Travel

  • Jun 19, 2013

    Photo by: Diana O'Gilvie

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  • May 29, 2013

    [caption id="attachment_1692" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Lake Batur Temple. Photo by: Diana O'Gilvie[/caption] I was privileged to witness a Balinese temple ceremony in Lake Batur.  The iconic twin temples at Lake Batur have been on my Bali bucket list for a while.  The day was overcast and drizzling.  However, this didn't stop the temple from taki

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  • May 20, 2013

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  • May 8, 2013

    "Don't go to the Bjilmer," was the general consensus among folks I asked about this predominantly Black neighborhood in Amsterdam. “Make sure you hold your purse” cautioned my taxi driver on our way from the airport to my hotel.  While I appreciated her advice, I grew up in Kingston and lived in Brooklyn for sixteen years, so visiting Amsterdam’s pro

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  • Apr 29, 2013

    [caption id="attachment_1644" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Photo by: Diana O'Gilvie[/caption] This year, I was privileged to be in Bali for three major festivals; Nyepi,(Balinese New Year) Galungan and Kuningan.  During Galungan, the Balinese celebrate the victory of good over evil.  Elaborate temple processions and offerings are made to the dieties.

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  • [caption id="attachment_1603" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Photo by: Diana O'Gilvie[/caption] I have created my first travel app!  Indonesian Street Food has been a delicious project of mine and I am happy to share it with you.  There are many options for street food in Indonesia.  I break it down into four categories: Fried Foods Boiled Foods Grille

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  • Apr 24, 2013

    [caption id="attachment_1627" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Photo by: Diana O'Gilvie[/caption] "And now we are going to see the thurtee-tee," said my guide Tin Oo.  We were surrounded by tall palm trees.  The van door slammed loudly behind me. Nearby, a cow was going around a tree attached to a makeshift mill.  The red hair, dark skinned man shot me a

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  • Apr 17, 2013

    Going to the movies in Jakarta is a luxury experience.  I like going to the Premiere Theater in Mal Kelapa Gading.  The environment is smoke free (one of the few in smoker happy Jakarta) and I can order a lychee martini before settling in to watch the movie.  The plush leather seats recline and movie goers are provided with blankets.  All of this luxury

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  • Apr 12, 2013

    I am hosting my first ever blog competition.  Head on over to this blog's Facebook page and guess WHERE WILL I GO TO TEACH NEXT?  All answers must be on the Facebook page by 5pm US Eastern Standard time today April 13. This is my thanks to you for being awesome readers!     Prizes:   1st Place- A travel calendar with my photos from all

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  • Eating healthy in Indonesia doesn’t have to be an oxymoron.  Most food is deep fried, then dipped in loads of soy sauce or a black sweet syrup, similar to molasses called kecap manis.  In the year that I’ve spent here, I’ve employed different food tactics that garnered many puzzled looks from street food vendors and waitresses.  Indonesians, don’t

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