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  1. ProducerPaul Walters

    Paul Walters

    11/12/2017
    Uncorking Bordeaux And The Hidden Wonders Of The Medoc.
    Uncorking Bordeaux And The Hidden Wonders Of The Medoc.First published in Arabian Airlines in-flight magazine November 2017.When we think, or read about โ€œBordeaux,โ€ oneโ€™s immediate impression is that this is a city built on wine. This is partly true as although Bordeaux is famous for its viticulture, it...
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    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    11/12/2017 #5 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    You got me with the 'renowned lobster and chestnut cream,' not to mention Bordeaux! I felt like I was on a mini vacation (which I could really, really use lol) while reading this.
    Ian Weinberg
    11/12/2017 #4 Ian Weinberg
    A tantalizing missive of a gracious place, masterly compiled by the inimitable @Paul Walters Bravo!
    Randall Burns
    11/12/2017 #3 Randall Burns
    BINGO!!! Now you're talking my language @Paul Walters Incredible place, fantastic food, outrageous wine! I spent a heavenly week there about 20 years ago.
    great post and thanks for the reminders!
  2. ProducerDaniel Mabee

    Daniel Mabee

    10/12/2017
    Tips for online Indian rail ticket booking
    Tips for online Indian rail ticket booking Indian railway catering and tourism corporation (IRCTC) is specially designed to cater for all train users in Indian. The Indian railway catering and tourism corporation helps in providing all the needed information regarding train services, train...
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  3. Producereiliyah hana

    eiliyah hana

    07/12/2017
    THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO THE COOLEST & MUST-SEE PLACES TO VISIT IN EUROPE
    THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO THE COOLEST & MUST-SEE PLACES TO VISIT IN EUROPEEurope - the land of dreams, is one of the most dynamic villages of southern Spain to the arctic villages in Scandinavia. Europe's charms are not just in the big metropolis cities but also in the small towns & villages.History. Culture. Food....
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  4. ProducerPaul Walters

    Paul Walters

    02/12/2017
    When Giants Awaken.
    When Giants Awaken.This will mark the second article this week covering the eruption of Baliโ€™s Mt Agung. The excellent piece by fellow bee, Vanessa Campanago takes a slightly different slant, but is certainly worth a read! Also thank you to all the bees who have...
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    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    04/12/2017 #21 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #1 I tried to get on last night and I even clicked on your notification @Paul Walters but I've been having issues with the beBee platform on my chromebook for some reason. I lost your page after I clicked, I got 2 large beBee Icons that appeared instead of a blog. Even now as I type, the orange lines that appear when you begin to type a name and box pops up with the same first names... well the orange lines are still going as I write this.

    Anyhow, I'm curious, how much of Bali will this affect? The entire Island or the area closest to the Volcano? This is really sad and I hope everyone is safe. How far are you from the Volcano? I agree, the trickle down will be felt for quite some time. It will probably affect the climate too. I remember when Mt. St. Helen erupted in the 80's, we had strange lightening storms almost the entire summer and tons of orange/brownish clouds.
    Erroll -EL- Warner
    03/12/2017 #20 Erroll -EL- Warner
    Very interesting read.
    Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    03/12/2017 #19 Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    #10 See that is why I LOVE Anthony! Travel with an agenda is WORK. If I'm going to travel; I want to chill, take in what sites take my fancy, explore the local culture (another thing I love about watching Chef Anthony). I want to rent a scooter (what are they called in Bali Paul?) and just keep turning corners until my butt is sore from sitting. I despise tourist traps, have no interest in visiting them. It's sad that too many beautiful places have been turned into them. Every time I hear of some gorgeous spot off-the-beaten-track someone has found I want to scream them; "Shut up, don't tell anyone or they'll build a freakin Hilton, smack dab in the middle of it".
    I know, I was one that needed to check on you and management @Paul Walters But considering you're the only person I know in Bali...well I had to check in!
    Keep us apprised. I think @Ken Boddie recommendations on how to appease the volcano gods is spot on. Better than my thought that you'd get under management's skin and she'd sacrifice you!
    Debasish Majumder
    02/12/2017 #18 Debasish Majumder
    lovely buzz @Paul Walters! enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
    Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    02/12/2017 #17 Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    @Paul Walters LIke many others here we're just worried that you might actually have to get up off your ass and move to safety. Pleased to hear that is an unlikely outcome!
    Pascal Derrien
    02/12/2017 #16 Pascal Derrien
    I know it's a topical subject but this is another Paul's classic ๐Ÿ‘
    Ken Boddie
    02/12/2017 #15 Ken Boddie
    Your self proclaimed appreciation of the creative arts of pontification and procrastination, I'm sure, Pak Paul, will see you through the 'inconvenience' of regular earth tremors and the odd passing ash cloud. As I may have suggested before, I have it on good religious advice (not to mention common sensical self preservation) that the best way to appease the wrath of the Balinese Hindu gods of the mountain is to establish yourself in the fully reclining position, in your hammock, with your raised cushioned head pointing towards Gunung Agung and hence looking away from the mountain (this will also maximise your slumber potential and avoid you from being distracted by the sight of flames and flashes of white hot lava tumbling down the upper slopes). Appeasement should continue, at least 5 times per day, by imbibing that magical tropical prophylactic, the gin and tonic, or until the worshipper (in this case, you) reaches a state of blissful nirvana.
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    02/12/2017 #14 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    So glad to hear that you're safe @Paul Walters and that the eruption hasnโ€™t interrupted your current routine of sloth and procrastination. :) I see that you didnโ€™t lose your sense of humour even in a situation like this. Wishing you and yours all the best. Stay well.
    Ian Weinberg
    02/12/2017 #13 Ian Weinberg
    Another truly authentic @Paul Walters narrative. Yes indeed it's the cataclysmic whacks from time to time that force us to pause (after leveling the playing fields) and to change direction. Perhaps greater wisdom about the construct of life and its applications will emerge once this has passed. Wishing you and yours well in the coming days and may you continue to be fruitful and multiply (in the literary sense of course).
    Gert Scholtz
    02/12/2017 #12 Gert Scholtz
    @Paul Walters Good to hear all is well and that you are safe. Not on the same scale as Bali, but you will know how the once quiet and serene Natal beaches have also been taken over by developers, time-share and holiday accommodation. Sad to see the unspoiled being invaded permanently by buildings, for a once or twice a year holiday visit. Perhaps the situation in Bali has one upshot - you will be having a quiet Christmas period. A fine read and thanks Paul.
    Paul Walters
    02/12/2017 #11 Paul Walters
    #4 David, the mountain is yet to blow...so let us wait and see!
    Randall Burns
    02/12/2017 #10 Randall Burns
    #8 @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit I must interject here with my thoughts; there is a world of difference between a "Traveler" and a "Tourist" and I've written about it;

    "I'm reminded of a quote by Chef Anthony Bourdain,

    "Be a traveler, not a tourist".

    A "tourist" has an agenda, has preconceived ideas, expectations, ego, is open and prone to disappointment, and is unavailable to receive knowledge because of these traits.

    A "traveler" is open for anything, receptive to anything, is not disappointed as they have no expectations; has no agenda; retains their childlike curiosity and naivety throughout their life. A "traveler" truly is a "Stranger in a Strange Land".

    From; https://www.bebee.com/producer/@randall-burns/a-stranger-in-a-strange-land

    (In case you're interested this article delves into greater detail illustrating, amongst other aspects, the differences)
    Randall Burns
    02/12/2017 #9 Randall Burns
    Great post @Paul Walters Wonderful illustration of "Mother Nature"teaching us, yet again, that we need to pay heed and not be so arrogant in our treatment of the world. Glad to hear that you're safe and sound, stay that way. The last time I was in Bali was 20 years ago, I think that I may be disappointed in seeing the development that is going on, it was such a pristine, beautiful and innocent environment and culture.
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    02/12/2017 #8 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    The last album of 10CC I purchased nearly 40 years ago was called "Bloody Tourists". I could understand their track "Dreadlock Holiday" but not the title of the album. Until now that is, having now read the Daily Mail article about tourists taking selfies in front of the smoking volcano. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5134915/Tourists-pose-selfies-Balis-Mt-Agung.html

    I once had a big argument about the distinction between a traveler and a tourist, and in the end I settled for the other person's arguments that there is no difference between a traveler and tourist. There is a difference however between a tourist and a bloody tourist.

    An economy so dependent on one trade is putting all one's eggs in one basket, so that is a fairly obvious recipe for economic hazard, but maybe what is not counted as a cost is the dumbing down of a culture and the loss of cultural artifacts in serving those bloody tourists - and that without the explosive power of a destructive volcano to wrestle with.
    Paul Walters
    02/12/2017 #6 Paul Walters
    #5 @Franci Eugenie Hoffman I guess when one lives here one does'nt have many options. lest we forget, the volcano is 55 km away from where I live
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    02/12/2017 #5 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    A bit scary, @Paul Walters, meaning the impact on the economy of Bali. Also, I agree with @David B. Grinberg about people who choose to remain on the island.
    David B. Grinberg
    02/12/2017 #4 David B. Grinberg
    Nice blogging buzz, as usual, Paul. I agree about paying "heed" which is why I don't understand people who choose to remain on the island when they can leave by boat, according to news reports. This sounds much worse than the equivalent of riding out a bad storm or hurricane. Any thoughts on this? Thanks again for another interesting and timely read. Let's hope that volcano does blow its lid.
    Ness Campagnaro
    02/12/2017 #2 Ness Campagnaro
    A great history lesson Mr. Paul! Thank you for your words and we should have a gin before The End of Things
  5. ProducerJavier ๐Ÿ beBee
    How To Become a Travel Blogger
    How To Become a Travel BloggerTravel blogging is a crowded field and it is getting more crowded by the day. After all, the idea of getting paid to travel the world seems like an amazing thing to try to do. You get to visit wonderful places around the world on someone elseโ€™s...
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    Daniel Marote
    05/12/2017 #24 Daniel Marote
    Ya me has puesto los dientes largos macho ;-) @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    03/12/2017 #23 Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    I never read anything by a travel blogger to the finish until I 'met' @Paul Walters. All the others were like reading a travel brochure, Paul brings actual life to the places he writes about, it's not just places that happen to have people in the story. I think Paul is every Bee's favorite travel guru! Don't stop Paul! our live's will lose a bit of sparkle :-)
    Paul Walters
    02/12/2017 #22 Paul Walters
    #19 @Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier . Thank you for your kind words. More like that and I shall be proposing marriage!!
    Prisciliano (Nano) Fernandez
    02/12/2017 #21 Anonymous
    Seguro que el post debe de ser muy interesante pero yo pertenezco al โ€œgeneraciรณn del latรญn y el griegoโ€. Para cuando un traductor instantรกneo en BeBee?
    Cristina ๐Ÿ Lรณpez Hara
    02/12/2017 #20 Cristina ๐Ÿ Lรณpez Hara
    I am studying English and this post is good to improve my English !
    Renรฉe  ๐Ÿ Cormier
    02/12/2017 #19 Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier
    I agree, @Paul Walters is the best travel blogger. I absolutely love his writing and reading about the places he's been. BeBee provides a great platform to get your content to more people. I'd never heard of Paul before I joined beBee. I try not to miss any of his posts.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    01/12/2017 #18 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #15 Travel writing is a LOT harder than it looks. People like @Paul Walters make it look easy. . . it's not.
    "Effortless" is a lot of hard work.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    01/12/2017 #17 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Great insights by @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee. I agree fully with you "The only way to get better is to keep doing it". Rightly @Paul Walters deserves special mention because his writing is visual and he makes the reader feel as if he was the one on travel.
    Pedro J. Estรฉbanez
    01/12/2017 #16 Pedro J. Estรฉbanez
    Although I'm not planning on becoming a travel blogger, I've found interesting rules-of-thumb for getting noticed at SNs, as pretty much they apply to other topics.
    But what I've liked the most: not just because someone intends to do something, he has to believe he is able to or is really willing to take the effort and survive periods of non-rewarding work or low motivation.
    And I'd say the latter is the most important, even enough by itself, at least to expect some results.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    01/12/2017 #14 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    @Paul Walters is also my favorite travel blogger. I give travel bloggers A LOT of credit because it's very time consuming. You left a lot of great tips @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee. I haven't used Instagram in a while, I keep telling myself I need to get back on there. Once your away from Instagram or any Social Platform for any length of time it's like starting all over again because people move on. I also recommend MyTweetPack for promotion on Twitter, it works great and simplifies so much.
    Brian McKenzie
    01/12/2017 #13 Brian McKenzie
    Thanks for the tips. I liked to use the buzzes as post cards - I hope the comd back - I cant do long social media posts from my mobile.
    Paul Walters
    01/12/2017 #12 Paul Walters
    @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee many thanks for the post and invaluable advice therein. I am deeply humbled by your praise but inspired at the same time. I am off on my travels in the next few weeks and will post from exotic locations such as Raja Ampat, West Papua and hopefully ( weather permitting) the Banda Islands
    Paul Walters
    01/12/2017 #11 Paul Walters
    #7 @David B. Grinberg . Thank you for your kind comments, it inspires me to write better!
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    01/12/2017 #10 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    The two best travel bloggers I read at beBee does include @Paul Walters but I look to @Dean Owen and including his video diaries, as another marvelous example of travel blogging.
    Robert Cormack
    01/12/2017 #9 Robert Cormack
    Thanks @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee for a list of Paul's articles. Must remember the finer ones.
    Wayne Yoshida
    30/11/2017 #8 Wayne Yoshida
    Excellent @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee - and thanks to @Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven for sharing the buzz so I saw it in my feed.

    Have camera, smart phone and a bag - and explore the world! What a dream job, and @Paul Walters is living that dream!
    David B. Grinberg
    30/11/2017 #7 David B. Grinberg
    Javier: thanks for such an interesting blogging buzz. You provide important insights and awesome advice on what it takes to be a successful travel blogger in today's crowded social media space. I'm glad you highlighted the phenomenal travel blogging of @Paul Walters, whom beBee is very fortunate to have producing such unique buzz and honey. Anyone who aspires to become a relevant travel blogger should read, study and learn from Paul's style and professionalism.
    I would also note that travel blogging is similar in many ways to being a multi-media journalist. You must not only possess excellent writing and reporting skills, but it's also essential need to excel in digital photography and video technology to tell the story beyond just words. This is where the Live Buzz feature can come in handy for practice, per my recent post https://www.bebee.com/producer/@dbgrinberg/how-to-catch-more-buzz-with-bebee-live-video.
    In essence, Paul is a master of this trade and deserves many accolades for his exemplary contributions to Producer. Thank so much, Paul, for all YOU do! And thank you, Javier, for shining a spotlight on Paul's terrific travel blogging.
    Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    30/11/2017 #6 Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    Great Tips. For some reason, Instagram was a system that never seemed right for my personality. I never was able to find a feel of a community there. It began to feel like MySpace in it's final days for me.
    Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    30/11/2017 #5 Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    Wow! Nice work here.
  6. ProducerStephanie Brookes
    Glamping in Bali โ€“ Menjangan Dynasty Delights
    Glamping in Bali โ€“ Menjangan Dynasty DelightsI have always fancied the notion of โ€œglampingโ€ โ€“ camping in a glamorous 5-star tent. From the moment I arrived at Menjangan Dynasty Resort in the far west of Bali, I was not disappointed. A team of enthusiastic safari gear clad โ€œbush dwellersโ€...
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    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    28/11/2017 #1 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Gorgeous, I could certainly enjoy this type of 'camping'- glamping! The views are something else!
  7. Producerrosie joy

    rosie joy

    07/11/2017
    How to Make the Most of Family Time on Dominican Republic Holidays
    How to Make the Most of Family Time on Dominican Republic HolidaysThe Dominican Republic is an island full of well-preserved nature with many things for families to explore and experience. Dominican Republic holidays have something for young and old alike. On the island's North Coast alone, families can partake in...
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    Brook Massey
    10/11/2017 #1 Brook Massey
    Thanks @rosie joy for the review and welcome to beBee. I hope to visit someday. I would love to visit the Botanic Garden.
  8. ProducerSavvy Raj

    Savvy Raj

    04/11/2017
    Travel Trails
    Travel Trails Meandering the Middle East : Part I ย Dubai : The modern marvel... Musings from โ€˜At the Top โ€˜Constructed on these once very red dunesA spectacle for the world to seeIs the height of pinnacle of manโ€™s questFor higher greater and furtherโ€ฆIn the heart...
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    Savvy Raj
    15/11/2017 #16 Savvy Raj
    #14 Yes thanks @Chris ๐Ÿ Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA as you rightly mention' A bubble ' indeed . Also spoke to many who are pretty much sensing it in their hearts along the way....
    Savvy Raj
    15/11/2017 #15 Savvy Raj
    #13 indeed a friend to visit and cherish in this case .@Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich very well said and true.
    Chris ๐Ÿ Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    07/11/2017 #14 Chris ๐Ÿ Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    Modern miracle born on ancient desert sands ..glad you enjoyed your time in "the bubble" @Savvy Raj. If not already done please do make time to do the indoor ski slope at Mall of the Emirates on your next sojourn!
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    05/11/2017 #13 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    So nice to get the tourist's view of Dubai, @Savvy Raj, having seen just the night time view off of @๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams's balcony, so far.

    Dizzying displays, of all sorts, including the power of having a friend to visit as we travel the world.
    Savvy Raj
    05/11/2017 #12 Savvy Raj
    In all a Splendid visit capped off with a splendorous view of the city spaces and beyond from the Burj khalifa... yes @David B. Grinberg It is a fact that Dubai dazzles on alright and is truly worth a visit as there is something for everybody. Thank you for sharing your kind words of appreciation here. Have a wonderful weekend ๐Ÿ˜Š
    David B. Grinberg
    05/11/2017 #11 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for the amazing virtual tour and phenomenal photos, Savvy. Dubai indeed appears to be a magical place of splendor and grandeur -- from what I've personally heard, read and watched on TV travel shows. I hope to BEE fortunate enough to likewise visit this vibrant and impressive city one day. Thanks again for sharing such a splendid overview per your blogging buzz.
    Savvy Raj
    05/11/2017 #10 Savvy Raj
    #7 Thank you very much @Prisciliano (Nano) Fernandez
    Savvy Raj
    05/11/2017 #9 Savvy Raj
    #6 Yes @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher the place is teeming with people buzzing with development and never ending projects ... have earlier lived in some other parts of the Middle East but modern Dubai is definetely one of kind! Thank you for liking and appreciating these verses.
    Savvy Raj
    05/11/2017 #8 Savvy Raj
    #5 Meeting you was one of the highlights of my trip to Dubai @๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams to say the least . Love your energy and enthusiasm as much as your warmth and yes thank you for picking up on these lines which I felt you will resonate with as well....Lots of goodwill ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™
    Prisciliano (Nano) Fernandez
    04/11/2017 #7 Anonymous
    Very nice
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    04/11/2017 #6 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Lovely poem describing Dubai so eloquently @Savvy Raj. The photos are beautiful. Dubai sure is growing. I bet it's bustling there with people.
    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    04/11/2017 #5 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    @Savvy Raj What a beautiful poem my dear. Dubai is glorified by your verses and your presence here added so much elegance to it. Meeting you was one of the finest moment of my beBee dairy. I love the verse "It is not ours to question the why until we know what and how it came to be what it is in the Now!"
    Savvy Raj
    04/11/2017 #4 Savvy Raj
    #3 Thank you @Mohammed A. Jawad for your kind and appreciative mention of both the verses and the city. ๐Ÿ˜Š
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    04/11/2017 #3 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Aha...Dubai so dearly depicted! It's a dynamic city always on the go, populated with diverse nationalities.
    Savvy Raj
    04/11/2017 #2 Savvy Raj
    #1 Its nice to know so @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee . Actually wanted to try my hand at conveying my travel reflections through verses ... so am glad to read your immediate comment. Thank you very much .
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    04/11/2017 #1 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Having lived in Dubai for 3 years I agree with you totally on your content @Savvy Raj. Dubai is a jewel in the desert.
  9. ProducerStephanie Brookes
    Rote Island - The Sweet Melodies of Rote, Indonesia
    Rote Island - The Sweet Melodies of Rote, Indonesia The Sweet Melodies of Roteย  ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย  I slowly shuffled forward in the queue of passengers boarding the ferry at Kupang Harbour. I was about to cross the Timor Sea to Rote Island. Ahead of me, a long line of tall-coned straw-like...
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    Stephanie Brookes
    18/11/2017 #4 Stephanie Brookes
    #3 Thanks Lisa. Rote is a vey special place alright.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    05/11/2017 #3 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    @Stephanie Brookes, I saw the dance, phew.... no kidding, they sure can move! I love their description of Rote, the kingdom- it makes everything sound magical. I was sad to hear how hard people work for just 75 US cents per day but the woman seemed to love her job on the ocean, so maybe it's all a matter of perspective? Thanks, really enjoyed this and the beautiful photos by @DAVID METCALF
    Gert Scholtz
    04/11/2017 #2 Gert Scholtz
    @Stephanie Brookes Intriguing and inviting post Stephanie - thank you: "Rote is still a kingdom, and we still maintain ancient traditions,โ€ she said, and went on to explain how the land is divided into two domains. One is known as Sunrise and one is known as Sunset."
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    04/11/2017 #1 Mohammed A. Jawad
    With the scenic beauty, mirable places and wonderful Nature everywhere, indeed there's Mastery of the Lord of the expansive Universe.
  10. ProducerPaul Walters

    Paul Walters

    03/11/2017
    Visiting Mestia?  Make Sure You Pack Your Hiking Boots!
    Visiting Mestia? Make Sure You Pack Your Hiking Boots!First published in Newas Magazine October 2017 There are times when an assignment lands on my desk which can be a little confusing. โ€œWe need a 1500 - word piece on Mestia by Friday โ€ฆcan do?โ€ Now, if you mention Mestia to even the...
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    Randall Burns
    09/11/2017 #13 Randall Burns
    Hiking? Did you say Hiking @Paul Walters? Growing up in the mountains of B.C., (British Columbia for those of you like @Gert Scholtz who are not familiar with the acronym), we were wearing hiking boots as toddlers. Great way to travel and explore. I burst out laughing as I was reading your wonderful article about mountains and hiking and you mention " ideal jumping off point", is your foot healed to the point now that you're base jumping?
    Great post and I still have a decent pair of hiking boots that I can dust off...
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    06/11/2017 #12 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    An interesting adventure through a beautiful country. Thank you for sharing, @Paul Walters.
    Pascal Derrien
    06/11/2017 #11 Pascal Derrien
    almost a travel in time :-)
    Aleta Curry
    06/11/2017 #10 Aleta Curry
    Alas, no hiking for me - buit it looks great!
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    05/11/2017 #9 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #1 I never got an alert that I was tagged. It may be lingering way down... I found this all by me-self. ;-)
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    05/11/2017 #8 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    10 hour hike to Koruldi Lakes, ah let me think about that....................... nah. I will make sure to see it by photo though ;-) As for the khinkali (dumplings) to khachapuri (cheese-filled bread), that's a big yes! Enjoyed this, sounds like quite the interesting place @Paul Walters!
    Ian Weinberg
    03/11/2017 #7 Ian Weinberg
    An alluring piece about a real quaint spot @Paul Walters The hills really seem alive with the sound of music ... Thanks again, my window to the world.
    Paul Walters
    03/11/2017 #6 Paul Walters
    #4 @Ken Boddie . Ah detective Boddie, you are so right. This piece was written a few months ago when I was in France so the travel distances were not that taxing. Traffic chaos due to get even more interesting with the big roundabout leading to the airport to be closed in order to build an underpass. Where the traffic will go to is anyone's guess but I guess they have clever engineers and traffic planners...stay posted!
    Claire L Cardwell
    03/11/2017 #5 Claire L Cardwell
    Interesting part of the world @Paul Walters - love the Svan Towers. Unfortunately Joburg building codes won't let you build your own sentry point....
    Ken Boddie
    03/11/2017 #4 Ken Boddie
    A towering tale, Pak Paul, to titillate the tramping traveller. But, what with the traffic in and around Denpasar and Kuta these days, how the hell did you get to the airport from Sanur by Friday, never mind Bali to Mestia and back plus 1500 words?
    Debasish Majumder
    03/11/2017 #3 Debasish Majumder
    lovely buzz @Paul Walters! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the buzz.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    03/11/2017 #2 Mohammed A. Jawad
    @Paul Walters Interesting places with scenic beauty. Georgia is worth visiting! Thanks for the post. Here's an article about Georgia:

    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@mohammed-a-jawad/georgia-the-balcony-of-europe
  11. ProducerStephanie Brookes
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    Stephanie Brookes
    05/11/2017 #5 Stephanie Brookes
    Thanks Lisa
    Stephanie Brookes
    05/11/2017 #4 Stephanie Brookes
    Thanks so much
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    02/11/2017 #3 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Thank you for sharing such interesting information and the stunning photos.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    02/11/2017 #2 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    @Stephanie Brookes, I love the photos and your detailed descriptions. You wrote, "After the barong pays a visit, it is important to make an offering of a canang sari (a flower offering) containing money." How interesting and the photo was stunning. Lawar sounds tasty! Thanks for sharing.
    Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    01/11/2017 #1 Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    wow, beautiful pictures here, great info!!
  12. Produceranup nehra

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  13. ProducerAshwini More

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    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    28/10/2017 #2 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Hi @Ashwini More, nice to have you on beBee. Really enjoyed the info and photos, it looks gorgeous in Darjeeling!
    Brook Massey
    28/10/2017 #1 Brook Massey
    Welcome to beBee @Ashwini More! Your photos are amazing! Some day I would love visit India and see the landscapes, the bears, and visit tea farms.
  14. Producersiddharth rathod
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    Lance  ๐Ÿ Scoular
    01/10/2017 #1 Lance ๐Ÿ Scoular
    More Road Trip Buzzes at my Backstage Hive:
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  16. ProducerLisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
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    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    17/11/2017 #51 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #50 Thanks @Moi Kliniger, Id love to live there! I'll be sure to catch the ferry, Ive had friends tell me its a great day trip! Hows the weather now?
    Moi Kliniger
    01/11/2017 #50 Anonymous
    Lisa, I am so happy you enjoyed your vacation in my home state! The Outer Banks is very beautiful place to me. On your next trip here please catch ferry to Okracoke Island, it's very quaint and lovely place to explore. Also, the best seafood in the world. Thank you for sharing this post on your vacation. Everyone who visits our Outer Banks feels right at home!
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    26/10/2017 #49 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #45 Thanks @Jerry Fletcher, sorry I just noticed there were a few new comments.
    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    19/10/2017 #48 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    #47 ha ha I love the sound of it already. Thanks Pam. I shall check out the book.
    Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    19/10/2017 #47 Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    #36 I can recommend the book I read: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k. It's actually a really fun and interesting read and you'll definitely laugh. It's all about choosing our values carefully and this simple fact: choose carefully what we give a F*** about and examining our real values. If you don't care for colorful language, this is definitely not the book to read! :-)
    Paul Walters
    19/10/2017 #46 Paul Walters
    @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher Thanks for taking us along for the ride
    Jerry Fletcher
    17/10/2017 #45 Jerry Fletcher
    LIsa, thanks for a glimpse into how to get away find relaxation and friendship. Great read and I love the pictures.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    16/10/2017 #44 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #38 How exciting that you @Savvy Raj and @๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams are going to meet in Dubai! Dubai looks gorgeous, what a fun place to meet. Is there a link to Franci's meets and greets or is it a hive? I use so many hives I lose track of what is available. Glad you enjoyed
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    16/10/2017 #43 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #36 We took a few photos but I didn't like mine and Pam didn't like hers. Thanks @๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams, the beach gives you such renewal. I hope you can one day soon. It would be great to meet, I wish we had a big meet up for bees but it would be hard because of distance for so many. I'm sure it could be possible though!
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    16/10/2017 #42 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #35 It was great and I'm happy you were happy too @Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams! I just read your comment after I wrote about you being a morning person and getting to the beach before you began working :)) Hope you had a nice week! Inlaws are arriving at my home tomorrow, been cleaning my arse off all week lol
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    16/10/2017 #41 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Thanks @Debasish Majumder and thanks for sharing too :))
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    16/10/2017 #40 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #34 So much fun @Cyndi wilkins! I love not being on a schedule... I don't like to plan much when I'm on vacation, I'd rather wing it and be surprised. Strolling, photo taking, eat and drinks- wonderful :)) Pam did get up a lot earlier than me so she hit the beach early in the mornings. We had fun doing dinners and one night we both cooked a meal at the condo. @Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams brought a hibachi grill and made burgers while I cooked corn on cob, baked beans and macs/cheese. No worries, my part was simple since it was from a can or a box... just had to shuck the corn LOL. I think she felt relieved to be able to work since some things came up that were not expected, still felt bad for her!! She wouldn't want me to though ;-)
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    16/10/2017 #39 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #33 It was great @Ken Boddie, I'd be a happy camper if I lived Ocean Front. But, with increase in hurricanes- I think I will pass for now!
    Savvy Raj
    16/10/2017 #38 Savvy Raj
    #37 Yes dear @๐Ÿ Fatima G. WilliamsWilliams... reached Dubai and thanks dear, as am so looking forward to our meeting too ๐Ÿค— .Have just sent you a message as well.
    This is such a lovely post @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher and great pics too... .
    And yes @..@Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador....I think 'Meet and greets" on Bebee will be indeed an awesome Idea!
    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    16/10/2017 #37 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    PS- Im not so jealous as I may end up meeting @Savvy Raj Have you reached Dubai? Where are you?๐Ÿ˜‡
    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    16/10/2017 #36 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    Lisa and Pam I'm jealous. Ok may be not so jealous. Im sure we'll end up meeting someday. Sounds like a wonderful vacation and good time out. Love the photos. @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher what abouts photos of you. We want to see the happy you โ˜บโ˜บโ˜บ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰ Pam a good book overlooking the beach sounds heavenly. I should try it, the beach is about 20 minutes ago from where I live. Thank you for the virtual tour. Loved it๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—
    Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    16/10/2017 #35 Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    Well Cindy, I looked at it this way; this is a sort of new job and in actuality I didn't qualify for paid vacation but my bosses still approved and didn't like it that I ended up working so much. Unlike the long trek Lisa has I can hop in the car any given morning and be on the beach by lunch.. plus I had my time. Sunrise on the Ocean is the best time of day. I didn't get on the computer until after 9 so that gave me 3 to 4 hours of pure ocean bliss every morning. I was a happy camper! I was happy as could be for Lisa to explore and click away. The ocean and a good book was all I needed#34
    Cyndi wilkins
    15/10/2017 #34 Cyndi wilkins
    @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher and @Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams...Oh what a glorious time you had!!! My kinda vacation...eating...drinking and sight seeing...Sorry you had to work so much Pam...that must have been disappointing for you...But it sounds like you both just rolled with it;-)

    We have been so fortunate to be experiencing an extended summer...I managed to get in one last swim in the ocean a couple of weeks ago when the South was having all those hurricanes...The storm surge pushed all that warm water up the Eastern seaboard and we were gifted with a few extra weeks of summer here in New England;-)

    Loved the photos!!! Absolutely fabulous...I almost feel like I was there;-)
    Ken Boddie
    15/10/2017 #33 Ken Boddie
    Sounds like you had a calming break, Lisa. Long strolls along the beach, with the smell of ozone and the breaking waves, plus the absence of deadlines or commitment tend to have that effect, what say you?
    Debasish Majumder
    15/10/2017 #32 Debasish Majumder
    amazing share @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the share madam.
  17. ProducerEkta Singh

    Ekta Singh

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    Ryan Hall
    09/10/2017 #1 Ryan Hall
    Nepal is an amalgamation of everything raw and rustic....
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    01/10/2017 #3 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    I love road trips :)
    Lance  ๐Ÿ Scoular
    01/10/2017 #2 Lance ๐Ÿ Scoular
    More Road Trip Buzzes at my Backstage Hive:
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    Lance  ๐Ÿ Scoular
    01/10/2017 #1 Lance ๐Ÿ Scoular
    More Road Trip Buzzes at my Backstage Hive:
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  22. ProducerNomadic Boys

    Nomadic Boys

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    Alphonsus Brady
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    Paz๐Ÿ Hueso Luque
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