I spent 4 weeks (June/July, 09) travelling this great planet exploring so many of the wonderful gay offerings around the globe. From Asia into the UK and Europe, The US and Canada there were some fantastic adventures to he had. Read my travel blogs at www.gayrainbowconnection.com to gain a flavour of some of my adventures.
It was a delight to proactively promote Alice Springs, Central Australia, the magnificent Northern Territory and this wonderful country of Australia to my tourism… Continue
Added by Phil Walcott on August 30, 2009 at 5:26pm —
For the last few years I’ve taken Transatlantic repositioning cruises. These cruises are a great way to see some European ports and then spend lovely days at sea on the way to Fort Lauderdale.
This year I decided to try a Transpacific. If you can hook on to the last leg of a “special” cruise, like one around the Horn, or an Alaska-Asia-Los Angeles, you’ll get superb service and ports you might not ordinarily visit.
Regent was my choice with an 18 day itinerary including 12… Continue
Added by Geoff Edwards on August 25, 2009 at 5:27pm —
An intensive schedule of lessons deals with different techniques and styles of salon and stage dance. The teachers: prestigious dancers of different generations and instructors of renowned schools.
Added by alfredo ferreyra on August 23, 2009 at 8:53am —
The Dance Championship is the celebration that establishes Buenos Aires as a mecca for tango dancers from all over the world. This event will choose the best dancers in the categories “Salon Tango”, which stresses the social aspect of the tango dance as a typical porteño practice, and “Stage Tango”, which aims to enrich the dance from a choreographic point of view related to the performance as a show.
Throughout the… Continue
Added by alfredo ferreyra on August 23, 2009 at 8:52am —
The Tango Festival is a multitudinous celebration of the genre in all its varieties, and the driving force of a series of activities whose influence stretches throughout the year: the encouragement to the creation of new works, the recovery and value enhancement of the genre’s heritage, the stimulus to artistic excellence, the fostering of stylistic diversity and culture consumption, and the promotion of creative industries of… Continue
Added by alfredo ferreyra on August 23, 2009 at 8:51am —
All travelers have an appreciation for the natural beauty, unique culture and fascinating history of the foreign lands they explore. And it is through this exploration that they also see the flip side of those exotic lands, the hardships endured by some of the people, devastating poverty amid the cultural treasures, lack of basic resources such as clean water, electricity, proper shelter, and crippling social class distinctions that crush hopes and dreams. Inspired by Nobel Prize… Continue
Added by Peggy Goldman on August 17, 2009 at 2:46pm —
This is my first time to the BVI and it is gorgeous. Peter Island is an amazing place, full of wildlife, neon turquoise waters and the spa is delicious with two Ayurvedic doctors on staff.
Added by Nina Zapala on August 11, 2009 at 12:16pm —
My review article on the Abbey Resort & Avani Spa is running in "Les Nouvelles Esthetiques & Spa". To access, go to www.lneonline.com; digital edition, pps. 10-20.
Check out my article posts at http://definitivespablog.blogspot.com/. All are based on travels and recognized expertise as a spa industry expert. Specific reviews on the Heidel House Resort & Evensong Spa and the Hotel Del Coronado Beach Village & Spa.
Added by Terry Herman on August 3, 2009 at 12:50pm —
A passage to Brooklyn, NY
I walk around
seeing the crowd,
watching the people across the roads
on Wilson, Myrtle, Cypress, Cornelia or Knickerbocker Streets
I find Spanish as the language spoken.
Numerous shops like those of the hairdressers, restaurants,
and other business firms
draw me to get in and have a try;
search for something and take a choice
from all those items seen and displayed.
Like any movements in public… Continue
Added by mark alba escobar on August 1, 2009 at 1:27pm —
A Reconnoitre in Verona
Nothing can dim the glow of my joy
Those meaningful moments which I still recall
I find certain happiness yet silence in time
With occupying thoughts that always cross my mind.
Along the stream of consciousness, there’s a hidden message
I may be attentive, yet time creeps so fast.
There’s difficulty that hampers me though
a busload of burdens that wrap me till night.
On and off, I turn to gaze at these… Continue
Added by mark alba escobar on August 1, 2009 at 12:01pm —
ASSISI: VENTRILOQUISM FOR MY GRAIL
A leap across the hill-top,
Is an encounter with God.
Concealed in the language of history
the depth of human religiosity.
It rings true for me though
those stories of Francis of Assisi.
Surely, striking the hallmarks of simplicity
in quietude where I cling to reality.
There is a twofold bridge in it,
That is historical and biblical
That I must continue to face
the conundrum of life… Continue
Added by mark alba escobar on August 1, 2009 at 12:00pm —
In Wuppertal (Germany)
Gloomy, quiet and serene
This is the place where I stay.
People work up to the hilt
following the rhythm of each day.
I see and listen to some of them
with wonder and excitement.
Like any stranger in this place
I get to know where they come from.
Now I realize the richness and mobility
That makes me see and experience
In this beautiful city
Where people come and go.
As an experience… Continue
Added by mark alba escobar on August 1, 2009 at 12:00pm —
FLORENCE: ICONIC IN CLASSICISM
Behind the insatiable appetite of people
who come to see and appreciate
The work of art in human history
lies the images and quality of faith.
This beautiful city of Florence
Where a kind of growth and civilization
Has kept the sentiment of tradition
That carries with it all our admiration.
It is the evidence of achievement
that seems to paint with ever greater meaning
The finest features… Continue
Added by mark alba escobar on August 1, 2009 at 11:58am —
Far from home
I drool over
to come and see,
Those lovely places around
truly, a sight to behold.
Artifacts from Spanish times
Buildings and a tad of ruins
have significance to perceive.
Clematis dripping from walls
Cascades of flowers
Green trees elsewhere
give delight to everyone.
A triumph of hope
awaits the locals
as a hybrid nation
a birthplace of… Continue
Added by mark alba escobar on August 1, 2009 at 11:57am —
Such is life
Sadness afflicts us
and sorrow brings us back
to capture the mem’ries of the past
Such a call, such is life.
It’s difficult to accept,
It’s a struggle to keep
with mem’ries that haunt us
to reminisce and believe.
Greet the day with hope
have a cheerful look
and turn over a new leaf
to welcome a new spirit.
A growing sense of optimism
draws us to keep alive.
the expressions of human… Continue
Added by mark alba escobar on August 1, 2009 at 11:56am —
Traveling by air
In a busy airport like Hongkong
where travelers come and meet
along with their families, friends and acquaintances
Mobility continues to soar.
It’s amazing to see them
as they hurry to walk
either for check-in, boarding or whatever
They make an effort to be there on time.
Certain things have to keep going,
realizing the rules and procedures
that concern all passengers
bound for their respective… Continue
Added by mark alba escobar on August 1, 2009 at 11:53am —
Popular spirituality of the Filipinos – in various structures
1. The starting point
Looking back on the past centuries of the Philippine situation, the influences of Spain and the United States of America have become clear to some extend that the self-awareness of Filipinos is still in the process of being born. Faced with the idea of the West towards colonization and acculturation, things have reached into the ways of disequilibrium. This imbalance, in turn, has induced… Continue
Added by mark alba escobar on August 1, 2009 at 11:50am —
Feminism in Migration – a ministry of the gospel
To-day there is much being said and written about feminism that stands on the edge of new possibilities for a common thread in our society. We live in the present time aware of many victims strewn across the pages of our history. These unfold though the ideology of patriarchy and the exploitation of the poor and oppressed.
Recognising the need of feminism side by side with liberation theology, we can keep moving along the… Continue
Added by mark alba escobar on August 1, 2009 at 11:47am —
A passage to country down under - my experience in Australia
Having lived in Australia for even a short period of time has given me already a picture of the country’s present situation in terms of relationships that exist amongst different cultures. One of the parishes where I worked for three years is a good example of multiculturalism.
The image of Australia as a land of opportunity for immigrants, a cosmopolitan country and a staple of popular culture has helped shape… Continue
Added by mark alba escobar on August 1, 2009 at 11:45am —
On our way to Egypt – through the looking glass of time
Unencumbered by the sweltering heat, we slipped across the border of Palestine and visited Mt. Sinai. That sense of expectation and possibility of what we thought of made us realize to keep focused on our faith and keep our Christian hope alive that despite poverty and the angst of centuries ago, we were still animated by our faith that could be recalled in times past by all those who visited or lived in these places. This… Continue
Added by mark alba escobar on August 1, 2009 at 11:43am —