Beautiful Germany Italy…Just Because Traveling Around the World and 5 Awesome Quotes

ABOUT GERMANY:

 

“My father is Chinese, Spanish, and Filipino; my mother is half-Irish and half-Japanese; Greek last name; born in Hawaii, raised in Germany.” —Mark Dacascos

 

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“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”

― Mark TwainThe Innocents Abroad/Roughing It

 

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“No place is ever as bad as they tell you it’s going to be.” – Chuck Thompson

 

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“A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill

 

“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta

 

“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls.” – Anais Nin

 

Vanilla Comes From these Exotic Plants and 4 Primary Countries … Enjoy Reading!

VANILLA FARM IN MEXICO

 

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True vanilla flavor comes from the cured seed pod (bean) of the vanilla orchid. The properly prepared pod contains vanillin and 100s of other flavor compounds.

These orchids are the only orchids that produce an edible seed. The primary producers of these beans are tropical areas: Mexico, Madagascar, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea.

 

Planifolia vs tahitensis

There are two distinct types of vanilla orchid:

 

1. V. Planifolia beans have a strong, familiar flavor, it is often called ‘Madagascar Bourbon’. Planifolia is the same variety grown in Mexico.

 

2. V. Tahitensis is a weaker vanilla with ‘fruity, floral, and sweet’ flavors created by the compound heliotropin. Tahitensis is a mutated form of a planifolia orchid from Tahiti, though most tahitensis is now grown in Papa New Guinea. This kind is favored by pastry chefs.

 

 

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LA VANILLE DE MADAGASCAR ROUGE FENDUE OU NOIRE GOURMET

 

Le parfum relaxant de la vanille de Madagascar rouge ou noire gourmet vous transportera vers des destinations sensorielles mémorables

 

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If vanilla is one of your favorite scents, you should consider growing it, so that you can have your own beans. From these beans, you can make your own essence, and appreciate your effort all the more.

 

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Now days these beans are grown in several distinct regions of the world. This produces  beans with unique regional characteristics and attributes, each particularly suited to different uses.

 

The fruit, a long capsule, reaches its full length of about 20 cm (8 inches) in four to six weeks but may take up to nine months to mature. As soon as they turn golden green at the base, the unripe pods are harvested.

 

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Tempura Zucchini Flowers Steak and 1 Exotic Easy Recipe

Tempura Zucchini Flowers Steak

 

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Food that is cooked and served on a plate in a creative and artistic way to satisfy your vision and leaves a unique flavor on your palate, is the kind of food that also feeds your soul.

 

 

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EASY RECIPE

 

  1. Heat oil. Quickly stir-fry beef over high, and season with garlic, salt and pepper. …

  2. Add zucchini and stir-fry briefly. Season with green onion, sesame seeds and oil, soy sauce, chili pepper, and salt.

  3. Return beef to pan, stir once to combine, and transfer to serving plate. Garnish with shredded chili if you like.

 

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5 Rarities to Visit in Italy You Can’t Miss!

THE TREE CATHEDRAL IN BERGAMO

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If you’ve been to Italy, you’ve probably been to Rome. It’s got most of the sites and attractions that come to mind when people even THINK of Italy: the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Forum, Saint Peter’s Basilica. The city’s cobblestone streets, medieval architecture, and Renaissance-era fountains are (literally) what romance is made of.

 

GARDENS OF BOMARZO IN NORTHERN LAZIO

 

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But for a truly unique travel experience, I like to visit the most unusual places of the country, where tourists are rare to see, places with one-of-a-kind photo ops, and chances to interact with authentic local Italian communities.

 

THE MATERA SASSI IN BASILICATA

 

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Have you heard of Baia? It was the Las Vegas of ancient times, attracting people from far and wide to its state-of-the-art baths and nightlife spaces. Powerful icons of ancient times were known to frequent Baia, from Nero to Cicero to Julius Caesar. If you want to walk in their footsteps now, however, you’ll need some scuba gear.

 

THE SUNKEN CITY OF BAIA IN NAPOLI

 

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Because of Baia’s location over natural volcanic vents, its water level slowly rose to swallow its once majestic buildings. Saracens sacked it by 1500, but some meaningful relics still remain under its waters to this day. Take time to visit Baia for an unparalleled perspective on antiquity. You’ll feel like it’s been frozen in time! It’s truly like no other place.

 

PYRAMIDS OF ZONE IN CISLANO

 

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5 Most Glamorous Hotels of the World

5 Summer Awesome Refreshing Drinks Ideas to Hydrate you and Make you Happy!

DELICIOUS SUMMER DRINKS

 

I grow mint, strawberries and watermelon on my yard, and this refreshing beverage is a wonderful way to use them all. You can add only mint and strawberries. Flexibility is the key! Ah, For extra flair, add some ginger ale.

 

MINT STRAWBERRY WATERMELON 

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A friend suggested I add a sprig of rosemary to lemonade. The herb makes the drink taste fresh and light, and it’s a pretty garnish.

 

LEMONADE WITH A TAD OF ROSEMARY….Ahh refreshing!

 

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Agua frescas are refreshing fruit drinks they sell all over Mexico, and that you can find in this country at almost any taqueria. They’re cooling and sweet and are great alongside spicy food.

This is a cucumber juice base that seems to have the effect of lowering one’s body temperature. (Gives new meaning to the phrase “cool as a cucumber”.) 

 

CUCUMBER LIME MINT

 

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Making long blackberry shrub drinks is a creative way to use up extra fruit all the way summer. They are as colorful and refreshing as a summer drink should be.

 

MORA LARGA: LONG BLACKBERRY WITH MINT

 

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MELON MINT AGUA FRESCA…Delicious!

 

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Gardening and Harvesting Yummy Fruit and Veggies in Summer 2019

5 Most Glamorous Hotels of the World

GLAMOROUS HOTELS

 

When you travel make sure you choose well. Your travel experience could be full with pleasure and excitement, or you might want peace and quiet. Whatever you wish, you always want to have the help you need right at your fingertips.

 

Management and staff should go out of their way to make you feel welcome. making your stay one of the most memorable and pleasant ones ever.

 

In these hotels you find quality service, comfort and the most exquisite food in the world.  For the entrepreneurs or scientists, they also have alluring rooms and saloons for all kinds of conferences.

 

THE SAROJIN IN KHAO LAK, THAILAND

 

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THE PLAZA, NEW YORK, CITY

 

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WESTIN EXCELSIOR, ROME

 

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LES FERME DE MARIE, FRANCE

 

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Gardening and Harvesting Yummy Fruit and Veggies in Summer 2019

Gardening in summer 2019

It’s June! summer has arrived and it’s almost time for many of us to harvest our first squash, beans and tomatoes!

I have worked very diligently on my compost for the last 12 months to make sure that it would be perfect for my vegetable garden project this summer.
Now I have pumpkins, tomatoes, squash, peaches, berries, and nore, swiss chard and more veggies and fruits growing divinely and profusely.

 

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Eat Lobster the Right Way: Tips 6 Steps and a Video!

 

Caturday 5 Cutest Short Videos and Photos of Cats and Kittens for You to Be Happy

 

Cats and kittens are adorable. The cutest in the animal kingdom; except for the Pandas. I love Panda bears, but I cannot have them at home.

 

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I know, we all know, kind of a clitché to say that cats are adorable? But who in their “right” mind would’t say that? Well, some love dogs more than cats, some prefer birds instead. I love animals in general. OK, no, I just thought about snakes. No, I don’t hate them but don’t like them in “person” , lol.

 

 

The closest to a snake I want to be is probably 1 kilometer away. But there are other reptiles I like a lot: lizards. Now, earth worms don’t bother me at all. In fact, I get them out of my yard and give them to my chickens and to my catfish I raise in my pond farm. But this topic is for another blog post….mmmm….yes, great idea.

 

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Eat Lobster the Right Way: Tips 6 Steps and a Video!

4 Most Beautiful Shoes of the Week

‘Shoes transform your body language and attitude. They lift you physically and emotionally.’ – Christian Louboutin

 

‘Keep your head, heels and standards high.’ – Lola Stark

 

‘I can be naked as long as I’m wearing the right pair of heels.’ – Anna Dello Russo

 

‘Life is short, your heels shouldn’t be.’ – Brian Atwood

 

Beauty, elegance, fashion that never dies, because true allure…is always present throughout the years.

 

 

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Beauty in Bavaria Germany 2018 and 2019 Fun!

 

Laughing and Hoping with Happiness in My Brain – A #413

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We all need to laugh more,
be silly, why not?
We need to dance in the rain,
with someone we love.

 

Smiling, that is what we need
so we can happy be.
Every second of our lives
we have to sincerely smile.

 

Don’t you think life is too short?
Too short for many.
So why waste it not laughing?
why waste it fun lacking?

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Believing in our future doesn’t have to be scary, and change doesn’t have to be painful.

You are allowed to have fun along the way!

 

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Breathtaking Photos of My Flowers in Spring-Summer and 1 Poem of Mine