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  1. Pat 🐝 Bagano

    Pat 🐝 Bagano

    21/02/2017
    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 months. I am not complaining. Needless to say, I am however not proud.
    Pat 🐝 Bagano
    The Silent Town of Port Barton, Palawan – Worth It! - Palawan Blogger
    palawanblogger.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...
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  2. ProducerPat 🐝 Bagano

    Pat 🐝 Bagano

    17/02/2017
    Is Your Travel Blog as Empty as Mine?
    Is Your Travel Blog as Empty as Mine? After writing my entry on becoming a digital nomad, each day I wake up and sitting on my desk feels like betraying my lifelong dream. I checked my supposedly blog just for the island I am in www.palawanblogger.com and I feel pity that I haven’t...
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    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    17/02/2017 #9 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Being self employed or in your case @Pat 🐝 Bagano, freelancer can be so time consuming and full of stress because many people live, eat and breathe their work. Im happy you are taking a week for yourself! We are trying to find time between my husband's big projects to head out to Colorado. Your destination looks breathtaking!
    Pat 🐝 Bagano
    17/02/2017 #8 Pat 🐝 Bagano
    #7 Cool! Thanks @Mike Rana! keep being awesome
    Mike Rana
    17/02/2017 #7 Mike Rana
    Since I'm still building the blog itself, I"ll direct you to the YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM9fmFm5OBstgiK3wibAhug View more
    Since I'm still building the blog itself, I"ll direct you to the YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM9fmFm5OBstgiK3wibAhug

    It also has a Facebook page by the same name.#2 Close
    Pat 🐝 Bagano
    17/02/2017 #6 Pat 🐝 Bagano
    #5 There are environmental fees. Yes, the government did secure areas as "environmentally protected" nonetheless, from a local's POV, there's so much pollution now compared then. Same, it is also nice that there are no roads that leads everywhere, otherwise, resorts will be built replacing mangroves. I know, I get into an argument with industrialists every time the environmentalist in me surface.
    Devesh Bhatt
    17/02/2017 #5 Devesh Bhatt
    #4 if the people really want it, imagination will find a solution.

    Here this is my hometown, Nainital, just google now and 1995

    I somehow like the fact that proper roads havent reached many places here...eg Deoria Tal.

    The same stands for many states across India, if one can walk and not litter, amazing experience.

    I see that your town has done a much much better job than the rest of us.

    Perhaps tourism companies should also have a green rating wherein tourists can pay a premium if the rating is good.
    It too will be exploited for personal gain but atleast people should know fresh air isnt for free, unless one plants a tree :)
    Pat 🐝 Bagano
    17/02/2017 #4 Pat 🐝 Bagano
    @Devesh Bhatt Me too, industrialization + tourism have a huge impact on the environment. The town where I am now, Puerto Princesa, is not as much of a "paradise" as I can remember it 20 years ago.
    Devesh Bhatt
    17/02/2017 #3 Devesh Bhatt
    I just hope these places remain beautiful.
    Pat 🐝 Bagano
    17/02/2017 #2 Pat 🐝 Bagano
    #1 Congratulations! And welcome to the world of blogging: A good minimalist theme would do. so that the design will not clash with your pictures and text! Let me know when it is set up! I would love to on of your fans!

    Also, don't forget to post your content here on beBee. It will give you instant audience. Best of luck Mike!
    Mike Rana
    17/02/2017 #1 Mike Rana
    I'm just getting started on mine. :D I set the website up today and I'm trying to find an attractive WP theme for it.
  3. ProducerRoberto Carlos Lopez Seixas
    El Mar de Wedell, la Antártida indómita
    El Mar de Wedell, la Antártida indómitaNuevo artículo en mi blog acerca de uno de los rincones más inexplorados y salvajes del...
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  4. ProducerPaul Walters

    Paul Walters

    07/02/2017
    Ascending Ever Closer To Heaven.
    Ascending Ever Closer To Heaven.It is just on 4.00 am and I have climbed to the highest point of Borobudur, a 9th-century  monument in Magalang central Java Indonesia, the world's largest Buddhist temple. Along with a few other intrepid early- risers I have braved the morning...
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    Paul Walters
    09/02/2017 #28 Paul Walters
    #25 @Asesh Datta Thanks for stopping by. Its always interesting writing a piece such as this as one "treads' a difficult path when it comes to anything religeous
    Paul Walters
    09/02/2017 #27 Paul Walters
    #25 @Ken Boddie Tis indeed an amazing place . We simply must 'hookup' one day
    Ken Boddie
    09/02/2017 #26 Ken Boddie
    I echo your sentiments, Paul, that Borobudur is an awe inspiring construction and, of course, there are so many other smaller temples in the area for those who want to explore further. I've visited Borobudur twice now and would go back again at the drop of a hat, as the surrounding area and villages are also interesting and some of the local accommodation idyllic. My fondest memory is getting up at 'sparrow's fart' and driving a few kilometres out of town before stumbling up a hillside (somewhere in the middle of nowhere) to join all the other foreign photographers who were waiting for the sun to rise over the temple and the surrounding area. Not only did I get some interesting photos of Borobudur and surrounds but I also couldn't help but snap a few off at the gaggle of photographers assembled atop this vantage point. The variety of equipment and people was astonishing.
    Asesh Datta
    09/02/2017 #25 Asesh Datta
    Paul Walters, Great travel story vividly described of a fascinating archeological monuments long lost under volcanic ashes. Your description of 'perforated stupa' intrigued me. Would like to know the reason behind those perforation. 'Nirvana' literally means "blown out", as in an oil lamp. The term "nirvana" is most commonly associated with Buddhism, and represents its ultimate state of soteriological release and liberation from rebirths in saṃsāra. Great post and thanks
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    08/02/2017 #24 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Despite being a beach lover I would choose the temple! Amazing! Why don't they make the sanders a condition of visiting the temple? Tourists should buy their own!
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    08/02/2017 #23 Don 🐝 Kerr
    Wonders of the world.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    08/02/2017 #22 Don 🐝 Kerr
    @Paul Walters There are so many wondrous places in our lives that most of us will never see. This makes your ability to bring them to us with such vivid description and personal expression remarkable. Thanks for this.
    Paul Walters
    08/02/2017 #21 Paul Walters
    #20 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher Thank you
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    08/02/2017 #20 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    I read this on my phone last night. The phone does not do justice to these stunning photos!!
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    08/02/2017 #18 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Paul Walters think you've captured a bit of the majesty with the photos. Its simply beautiful. Looking at it I can almost smell the mist. Thrilling experience for you! Thanks for sharing!
    Silvia Garcia
    07/02/2017 #17 Silvia Garcia
    I love it... the sunrise is amaizing
    Anna Magnus
    07/02/2017 #16 Anna Magnus
    Magic tale of strength vision and beauty @Paul Walters
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    07/02/2017 #15 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #11 With me that is the only thing it should spark. If I came to beBee to develop a personal brand, the only people who will be interested in hiring me are used-car salesmen. They just love the fresh smell of "new car" BS. [That means "Brand Strategy" of course]
    Paul Walters
    07/02/2017 #14 Paul Walters
    #13 @Gert Scholtz Thanks . much appreciated
    Gert Scholtz
    07/02/2017 #13 Gert Scholtz
    @Paul Walters A temple buried for around a thousand years and comparable to the pyramids of Giza. Two hundred men to uncover it. You open windows on a world I would otherwise never have known about. Thanks Paul for one of your best travel posts.
    Paul Walters
    07/02/2017 #12 Paul Walters
    #10 @CityVP 🐝 Manjit Thank you for the glowing comment on Linked in I'm humbled
    Paul Walters
    07/02/2017 #11 Paul Walters
    #8 @CityVP 🐝 Manjit ell glad to see that this sparked a bit of research and thought. Thank you
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    07/02/2017 #10 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    This article is also mentioned in my comment to a self-reflective piece "Center and Edge" as an example of me finding an "Edge"
    https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/center-edge-cityvp-manjit
    Pat 🐝 Bagano
    07/02/2017 #9 Pat 🐝 Bagano
    I love this one! Being Buddhist this one place has been in my bucket list for over half a decade. I wish I braved going to Borobudur instead of just getting trapped in the party cities of Southeast Asia a few years back. But yes, I will one day visit this place, and like you, @Paul Walters, take nice photos. Inspiring read!
  5. Dean Owen

    Dean Owen

    07/02/2017
    Building a following takes time. With beBee you get Instant Reach. www.beBee.com Dean Owen
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    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    07/02/2017 #7 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #6 Good point on minimal likes and probably few reads Dean. I love reading travel blogs, would love to see more on beBee. Smart thinking!
    Dean Owen
    07/02/2017 #6 Dean Owen
    #5 Thanks Lisa. It is aimed at the Twitter crowd of Travel writers. I have quite a few in my following and their posts are just getting trickles of likes and shares, mostly reciprocal likes and shares from people who have no intention of reading the blogs.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    07/02/2017 #5 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    PS: I wanted to add... I just saved this because I follow and am followed by A LOT of travel bloggers on Twitter, so will be sharing!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    07/02/2017 #4 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    This is nice @Dean Owen, you are honing in on your gifted skills.
    Dean Owen
    07/02/2017 #3 Dean Owen
    #1 I like the "for a smarter view on the World", but that sounds like a CNN tagline. I saw something recently that I thought was brilliant, "The World has more than four corners" or something to that effect. Wish I'd thought of that. Anyway, I am not paid to promote beBee so I don't devote much time to these things, but I would love to see more travel writers here. I used to blog on Travelblog.org. Great bunch of bloggers there.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    07/02/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Very good layout! I think we can also target those travel bloggers who are not struggling for views :

    MAIN BODY
    "Travel bloggers brighten your horizons. For smarter views of the world there is bebee.com"

    TAGLINE: www.beBee.com
    An intelligent destination

    [Using the same template.]
  6. ProducerDean Owen

    Dean Owen

    04/02/2017
    Hanabi
    HanabiIt’s nice to see quite a few Japanese words make their way to the English language. For foodies, the trendy word these days is Umami, a fifth taste set “discovered” by the Japanese in the early 20th Century. The devastating 2004 Indian Ocean...
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    Ken Boddie
    18/02/2017 #29 Ken Boddie
    #28 Damn! Will miss it again
    Dean Owen
    18/02/2017 #28 Dean Owen
    #1 Well the cherry blossom season decided to make an early appearance this year:
    http://www.cntraveler.com/story/cherry-blossom-season-in-kawazu-japan-photos
    Wayne Yoshida
    10/02/2017 #27 Wayne Yoshida
    #26 Dean - LOL. My fault/my typo. Yes, I meant to say graveyard shift custodian. Although -- there is a graveyard in front of the Haunted Mansion. And - great idea for a live video, the fumbling and running away could be funny.
    Dean Owen
    09/02/2017 #26 Dean Owen
    #25 I had to google graveyard custodian. I thought it either meant graveyard shift, or perhaps Disneyland had an actual onsite graveyard for some reason. I have fond memories of taking girls to Tokyo Disneyland or Disneysea after work to see the fireworks. Would have loved to have worked there in my youth instead of the load of restaurant and supermarket gigs I did. Now all there is to do is to wait in anticipation for you to do a Live Buzz and recreate some of those pyrotechnical experiments!
    Wayne Yoshida
    09/02/2017 #25 Wayne Yoshida
    Thanks @Dean Owen. I am amazed by the 420 kg shell. Google mass translator says that is 925.942 pounds. Yikes.

    I have two fond fireworks memories: (1) When a few of us in high school chemistry got to be "lab assistants" and had access to the stockroom. We did a lot of fun authorized and non-authorized pyrotechnical experiments. And (2) When I worked at Disneyland as a graveyard custodian, and we had access to plenty of "non guest" areas of the park - including the fireworks launch pad. Although the area was off-limits to us, one employee parking lot was a safe zone and so close we could see all the wires and stuff . . . and had an excellent and private view.

    Although the giant shell in the video is impressive, D/L did a fireworks show every night in the summertime.
    Dean Owen
    07/02/2017 #24 Dean Owen
    #22 I very almost moved to Australia back in the 80's. Even packed my bags. But a change in circumstances caused an about face at the last minute. What you describe Ken-san sounds very enticing, but it also sounds very much like my hometown of London, which has, in my lifetime, become probably the most diverse city on Earth.
    Dean Owen
    07/02/2017 #23 Dean Owen
    #21 I love the story of "Uncle" Prakesh. I assume you are using the word "Uncle" as we do so often in S.E.Asia, not to describe a relative, but to describe an elderly man who we are very fond of. If there is one country that I would recommend everyone visit, it has to be Japan. It is so unique, colourful, creative, futuristic, yet firmly planted in tradition. And the people are just so polite and well mannered.
    Ken Boddie
    06/02/2017 #22 Ken Boddie
    #15 I sometimes wonder if English is the main language here in Oz, Dean-san. In a taxi here in Brissie you're likely to hear Punjabi or have a coffee in West End and you're in old man Greek land. Italian is the tongue in Lygon St in Melbourne and you have a good chance of hearing Afrikaans or Chinese Indonesian in Perth. As for Sydney CBD, throw the dice and whatever comes up, it's unlikely to be English. And then there's the slowly dying Strine. No wonder so many Aussies can't spell and have poor English grammar. The teachers are all from somewhere else. 😂
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    06/02/2017 #21 🐝 Fatima Williams
    Such a beautiful display of firework ! So fascinating and magical. I love the culture there and I guess I can survive if I ever come to live there considering my love for trying anything new these days :) Hanabi is a must watch life time experience.

    Fireworks in India are absolutely spectacular but I have nothing of this magnitude anywhere. As a child I lived next door to an uncle named Prakash who used to put up a firework shop only during Diwali for sale . Since we never celebrated Diwali , he would call us to watch and light a few when he was lighting them up for his son and daughter.

    Apart from the one's that light up in the sky, the flower-pots and chase-me-Charley's I dislike the noisy dangerous ones.
    I've not had the chance to see Dubai's new year fireworks for the last 2 years as I go on Holidays during that time. But during EID and New year's the firework is said to be fascinating in UAE.

    I will do a live buzz for the next upcoming fireworks display. There's a lot I'd like you guys to see here :)

    Thanks @Dean Owen Chan I enjoyed this buzz and my bucket-list is getting heavier :) :)
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    06/02/2017 #20 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #15 Come on down!!
    Dean Owen
    06/02/2017 #19 Dean Owen
    #14 Fireworks in themselves are a bit ironic. But I have always thought to live my life like a firework if that makes sense.
    Dean Owen
    06/02/2017 #18 Dean Owen
    #12 Thanks for the wonderful comment @Devesh Bhatt. As you may know, the Chinese govt has really clamped down on the prolific use of fireworks in light of the 2009 fire that destroyed the Beijing TV Cultural Center in addition to a drive to clean up pollution. But that really hasn't stopped it much. I can still hear fireworks as I type. (It is the last weekend of the Chinese NY). Fire fountains are popular in Japan at every festival. They are called Niagara. And I have seen a burning phoenix before, usually a metal frame bird adorned with sparklers, drawn across the sky on a pulley. These ones are kites in Korea -
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=he1w3T7c2oU
    Dean Owen
    06/02/2017 #17 Dean Owen
    #11 And the cherry blossoms! A gift from the Japanese back in 1912.
    Dean Owen
    06/02/2017 #16 Dean Owen
    #10 It seems fireworks are broadly used around the World to celebrate Independence from those pesky British of whom I am one!
    Dean Owen
    06/02/2017 #15 Dean Owen
    #9 I've been scouting a new country to lay my hat and recently someone suggested Canada. Apart from the cold winters it all sounds enticing, but I do have a preference for countries where English is not the main language. Quebec perhaps?
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    05/02/2017 #14 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    For nearly three decades of my life it was all about Nov 5th.

    Today I love the 21st Century retelling of the Guy Fawkes story in V for Vendetta https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSA7mAHolAw

    As for fireworks where I live now, they have a climate change initiative where we shut our power for 1 hour and then later on the year the city engages a huge firework display, I find that constantly ironic considering what is said here : https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/nov/15/fireworks-bonfire-night-diwali-pollution
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    05/02/2017 #13 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    I love learning about other cultures and thank you for sharing, Dean. What a spectacular display of fireworks you have shared and I 've always been curious about how some of them explode into what appears to be delicate layers of colors and lights. I watch fireworks on the Fourth of July and New Years Eve.
    Devesh Bhatt
    05/02/2017 #12 Devesh Bhatt
    Your wonderful buzz has really got me curious about fireworks .

    Bits and pieces come to mind regarding India. Kautilya/Chanakya had mentioned Agnichurna (recipe unknown) for smoke and fire based clay balls.

    One of Ashoka's pillar edicts has a Govt inscription banning the commercial sale of potassium nitrate and sulphur. Made me wonder if there were Chinese people who visited India before Fa-hien and probably shared this knowledge.

    Recently there was a case in the Supreme Court of India stating , ban fireworks as they are a modern inclusion into Diwali, not part our Culture. A reference by the defence lawyer was made to Chinese firework exports to India in the 16th Century where Adil Shah had a display of fire fountains at the Yamuna River bank and a Purple Flame Bird, whatever that is.
    We do get fire fountains today, but no Purple Flame Bird, I wonder what it is :)
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    05/02/2017 #11 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    My best firework memory was visiting a friend in Washington. We had a picnic lunch on the lawn of the Pentagon where her husband worked and watch the National firework show over the Potomac River. It was a rather emotional experience being in our nations capital. Now I can't even imagine wanting to be in Washington for anything but a protest march. Sad :-(
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    04/02/2017 #10 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    In Trinidad we have big fireworks displays for our Independence Day celebrations, and for New Years. I love Tiramisu😊 thanks for sharing these Japanese words and the ones that are not. The cultural experiences you share are amazing @Dean Owen View more
    In Trinidad we have big fireworks displays for our Independence Day celebrations, and for New Years. I love Tiramisu😊 thanks for sharing these Japanese words and the ones that are not. The cultural experiences you share are amazing @Dean Owen..thanks a lot 😀🌼🌹🌸 Close
  7. ProducerBrian McKenzie

    Brian McKenzie

    29/01/2017
    Kyrzbekistan: Part 28
    Kyrzbekistan: Part 28We came back into the Arcade - the air conditioning was crisp and refreshing.  Lamba said she was going to go change and we would go car hunting.  Lil Mila had changed as well - the lights were up a little from before; and she was perched bored and...
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    Luizia Patrício
    29/01/2017 #3 Luizia Patrício
    Very very good!
    Brian McKenzie
    29/01/2017 #2 Brian McKenzie
    #1 That's Elina from Kiev - she is a minx - pure trouble. I have neither the time nor bank account for her - but she is a wealth of knowledge for navigating the realm of the Ukrainian girls. Completely indispensable and a cute accent too.
    Devesh Bhatt
    29/01/2017 #1 Devesh Bhatt
    They grow these girls in fiction :)
    Nice read
  8. ProducerAleta Curry

    Aleta Curry

    29/01/2017
    Country Life: Summer
    Country Life: SummerHonestly, I love living in the country, but this isn’t just country living, it’s living on a construction site in rural Australia, aka The Bush, which is entirely different. We just...
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    Aleta Curry
    01/02/2017 #20 Aleta Curry
    #19 I guess I can say now because the programme has been sold to the BBC. It was Alan Carter and Eric Knowles, and I think it was more because they'd gone to antiques centres and shops up the wazoo, and our setup is so different! Dogs, horse, antiques stored in a half-finshed house in what are going to be the sitting room, dining room and kitchen...!
    Martin's been working on the house when he's free, it's been a few years but feels like 50 or 60!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    01/02/2017 #19 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Quite interesting @Aleta Curry. The photos are breathtaking! Oh snap, I can't stand the heat. I'm a wimp if it's hot but a wimp and a whiner if it's hot and humid! You home looks as though it's going to be beautiful, how long have you been building? How cool that a film crew visited to document (his antiques, I'm guessing?). More to come? Thanks for sharing, really enjoyed this.
    Aleta Curry
    31/01/2017 #18 Aleta Curry
    Thanks for the 'shares', folks, you rock, and thank you especially to @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman for sending it to Twitter. I'm still learning the Ins and Outs of Beeing!
    Aleta Curry
    30/01/2017 #17 Aleta Curry
    #15 Oh, thanks, @Claire 🐝 Cardwell Interestingly enough, I think South Africans would do quite well in Australia - our part of it at least. Based on the flora and fauna, there are many similarities between the Southern Highlands of NSW and parts of So. Africa.
    Aleta Curry
    30/01/2017 #16 Aleta Curry
    #14 #13 Yes, he is a pretty amazing fellow. Sort of a cross between Bear Grylls and Grizzly Adams, though you two may be too young to know who that is. Interestingly enough, Martin was raised in civilisation, except that he lived most of his young life working hard through harsh winters on the family farm. He's Irish, too, born and bred, so how he bears the Aussie sun Heaven only knows. Someday maybe I'll tell you about the rest of his skill set, but for now enough already, I'm sure I sound pretty fawning!
    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    30/01/2017 #15 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    Loved this post @Aleta Curry! They say that South Africa is not for Sissies - but I wonder how many of our toughies would last out in the Australian Bush?
    Dean Owen
    30/01/2017 #14 Dean Owen
    R E S P E C T! Beautifully written. I've lived all my life in big cities (apart from 6 months in Connecticut) and always dreamed of perhaps spending my twilight years in the country, perhaps in Umbria, Oxfordshire, the Province, or Karuizawa, largely bug (and kangaroo) free countryside. Being a city wimp, I'd have to enrol in a Bear Grylls course to deal with the hazards of The Bush. Fortunately for you it appears you are married to Bear Grylls!
    Todd Jones
    30/01/2017 #13 Todd Jones
    Impressive set of accomplishments! If you hear any odd noises tonight, it's the deep rumble of inadequacy trumpeting from the Jones household over here in New York....
    Aleta Curry
    30/01/2017 #12 Aleta Curry
    #9 Ha, 'Le Shack' is what I call the little dwelling we're currently in, @Todd Jones. I couldn't find a decent picture of it when I was writing this. I call the house in the photos 'the Big House' and yes, Martin Curry has laid over 13,000 blocks himself, never mind scouting the position, surveying and digging the footings. Oh, and let's not forget the concreting. And in his spare time, he's become an authority on antique ceramics, started an auction house and an events management company. He's a rock star!
    Aleta Curry
    30/01/2017 #11 Aleta Curry
    #7 Thanks, @Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador - I know how busy we all are, so I really appreciate your taking the time out to read it!
    Aleta Curry
    30/01/2017 #10 Aleta Curry
    #8 You're right, @Rod Loader, we're in the Southern Highlands of NSW. It ain't boring, at any rate!
    Todd Jones
    29/01/2017 #9 Todd Jones
    Wonderful Aleta! Love the imagery that you craft with this post.

    "Le Shack"... funny! Did your husband build that house by himself? You mentioned that you have electricity, plumbing, and hot water. Once he finishes the roof, and puts in a door, the bugs and snakes will have to work a little harder to get in!

    All joking aside, I would love to learn more about the challenges of living in the bush. Keep 'em coming!
    Rod Loader
    29/01/2017 #8 Rod Loader
    Having lived for most of my life out of town in Australia, @Aleta Curry, I understood every reference and was saying "Oh yeah" to each of them, including the black snake inside. There's nothing like rural Australia, I wouldn't trade it. Based on your comment that the summers are sharp and short, I assumed you must live in the southern part of Australia. Here in Queensland the hot weather lasts from mid October to mid March (hot = above 30C, or for my American friends above 85F).
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    29/01/2017 #7 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Great post @Aleta Curry, many thx for sharing Franci!!
    Aleta Curry
    29/01/2017 #6 Aleta Curry
    #4 Fortunately, @Deb 🐝 Helfrich, my neighbours live too far away to be disturbed by my shrieks. I assure you that the sound effects are plentiful around here. Thanks so much for your response.
    Our antiques are unusual in that we source the rare and quirky from all over the world, sell with relatively low markets and tell the truth about condition. Customers think we're wonderful, competitors think we're suckers. I think people think more in terms of the uniqueness of our lifestyle, running antiques events in towns and cities from a little shack out in the middle of nowhere!

    Yes, I think this would make a good series - I'll have to do that!
    Aleta Curry
    29/01/2017 #5 Aleta Curry
    #3 That is so kind, @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman. Your praise makes me feel wonderful, thank you!
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    29/01/2017 #4 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    I wish we had sound-o-vision on the internet, @Aleta Curry. I just made so many noises while reading this buzz, my Seattle neighbors probably think I need to be exported to the bush.

    I gasped, umm-ed, eeked, ahhhed, wow-ed, icked, screeched and shuddered.

    This is an incredibly evocative piece of writing and I am thrilled to get to inhabit a little slice of your life - I felt like I got to watch a snippet of that footage.

    Please make this a series. I want to know soooooo much more.

    May I start with learning why your antiques are so unusual? My mind is boggled as to the immense possibilities.....
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    29/01/2017 #3 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Aleta, I am in awe of the post. A beautifully descriptive and delightful piece. This is one that will take on a new personality each time it's read. I will be enjoying this post more than one time around.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    29/01/2017 #2 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    I am going to take my time to enjoy this read, @Aleta Curry - will be back!
  9. Катерина Чистикова
    EN: So, the first month of 2017 is almost over. Insane! And it's time for lovey-dovey mood in February. Who's excited about upcoming Valentine's Day?
    Because of this holiday I decided to write about 5 really beautiful and charming places for Valentine's Day getaway. I don't wanna write about some typical places, like France or Italy(of course, they're really beautiful and I adore these countries, they're always a good idea to travel).

    I just wanted to dig deeper and write about some alternatives around the world, which are also wonderful to spend your time with your partner.

    RU: Первый месяц 2017 года близится к концу и скоро придет время романтики и любви в феврале. В преддверии праздника, я решила написать пост о 5 красивых и романтических места для романтического уик-енда. Не хочется писать о таких типичных местах, как Франция или Италия.

    Именно поэтому, я решила найти 5 альтернативных, не менее романтичных и красивых места для проведения сказочного и романтичного уик-енда.
    Катерина Чистикова
    5 Romantic Places for a Valentine's Day Getaway - Limbria
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    Катерина Чистикова
    06/02/2017 #2 Катерина Чистикова
    #1 полностью.согласна, к тому же цены достаточно приемлемые и в разгар сезона, а сейчас тем более:)
    Ирина Демидова
    02/02/2017 #1 Ирина Демидова
    Отличная подборка, @Катерина Чистикова! Считаю, что Кипр - одно из лучших мест для этого праздника, в феврале туристов не так много, и можно наслаждаться всей красотой острова и его потрясающей кухней:)
  10. ProducerDave Parfitt

    Dave Parfitt

    26/01/2017
    Parenting Lesson from Rochester, New York Solidarity Rally #Jan21ROC
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  11. ProducerBrook Massey

    Brook Massey

    26/01/2017
    How to Travel More
    How to Travel MoreI have been asked many times, including here on BeBee, how do we manage to travel so much. While we may not travel as much as much as many travel bloggers, we do get to see a lot. There are several ways to do this. I know a couple who sold...
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    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    27/01/2017 #7 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    if anyone wants Roys contact # I can share :)
    Brook Massey
    27/01/2017 #6 Brook Massey
    #5 Disney ships do not have casinos. That's one of the reasons we choose them.
    Dean Owen
    27/01/2017 #5 Dean Owen
    #4 Disneysea is my favourite. Not a big fan of cruises in Asia as it's all about the casino since gambling is largely illegal (except for Singapore), but gambling on cruises out at sea is no problem. A Disney cruise would be different though, My kid would love it.
    Brook Massey
    27/01/2017 #4 Brook Massey
    #3 Dean - All 3 Asian Disney Parks are on our to-do list, with DisneySea being the tops. It is supposed to be the best Disney Park in the world. We currently travel mainly by cruise, because we love cruises, and my wife has medical problems that limit her. Disney Cruise Line is expanding in 2020 with a focus likely on China. If we haven't made it East by then, we will have a perfect opportunity.
    The off season is definitely less crowded. It is just a better experience all around in my opinion.
    Dean Owen
    27/01/2017 #3 Dean Owen
    I do the off-season always - not only cheaper, but way less crowded. I hope one day you'll be able to make it to the 3 Disneyland complexes in my neighbourhood! Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Tokyo. Hong Kong is great as the queues are really short despite it being a small park. Tokyo is great as you not only have Disneyland, but also Disneysea, which is more geared toward adults (they even serve beer in the stands), and Shanghai, well it is HUGE! Then pop down to Singapore for Universal Studios!
    Brook Massey
    26/01/2017 #2 Brook Massey
    #1 That would be a great job. We love Disney Cruise Line and are leaving for Disney Eastern Caribbean Cruise this Saturday.
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    26/01/2017 #1 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    My best friend Roy Barbee owns a travel agency and is fortunate to travel worldwide , his wife manages all Disney Cruise 🚢 projects and many for PepsiCo
  12. ProducerDavid Vernon

    David Vernon

    23/01/2017
    Make your Magic
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    23/01/2017
    We teach people how they can earn "No Cost" travel
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    23/01/2017
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  15. ProducerPaul Walters

    Paul Walters

    17/01/2017
                                                       Freewheeling !!!
    Freewheeling !!!Before I launch into this piece I should perhaps fill readers in with a few details on how management works in our household.Management here  rises each day 5.30am and I watch through slitted eyes, feigning sleep as she ponders whether to a) don her...
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    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    04/02/2017 #17 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    I do believe management was under no illusions as to your 'free-wheeling' abilities :-) I'm guessing she knew you'd have been hitching a ride on the next wagon should you actually had to go 'cross-country'. Though I was ready for you to tell us that after lunch you had to make the return trip...uphill. hahaha...That would have been a punch is the 'leader's' bread-basket!
    Paul Walters
    19/01/2017 #16 Paul Walters
    #13 Done madam !!!
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    19/01/2017 #15 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Fun read, @Paul Walters. I'm glad you survived the bike ride and kudos to the upper management - oh and kudos to you too for being a good sport.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    19/01/2017 #14 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    We now know why management makes the big bucks. A keen ability to match workers with their current skillset. This was one tremendously breezy read, @Paul Walters. I felt the wind thru my hair the entire read down the page....

    I am now wondering just how I can full-fat-milk people for much money while taking all the effort out of their weekend adventures....this is one genius genus of vacation business concepts.
    Sarah Elkins
    19/01/2017 #13 Sarah Elkins
    #11 Oh yes, @Paul Walters, when you get to Montana we'll get outside for some fun outdoorsy stuff. If you're here in summer, we'll take a leisurely float on the Missouri River in our kayaks, accompanied by a cooler with beer and gin/tonic, and yummy snacks. Just let me know when you choose to hit the mountains as a break from your tropical paradise!
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    19/01/2017 #12 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Paul Walters I'm only pausing from my fits of laughter to comment that ..You have surely made my day. I love your upper management. You are indeed hilarious🐝🐝🐝🐝😂😂
    Paul Walters
    18/01/2017 #11 Paul Walters
    #10 @Sarah Elkins Thanks for that. I seriously have to get to Montana it looks simply gorgeous and if I do happen to get there you could take me skiing , gentle slopes please and all downhill if you wouldnt mind. Thanks for stopping by and please remember the article was full of hyperbole ... I do exercise...I mean I did get up this morning !
    Sarah Elkins
    18/01/2017 #10 Sarah Elkins
    That's my kind of ride, @Paul Walters! And I could have used something like that on Sunday, instead of the downhill skiing I did. Not at all the same thing, not at all relaxing. My leg workout a few days before set me up for disaster on Sunday. I had to step after every couple of turns to lean forward and stop my thighs from burning. So. Much. Pain. It took two of those runs before my legs loosened up and I was able to enjoy myself. Of course, at least I wasn't trying to ski uphill!
    Elisabeth Lenahan
    18/01/2017 #9 Anonymous
    Kevin Pashuk
    17/01/2017 #8 Kevin Pashuk
    Thoroughly enjoyable read Paul.. I must commend you on your negotiation skills that let you stay home whilst the senior management goes out to exercise.

    As for the bike ride? My wife and I did a similar thing in Hawaii... 30 km of coasting. Almost as good as the other type of 'bike' riding I do... which involves a motor and leather jacket.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    17/01/2017 #7 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    Usually peddling downhill means that at some point you must peddle up. I guess Management had that all figured out. Lucky you!
    Dean Owen
    17/01/2017 #6 Dean Owen
    Glad you weren't fired! Did you get a bonus for completing the task?
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    17/01/2017 #5 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #4 I'll be watching for you! ;-)
    Paul Walters
    17/01/2017 #4 Paul Walters
    #2 Thanks @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher brushing up on my French
    Paul Walters
    17/01/2017 #3 Paul Walters
    #2 Thanks Pascal methinks management here did several MBA degrees
    Pascal Derrien
    17/01/2017 #2 Pascal Derrien
    that's the best management article I have read in a long long time @Paul Walters :-)
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    17/01/2017 #1 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Ah, how I enjoyed this story @Paul Walters! Kudo's to management, she sounds extremely fit... I could take lessons from her but 5am is too early for me? The coffee beans, uhm, no thanks on this end either! Wait a sec, if you peddled downhill to get to your destination, didn't you have to peddle uphill to get back? Glad you had a good time and never rule out the Tour De France! :))
  16. Raja Muneeb

    Raja Muneeb

    15/01/2017
    My Blog is : https://rajamuneebblogger.wordpress.com
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  17. ProducerMarina Toptygina
    Греция. Аттика. Остров Эгина. Вкус древней романтики. / Greece. Attica. Aegina. A taste of the ancient romance..
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    Marina Toptygina
    13/01/2017 #7 Marina Toptygina
    Благодарю, @Ирина Демидова ! Была на Крите, Корфу, Закинфе и еще нескольких островах, а на Санторини, увы, нет... :)
    Marina Toptygina
    13/01/2017 #6 Marina Toptygina
    Буду рада, если эта информация Вам пригодится, @Михаил Егоров . Рекомендую Вам подписаться на мой сайт. Там я регулярно публикую информацию не только о том, куда стоит поехать, но и о всякого рода конкурсах, скидках и распродажах, которые помогут снизать расходы на путешествия.
    Marina Toptygina
    13/01/2017 #5 Marina Toptygina
    Спасибо, @Марина Панкратова ! По поводу Греции с Вами абсолютно согласна. )))
    Ирина Демидова
    13/01/2017 #3 Ирина Демидова
    @Marina Toptygina, очень интересная статья и красивейший фото-обзор:) А вы были на Санторини?
    Марина Панкратова
    13/01/2017 #2 Марина Панкратова
    Очень вдохновляющий пост, @Marina Toptygina!
    @Михаил Егоров, обязательно съездите, Греция не может не понравиться:)
    Михаил Егоров
    13/01/2017 #1 Михаил Егоров
    Собираюсь в Грецию этим летом, возьму ваши советы на заметку @Marina Toptygina😉
  18. ProducerChristine Homolko
    I Traveled the World, Helped Save Lives, and Learned 6 Transferable Skills. Newsflash: You Can Too.
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    Christine Homolko
    12/01/2017 #9 Christine Homolko
    @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher I was lucky to visit a few continents on this journey! And as to covering travel expenses: basic travel costs are covered by health insurances (via medical courier organizations) making transplantations possible.
    Paul Burge
    12/01/2017 #8 Paul Burge
    A very warm welcome to beBee @Christine Homolko. Really enjoyed reading this post, travelling really does open the mind and teach us lots about oursleves and others. Thanks for sharing!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    12/01/2017 #7 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Hi @Christine Homolko, I really enjoyed reading this. Did you travel internationally or throughout the USA? I'm sure there were many interesting aspects to doing this. One question, if you were a volunteer who paid for your travels, hotel ad food? Kudos to you!
    Devesh Bhatt
    12/01/2017 #6 Devesh Bhatt
    Perhaps the most relatable, enjoyable and inspiring post I've read in a long time.
    No I didn't travel the world, but I feel you have written this for me.
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    11/01/2017 #5 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    @Christine Homolko, very nice first buzz. I knew right away that you were someone I should follow. You now have your wings. ;-)
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    11/01/2017 #4 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Glad to see you here on beBee with such an incredibly well-written and inspiring buzz, @Christine Homolko.

    I also love how you still put into play these skills. You told me you were about to start buzzing and here you are, living up to your own words.

    Hit me up if I can help in any way!
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    11/01/2017 #3 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Welcome Christine. ..now begin to pen down your world experience and keep the world of beBee engaged!
    Christine Homolko
    11/01/2017 #2 Christine Homolko
    Thanks Javier! That was my first little bit o' honey here.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    11/01/2017 #1 Javier 🐝 beBee
    @Christine Homolko welcome to beBee ! thanks for sharing !
  19. Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    Today's focus: Writing a killer blog post.

    And who better to learn from than Lawrence Tam? I couldn't believe this training was released for free! Check it out:
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  20. Scott Moore

    Scott Moore

    08/01/2017
    I just finished reading Tim Tebow's book "Shaken". Tim is the real deal and takes a strong stand for Jesus Christ.

    You can read my blog post about the book and see a video interview he made here:
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  21. ProducerLyon Brave

    Lyon Brave

    05/01/2017
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  22. ProducerPreston 🐝 Vander Ven
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    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    01/01/2017 #2 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Worthy information and thank you for sharing. I am a WordPress blogger and love it. My blog is for fun only and I like staying busy. It's a great way to connect with others that like writing, photography, music, cooking, etc. Sharing, learning, and engagement - and enjoyment!
  23. ProducerDavid Vernon

    David Vernon

    30/12/2016
    Our globally patented new card is earning me "no cost travel" for life!
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  24. ProducerBrook Massey

    Brook Massey

    26/12/2016
    Family Travel Escapades Top 10 Posts of 2016
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    Brook Massey
    08/02/2017 #17 Brook Massey
    #16 We have certainly been fortunate and are thankful for what we have seen.
    Rick Stoneking Sr
    07/02/2017 #16 Rick Stoneking Sr
    You folks have had some truly awesome adventures.
    Paul Walters
    10/01/2017 #15 Paul Walters
    #10 We are always ready for visitors so c'mon down to the tropics
    Brook Massey
    28/12/2016 #14 Brook Massey
    #13 Thank you. I appreciate the encouragement.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    27/12/2016 #13 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Stunning photos. Thank you for sharing your adventures. Keep traveling and keep sharing!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    27/12/2016 #12 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #11 My brother and his wife actually live in Ohio ;-) I grew up there too!!
    Brook Massey
    27/12/2016 #11 Brook Massey
    #9 Thanks Lisa. I grew up near Lake Cumberland and my parents still live there. It surprises me when someone outside of Kentucky or Ohio has heard of it.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    27/12/2016 #10 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #1 Can I come visit soon @Paul Walters, that is, when you return back to Bali :))
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    27/12/2016 #9 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    So many beautiful places to visit @Brook Massey! My brother and sister in law rented a houseboat and spent 5 days on Lake Cumberland in Ky about 7 years ago. They said they would rather have rented a cabin but it was beautiful.
    Brook Massey
    27/12/2016 #8 Brook Massey
    #7 India is huge! I am sure you are right.
    Devesh Bhatt
    27/12/2016 #7 Devesh Bhatt
    #6 you need a lot of info for India...
    Brook Massey
    27/12/2016 #6 Brook Massey
    #4 Thanks Devesh. I will take you up on it when we finally make it to India. We will need help as my knowledge of India is not great. It will likely be quite a while, though.
    Brook Massey
    27/12/2016 #5 Brook Massey
    #3 Thanks Dean. We will hopefully make our way to Japan and China. It may be many years, though. We can dream.
    Devesh Bhatt
    27/12/2016 #4 Devesh Bhatt
    Give me a heads up before visiting India....i can help you make it unique.
    Dean Owen
    27/12/2016 #3 Dean Owen
    Some great articles here! Looks like Italy, Greece, Ireland and Japan are consistent amongst you three for places you want to visit. I love them all, but obviously have a soft spot for Japan. Do let me know if ever you head out to China. So much to see here!
    Brook Massey
    26/12/2016 #2 Brook Massey
    #1 Thanks Paul! We hope to make it Bali someday. The world is vast and there is so much to see. We are enjoying the journey. Have a happy New Year.
    Paul Walters
    26/12/2016 #1 Paul Walters
    @Brook Massey Keep dragging your family around the planet. We are in Sri lanka right now but if you ever get to Bali pop on in we have plenty of room !
  25. Nawab Ahmad

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    21/12/2016
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