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Walking through Singapore’s Marina

By: mandy | Date: November 30, 2009 | Categories: Travel

If you’ve walked through The Panang, Little India, and Chinatown, you might want to also try walking through the Singapore marina, in order to keep up your cardio health as well as see some sights.  Some tours will meet up at the Tourist and Transit Hub next to the Singapore Flyer, which is one of […]

The Colors of Delhi

By: mandy | Date: November 25, 2009 | Categories: Travel

Green, yellow, orange, pink, blue…all these ultra bright colors hit you from everywhere. The clothes, stores, advertising, shoes, buildings and bangles the women wear mix to form a psychedelic kaleidoscope that is the country called India. I’m not a morning person and all these colors have made me feel like I’m on a drug trip. […]

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Hot Tubs and Community

By: mandy | Date: November 24, 2009 | Categories: Community

Sometimes it’s difficult to enjoy relaxation.  Even when all the signals are there, and the body is calming down, the mind doesn’t stop its endless loops, anxiously repeating the usual lists of things to do.  This might be the result of an over-burdened life, where it’s simply a busy agenda that makes us attuned to […]

Jurong Bird Park in Singapore

By: mandy | Date: | Categories: Travel

I promised myself that the next time I was able to take one or two vacations Singapore was going to be my destination, and the Jurong Bird Park was where I was going to spend at least one day.  I’ve been there once before and it was terrific.  If you’re a bird lover, there’s no […]

EMFA and Andalusian Experiments

By: mandy | Date: November 23, 2009 | Categories: Travel

Travel in Seville is a fantastically heady experience for anyone who wants to look into the heart of Spanish style and sensibility.  It’s one of the most interesting places in the country, having been host to a number of invading civilizations over the centuries.  In Andalusia, generally, there is a magnificent sense of style, and […]

Jakarta’s Heri Dono

By: mandy | Date: November 17, 2009 | Categories: Travel

Indonesia is one of the most fascinating places on the earth, with a fascinating and complex history, where civilizations have inhabited the area for thousands of years.  Its contemporary scene is extremely lively, with a blend of cultures meeting every day, and Jakarta is the largest city here, and one of the largest in the […]

Singapore’s Botanic Gardens

By: mandy | Date: November 16, 2009 | Categories: Travel

In the center of the city lies the Singapore Botanical Gardens, a favorite of mine because that’s where you’ll find the Royal Orchid Gardens.  It’s a respite away from city life with ponds and bridges, gazebos, flora and fauna, and walking paths for anyone fortunate enough to find their way here.  If you want a […]

COFA in Sydney

By: mandy | Date: November 12, 2009 | Categories: Travel

Australia is a fascinating country, with an enormous variety of flora and fauna, many different distinctive geographic regions, and a fascinating history.  The history is still under construction, being modified every moment by the intensely creative and innovative people who live and work here.  Sydney is one of its most exciting cities, with close access […]

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Mumbai’s Bollywood Inspires Filmmaker

By: mandy | Date: November 3, 2009 | Categories: Travel

Louise had always dreamed of being in the movies. From the time she was a child she loved performing and was always in the school plays. She particularly enjoyed musicals talked her parents into giving her singing lessons at when she was seven. In high school she participated in student films and realized her passion […]

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Going Shopping in Bangalore

By: mandy | Date: November 2, 2009 | Categories: Travel

Shopping is a pastime for many people, and when traveling through the Indian cities, one will find not only bargains, and rare and exotic trinkets, art and clothing, but they will be given a view of the city that is different than the opera houses, the museums, the galleries and fine dining restaurants.  The markets […]