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New Jersey and You, Perfect Together

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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)

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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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The Seasons of West Michigan

Last week, I was invited by Mohamad, to be a guest blogger for his “Around the World” Category.  What an exciting way to celebrate West Michigan! Thank you, Mohamad!

When I contemplate our Great Lakes state, I consistently come back to one word…weather!  Living in West Michigan is like living in four completely different locations on Earth, depending on the season! I have used seasonal views of our horse barn, to display the power of Mother Earth!

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Nature Heals

Often times, you can find me staring outside a window at work or at home, daydreaming about wanting to be outside.

Not everybody is like me, and I’m sure a lot of people enjoy the comforts of their own home and the modern conveniences we have. I know I enjoy phone apps, computers, television (when I can find time to watch it), indoor plumbing, and all kinds of things that we have. But… there’s still something inside my very skin that craves to be outside like nothing else. This feeling awakens from its winter hibernation around springtime – now! (I actually still have desires to be outside during the winter time, me acting on that desire is less likely than in warmer months.)

What I’ve found out is, nature is so great for de-stressing. As you know it, we carry a lot of stress inside us, and not enough people take the time to do something about it. There are many things that could relieve stress, sure, but nature is one of the key things that could beat it.

When you are in tune with nature, you are connecting to your core being – how the Creature intended you to be.

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This is a beautiful nature pic from the Cotswold in England when I had the pleasure of visiting in 2011. I absolutely love these rolling, open hills and scattered trees.

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Lovely Lucca

Lucca is one of my favourite cities in Italy. One of the things I like most is that it is still a living Italian city. While many tourists visit Lucca, Italians still live and work here making a visit a true Italian experience.

A great place to join the locals in on the incredible wall that circles the city. The oldest parts of the wall are 500 years old and it is left from the days when Lucca was in a strategic position in the squabbles between Florence and Pisa. The 4.2 kilometre wall was once surrounded by a moat.

These days there is a walking path around the top of the wall. Huge plane, tiglio and chestnut trees provide shade in the warm months. Walk, ride a bike or sit and watch the world go by.

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