The Next Sketch — Forgotten Fields

The aftermath of a work completed; the forecast of one begun.

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Silent Sunday – Robben Island, South Africa — Salsaworldtraveler’sblog

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God’s window, Mpumalanga South Africa —

God’s Window is situated on the Drakensberg escarpment in Mpumalanga, South Africa. Gods Window provides a most incredible view of the Lowveld, more than 900 metres down, into a beautiful and green ravine. God’s Window is within the Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve and you can go for wonderful walks and gaze over the panoramic […]

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A visit to the Cango Caves, Oudtshoorn, South Africa — Robbie’s inspiration

This is a short story I wrote to entertain Gregory and Michael when they were two small boys instead of two great big teenagers who eat all the time. This was written a number of years ago before I learned a lot about writing and adding dialogue and showing, not telling, but I still think […]

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Collecting Rare Sneakers from Japan — Longreads

Japan began producing limited edition sneakers in the 1990s. Now a new global wave of sneaker enthusiasts have begun seeking its rarities.

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Australia, USA and Japan Snub China, Back Taiwan Re-joining the WHO — Watts Up With That?

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The global anger at China’s lies, coverups and incompetence in response to Covid-19 has delivered its first fruit; nations are putting global pandemic safety ahead of China’s sensitivity to any kind of international recognition of Taiwan as a sovereign nation. WHO Becomes Battleground as Trump Chooses Pandemic Confrontation Over Cooperation […]

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Japan Airlines 777-200ER Business Class Bangkok, Thailand To Tokyo, Japan — Salsaworldtraveler’sblog

Japan Airlines is one of the best airlines in the world. This flight upheld that reputation in all respects. Service was very professional. The flight attendants spoke very good English. Food and beverages was excellent. The seat lacked a door (no biggie in my mind) but was otherwise state of the art. I am anxious for a successful and resolution of the coronavirus crisis so we can safely enjoy travel and flights on airlines like Japan Airlines.

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Indonesia is a paradise for all coffee lovers — magicandbeauty

Indonesia is one of the leading coffee growers in the world in the number of unique and delicious coffee varieties. Coffee from Indonesia has spread to the Arab world, to the Americas, Western Europe and beyond from this easternmost side of the Old World. The specialty coffee industry is created on the basis of uniqueness. […]

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Pink Squat Lobster — indahs: dive, travel & photography

Day Five of Underwater Photo Challenge From dives I have done, I have encountered Pink Squat Lobster twice, in Bangka Island (North Sulawesi, Indonesia) and in Ambon Bay (Maluku, Indonesia). My first encounter with this lobster was rather unique, and captured by my camera. He came out from his hiding place.. Then suddenly the […]

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Final Day of World Wonders Cruise – Day 65, Bali, Indonesia — Lowes Travels

This long-overdue post covers the final excursions we took on our aborted Viking World Wonders cruise that ended in Bali. Yes, this post is stale, but when we arrived back in the states on March 10th we were in no mood to write (or even read) blogs for a while. With the world turned topsy-turvy […]

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