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  1. Simon Paul

    Simon Paul

    28/11/2016
    Have you ever longed to go back to the same place?
    Simon Paul
    Stari Grad
    niume.com Stari Grad, meaning 'old town' is located on the Western side of the island of Hvar in the Adriatic.It's current name befits that fact that it is the oldest town in Croatia, dating from 384 BC, the same year that Aristotle was born. The town's...
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  2. Nawab Ahmad

    Nawab Ahmad

    19/11/2016
    Swimming with the Fishes, an underwater expedition at Charna Island
    Nawab Ahmad
    Swimming with the Fishes, an underwater expedition at Charna Island
    www.bebee.com "Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore." – Andre Gide Date: 13th November, 2016 As a travelling...
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  3. Nawab Ahmad

    Nawab Ahmad

    19/10/2016
    Day 2: Saiful Muluk Lake (Naran)
    Nawab Ahmad
    Day 2: Saiful Muluk Lake (Naran)
    www.bebee.com From South End to North End of Pakistan, Karachi to Khunjerab [-12ft to 16,200ft] Day 2: Saiful Muluk Lake (Naran) Date: 16th September 2015 Naran...
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  4. Nawab Ahmad

    Nawab Ahmad

    29/09/2016
    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@nawab-ahmad-sindh/from-south-end-to-north-end-of-pakistan-karachi-to-khunjerab-12ft-to-16-200ft
    Nawab Ahmad
    From South End to North End of Pakistan, Karachi to Khunjerab [-12ft to 16,200ft]
    www.bebee.com Travel log of approximately 3000 KM Journey with my family from Karachi to Khunjerab, The South End of Pakistan to the North End. The beautiful...
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  5. ProducerPaul Walters

    Paul Walters

    07/09/2016
    Ten Things You Should Consider Before You Become A Travel Writer.
    Ten Things You Should Consider Before You Become A Travel Writer.I read somewhere recently that Mick Jagger and Cate Blanchette were once asked what other profession they would of pursued ifΒ they hadn’t done what they currently do. Without any hesitation both answered, β€œ We would have been travel...
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    Paul Walters
    02/03/2017 #40 Paul Walters
    #37 @Robert Cormack Thanks for stopping by Robert. Travel has been my 'passion' since I first 'set off' at age 16 and really I have never really stopped ! i guess I have been fortunate to have lived my life this way . So much to see....so little time!!
    Paul Walters
    01/03/2017 #39 Paul Walters
    #38 @Randy Keho I bet ....on my way!!!!
    Randy Keho
    01/03/2017 #38 Randy Keho
    We have a different definition for fixer where I come from. If you ever travel to Chicago, I'll introduce you to one.
    Robert Cormack
    01/03/2017 #37 Robert Cormack
    Good piece, @Paul Walters. One of the things I've noticed about travel writers over the years is they're passionate about travel. The good ones, anyway. Passion seems to exude in a piece, bringing that excitement to the words and the information. To just say "it's a good gig" won't make you a travel writer. Passion is everything. Thanks for the post.
    Paul Walters
    09/09/2016 #36 Paul Walters
    #35 Thank you @Lindsay EmBree Gilis are as you say far away even though they are no longer the 'hidden gems' but one must take from them what one needs !
    Lindsay EmBree
    09/09/2016 #35 Lindsay EmBree
    #34 I was in Bali a few years ago and loved it! I didn't make it to the island you wrote about but did go to the Gili Islands. I certainly wasn't alone on the island but I felt very... far away from everything. It was great and a little strange all at once. I'll be sure to read your posts as a part of my studies.
    Paul Walters
    09/09/2016 #34 Paul Walters
    thank you @ Lindsay Embree much appreciated. I write for several travel journals and once published I now post them to this wonderful site beBEE. My latest piece ( published today) is all about a small island off the coast of Bali. Enjoy!
    Lindsay EmBree
    09/09/2016 #33 Lindsay EmBree
    I loved reading your article! It is great to read about the possibilities and think there is hope for a career change. The tips were great, and I will keep them in mind. Can't wait to read more :).
    Paul Walters
    09/09/2016 #32 Paul Walters
    #30 Thank you @John White, MBA much appreciated
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    09/09/2016 #31 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Sounds amazing
    John White, MBA
    08/09/2016 #30 John White, MBA
    Congrats on a buzzworthy post, @Paul Walters. The bees and I have promoted it to beBee's social media pages (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook).
    Yogesh Sukal
    08/09/2016 #29 Yogesh Sukal
    Good one, Thank you for this read paul
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    08/09/2016 #28 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Life does impose on us all, @Ken Boddie, but I feel like travel is this little bubble in which we can break free from who we have to be in the context of our lives, so that we can re-invent ourselves into the next phase.

    If travel does nothing else, it can remind us that there are so many, many varieties beyond the standard commute and cubicle route to livelihood.
    Ken Boddie
    08/09/2016 #27 Ken Boddie
    #5 This is an impossible question, @Deb 🐝 Helfrich, for a lady to ask a gentleman, especially since I am aging so disgracefully. In my case, however, the transition from 'Casanova' to 'scribble-over' (refer #2 below) has been imposed upon me by old age rather than wisdom, fueled by a receding hairline and a grizzly grey metamorphosis.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    08/09/2016 #26 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #23 I vote for you @Paul Walters!!
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    08/09/2016 #25 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #24 Am sure it is Paul. How does one go about finding one quickly?
    Paul Walters
    08/09/2016 #24 Paul Walters
    #19 thanks @Praveen Raj Gullepalli finding fixers isn't that hard ...finding good ones is the challenge !
    Paul Walters
    08/09/2016 #23 Paul Walters
    #20 Thanks @Deb 🐝 Helfrich good idea.... pick me, pick me!!
    Paul Walters
    08/09/2016 #22 Paul Walters
    #18 Thanks @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher you're a gem!!!
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    08/09/2016 #21 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #20 wow great thought @Deb 🐝 Helfrich...building a support community hive that way! Am sure some local writers would prove great Fixers too ;)
  6. ProducerDeepak Patel

    Deepak Patel

    18/08/2016
    Plan Your Trip To Jaisalmer This Season For A Marvelous Travel Experience
    Plan Your Trip To Jaisalmer This Season For A Marvelous Travel ExperienceIf you love to visit the place of historical importance in India and looking for a prominent site with untouched historical beauty, Jaisalmer in Rajasthan is a place of interest for historians; it offers you a wonderful trip and spirit to live. Here...
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    Deepak Patel
    23/08/2016 #2 Deepak Patel
    #1 @Catalina Serrano Thank for your feedback on my post. Yeah, Jaisalmer is awesome city to explore for one who interested in know more about the India tradition & culture.​
    Catalina Serrano
    18/08/2016 #1 Catalina Serrano
    Thanks for sharing that post! I loved Jaisalmer, the golden city, an also the safaris with camels on the desert!
  7. Karolina Patryk

    Karolina Patryk

    24/06/2016
    Did you know that caning is a popular punishment in Malaysia? CLICK to read more interesting facts about this country:
    Karolina Patryk
    Malaysia interesting facts – 10 fun facts you didn't know about!
    karolinapatryk.com Malaysia interesting facts. Fun facts you didn't know about Malaysia! What is special and unusual about this...
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    William Davis
    24/06/2016 #1 William Davis
    Interesting facts! The one about the ringgit being called dollar makes me curious.
  8. ProducerPurnima Menon

    Purnima Menon

    20/06/2016
    My Knights in Shining Spanners!
    My Knights in Shining Spanners!It was a moonlit night many moons ago, as Dad & I were driving back from a late night program in New Delhi. It was getting to be really late, I was driving through a particularly lonely patch of the road, not very safe, and the traffic was...
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    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    20/06/2016 #3 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    There are many good Samaritans in the world... Great story @Purnima Menon.. you are moving beyond rookie status :-)
    Ken Boddie
    20/06/2016 #2 Ken Boddie
    These are the stories that maintain faith in mankind, @Purnima Menon . Bad day, good knight! πŸ˜„
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    20/06/2016 #1 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    @Purnima Menon, It is good to remember your blessings. Thank you for sharing.
  9. ProducerDean Owen

    Dean Owen

    15/04/2016
    Bucket List Destination  -  The Land of the Thunder Dragon
    Bucket List Destination - The Land of the Thunder DragonNestled in the South East Himalayas rather uncomfortably between China to the North and India to the South lies a Kingdom relatively untouched by modern society. With a population estimated at just over 750,000, Bhutan occupies a land area of...
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    Dean Owen
    14/08/2016 #12 Dean Owen
    #11 Thanks for stopping by @Savvy Raj. Much appreciate the comment.
    Savvy Raj
    13/08/2016 #11 Savvy Raj
    Very insightful post with some great tips thrown in. Thank you for the insider view of this fascinating country @Dean Owen
    Catalina Serrano
    16/06/2016 #10 Catalina Serrano
    It looks like a very nice destination, fantastic history and very cool pictures Dean!!!
    Dean Owen
    16/06/2016 #9 Dean Owen
    #8 Thanks James. Like I say, not easy to get to, but well worth it.
    James McElearney
    15/06/2016 #8 James McElearney
    Wow @Dean Owen, those pictures are incredible! You make Bhutan sound an amazing place. Really hope I get to see these sights one day
    Dean Owen
    15/06/2016 #7 Dean Owen
    Thanks for sharing @Oliver Moloney!
    Gerald Hecht
    15/06/2016 #6 Gerald Hecht
    @Dean Owen whoa! Thank you for sharing this!
    Dean Owen
    15/06/2016 #5 Dean Owen
    #4 Yes that picture brings back such good memories of a fun day. Those kids have nothing. They walk 2 hours to school on dangerous mountain roads. Their toilets are holes in the ground. But they were so happy, always smiling. Thanks "Cat"
    NO one
    15/06/2016 #4 NO one
    #3 LOL I'm so silly I had to go back to spot you! This is so much fun, I like the expression of on of the boys to the left he looks like he's thinking "what is this man doing?"
    Dean Owen
    15/06/2016 #3 Dean Owen
    #2 I do hope you have the chance to go one day "Cat". Not easy to get to, but worth it. Yes, that is me, and did you spot me at the back of the classroom (when the teacher walked in) :)
    NO one
    15/06/2016 #2 NO one
    I was about to ask if you took the photos but then i saw a friendly face on the last one. This is such a beautiful posts @Dean Owen I enjoyed so much the adventure through your eyes. Next time I hope I can write about it too.
    NoΓ«l De Castro GarcΓ­a
    15/04/2016 #1 Anonymous
    Amazing!!
  10. ProducerTanya Wasylewski
    Try something new
    Try something newTravel has always pushed me out of my comfort zone. I’m not alone in this. Travel has a special way of taking you out of your everyday life and showing you new things and experiences. It throws you curveballs and stands back to watch how you deal...
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    Elizabeth Harris
    15/06/2016 #4 Elizabeth Harris
    I think if two people go to the same place it doesn't mean that they're going to have the same experience, even if they go on the same ride in a roller coaster it will still not be the same, a person on the back could yell something that would change the ride, the feeling could be different, or the view from the top could be another one because of a climate change... it is all about perspective. Great post @Tanya Wasylewski
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    15/06/2016 #3 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #2 Exactly, @Tanya Wasylewski. I lived next to a park, and every single morning the crows would extract the trash from the trash cans to feast on the leftover food, with rubbish spread all over. I tried to get someone in the parks dept to implement a different approach, as they clearly had the capability to learn complex procedures around human food packaging.....and I did almost get bonked on the head once by one throwing a pine cone down into the street for crushing.
    Tanya Wasylewski
    15/06/2016 #2 Tanya Wasylewski
    #1 Great suggestion @Deb 🐝 Helfrich! I really enjoyed that talk, got me thinking about how instead of trying to remove something or a situation from our lives that we don't like, we should stop and work out how to turn it into a positive.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    14/06/2016 #1 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Travel is such a special zone of existence, unmoored from all the comforts, routines, and habits of daily life, we really do get a chance to meet the person we might be if we could live more in each moment as it unfolds.

    You've provided a great list of suggestions, @Tanya Wasylewski. I'd add something as simple as watching a random TED talk, completely outside the arenas of knowledge you stick to, can open vast new ways of being. My favorite off-the-beaten-path talk is about Crow Vending Machines > https://www.ted.com/talks/joshua_klein_on_the_intelligence_of_crows?language=en
  11. Stephanie Brookes
    The remote Karimata Islands of West Kalimantan
    Stephanie Brookes
    West Kalimantan - Karimata Islands - Stephanie Brookes
    travelwriter.ws West Kalimantan - Karimata Islands Pontianak in West Kalimantan is the starting point for a trip to the Karimata Islands. The bustling harbour is alive...
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    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    15/06/2016 #1 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    I felt like I was on the journey with you, it was so visually descriptive! What an adventure and honor to learn so much about other's cultures. Very vivid and quite interesting story @Stephanie Brookes
  12. Karolina Patryk

    Karolina Patryk

    12/06/2016
    Okay, after almost 3 years of traveling we got really tired of hearing that 'Poland' is actually 'Holland' or that we speak Russian. WHY OUR HOMELAND IS SO UNDERRATED?

    We wrote a self-promotional post about the beauty of our country. Poland is literally the best place in Europe. Check out why:
    Karolina Patryk
    Travel Poland. 10 reasons you should visit Poland!
    karolinapatryk.com Travel Poland. 10 reasons you should visit Poland! Why it is the most beautiful and the most underrated country in the...
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  13. Karolina Patryk

    Karolina Patryk

    09/06/2016
    The ultimate guide to Beijing
    CLICK:
    Karolina Patryk
    Beijing guide - top 10 tourist attractions in Beijing!
    karolinapatryk.com Beijing guide - top 10 tourist attractions in Beijing! Things to do in capital of China. Best travel tips for visiting...
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    Kimberly Lewis
    09/06/2016 #2 Kimberly Lewis
    This one looks like such an adventure @Karolina Patryk and the tips are great! It is a fact that Beijing has a terrible reputation when it comes to traffic and everyplace being so crowded so than you for clarifying. That Summer Palace looks like heaven!
    Michelle Wright
    09/06/2016 #1 Michelle Wright
    For any of us wishing to visit China, @Karolina Patryk has put together ane expensive tourist guide to Beijing.
  14. Karolina Patryk

    Karolina Patryk

    02/06/2016
    China is definitely one of the most fascinating lands we have visited. Did you know that China is the owner of all pandas in the world?
    CLICK to read more interesting facts about this country:
    Karolina Patryk
    China interesting facts – 20 fun facts you didn't know about!
    karolinapatryk.com China interesting facts – 20 fun facts you didn't know about! What is surprising about People's Republic of...
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  15. ProducerPaul Walters

    Paul Walters

    30/05/2016
    When Settling Into A New House Can Sometimes Involve Inhaling The Neighbours!
    When Settling Into A New House Can Sometimes Involve Inhaling The Neighbours!A few years ago we decided to leave the familiar behind and settle in a new country, Indonesia. We chose the island of Bali and so far so good, Β we feel truly blessed. For me it allows uninterrupted periods of complete sloth while I attempt to...
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    Randall Burns
    12/03/2017 #18 Randall Burns
    HaHa! great post, I love Bali, it is a fantastic, magical place and yes, I think the right perspective is to think that you are "blessed".
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    04/02/2017 #17 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Great post, great house, great locale. I just hope "tinkling fountains" describes the sound they make, not what one does in them. (heheheheh)
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    04/02/2017 #16 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Don't quite know how to respond to this post Paul...:-) Inhaling your neighbor! Now that's an entirely new take on being neighborly. UGH! Though some culture do (or did, don't know the status of cannibalism these days) believe that 'taking in' another passes their strength to you. At 2 to 3 a week, you should have the strength of the Incredible Hulk by now! I would just turn green. hahaha
    Paul Walters
    18/01/2017 #15 Paul Walters
    @Ian Weinberg sorry, have to put my reply into context ...just read your piece on death !!!
    Ian Weinberg
    18/01/2017 #14 Ian Weinberg
    Great piece. Thanks for that @Paul Walters . Best wishes from 'Dr Death' https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ian-weinberg/on-the-matter-of-death
    Paul Walters
    18/01/2017 #13 Paul Walters
    #12 Always welcome for a visit @Jim Murray The slacker bit is a myth . The weather here is always warm ( read hot) , the beers always cold , and we have heaps of room !
    Jim Murray
    18/01/2017 #12 Jim Murray
    So really are a writer. I was convinced you are a world class slacker. Just goes to show you how wrong you can be sometimes.
    Cheers, jim (from my new house, not in Bali, dammit)
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    31/05/2016 #11 Don 🐝 Kerr
    Brilliant perspective.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    31/05/2016 #10 Don 🐝 Kerr
    What a lovely perspective @Paul Walters Thanks for this.
    Paul Walters
    31/05/2016 #9 Paul Walters
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    Catalina Serrano
    30/05/2016 #8 Catalina Serrano
    I only saw the cremations in India, but never in Indonesia. Are they still happening next to your house? That's a great story, I guess you felt a little weird, but now you have another story to talk about. Fantastic house and, as @Ken Boddie View more
    I only saw the cremations in India, but never in Indonesia. Are they still happening next to your house? That's a great story, I guess you felt a little weird, but now you have another story to talk about. Fantastic house and, as @Ken Boddie says, a good place to find inspiration! (Because you are living in Sanur and not in Kuta, right?) Close
    Ken Boddie
    30/05/2016 #7 Ken Boddie
    Ah, the smell of the Orient?!? πŸ™Š I had the good fortune to marry an Indonesian lady and am therefore a regular visitor to the Spice Islands and occasionally Bali. I hope you have settled well into the Indonesian lifestyle and have come to accept the often proffered "besok 'aja, Tuan", which, for the benefit of other readers, can too often mean "why do today what you can put off until tomorrow". πŸ˜‰ I also hope that you have not settled too close to where too many of my fellow Australians, unfortunately, tend to behave badly on a regular basis, with little or no thought for local culture. I wish you inspiration for your writing, and, surrounded by an island of natural craftsmen and artists, how can you not be, mas Paul?
    Oliver Moloney
    30/05/2016 #6 Oliver Moloney
    There's a story in there in itself! I can see it now - 'A breath of fresh heir' some people are born into royalty, others inhale the prince's ashes. Great post!
    Oliver Moloney
    30/05/2016 #5 Oliver Moloney
    When a breath of fresh air includes the neighbours, you know you're in for an interesting stay!
    Pascal Derrien
    30/05/2016 #4 Pascal Derrien
    I did not se it coming what a story (what a house too) :-)
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    30/05/2016 #3 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    @Paul Walters, your home looks beautiful. As for the ashes you literally inhaled, you now have a soulmate for life. I'm not sure if I'd want to meet my soulmate in that manner, especially if it was sneaking into my nose and being inhaled into my lungs. ;)) It sounds quite festive outside your front door even though they are celebrating a loss.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    30/05/2016 #2 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    @Paul Walters when you confessed ''so far so good'', i presumed the next thing you'd say would be something akin to Wakin up the Neighbours (Bryan Adams surely wouldn't mind that reference ;) ...fitting in with the moving in bit. But hey what you described after that unobtrusive intro is a macabre tale! You are breathing in the neighbors! Takes me back to years ago when I had to commute through a lane adjoining a cemetery/crematorium. I know that barbecue on the spit smell only too well. Believe me, I used to hold my breath (for a good 3 minutes) until I passed the overhanging miasma of fire-consumed flesh and then gasp for clean air. No offence to the dear departed, but nothing should tarnish their memory of their vanishing into air, not even this experience of smelling them or inhaling them as you put it, as they forever go, leaving behind a trail of smoke and grease. Electric units for disposing the dead ought to be adopted more, saving wood, fuel and the atmosphere from that added effluence. Talking of afterlife, I hail from a family whose ancestors believed in burying their dead, sitting up or tied into a foetal position in a wicker basket and lowered into the womb of Mother Earth just that way. Symbolic yes. Non-polluting too. But somewhere down the line things changed, and in these days for those in my community, life is a trial by fire (literally) even after! That said and conveyed, your ''olfactories'' dear Sir, have earned my respect! :)
    Dean Owen
    30/05/2016 #1 Dean Owen
    Bali is very much a part of you now - literally! Love this story!
  16. ProducerDaniel Anupol

    Daniel Anupol

    22/05/2016
    Journal #1:  Collecting the Sea Shells by the beach
    Journal #1: Collecting the Sea Shells by the beachToday's journal reflection poses the question, "What type of sea shells do you collect & how many of them do you keep?"I write to you valuable bee-reader because I want you to know the value behind every sea shell that you come across. Β For a...
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    Daniel Anupol
    24/05/2016 #6 Daniel Anupol
    #3 Great perspective in life!
    Daniel Anupol
    24/05/2016 #5 Daniel Anupol
    #2 Yes Mohammed the Jewels of life.
    Daniel Anupol
    24/05/2016 #4 Daniel Anupol
    #1 Wow very inspirational story @CityVP 🐝 Manjit and yes I truly believe the young kid at heart can become a great leader.
    Sarah Curtin Rivera
    23/05/2016 #3 Sarah Curtin Rivera
    I like shells very much. Every time i go to the beach i get a lot of them. I normally use theme to decorate plants or even litle plates for my jewels. In another way it's a gift from the mother earth to us.
    mohammed khalaf
    22/05/2016 #2 mohammed khalaf
    it is lovely thing to be conservation thus jewels
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    22/05/2016 #1 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    I have never collected shells, but a long time ago when the kids were younger, we took them down to Clearwater, Florida. The four oldest kids did their own thing but the four youngest kids were fascinated by the shells they found on the white sandy beach. It was on a boat ride from where I personally was transfixed at trying to spot where a dolphin would leap from the water, that the kids saw a little white boy with a collection of much larger shells. The little boy did something remarkable, he took his four most nicest shells and handed them to each one of younger kids. What was remarkable was that he at a very small age had the impulse to give rather than receive. At an age where kids are protective with their things, this pint sized kid became larger than life - I could see that one day when that kid grows up, their is the making of a future leader. Meaning is important, but wisdom is nurtured from within and that kid did not just pass a trivial marshmallow test http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/09/what-the-marshmallow-test-really-teaches-about-self-control/380673/, he was an inspiration for all who witnessed his heart and the joy he had in giving. I can only imagine the lengths that little kid went to find shell pieces like the one's he found.
  17. ProducerQamar Ali Khan

    Qamar Ali Khan

    16/05/2016
    Horrible, But It Was Just a Mistake! Really!!
    Horrible, But It Was Just a Mistake! Really!!I finalized the weekly report, ready to be sent to my manager and some relevant officials. It was the last item of my day's agenda. I reviewed it. I had joined this footwear manufacturing company just a month ago as Assistant Manager Sales (it was...
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    Milos Djukic
    20/02/2017 #64 Anonymous
    #63 Me too @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher :)
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    18/02/2017 #63 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #62 Looking forward to your next article @Qamar Ali Khan and thanks! Well we both know I can cook :)) haha
    Qamar Ali Khan
    18/02/2017 #62 Qamar Ali Khan
    #59 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher! Thank you once again. I used to come and go. I'm surely working on some articles these days. You're very wise, indeed :-)
    Qamar Ali Khan
    18/02/2017 #61 Qamar Ali Khan
    #60 Thank you @Milos Djukic! You're very kind :-)
    Milos Djukic
    16/02/2017 #60 Anonymous
    Welcome back dear @Qamar Ali Khan. Kind regards, Milos
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    16/02/2017 #59 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #56 Thanks Qamar and so nice to see you back! Are you possibly working on an article that was hinted to the other day? ;-)
    Qamar Ali Khan
    16/02/2017 #58 Qamar Ali Khan
    #54 @Alexa Steele! It's so nice to have your encouraging comments. I'm glad you liked it. I welcome you to my circle with a warm heart! Thank you so much! Stay happy!
    Qamar Ali Khan
    16/02/2017 #57 Qamar Ali Khan
    #53 @Javier 🐝 beBee! I always highly appreciate your warm engagement and appreciation. Thank you very much!
    Qamar Ali Khan
    16/02/2017 #56 Qamar Ali Khan
    #52 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher! You always exceed my expectations of care and friendship!
    Qamar Ali Khan
    16/02/2017 #55 Qamar Ali Khan
    #51 @Donna-Luisa Eversley! It's not my wisdom, it's your kindness. Thank you very much!
    Alexa Steele
    16/02/2017 #54 Alexa Steele
    Great story!
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    16/02/2017 #53 Javier 🐝 beBee
    I fully agree @Qamar Ali Khan. Mistakes sometimes bring opportunities. It is great to see problems and mistakes , as opportunities to improve !
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    16/02/2017 #52 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Worth sharing again, thanks for bringing this treasure back up @Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    13/02/2017 #51 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Some wisdom from @Qamar Ali Khan
    Qamar Ali Khan
    28/05/2016 #50 Qamar Ali Khan
    Thanks @Javier 🐝 beBee for the kind share! I'm obliged! Have a great life!
    Qamar Ali Khan
    22/05/2016 #49 Qamar Ali Khan
    #48 Great comment Jean L. Serio! Thank you very much for your engagement and sharing your experience. You know better than anyone that an inadvertent mistakes sometime brings something different 360 than what you genuinely expect. The only condition is your positive thinking. Thank so very much. have a great life!
    Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA
    22/05/2016 #48 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA
    No doubt your 'mistake' story is one which thousands of others have experienced, Quamar ali Khan. For me, your telling of the story was a reminder of one or two 'inadvertent mistakes' I've made in my life; which - as with you - (and thankfully) turned out well. Your statement "This inadvertent mistake might be included by your destiny, to bestow upon you something better. Sometimes, a mistake opens the door of an opportunity. Something good for you might be hidden in your mistake, some blessings in disguise. Secondly, mistakes show you are learning. If you stop doing mistakes, you stop learning., and stopping learning is death" is one to remember when an 'inadvertent' mistake arises. Thanks for this wonderful share.
    Qamar Ali Khan
    22/05/2016 #47 Qamar Ali Khan
    #46 @Cyndi wilkins! This is a very interesting comment. In fact, I felt the sting when I discovered the inadvertent fooling act that I committed. But the chairman was kind enough to apply honey to heal my pain and to better my health. So, I agree! I survived the "big sting." Enjoyed your excellent comment, really. Thank you so very much.
    Cyndi wilkins
    21/05/2016 #46 Cyndi wilkins
    "An inadvertent mistake, a serious one though, proved to be my #BestMistake." Taking responsibility for our mistakes is the first step in moving past them... Sir @Qamar Ali Khan survives "The Sting!" :-))))))
    Qamar Ali Khan
    21/05/2016 #45 Qamar Ali Khan
    #44 Brilliant observation @Deb 🐝 Helfrich! I agree completely. Positivity starts from ownself. Accepting the responsibility of a mistake is a part of this positivity. What I did is my nature. I did accept whenever something wrong happened within the domain of my authority. You're absolutely right. It's not necessary that such an acceptance will bring good results every time. But if one think about results and hide the truth, he/she cannot be a believer of positive and honest practices. The road of truthfulness is hard to travel on, but easy for those who don't care about the consequences. Thank you very much Deb for you superb comment!
  18. John J Gentry

    John J Gentry

    17/05/2016
    John J Gentry
    Episode 6 | Travel tips from our eBook
    www.spreaker.com Part of a travel tip series based on our ebook 25 travel tip that can save your life....
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  19. ProducerPaul Walters

    Paul Walters

    10/05/2016
    FLYING LOW COST AIRLINES?  IT REALLY DOES PAY TO READ THE SMALL PRINT.
    FLYING LOW COST AIRLINES? IT REALLY DOES PAY TO READ THE SMALL PRINT.I’m currently travelling in India. A decade ago, getting around the vast sub continent by air was done by the national carrier catering to those fortunate enough to be able to afford it. Β Now days, Β the plethora of low cost airlines that...
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    Devesh Bhatt
    12/01/2017 #10 Devesh Bhatt
    I wasn't hunting your luggage :)
    The fine print doesn't hold in inquiries, it is dismissed because the law says when they took possession they are responsible.

    Also bonded labour is illegal in India but most airlines have a practice of getting them to sign bonds.

    I had an Italian client once, told him to demand for security or the CISF personnel, freak out for 2 minutes and tell the airline people, entertain me at your cost while I wait for luggage cause my health is not so good.
    It worked for him, he spread the word:) it surely works for the Italians.
    I don't report them because someone might lose a month's pay and not be fired, I think it's worse than getting fired.
    Christine Braganza
    26/05/2016 #9 Christine Braganza
    Yep! That's what low-cost flying is all about, I suppose. Originating from India, I do recall what a nightmare it used to be, trying to secure domestic confirmed seats. It appeared that there was always someone who was able to circumnavigate the system and secure one's OK seat. For me, flying in India now is a dream. I'm sure when there are hassles, they are magnified and hugely frustrating. But the improvements are incredible and almost without exception, it was far more pleasant flying domestically in India than it is currently in the USA.
    Dean Owen
    10/05/2016 #8 Dean Owen
    A couple of companies now selling microchipped baggage tags along with an app so you can track your baggage (always good to know it hasn't been loaded on your plane before departing).
    NO one
    10/05/2016 #7 NO one
    Last year with my master I went to visit Aena (Madrid's airport) in a school trip and we got to see the bag carrousels and how all the system works on the back. It is likely to lose a bag there but the most common has to do with human, meaning employees of the airline or airport handling them in between. It is like a human error margin. Anyway, you got your bag back which is the best part and also got to tell us a good story.
    Catalina Serrano
    10/05/2016 #4 Catalina Serrano
    I think you are very like to live in Indonesia, beautiful country. But on the other side I feel sorry for you, to lose the bag in India sounds like you will never get it back, but fortunately looks like yes!! I know the low-cost​ airlines are a shame and I have travelled a lot with Air Asia, it is horrible, but... cheap! Good luck the rest of your journey in awesome India!!
    Navinya Lee
    10/05/2016 #3 Navinya Lee
    I use low cost carriers sometimes, mostly ryanair and easyjet, and I think the magnifying glass is a good tip, but also to remember... its low cost so we need to lower our expectations too :-)
    Michael Eisman
    10/05/2016 #2 Michael Eisman
    Since when did Jet Airways become low cost? Last time I flew on them, they were a full service airline. It was a few years ago, but at that time I flew on them very often.
    Dean Owen
    10/05/2016 #1 Dean Owen
    Oh the joys of life in Asia. On the positive side, this episode made excellent reading! I will remember the magnifying glass tip!
  20. ProducerPaul Walters

    Paul Walters

    08/05/2016
    And This Years Award For Outstanding Bureaucracy goes to…….
    And This Years Award For Outstanding Bureaucracy goes to…….It is that time of year once again when Indonesian law compels me to renew my Kitas (visa). This vital, credit card sized document is actually the only thing that secures my, I have to say, rather idyllic lifestyle on the island of Bali. Without...
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    Gert Scholtz
    10/03/2017 #13 Gert Scholtz
    @Paul Walters You make a bureaucratic office a carnival of fun. Love β€œthe quo that lost its status”. Good one Paul!
    Paul Walters
    10/03/2017 #12 Paul Walters
    Given that a year has passed since I wrote my FIRST post for beBEE I thought it prudent to re run the piece as I have just this minute returned from the dreaded ministry of IMMIGRASI !!!
    Paul Walters
    23/06/2016 #11 Paul Walters
    #10 Thanks @Brian McKenzie Having lived in several countries its the same everywhere. I guess grin and bear it and if possible learn the language...and thats another story
    Brian McKenzie
    23/06/2016 #10 Brian McKenzie
    I was only supposed to be in Ukraine for 90 days, and then exit the country; and come back in - after the first round of this - the hostilities heated up - and leaving / getting back in, became out of the question. I had heard upon exit that there would be a huge fine. My friend paid close to 5k to get out...... I sat with a Customs Official for an hour before they let me off - and out - scott free. * It helps if you speak the local language. ;) And yes - I hate the Visa process too, but clearly there must be some way to keep the riff and the raff out {Of course what is in the US is pure window dressing on idiocy}
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    09/05/2016 #9 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Thanks for the chuckle, Paul Vinccent Walters. It could have been worse. The card could have read Walter Paul Vinccent...LOL
    NO one
    09/05/2016 #6 NO one
    This buzz resonated so much with me. So much bureaucracy for something that should be more simple. I expect lots of changes maybe in a decade. What is your foresight @Paul Walters?
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    09/05/2016 #4 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Welcome to beBee !
    Juan Imaz
    09/05/2016 #3 Juan Imaz
    Welcome to beBee @Paul Walters!
    Ken Boddie
    08/05/2016 #2 Ken Boddie
    Pelan pelan, tuan. πŸ˜€ Tunggu sebentar lagi. 😴 πŸ’€
    Dean Owen
    08/05/2016 #1 Dean Owen
    Ohh the joys of being an expat. That whole process is worse than China. Is it the same process on Java or unique to paradise central? I have always loved Bali, been going now for 25 odd years. Loving it less now what with Planet Hollywoods, Carrefours and the Starbucks invasion, not to mention the traffic from Ubud to Jimbaran Bay. I here there is a small but budding startup scene developing in Bali, with high speed internet etc. Any perspectives on that? Thanks!
  21. Karen Gentry

    Karen Gentry

    03/05/2016
    A sleepy morning in β€ͺDΓΌsseldorf‬ β€ͺGermany‬ https://ExploreTraveler.com/
    A la maΓ±ana sueΓ±o en DΓΌsseldorf Alemania https://ExploreTraveler.com/
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