addiction If youโ€™re visiting Spain for the first time, be warned: this is a country that fast becomes an addiction. You might intend to come just for a beach holiday, a walking tour or a city break, but...
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    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    07/10/2017 #46 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
    Ivรกn Cort,es de Lucas
    07/10/2017 #44 Ivรกn Cort,es de Lucas
    Beautiful article!
    Debasish Majumder
    07/10/2017 #43 Debasish Majumder
    wonderful buzz @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the lovely buzz.
    Aleta Curry
    07/10/2017 #42 Aleta Curry
    I may have to move a visit to Spain higher up on my 'To Do' list!
    Carolyn Leigh
    07/10/2017 #41 Anonymous
    I took a tour of Spain in May and it was amazing! I hope to visit again someday!
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    07/10/2017 #40 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #39 Great fun indeed
    Irene ๐Ÿ Rodriguez Escolar
    07/10/2017 #39 Irene ๐Ÿ Rodriguez Escolar
    #18 eternally honored. we will get to interpret, or we use the translator, write, translate and read what the other wrote, it will be fun. just give me time to catch up with your articles.
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    06/10/2017 #38 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    Love it @Rafael Garcรญa Romano @Juan Imaz @Roberto Ferri

    https://www.google.es/search?q=visit+and+enjoy+spain&oq=visit+and+enjoy+spain&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i60l3.3072j0j1&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
    Barry J Wilson
    06/10/2017 #37 Barry J Wilson
    I will visit, enjoy and meet my new friend @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee in person! ๐Ÿ™Œ
    Lyon Brave
    06/10/2017 #36 Lyon Brave
    i will visit
    Moi Kliniger
    06/10/2017 #35 Anonymous
    Seen your very beautiful Spain many times! It's exactly as you write in this post! Highly recommend everyone visit and experience the beauty for themselves as well as the very friendly Spaniards!
    Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    06/10/2017 #34 Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    I had a wonderful visit to Spain a few years ago - we walked the Camino trail and live bed meeting the people in the villages along the way. Stayed with a Spanish family in Corbada and left exhausted and happy from the never ending trail of parties, festivals and food we were invited to attend. In the small village when we went for a walk and returned home our hostess knew where we had been and what we were looking for - news travels fast in a small village. Loved Barcelona, Madrid and more - the art, architecture, food and friendly people was amazing.
    Laura ๐Ÿ Carvajal
    05/10/2017 #33 Laura ๐Ÿ Carvajal
    Yo quiero volverme a Espaรฑa, el paรญs mรกs hermoso en el que he vivido. Con toda su diversidad, con lo increรญble de su buena gente. Lo amo tanto que me hija lleva el nombre de la reina mรกs audaz, inteligente y astuta de todos los tiempos, Isabel de Castilla. De todos esos lugares me faltaron solo dos por visitar, Bilbao y Cรกceres. Gracias @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee por regalarnos esas imรกgenes e invitarnos a tu paรญs.
    Randall Burns
    05/10/2017 #32 Randall Burns
    That's beautiful! @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    05/10/2017 #31 Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    I have always wanted to go to Spain, @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee and with this buzz I am craving a holiday there, even more. The architecture of Spain is something that i.woukd like to see with my own two eyes, instead of pictures. Especially, Gaudรญ's Sagrada de la Familia has been one architectural marvel I have always wanted to see. And of course, the fiestas are something to look forward to, meet new people and talk in Spanish all I want. :-)
    Renรฉe  ๐Ÿ Cormier
    05/10/2017 #30 Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier
    I will see you there in 2018, my friend. I can hardly wait to see your beautiful country. I may need to spend more than just one week. :)
    Luana Diwie Thomaz
    05/10/2017 #29 Anonymous
    Too Beautiful!!!
    Ignacio Orna
    05/10/2017 #28 Ignacio Orna
    Cuiosidades de la infancia, el estanque del retiro, nos parecรญa el rรญo y el estanque de la Casa de Campo, nos parecรญa el mar.
    @Julio Angel ๐ŸLopez Lopez
    05/10/2017 #27 @Julio Angel ๐ŸLopez Lopez
    Migratory birds come from Europe to spend the winter in Africa, the Ebro Delta, Las Tablas de Daimiel, La Albufera and Doรฑana. They're your resting hotels.
    Que buen artรญculo.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    05/10/2017 #26 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Gorgeous @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee. I want to travel to Spain after I leave North Carolina LOL. I'm not ready to go home and wow... what a beauty of a vacation Spain would be.
  3. ProducerPulau Seribu

    Pulau Seribu

    12/09/2017
    Natural Splendor of Pelangi Island
    Natural Splendor of Pelangi IslandPelangi island is beutiful place better places for relaxing and enjoy the natural island. Pelangi island is located in the capital indonesia located in North DKI Jakarta, if you go there only 90 minutes by speed boat.ย ย Pelangi island have spot...
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  4. Fernando ๐Ÿ Santa Isabel Llanos
    Fernando ๐Ÿ Santa Isabel Llanos
    Technology: Disruptive Innovation in the Tourism Industry - Corporate Relations
    www.ie.edu By Rodrigo Martรญnez. Not all innovation is technological. Although digital transformation has reached the tourism...
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  5. Esther R. Nieva

    Esther R. Nieva

    25/06/2017
    The Cheapest Destinations (and months) for a Summer Trip to Europe ๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
    Esther R. Nieva
    The Cheapest Destinations (and Months) for a Summer Trip to Europe
    www.travelandleisure.com Travel + Leisure helps you crack the code to an affordable summer trip to...
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  6. ProducerPaul Walters

    Paul Walters

    21/06/2017
    So Much To Do, So Little Time. 48 Hours In Istanbul.
    So 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' ย article but might be helpful for any bees buzzing through this...
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    Paul Walters
    23/06/2017 #23 Paul Walters
    #22 @Ken Boddie Greetings from Johannesburg. Ah the joys of Turkish delight !!! Also some places are best seen through beer goggles !!
    Ken Boddie
    23/06/2017 #22 Ken Boddie
    Thanks 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. ๐Ÿ˜‚
    Savvy Raj
    23/06/2017 #21 Savvy Raj
    Awesome reading this @Paul Walters Istanbul through your writing presents a fascinating picture. I look forward to learning more about Namibia from your perspective.๐Ÿ˜Š
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    23/06/2017 #20 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #16 Look forward to it @Paul Walters, I read @Gert Scholtz's buzz about your meeting bee in S. Africa :))
    Paul Walters
    22/06/2017 #19 Paul Walters
    #5 Ah, I always love it when I have to work out the prose in your comments...makes for an interesting day
    Paul Walters
    22/06/2017 #18 Paul Walters
    #7 Thank you as always
    Paul Walters
    22/06/2017 #17 Paul Walters
    #8 @Randall Burns I suggest investing in a large steamer trunk for all the journeys you now have to do
    Paul Walters
    22/06/2017 #16 Paul Walters
    #9 @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher Thanks as always Lisa . off to namibia tomorrow , so more tales from the road less hobbled coming soon
    Paul Walters
    22/06/2017 #15 Paul Walters
    #10 Thanks Vincent
    Paul Walters
    22/06/2017 #14 Paul Walters
    #11 Thanks Dabasish
    Paul Walters
    22/06/2017 #13 Paul Walters
    #12 @Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee Thanks. The foot heals slowly but I wont let that 'niggle' stop me! Off to Namibia tomorrow !
    Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    22/06/2017 #12 Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    Now I've traveled with you to another world. It's as if I can step out of this cage of life and experience someplace else. Thank you for sharing Turkey. I find myself wondering not of your travels, but, "How's the foot?"
    Vincent Andrew
    22/06/2017 #10 Vincent Andrew
    If I show this article to my son, I am pretty sure he will plan a visit to beautiful Turkey. Thank you @Paul Walters for a great read!
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    21/06/2017 #9 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Wonderful 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!
    Randall Burns
    21/06/2017 #8 Randall Burns
    Great article @Paul Walters Alas! Yet another destination on my "Bucket List", sigh...
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    21/06/2017 #7 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #6 With such a joyful spirit you shall remain a "Young Turk" for long times my friend @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    21/06/2017 #6 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    Turkey 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 ๐Ÿ 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" :-)
    Gerald Hecht
    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!
    Paul Walters
    21/06/2017 #4 Paul Walters
    #3 @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee Indeed. Thank you for dropping by. Im actually reviewing it sitting a a house on Cape Point, Africa's most southern tip and interesting to write it after one has left
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    21/06/2017 #3 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Having just returned from a visit to Ankara and Istanbul I found this buzz very true and yes, to visit Istanbul is to visit a long history. It needs more than 48 hours for sure. WEll-written buzz @Paul Walters
  7. ProducerMichele Carbone

    Michele Carbone

    12/06/2017
    Beach Safety in Hawaii
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    Dean Owen
    13/06/2017 #2 Dean Owen
    Good advice! I would add one thing... Don't touch the marine life!
    Chas โœŒ๏ธ Wyatt
    13/06/2017 #1 Chas โœŒ๏ธ Wyatt
    While "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.
  8. ProducerKepulauan Seribu
    Royal Island Resort ( Pulau Kelapa ) | Tour & Travel Pulau Seribu Island
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    Nandita De
    26/07/2017 #1 Nandita De
    Sounds perfect. Would love to visit it.
  9. ProducerIvan Pisoni

    Ivan Pisoni

    09/05/2017
    Un weekend sul Lario tra i borghi di Menaggio, Bellagio e Varenna // A weekend on the Lake Como among the villages of Menaggio, Bellagio and Varenna
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  10. Franklin Coetzee
    Man Films Alligator Crossing Path. When He Reviews Footage At Home, He Realizes He Wasnโ€™t Alone
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    Man Films Alligator Crossing Path. When He Reviews Footage At Home, He Realizes He Wasnโ€™t Alone
    www.littlethings.com Put yourself in the following scenario for a moment. Imagine you are on a walk at a nature preserve, and you come across a massive alligator crossing your path. Everyone, including a wildlife photographer, pulls out their camera to document the...
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    Pulau Sepa Island Resort
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  13. Pedro ๐Ÿ Casanova
    If you are traveling on business or pleasure...At SDL we offer unique experiences that satisfy your desires.
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    SEVILLA DE LUJO
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    Pedro ๐Ÿ Casanova
    26/04/2017 #3 Pedro ๐Ÿ Casanova
    Ya huele a Feria...en Sevilla.
    La quieres disfrutar como los sevillanos...o como los turistas...
    Pedro ๐Ÿ Casanova
    02/04/2017 #1 Pedro ๐Ÿ Casanova
    Una Semana Santa en Sevilla...pero de LUJO
  14. ProducerLinda Adams

    Linda Adams

    27/03/2017
    How to promote tourism with digital signage software
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  15. Mansoureh Farahani
    When we were in Phuket, we had a disagreement with a taxi driver and left our camera in his car.
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  16. Franklin Coetzee
    Train in Knysna, South Africa Franklin Coetzee
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    Franklin Coetzee
    02/05/2017 #2 Franklin Coetzee
    #1 It is the only picture I have,sorry
    Dominique ๐Ÿ Petersen
    29/04/2017 #1 Dominique ๐Ÿ Petersen
    The photo is a little small. Can you post it larger?
  17. ProducerDean Owen

    Dean Owen

    14/03/2017
    Peculiar Customs of Weird and Wonderful Japan
    Peculiar Customs of Weird and Wonderful JapanYes it is March 14th, which means that chocolate sales in Japan are going through the roof, because today is White Day. No, this isn't some holiday celebrating Dugout Dougโ€™s (MacArthur) arrival in Japan at the end of WWII. White Day is...
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    Randall Burns
    30/03/2017 #21 Randall Burns
    Interesting piece, were those "Blondes" in the video?
    Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    15/03/2017 #20 Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    nice informative piece. Thank you.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    15/03/2017 #18 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    We're having a different kind of "White Day" here today. A foot-and-a-half of snow offers little cause for celebration. LOL
    Ken Boddie
    15/03/2017 #17 Ken Boddie
    #16 Planned and prepped but not yet packed.
    Dean Owen
    15/03/2017 #16 Dean Owen
    #14 Me thinks the Japanese love to embrace all cultures.
    I seriously can't wait to read about your trip. All planned?
    Dean Owen
    15/03/2017 #15 Dean Owen
    #13 I first went in the 80's, then moved there in the early 90's. Hope you visit again soon! Quite a bit has changed.
    Ken Boddie
    14/03/2017 #14 Ken Boddie
    Confirms my decision, many years ago, Dean-san, to boycott Valentine's Day as a commercial fabrication. Interesting how this White Day celebration appears to add to the Japanese paradox of holding onto strong traditions yet being drawn to the weaknesses of western commercial exploitation. ..... or has Japanese industry turned this very much to its advantage? Thanks for opening another window on this fascinating society. Only 31 more days before I get a chance to look first hand, but who's counting?
    Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    14/03/2017 #13 Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    Now that's a funny and interesting post, @Dean Owen! My daughter lived in Japan for a year back in the late'80s, and I had the chance to fly over and spend two weeks with her there. Fascinating country!
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    14/03/2017 #12 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    thanks @Dean Owen for sharing this amazing buzz with us !!! I HAVE TO FLY TO JAPAN... OMG... so many places still to visit !!!
    Dean Owen
    14/03/2017 #11 Dean Owen
    #9 I guess the Japanese truly embrace "when in Rome", but they have been known to carry around a bottle of soy sauce!
    Paul Walters
    14/03/2017 #10 Paul Walters
    #7 @Dean Owen Its great
    Pascal Derrien
    14/03/2017 #9 Pascal Derrien
    Never been in Japan but worked for Sony for bets part of 8 years and I came across a lot of japonese staff, what did strike me was their ability to embrace local customs with enthusiasm, one of my CEOs was absolutely mad about Moroccan Couscous and he would rally the troops every friday lunch time for a 2 hour lunch..... Now after a while I think I would have preferred chocolate, another good one from @Dean Owen :-)
    Dean Owen
    14/03/2017 #8 Dean Owen
    #6 Remind me to put up warning posters in Universities around Tokyo!
    Dean Owen
    14/03/2017 #7 Dean Owen
    #5 Yes, and there is a Scorcese movie out about 17th Century missionaries to Japan, "Silence" that I am dying to see. Not sure I'll learn anything from it apart from the fact that Japan tried to wipe out Catholicism.
    Paul Walters
    14/03/2017 #6 Paul Walters
    @Dean Owen I might tie in my next visit to be on Christmas eve !!!
    Gert Scholtz
    14/03/2017 #5 Gert Scholtz
    @Dean Owen An interesting review of Japanese Christmas and Valentineโ€™s Day. Who would have thought that Christmas was brought to Japan in the 16th century? And Valentineโ€™s day, what better than to give chocolate โ€“ the "real feelings" or the "duty" version. I always enjoy your insights from the east โ€“ thanks Dean.
    Dean Owen
    14/03/2017 #4 Dean Owen
    #2 It is insane. On Valentine's Day as a guy in an office full of office ladies (OL), you get loads of chocolate, mostly giri, but who knows. On White Day you give back to just one girl, so you get a month to think about it.....
    Dean Owen
    14/03/2017 #3 Dean Owen
    #1 Yep, been a bit busy this last month...
    Rod Loader
    14/03/2017 #2 Rod Loader
    Very interesting @Dean Owen. It's great to know the special things which make other cultures different. Wouldn't it be boring if we found the same customs in every country. Now for the most important question. Were you confused when you received chocolates?
    Devesh ๐Ÿ Bhatt
    14/03/2017 #1 Devesh ๐Ÿ Bhatt
    Nice. I was of sort of wondering about your next buzz.
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    Randall Burns

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    Randall Burns
    01/04/2017 #30 Randall Burns
    #29 LMAO!! I can just picture you as a bartender.

    yes I remember Conch is a popular sashimi item, I thoroughly enjoy Japanese cuisine, (actually i think I enjoy pretty much every cuisine), one of the items on my "bucket list" is to do a culinary tour of Japan highlighted with trying Fugu... One day...
    Dean Owen
    31/03/2017 #29 Dean Owen
    You are right, fresh is used loosely - I got fired from a bartending job at a restaurant when I guy ordered fresh orange juice. "This is not fresh!" he screamed. "Yes Sir it is! I opened the carton myself!" Guilty as charged. We eat conch (Horagai) quite a lot in Japan, usually raw as sashimi but sometimes fried in batter (karaage). Great write up!
    Randall Burns
    11/03/2017 #28 Randall Burns
    #26 Thanks for the great feedback Jerry, I first read that book when I was 14, it did inspire me in many ways. Glad it was an appropriate segway into the article for you.
    Jerry Fletcher
    11/03/2017 #26 Jerry Fletcher
    Randall, You had me at Stranger in a Strange Land. As a lifetime Heinlein fan you gave me the phrase that allowed me to immerse myself in your glorious submersion. It is good to hear from someone in a higher circle who has tasted the soup.
    Randall Burns
    10/03/2017 #25 Randall Burns
    @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher, to be honest, it's not a question of disliking twitter, I've never gotten around to trying it...
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    09/03/2017 #24 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #12 Not everyone enjoys twitter, I get it :))
    Sara Jacobovici
    08/03/2017 #23 Sara Jacobovici
    #21 I "grok" @Randall Burns and appreciate your elaboration and the discussion.
    Randall Burns
    08/03/2017 #22 Randall Burns
    #19 Thank You for your response @Savvy Raj,

    I hope that you see the Northern Lights dancing one day, they are truly magical. The pictures on the article, which I took, are from Northern Alberta and Nunavut in the Arctic Circle
    Randall Burns
    08/03/2017 #21 Randall Burns
    #17 Thank You @Sara Jacobovici for your thoughtful response, I appreciate it and I agree with your sentiments. I understand your definition of "self" and it is a much more expanded perspective than the "norm". You're right when you say "I see or experience the "self" as all that of which we are made up. I don't relate to the self as being the intellect and/or ego.", but I find that most people's self awareness is eclipsed by exactly their "intellect and/or ego"; the emphasis of their perceptions are limited to this aspect of themselves. When I refer to "losing the self" I'm saying that by reducing their emphasis on the limitations of just "intellect and/or ego", (which in their minds is the sum and the whole of themselves), they will make room, open up for the deeper, more nebulous aspects of themselves to "wake up". I refer to expanding our paradigm of our perception of the "self", which is to break barriers that can be difficult, (myself especially included, I have a "hard head"). This could be discussed at great length but I hope that you "grok" what I'm saying.

    i use a quote with my Cooks when i'm mentoring them and I'm trying to break their perception of their own personal paradigms,

    "The only way to recognize and determine the boundaries of the possible, is to go beyond them into the realm of the impossible"
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    08/03/2017 #20 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    #14 @Sara Jacobovici thanks for tagging, I've saved this buzz to my yellow hive, will be back to it after the weekend, am swamped for the next couple of days - am interested in a deeper dive in this buzz (no pun intended).
    Savvy Raj
    08/03/2017 #19 Savvy Raj
    A pleasure to read this @ Randall Burns and I sincerely thank @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher for bringing me here. Many parts in this piece instantly resonated with me that I gratefully want to share and highlight here.
    Your mention that there is so much more to our beings than just our minds; and in learning, we are learning with much more of ourselves than just our minds
    As well as that of the value of 'traveller' spirit receiving information across the whole "Learning Spectrum. I had earlier written a poem on such a traveller.:) Here is the link if you would like to read The Traveller https://www.bebee.com/producer/@savvy-raj/the-traveller
    And most of all of your experiences of the Dancing lights....
    My senses rejoicing with the feeling of the Aurora dancing so close that I could almost touch them and some aspects of my being were actually being touched by them. I could certainly relate to that even though I have yet to see the phenomemon . I look forward to witnessing these 'Dancing lights ' someday sooner than later.
    Truly appreciate and thank you for your reflections!
    Ian Weinberg
    08/03/2017 #18 Ian Weinberg
    Thanks for the inspiration of the exuberance of life in the moment @Randall Burns Truly bursting with flavor! As regards the 'doing' in life, you may be interested in perusing https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ian-weinberg/mindfully-yours
    Sara Jacobovici
    08/03/2017 #17 Sara Jacobovici
    Part 2/2 Now finally to my response @Randall Burns. As @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee mentioned, I consider us sensory beings and as such your post is a primary example (and proof) of that. I also very much enjoy your writing style. (Yes, there is a but here...) My only point of diversion would be away from your discussion of the "self'. I say "your", as you expressed it, but realize that it is connected to the concept of many others. As an integrator, I see or experience the "self" as all that of which we are made up. I don't relate to the self as being the intellect and/or ego. I don't see us as beings in which dwells a self. Self is defined as "a person's essential being". I find it difficult to relate to an aspiration or process in which we lose the self. Yes, we can have transcendental experiences, altered states of consciousness, experience things beyond the physical confines of our body. If one loses the self, who is having the experience? Now, it may be a matter of "semantics" but I don't think so. I come at "us" as selves in search of an identity; a lifetime (and beyond) process. The self (as you say, made up of so many parts) wears different forms of identities at different times and these identities are shaped, formed and defined by literally an infinite number of factors. I think the self is a glorious thing that we need to learn more about, all of its parts. I think that it is the identity part that trips us up. Thank you Randall for the opportunity to participate in this dynamic discussion.
    Sara Jacobovici
    08/03/2017 #14 Sara Jacobovici
    Part 1/2 WOW! OK....first to thank @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee for bringing my attention to your post @Randall Burns. I'm sorry I missed it the first time it was posted, glad to see it now! I not only enjoyed the post but the discussion that it is generating. Second, I would like to draw the attention of @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit to this quote from your post as I think he would find it of interest: "This day with Craig and the Conch was the embodiment of this "philosophy"; by immersing my total "Learning Spectrum" I could recognize and accept the total lesson with my whole "being". Craig's behavior epitomized this sentiment as was illustrated by his relationship with the world around him."
    Randall Burns
    08/03/2017 #13 Randall Burns
    #11 @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher, you've given me a great idea for a new buzz! Something comical, satirical, talking about the angst of man facing this technological/informational revolution, (which is exactly what it's been for the past 25 years). Are we losing touch with our humanity? are we digressing from the natural evolutionary path, or is this the "natural" evolutionary path that we're supposed to be on? etc. (Did you ever read the original "Time Machine" by H.G. Wells? His vision of our evolutionary path is quite horrific). This would be the perfect Swansong Buzz for @David B. Grinberg, Hive, "Universe, Space and Beyond". I think I'll title it, "I have a Flip Phone and I'm not afraid to use it"

    Who has time for Twitter? I'm too busy writing. :-)
    Randall Burns
    08/03/2017 #12 Randall Burns
    #11 LOL, I'm a bit of a Neanderthal, no I don't use twitter, I'm still in the dark ages in many ways. I really get harassed when people see me pull out my flip phone, (seriously), but one of my favorite comebacks is, "Hey, is that a smart phone that you're using? It's not really working for you".
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    08/03/2017 #11 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    @Randall Burns, do you use twitter? Many of us repost buzzes to Twitter but it makes it easier if you use it to add your twitter handle to your homepage on beBee, it will automatically tag your twitter handle with the link when a buzz is shared. :)
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    08/03/2017 #10 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #9 I watched Andrew Zimmern catch them with a guide somewhere and they made a nice dinner out of Conch and a few other delights. I don't mind the taste of snails but they are a bit chewy! Yes, I had to bite my tongue. How can anyone who owns a Restaurant (and it's a higher end one) suggest Escargot is fresh from the can? Ok, so my tuna in a can must be fresh too LOL!! I bet Escargot is great if eating it FRESH in France :)
    Randall Burns
    08/03/2017 #9 Randall Burns
    #7 Thank You @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher, I appreciate your response. there's nothing that tastes like fresh Conch, (or is it that fresh Conch tastes like nothing else?), definitely does not taste like snails, and no one gets them "fresh", Escargot are canned, from France. They are harvested from the vineyards.
    LMAO!! I can just imagine you biting your tongue trying not to laugh
  20. 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 โ€˜sister statesโ€™ of North East India, Nagaland. Situated as it is, amongst the deep valleys and...
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    Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    07/03/2017 #29 Pamela ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ Bhatt
    07/03/2017 #25 Devesh ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    07/03/2017 #24 Lisa ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ Bhatt
    06/03/2017 #12 Devesh ๐Ÿ Bhatt
    #10 just before th monsoon floods? The best time to see them all.
    Paul Walters
    06/03/2017 #11 Paul Walters
    #2 @Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee Thank you Joyce , much appreciated
    Paul Walters
    06/03/2017 #10 Paul Walters
    #3 @Devesh ๐Ÿ Bhatt Thank you . I shall indeed return especially to Assam as I want to visit the national park there and see the tigers!!!
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