Category Archives: Around the World

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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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.

cape-town-11s

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New Jersey and You, Perfect Together

Princeton Carnegie lake2

A scenic historic spot in central New Jersey

Huge thanks to Mohamad Al Karbi for the invite to guest write in his wonderful blog’s “Around the World” section. I’ve enjoyed Mohamad’s blog since the beginning of my time on WordPress, and have much appreciated his support of mine. He asked me to write the post below about where I come from, and I am excited to do so.

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Chillin’ in the West Indies (The Jamaican Experience)

Hello (What a gwan)

I’m Jojo,  I’m grateful to Mohamad Al-Karbi for inviting me to share about my part of the world with you his fellow readers in his Around the world series. If you haven’t guessed by the greeting above. Let me properly introduce myself, I’m from a place where the spices can be hotter than the sun, beaches that are cool, clear and glistening, the people’s warmth and friendly nature can be so inviting (everything is NO PROBLEM MAN). Yes, I am from the little but talawah beautiful Island of Jamaica (that little dot smacked in the middle of Cuba and Haiti (approximately 145 km south of Cuba and 160 km west of Haiti to be exact).  This piece of paradise has a land mass of 11,000 km and hold a population of about 2.811 million people currently.

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Malaysia – Truly Asia

We recently went to Malaysia, on our first trip to SouthEast Asia region, so thought to share some quick guiding trip for those who haven’t been to this beautiful country and make this trip a wonderful memory. I have learned a hardway doing the trip, since I planned to do it by myself without any travel agent’s help. So I had to spent considerable amount of time seeking what to do. What I have decided to do for this post, is to give short and summarized version of everything. I did all my research through Google and YouTube so you will get plenty of information from it. But the best first source is Malaysia tourism website itself or write tourist destination of Malaysia / KL / Langkawi you will get more personalised details, You don’t have to look anywhere else. It’s a short precise website of every tourist destination in Malaysia with website links where possible. So here we start:

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