A lesson in art and strength; agony and willpower. Her pain was her muse.
I took a taxi to get to the Museum. We got there at 11:30 a.m.
We got in at 12:30. It was beautifully organized. The line went around the block in two directions. It was 30% tourists. The majority were locals. It was enjoyable. We talked to people in line. We were next to a couple from Texas. The guides were good-natured.
I paid for permission to take photos. Nobody was stern. It was a lovely experience.
There’s a coffee shop on the premises.
If you are reading this blog post, then you probably ,speak English well enough to help a non-native speaker .. Here is a typical request that I get because I have an email address of FreeEnglishLessons@gmai.com and because my Youtube Channel is called youtube.com/FreeEnglishLessons.
In other words, I’m inundated with requests.
I need help. If you would lie to travel and learn about other cultures, why not become a Conversation Assistant for a language school or independently just via SKYPE?
You can get a request and contact the person who sent the request.
You can copy some lessons from ENGLISH-ONLINE.org.uk http://www.english-online.org.uk/course.htm
and the pronunciation dialog site called esl-lab.com
Go ahead, you will help a person and you will learn perhaps a few phrases in the other person’s language. Send some videos from Youtube about your town and find out where the student lives… look up some youtube videos in that person’s town.
This suggestion comes from Steve McCrea, a teacher of English in Fort Lauderdale.
you can learn more by looking at his youtube channels
i have never read a better reason for giving human status to dogs and cats. They have emotions, just as we do. Human rights for these animals…
Dependent, smelly, costly and often filthy (all that butt sniffing/rolling around in dead things?!), flea-bitten, tick-ridden, and prone to humping whatever they can get their legs around – can you tell I’m not a dog person? They’re such a burden, nothing like their haughty, independent feline counterparts who you can leave with a bowl of kibble for days while you go off the grid and they’ll ration it, killing birds or rodents once it runs out. So no, I’m not too keen on dogs, but now I’m in deep – over my head deep. More proof that the universe is conspiring against me…
Two days before my 45th birthday, a stray dog wandered into Cuba Libro. Like I needed something breathing-eating-shitting extra to stress about. Within a day, the kids who work with me named him Toby. It was all over, I knew. I’m sure there are parents out…
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The March April 2015 issue of Psychology Today has the following
recommendation on page 54:
“Certain forms of travel are set up to encourage mindshifts…
Travel disorients us and thus breaks us out of any mental rut
we may have been stuck in, ” says Eric Winer, whose book, The Geography of Genius,
explores the intersection of travel and creative leaps.
When we travel, we are more receptive to novel ideas, new associations …
and we can “rewrite our noodles, and effectively become different people.”
(quoted from the article by author Bruce Grierson)
Discover gourmet gluten-free meals and charming wine garden in Wilton Manors
Located east of Five Points (east of the railroad tracks)
down the street from Wilton Station Condos.
2430 NE 13th Avenue (954) 880-4444
It’s on 13th avenue south of 26th Street.
The bistro was started by Cristina Spinelli in February 2014. She had
been showing her gluten-free concoctions to friends and neighbors and
selling them at farmer’s markets… and then she took the plunge.
Next to Seed of Life Bistro is the Chateau D’Vine, a wine bar with a
Eurostyle al fresco ambience. Beer and tapas, too. The Chateau is
governed by Danielle Perry.
Both places will take you back to the charming tuck-away cafes
in European villages. Beautiful setting in a former nursery with a
colorful painted driveway with splashes of colors. So tasty and
charming you will savor the food, drink and surroundings.
Free parking. A good diversion from the hubbub down the street
on Wilton Manors Drive.
MyChateauD@gmail.com (561) 584-0179
By Francine Mason
Located just 50 miles off the coast of South Florida is the
Bahamas Out Island of Bimini (on my bucket list).
This was my first (but not last) trip to Bimini, sailing from Port
Everglades on Resorts World Super Fast Bimini on Tuesday,
Arriving at 7:30am, I park in the Mid Port garage and follow
the signs to Port Everglades Terminal 21. Remember to bring
your passport, since you are leaving the USA. It is a simple
embarkation process with no lines.
Once on board the big red boat, it takes a little time to explore
the four decks and find your favorite nook. Order a Starbucks at the
casino bar, enjoy a breakfast buffet or try your luck in the Casino on Deck 7.
Everyday stress fades away as you select one of the many
wooden deck chairs to sit and breathe in the fresh sea air and
just decompress. The live band entertains on Deck 10 for the sail
away party. The napkin folding class was fun and fruit carving
demonstrations were offered by smiling staff.
We depart at 9am and arrive in North Bimini at noon. The stunning
turquoise water approach is quite inviting. Bimini is only seven miles
long and 700 feet wide.
If you want to go to the beach or head into town, the free tram
picks you up right by the ship, and takes you to the
beach first – where you can paddle board or snorkel or get a
lounge chair with towel and just chill. On the way to the beach,
you pass pastel yellow, blue, green and orange villas and the new
casino. The infinity pool area with the Aqua Bar and Grille is a
particularly lovely spot to relax.
You can spend $40 and rent a golf cart for the day to tour the island.
Driving the cart to Alice Town at the southernmost end of the island,
the local Bahamians are friendly as we stop at Big Johns for cracked
conch and an icy Kalik Bahamian beer. You have to be back to the ship
before 5:45pm or you can overnight in Bimini.
Sunny weather and light breezes
were perfect for smooth cruising.
Sailing back to Fort Lauderdale,
we hang out on Deck 10 to watch the
sunset and moonrise. Dinner ($25) is
served on board the ship. Entertainment
features bingo and music trivia games.
The Quiet Zone on Deck 8 aft is comfy for reading a book. By 9 pm you are
ready to disembark back in the USA with a new refreshed attitude.
The crew is very hospitable. Next time, I might splurge and reserve
a cabin so I can store stuff, shower and nap after a full day in the sun.
Get your passport ready and enjoy the adventure. It’s a great value to go to
another country and back in one day. Call 888-930-8688 to see what
promotions are available to book your Super Fast Bimini cruise.
Go to Patrick’s bar on Main Street (near the Whole Foods store in Sarasota). Outside is a pair of seats from Comiskey Park. Imagine… you are walking on the Restaurant Row in Sarasota, Florida, and BOOM, look what’s there! a piece of baseball history. What legends, what remarkable hits have been seen by people seated at Seats number 98 and 99?
Of Fairy Chimneys and Cave Churches. Why not visit our friend Barbara’s blog? It’s a delightful 70 day journey around the globe. That’s a head-spinner
You can see my video on Obispo Street, taken in November 2012, by clicking here