Walking On Instagram
“Take only memories, leave only footprints.” – Chief Seattle
Spain, New Zealand, Chile, South Africa, Colombia, Viet Nam, Cambodia, Thailand, Poland, Israel..
Wndows Of The World
Windows Of The World
“When God looks out his window, he sees beauty, love, rainbows, smiles and happiness everywhere. When I look out of mine, I wish I was looking out of God’s.” Anthony T.Hincks
I love architecture and i especially love looking at windows. I always wonder what world exists behind those windows. Will it be familiar or strange? Windows are to look out from, not into. There is nothing more mysterious than looking from the outside into an open window.
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Places That I Have Been To That You Might Want To Go To Someday
“Rover did not know in the least where the moon’s path led to, and at present he was much too frightened and excited to ask, and anyway he was beginning to get used to extraordinary things happening to him.” J.R.R. Tolkien
I always have a list of places in the world that I want to go to which may or may not become reality. But sometimes when I’m looking for a photograph, I see all the amazing places that I have already been. Hope you get to visit some of these someday!!!
Iguazu Falls Argentina
Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Angor Wat and Ta Phrom, Cambodia
Easter Island Chile
Maktesh Ramón, Israel
Naoshima , Japan
Rotorua, New Zealand
Machu Picchu, Peru
Safari in Kruger National Park, South Africa
Halong Bay, Viet Nam
Natural Health Products From Different Countries That I Can’t Live Without
“We are healthy only to the extent that our ideas are humane.” Kurt Vonnegut, Breakfast Of Champions
Manuka Honey is made by bees that feed the Manuka trees in New Zealand. It has antibacterial properties and has been used by the Maori in their tonics and remedies for many years. Manuka Honey is graded with UMF rating. A rating of 20 or above will give you the strongest medical benefits. Under that number, it is still expensive and tastes good and acts like other honey. I use it for everything. It is particularly good for colds and wound healing. You can get it on Amazon.
Japan is a country of specific etiquette. Correct manners are very important to the Japanese. It’s very easy to embarrass yourself in Japan as an American. Japan is a society of cleanliness. It is a culture of bath houses and onsens. You have never seen so many people brushing their teeth and gargling in public restrooms. Japanese are obsessed with Gargling With Salt as a cure for everything. My Japanese friends carry salt when they travel. According to my doctor, it’s a home remedy that really works. They also carry handkerchiefs in case there is nothing to dry their hands with in a public restroom.
I stumbled upon Twenty Per Cent Arnica (ours is five percent) in Israel when I hurt my knee in Tel Aviv. Your bruise can be gone in two days. I found it at a homeopathic pharmacy on Ben Yehuda Street. I use it very sparingly till I get more.
Coca Tea is used in the Andes to help with altitude sickness- which it does. I drank it every day in Peru. It also gives you an energy boost without the caffeine spikes. I usually drink it as my second cup of coffee. It is also good if you have an upset stomach.
Olive Oil in Spain cures everything. If you are sick, it will make you well. If you are fat it will make you thin. If you are short, it will make you tall. I also use it as a make up remover.
Be physically and mentally prepared to shop in the Spice Market in Istanbul, Turkey. Be in a good mood. You will have many best friends and marriage proposals. Years ago, a man working there told me of the health benefits of Turmeric. Though the market is known for saffron, I had also heard turmeric was good for illnesses. I’ve been taking it ever since and most recently bought some at the Arab Market in Jerusalem.
At Ver A Paso market in Belem, Brazil I got some Brazilian Ginseng from the Amazon. It is used to build your immune system and give energy. They had a lot of interesting health products including many kinds of natural Viagra (seemed to be a big seller) but that was the only one I knew.
I came back from Argentina with Yerba Mate and a Yerba Mate cup and straw. Yerba Mate is the national drink of Argentina. Besides being a stimulant with less caffeine the coffee, it is packed with nutrients. It can boost the immune system, burn fat, increase bone density and help with digestive problems.
Marula Oil is a highly anti-inflammatory plant oil from South Africa and is known for it’s very high antioxidant count and light texture. It is naturally soothing, fast-absorbing and suitable for all skin types including reactive and sensitive. ( that would be me). My daughter gave a small bottle to her wedding guests in South Africa. I loved it. I get it on Amazon now as well.
Best Words To Describe Travel
“Don’t gobblefunk around with words.”Roald Dahl
Japan, Cambodia, Myanmar, Italy, Holland, Turkey, New Zealand, Chile, Peru, Jordan, Cuba, South Africa, Brazil, Australia, Mexico, Argentina.
Street Art Around The World
Since cave painting, human beings cannot resist the urge to draw and write on walls. It is my favorite art. I am drawn to the bright colors, the fact that it is available to everyone and especially, the mystery. Who did this? Why? What does it mean? Sometimes I see the same artist in different countries. Here are some favorites from around the world.
Capetown. South Africa
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Tel Aviv, Israel
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Los Angeles, USA