Kyoto, the Cultural Epicentre

I do not live in Kyoto, although perhaps I have in some distant past life. And… I am sure I will in the not too distant future. It is a city with which I feel an amazing affinity and am drawn to, like no where else in the World. Thank you, Mohamad, for allowing me to indulge in sharing my experience of Kyoto for the series, Around the World.

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New York’s Capital District

There is a misconception that when you tell someone that you live in the New York, they immediately think of New York City.   New York is actually a geographic and culturally diverse state.  I don’t live in New York City.  I live in what we call Upstate New York or more specifically, the Capital District.  We are called the Capital District because our State’s Capital, Albany, is located here.

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WordPress Theme: Olsen Light

Hello, everybody. I’m Renata and I was kindly asked by Mohamad to write the first post in his series of articles reviewing Wordpress Themes. I’m a newbie in the beautiful world of blogging and I’m humbled by Mohamad’s invitation. I hope you enjoy my remarks regarding the Olsen Light theme. You are more than welcome to share your experiences in the comment section.

My experience with the Olsen Light theme

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My Africa

Molweni (which means “hello” to a group of people in Xhosa, one of our official languages)

Firstly, thank you Mohamad, for inviting me to share “My Africa” on your “Around the World Series”. I am honored that you chose me.

I would like to introduce myself; My name is Ally and I was born in Nairobi, Kenya. I did most of my schooling in Zimbabwe. My father was an Engineer and we moved around a lot. I have lived in a total of twelve places from East Africa right down to the southernmost tip of Africa: Cape Town. So I guess that makes me an African of British descent.

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