- Producer27/02/2017Italian SPA | Choices the best for YouITALIAN SPA | Choices the best for YouIncredible but truth, the word SPA comes from a small Belgian village called Spa,who became famous thanks to the peculiar properties of its sources. “Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to...
- Producer27/02/2017GAY LIMA: GUIDE TO BEST GAY BARS, CLUBS, SAUNAS AND HOTELSFoodies love Lima and we sure love her back.Just as Penang is the foodie capital of Asia, Peru’s capital city is famous throughout Latin America as the melting point of many different cuisines.Lima is also a pretty sweet base for gay travellers....
- Producer26/02/2017How I Welcomed 2017: Las Vegas, Family, and 20 Valuable Things I LearnedHi everyone! This is my first time sharing something about me on beBee and I look forward to getting to know more about you and experiencing a positive learning and sharing experience with all of you. Happy 2017! I was blessed to have an amazing...
Comments27/02/2017 #17 Lisa 🐝 GallagherSo nice to see you with a buzz (no less) here on beBee @Ivette K. Caballero! What a beautiful photo of you and your family. I love the values you posted about, I agree with all of them! Inclusive & respect are very important, along with listening. I'm glad you had a great time with your family in Vegas, it made me want to be a visitor there ;-) Looking forward to more stories! Thanks for sharing.27/02/2017 #16 AnonymousI am so glad because you are here dear @Ivette K. Caballero. I love your lessons in human-centred leadership. As you know, I'm a great admirer of your writing in social media, LI then, now beBee :) Best Advice from Ivette: Respect People:
"Best Advice: Respect People", LinkedIn long-form post by Ivette K. Caballero, published on January 25, 2015 (22941 views, 2321 likes and 255 comments). Definitely: A must read.
Good things happen when you read prolific writer like Ivette. My heartiest welcome. I respect you. Fractals forever.
Best Regards, Milos27/02/2017 #14 David B. GrinbergI'm so thrilled to see you writing here in beBee land, Ivette. I think you will enjoy a healthy dose of reader engagement and interaction unlike what you have experienced on other social platforms -- at least that's been my experience per blogging here for almost one-year.
Regarding your family and trip, what a wonderful story for you share and what a lovely family. Of course, you offer excellent advice, as always, per your 20-points. I've been to Las Vegas several times and just love it. Perhaps some of us bees can meet up there one day for a USA retreat or @Sarah Elkins could consider having a future "No Longer Virtual" conference there.
I very much look forward to reading more buzz from you here, Ivette. You may also want to consider cross-channel marketing (pollinating) your beBee writing (honey/buzz) on Twitter, LI, etc. cc: @John White, MBA @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher @Dean Owen26/02/2017 #3 Savvy RajLovely share of deep reflections Ivette And such an endearing post. I really connected with these lines here .... These twenty things aren't only inclusive within families, I believe that if we all practiced more of these things within our family and outside of it, we would contribute to helping and healing our world..Love to you and your family .
- 26/02/2017Una de las bibliotecas monásticas más antiguas del mundo, Biblioteca de la Abadía de San Galo. SuizaUna de las bibliotecas monásticas más antiguas del mundo, Biblioteca de la Abadía de San Galo. Suizaelmundodelviajero.com Durante muchos siglos fue considerada una de las abadías más importantes de la orden de los Benedictinos. Fundada en el año 613 con el nombre de San Galo, su fundador. Se encuentra situada...
- Producer25/02/2017Macaque MischiefNaff surfer shorts and flip flops may be the order of the day, but pack away your Rayban’s, lose the fake Panama hat, and stow away your wallet, for you are about to enter the Monkey Forest. Lose all dangly bits, scarves, and hairbands....
Comments26/02/2017 #12 Dean Owen#8 Yep, they seem to be all over Asia. I had them in the forests near my house in Singapore, see them a lot in China and Japan. No need for zoos I guess. Yep, and pretty much all photos used in my articles are mine. I suspect the primates are attracted to grey, black, and silver as these were the items they seem to like snatching!26/02/2017 #8 Lisa 🐝 GallagherVery interesting @Dean Owen. I've seen these primates in Zoo's but never up close and personal as you described. By the way, I found this on Facebook, very helpful considering I miss posts of those I so enjoy reading. Hint to anyone else @Paul Walters or @Ken Boddie, let me know if you use Facebook! Ok, if one of those Monkeys came close to me, people would probably see me running and of course I would be the laughing joke. I love the photo near the water, did you take that? I hear they are attracted to pink shorts! ;-)26/02/2017 #7 Paul Walters@Dean Owen A Pommy, Chinese ,Nipon... or PCN which makes for a great acronym ...another gem from the Bodie. I tend to avoid the monkeys in Ubud but find the ones in Ullawatu a lot for formidable . I have seen many a pair of designer sunglasses snatched from the faces of tourists be tossed off the cliffs when the primate became bored with their booty !!! Nice piece as always and love your pics!25/02/2017 #2 Dean Owen#1 The Aussies make great tourists in my opinion. I was surprised to see them in the top ten worst behaved list! http://www.businessinsider.com/worst-behaved-tourists-2013-5?IR=T&r=US&IR=T/#10-brazil-a-significant-percentage-of-respondents-felt-that-brazilians-were-the-most-naughty-of-all-world-travelers-were-betting-that-number-spikes-come-world-cup-season--125/02/2017 #1 Ken BoddieHappy days, Dean-san. Monkey see, monkey do. Glad to know they still let "even Aussies" into this thieves paradise. 🤣 Mind you there are some "dangly bits" best covered up rather than lost. Not quite ready to sing soprano in the choir as yet. 😝
Masterfully written post and not bad for a Pommy Chinese Nippon. 😂
- 24/02/2017Wanna see a hundred of adorable free-roaming foxes up close? Head on over to Japan’s magical Fox Village with the help of this travel guide!
#asia #fox #japan #foxvillage #foxzoo
- 24/02/2017First experience of filming underwater. (scuba diving in Phi Phi Islands and the Shark point)Scuba Diving in Phuket (GoPro) We took a scuba diving course in Phuket. When scuba diving in the Phi Phi Islands, the Shark Point was the best part of our experience. Cameras:...
- Producer24/02/2017Top 10 Benefits of Solo TravelWhile traveling alone may not be the best way to see the world, it does give you the opportunity to indulge in your own space and comfort without having to consider anyone else. It also gives you some necessary alone time, especially if you are...
- 24/02/2017The texture of a sea urchin when it looses it's spines is magical. The beaches of Bali are full of inspiring and natural gifts we use in our designs. This Sea Urchin Collection of earrings, rings, chains and bracelets is testament to the textures alive and vibrant on her beaches. Here is a little movie!Nini and Ness Jewellery - Sea Urchin Collection The textures of the sea urchin have fascinated us since we moved to Bali. The beaches are littered with them and we wanted to add this amazing detail to our...
- STATUS: I am now putting the paper together...I should complete the assignment on schedule.
INTERESTING TIDBIT: I enjoyed the lunches at Sonny's BBQ...In this photo, I am having lunch / pulled pork barbecue at Sonny's (months ago): https://www.instagram.com/p/_mrzFfCyFM/?taken-by=moorefo1picblog
In Guyana, my family ate a lot of pork (and other types of meat). At one point, the family reared pigs. A lot of people probably remember the pickled pork the family made. My grandmother's pickled pork/pig tails was excellent!! My related Pinterest board/category: https://www.pinterest.com/fahmeenaodetta/all-things-meat/
Happy #Mashramani Guyana! Enjoy that #carnival!
"Mashramani is the best time for me so listen to my melody...
Man, woman, boy and girl with their faces bright as a shining pearl.
Mashing in the broiling sun,
Everybody sweating but having fun.
All dressed in beautiful colours,
The Garden City looks like a basket of flowers..."
- Producer23/02/2017Seven Natural Wonders of TimeSeven natural wonders of time - in my view. I am drawn to heights and places where time surrounds me. Spaces where time stretches away and spots where distant history rushes towards you. Vredefort Dome More than two billion years ago...
Comments24/02/2017 #31 🐝 Fatima WilliamsWonderful images with a touching description. Beauty of nature never ceases to amaze us. @Gert Scholtz Your buzz tells me how well you connect with nature and appreciate it's beauty and the contribution it makes to each one of us.
A must visit all these magnificent places.
I Imagined travelling two billion years in the seven natural wonders of time.
Thank you for the journey into the beauty that surrounds you.24/02/2017 #30 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#28 you are welcome, all on my bucket list - let me first complete my business management course for startups then i take off @Gert Scholtz24/02/2017 #28 Gert Scholtz@Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. @Jerry Fletcher I hope that you will someday have the chance to experience the reality of the pictures and images. Many thanks for your encouraging comments.24/02/2017 #22 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.Love this one from Gert Scholtz!24/02/2017 #21 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.Well-being for our heart and soul @Gert Scholtz, each day a cup of inspiring beauty in words and images, I say yes to that! Thank you.24/02/2017 #17 VDS BrinkGert! What a wonderfull story about wonders of our country! The beauty is that you barely touched the surface. Please do a followup on the next seven wonders: The hollow caves in the Eastern Free State while the sun sets. The Richtersveld what no words will ever describe. The Tankwa Karoo where time stands still, the Wild Coast, the world's most beautiful flower show around Gharies and Kamieskroon, the endless horizons of the Highveld and an old lion sleeping away in Kruger while naughty warthogs disturb him!24/02/2017 #16 Gert Scholtz@Savvy Raj @Sara Jacobovici @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman @CityVP 🐝 Manjit I appreciate your friendly words, thank you for reading. South Africa's natural diversity is a world in one country – mountains, forests, desert, tropical coastlines, waterfalls, lakes, the bush, many more. Do visit one day and come and explore even more natural wonders of time within the beauty of the country.24/02/2017 #11 Savvy RajAmazing journey through time and spaces @Gert Scholtz thanks so much for sharing these here. I especially connected with these lines amongst the many here ....The mists, strands and waters fall down in space only to repeat the cycle through the earth’s natural rhythms.24/02/2017 #10 VDS BrinkGert! What a wonderfull story about wonders of our country! The beauty is that you barely touched the surface. Please do a followup on the next seven wonders: The hollow caves in the Eastern Free State while the sun sets. The Richtersveld what no words will ever describe. The Tankwa Karoo where time stands still, the Wild Coast, the world's most beautiful flower show around Gharies and Kamieskroon, the endless horizons of the Highveld and an old lion sleeping away in Kruger while naughty warthogs disturb him!
- 23/02/2017Cathay Pacific returns to China after 71 Years !Breaking News update : Air China to acquire Cathay Pacific Airways -www.corporationchina.com Air China to acquire Cathay Pacific Airways - Reliable sources at Cathay Pacific told Corporation China that Air China will acquire Cathay Pacific...
- 23/02/2017I have a MAJOR phobia of flying. It's stopped me from visiting wonderful places overseas and even within the US if the flight will be longer than 3.5 hours. 3.5 hours seems like 2 days when you have an extreme phobia of flying. One item on my bucket list: Interview people who work for a certain airline, get advice on how to do a well crafted interview (video interview, that is), promote the video so it goes viral and maybe get a free flight out of it with a flying mentor (hey a gal can dream, right?) Phase two- video & photograph a specific hotel, their guests, sales person, manager and showcase it in exchange for a largely reduced rate. People with a fear of flying tend to look up airline ratings. Qantas rated the highest, so I guess my first overseas destination would be Australia ;-) It's ok to laugh, I'm laughing too, knowing this phobia is stupid but something I can't seem to overcome. Appears I may be too late for taping/advertising. Check out business class on QantasQantas A380 Business Class Review - QF12 LAX-SYD Experience business class with Qantas on the Airbus A380 from LAX to Sydney on QF12. This Qantas business class review will show you what it's really like...
- Producer22/02/2017Dream islands in Indonesia | the Top TenINDONESIA is a melting pot where flow around 350 different languages, several dialects, numerous ethnic groups, various cultures, multiple religions and a long story.After centuries of Holland colonization, Indonesia became independent in 1949.The...
- 21/02/2017Experiencing hands-on the unique traditional Japanese drum, ‘taiko’, at Sado Island in Niigata from members of the world-famous Japanese taiko group: Kodo!
#odaiko #japan #niigata
- 21/02/2017Do you live in one of these cities? What's your opinion?The 9 Best Cities to Live in When You Don't Have Guaranteed Workwww.travelandleisure.com This story originally appeared on Businessinsider.com. Being a freelance worker can be liberating — you choose your own hours, what you'd like to do, as well as set your pay per hour. However, it also means work is not always guaranteed and can be...
- 20/02/2017Check out this post about a night of love & romance at the Musée Rodin in Paris!Love at the Musée Rodinanotheramericaine.wordpress.com What’s more romantic than an evening spent in the company of the most iconic kiss in the world? Forget your impossible-to-get reservations for overpriced 18-course meals you’ll only...
- 21/02/2017Tortola British Virgin Islands | Family Travel Escapadeswww.familytravelescapades.com Tortola has everything that you expect from a Caribbean island. Sail boats fill the harbor and glide along the crystal clear water. Enjoy our...
- Producer21/02/2017Bali. In The Midst of The Social Fray....Is She Coming Away At The Seams?In 1994 at the end of my final term at Uni, a hippie friend (a joint hanging precariously from the corner of his mouth ) sold me a bag of gemstones, that he pulled out of his rotted leather Gladstone bag and shoved in my face. 'They're...
Comments23/02/2017 #11 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#7 Dear Ness, there is still something highly relevant here to a piece that was written about Brazil https://www.bebee.com/producer/@henriquearake/brazil-will-open-its-doors-for-foreign-rural-investments View more#7 Dear Ness, there is still something highly relevant here to a piece that was written about Brazil https://www.bebee.com/producer/@henriquearake/brazil-will-open-its-doors-for-foreign-rural-investments and the decision right now of the Brazilian government to open doors to foreign rural investments and this buzz has been written by @Henrique Arake about what is more likely to happen in Brazil and why investors require great due diligence in terms of the pit and peril of investing in land in Brazil.
So I invite Henrique to read the second half of your story because there is a reality described in your experiences of the social and economic fabric of Bali which correlate with what lessons Brazil can learn. This is also a good example of the power of story because it captures experiences in a different way - which is the great failing of central planners and economists and why time and time again the human factor is totally missed - and then downstream consequences show us we learned nothing from history and society resigns itself to saying "history has repeated itself'.
Finally @Paul Walters concern that too dark a story begins to impact on "personal brand" is unfortunately can be a reality. I actually see it as an indictment on the bubbles of image we have pinned our collective economic thinking to. This is the very kind of image which is leading this current debacle of a Brazilian government to do what is right for them in the short-term without a concern for long-term grassroots dynamics. Close23/02/2017 #9 Ness Campagnaro#3 Thank you Dean. I do love the island. I often call what I go through on the daily basis in lost in translations situations as 'the Bali shrug.' For me, the frustrations have eased and I now flow as much as possible with the organic behaviour of the island and it's quite astounding culture. I learn every day, therefore I know I am alive.23/02/2017 #7 Ness Campagnaro#5 Manjit, I blush. Yes you have found us out. I nearly did not post this tapestry, but Mr. Walters egged me on. I toned it down because the nature of this island is almost black magic in a way. We need to be aware that what we put into the universe we often get back. The day after I was struck by some significant situations that still baffle me. I can only think that I encouraged them with my piece. I will not be slowed though. Thank you for your kind words. I very much appreciate them.23/02/2017 #5 CityVP 🐝 ManjitMe thinks this sounds like a conspiracy, Paul Walters is from Bali, you are from Bali - Paul Walters is brilliant, this buzz is brilliant. Why would brilliant people like you paint a picture in my head that actually makes me glad I am one who didn't emigrate to Bali. There is something that does not add up here.
But seriously, you have captured a lifetime and weaved words that put me in your shoes - and I could feel the time and the changes - and that is the skills of a great writer, to put another in shoes they may never wear, and yet absorb a history they will probably never face - and in the end this is story of love and affinity for Bali - because you can only notice the fine details of place if you are interested in that place.
I look at my neighbours and they just revolve day after day without any sense of community, or even who we are - just a place they come back to on a day that isn't a work day. Now if one trades a brain-dead day-to-day life experience for one where the senses are living both the ongoing good and bad, then you definitely chose life. I am not going to complain, that as distant as the spaces are around my home, it is paradise for now within.
For sure economic times and psychological changes in societal values may well transpire (after all we can put it down to Trump), but where home is that is the place to be - and despite all the downturns of near-gentrification experiences, this buzz tells me that Bali is very much home to you, as it is to Paul Walters. The last thing this could be is a conspiracy to keep people like me out :-)
- Producer21/02/2017An Indonesian Catastrophe: A Man- Made Mud Bath.I am standing thirty five meters up, on top of a huge dyke, just a short, thirty minute drive from Indonesia’s second largest city Surabaya. This massive dyke stretches ten kilometers either side of me and I am looking out over one of the largest...
Comments25/02/2017 #23 Ken BoddieI must admit to having quite forgotten about this Indo disaster, Paul. No surprises that in big buck multi-national industrial activity, 'would've' and 'could've' are often buried in a similarly smothering sea of beaurocratic 'mud', along with the processes of environmental reparation and rightful compensation. Those seeking further info may benefit from the following links:
The last link above has some interesting photos and a video.22/02/2017 #20 Robert CormackExcellent post, @Paul Walters. The Lapindo family is directly responsible and, despite a decline in their fortunes, they should be held accountable (which I'm sure they won't be). Too often, ecological disasters are written off as just that, despite cases where it's obviously man-made. Great reporting.22/02/2017 #15 Paul Walters#14 @Dean Owen Thanks Dean its a jaw dropping scene. I read about it ( it gets zero press) in a geological mag and took a journey up there to see for myself. I wonder if you would be good enough to share this as I really would like as many people to see it as possible . Cheers22/02/2017 #14 Dean OwenThis is a brilliant piece of photojournalism. I must admit, when the Sidoardjo mudflow disaster appeared in the papers, I was quick to skip to the next story perhaps due to the wrongful perception that mudflow doesn't carry the same weight of disaster in my mind as earthquakes, tsunami and volcano eruptions. I feel a heavily flawed and corrupt justice system will mean that due process will not run it's proper course.22/02/2017 #13 Pamela 🐝 Williams#7 There will be no stopping it Paul. It would be like stopping an actual volcano from erupting. All they can do is let the planet do what it can do to heal itself. Unfortunately people will need to continue to get out of the way. I don't think this is the last of such situations. It's only a matter of time before something similar happens in the ocean from oil platforms (The Gulf of Mexico spill; Deep Water Horizon is a perfect example). Greed is overriding all sense of safe practices and as Jim says; Agent Orange will not stop until we're all knee deep in oil/gas infused sludge. Such stupidity in the name of money. Disgusting by any measure. Makes me think of Pompeii, if the planet survives us, they'll find those statues and villages in an archaeological dig and wonder what the hell happened.21/02/2017 #11 Jim 🐝 Cody@Paul Waters Fracking has been around for decades and unfortunately will be around for the next 100 years. It destroys our land, waist precious water resources and causes earthquakes.
In my opinion fracking will destroy more of our land and be more detrimental than all the coal and copper mining has done since the beginning of time and It will display hundreds of millions of people worldwide.
I see no letup on fracking due to the greed of oil and gas companies. No matter who is in office in first world countries fracking and oil drilling is here to stay for decades to come.21/02/2017 #8 Jim MurrayWow @Paul Walters. When you read a story like this it kind of makes all the bitching I do about Agent Orange seem rather trivial. But the fact of the matter is that fracking is the key cause for a lot of the drinking water problems being experienced in the US right now, and Agent Orange has just loosened up all the regulations for the coal industry. Sadness on top of sadness.
- 21/02/2017Finally decided to come out of my shell and step out of my comfort zone. I feel bad for having setup this blog about Palawan but not regularly updated. I feel even guilty that the Facebook Page for this blog has been getting likes over the past few months. I am not complaining. Needless to say, I am however not proud.The Silent Town of Port Barton, Palawan – Worth It! - Palawan Bloggerpalawanblogger.com Finally decided to come out of my shell and step out of my comfort zone. I feel bad for having setup this blog about Palawan but not regularly updated. I feel even guilty that the Facebook Page for this blog has been getting likes over the past few...
- 21/02/2017You'll be fired up to go out there and grind by the end of this Podcast.
- Producer20/02/20176 AWESOME THINGS TO DO IN ECUADORThe guys let go of Stefan’s swing and out he went, flying into the Andes SHOUTING at the top of his lungs, half terrified, half blown away by the adrenaline…Throughout our 8 years relationship, Sebastien had NEVER heard Stefan screaming out loud so...
- 20/02/2017Fallen Angel statue in Pisa, Italy http://www.familytravelescapades.com/leaning-tower-of-pisa-field-of-miracles/