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Guide to UltraLight Aircraft Flying in the Philippines

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It was one of a kind experience but certainly not once in a lifetime. For we will be back to enjoy and feel the breathtaking experience of recreational ultralight flying! What is an Ultralight Aircraft? Ultralight plane is a lightweight, less than 500 lbs, aircraft that comes either with 1…

Photography Purple Coneflower

Purple Coneflower: MDJSP

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Purple Coneflower grows naturally in open woodlands, fields, and prairies. They are native to central and eastern North America. Jasper, Texas During our trip this weekend, we saw three fuzzy stems of purple coneflower about four feet tall growing in the flower bed in front of the Headquarters of Martin Dies,…

Photography bluebonnet fields texas hill country

Bluebonnet Fields – Texas Hill Country

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Where to see Bluebonnet fields in Hill Country? Being one of the largest plant nurseries and seed suppliers in Central Texas, one could expect to see extensive collection of farmed in-season and even hard-to-find plants in the meadows and the fields. As for the wildflowers, they were now in full…

Culture

Foot covering in Taj Mahal

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An Indian attendant wrapping my shoes with cloth as I was about to enter the sacred ground and walk on the delicate tile floors of the marble Taj Mahal mausoleum. 

Photography Chicago trains

Exploring Chicago in Winter

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The ‘really’ Windy City! Solo Trip to Chicago, Illinois I flew in to Chicago, Illinois one January to take care of some business at the Consulate. From the O’Hare Airport I hopped on the shuttle that would take me to the hotel where I would be staying at for a couple of…

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Texas Bluebonnet Fields – Lakes Trail Region

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The hills and the fields were alive with the divine fragrance of the colorful Bluebonnets and other wildflowers in bloom this week in the Prairies and Lakes Region, in the rural city of Glen Rose, Texas, (see map below) starting right before the Dinosaur Valley State Park Entrance on Park…

Photography Buttercups wildflower

Texas Wildflowers: Buttercups

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Texas highways and roadsides have now been adorned with different kinds of blooming gorgeous wildflowers. In our area, the prevalent ones are the Buttercups, or the Pink Evening Primroses (Oenothera speciosa), which bloom from February to July. 

Photography Brazos Bend Alligator

Bluer Than the Sky Lake Water

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The reflection of the sky on the lake waters of Brazos Bend State Park in Texas. I was intentionally looking for this scene of reflection to photograph. Different bodies of water have different characteristics, and here at this time, the conditions were such that the reflection looks much bluer than the sky.…

Camping Crystal Beach Hotels

Things to Do in Crystal Beach

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Stretching 7 miles along Texas State Highway 87 in the middle of Bolivar Peninsula, Crystal Beach offers a variety of things to do that made it a popular destination all year-round. Crystal Beach, (and the entire Bolivar Peninsula), is accessible by Ferry from Galveston Island, and via Hwy 124 from the…

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