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The Tunnel of Life … by Monica Hunold

Living on the streets of Ecuador, only garbage bags for luggage. Monica shares her inspiring story of how hope coupled with hard-work lead her from homelessness to living her dream in Tuscany

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Drugged, Robbed and Violated in Manila by Ben McGarry

… a policeman collects my unconscious body from the pavement of a Manila street, freshly dispossessed – physically – of my prized possessions; emotionally and psychologically, I’d lost much more.MAY 31, 2017The Initial Encounter 10.55AM “I saw you leave Z Hostel.  I just finished night duty.  I work door security,” buoyantly announces a Filipino man, face […]

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Rekindled Love for You, Manila by Gene Rose

Have you ever traveled to Manila?  Listen, as Gene, a young woman traveling the Philippines beautifully expresses rekindled love for her birthplace. I was at the point where I was ready to leave you, for good.  You have been slacking for years and it’s taking a toll on us. I chose to turn a blind eye to the […]

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He Smelt So Good – Aussie Antics at the Toowoomba Flower Festival

 Short Story… Be Inspired To Experience The Toowoomba Flower Festival, Queensland AustraliaYou Won’t Want To Miss This Carnival of Colour !My eyes dance from one display to the next, hungry to taste from every bed of blooms. Tulips, wisteria, poppies and petunias; a vivid bouquet of delicious blues, purples, pinks and oranges… I close my […]

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Sheila of Shropshire | Traveler’s Tale of Connection and Understanding

My heart was forever touched by Sheila from Shropshire and the courage it took for her (all of her) to face each day living with D.I.D.   ​ ​“The weather is beating me some – first the rain, wet and miserable, and now this fog:  the low cloud feels quite oppressive?! Often, the fog feels protective and […]

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Travel To Cyprus – But Beware of Saying “Thank You”!

True-to-life, travel Cyprus story … where a simple “thank you” can be misunderstood.“ευχαριστώ! Thank you!” I say proudly in my very best Greek accent.Our waiter, Νίκος, looks down at me, amused, smiling, as he places a mountain of grilled calamari in the center of our table. I am travelling around Cyprus with John for the […]

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Is this the Best Buffet in Vietnam?

In my eleven years of traveling to Vietnam, this would be my most memorable dining experience.Most surprising of all, the price. Her friends call her “The Food Champion” because Thao always knows the best places to go for delicious food in Hanoi – at the best price. In all the years I have been traveling from […]

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