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just a short 13 hour hop across the ocean   🙂

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parigata hotel … my home away from home 4 a while

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stair way to heaven ?

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parigata has an itty bitty library !!!

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i donated 2 of ma own books and stole this 1 … that’s fair, isn’t it ?

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ma room

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house keeper Kale makin ma bed

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ma deck

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view from ma deck

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breakfast … lemon water and all …    🙂

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waiter Futu, ma handsome lemon man   🙂

 

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lovely waitress Sinta tending to ma table

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let’s go, let’s go, let’s really go

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Angelo, my trusty driver … alit_20045@hotmail.com

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temple workers just sittin around  🙂

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the black and white means yin and yan … good and bad

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Hindu Gods Ganesh, Shiva and Rama

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entering temple area

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cleanin up its act is always important

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i was asked to wear a sarong and so i did

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i was asked to put my hair together and so i did

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cuz it’s all about the roots … always respect the roots, man

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i did some offerings … just in case    🙂

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to this one ?

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… or this one ?

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or this one ?

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all i wanted was a pic of banana woman sans dat guy but … ya … smiles …

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unknown humongous fruit rite in ma face

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papaya fruit

guess a dip into sum holy spirit waters can’t hurt …

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back “home” and did sum laundry   🙂

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buying stuff from Balinese woman

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rice fields and stuff … and peeps makin a dollar …     🙂

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watching amazing weaving woman

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watching amazing batik working woman

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watching amazing peeps doing precious mind boggling wood working

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booger plants like heat, don’t U know …     🙂

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sweet potatoe plant

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caged rooster cautiously eyeballing me …

not very funny …  😦

cuz it’s all about the money, honey …

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watching the most spectacular sunrise one fine morning

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guys havin fun on da beach one fine morning

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found Leah, a friend of a friend, on a Bali beach one fine morning   🙂

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scooters and motor bikes everywhere

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coffee   🙂

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my coffee girl

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coffee woman roasting coffee beans

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roasting dem precious coffee beans under supervision of coffee woman   🙂

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sweet Balinese cat   🙂

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this is a feline specimen as well … it’s a Lua

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and then there was shy Sly …

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… anyway, U better behave cuz the volcano is always watching …

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anyway, 6 packs for 200 000 Balinese rupiahs = 6 packs for Can $20 … 🙂

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One million Balinese rupiahs is Can$100 dollars …  🙂

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ya …

Constellations of the Southern Cross and Moscow in deep space

… PS:  i saw the Southern Cross and thought of U …

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Thank you, magical island of Bali, for having me.

Love,

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Mexico … where shall we begin? … dunno … so let’s just begin … hmmm?

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XMas 2016 in Puerto Vallarta

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don’t molest … 2 funny …  🙂

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never made ma bed and don’t care 2 make it cuz me is in vacation mode   🙂

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cool door way, eh?

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cool ceiling, eh?

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let’s go let’s go let’s really go    🙂

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breakfast waiter tells me it’s “Molcalete de Huevo” which prolly means :” Throat on Fire”

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hooot sauce … waaater, please!

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burrito ladies Esperanza and Lulu 0pen all night in order 2 take ur order

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burrito  🙂

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lovely house keeper Rosa

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handsome grounds keeper Jesus

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lovely Tucan waitresses Anna and Maria

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Food  🙂

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… keep the change, Fredy …

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evening beach hustle and bustle

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wonder where they keep their iphones while dippin into the ocean …

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proud beach store guy

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is dat snow glistenin on da street?

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Vincente

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Vincente’s breakfast

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the “ritzy” neighbourhood of town

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the not so “ritzy” ‘hood of town

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anyway …

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foot cleaning anyone?

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the malecon … my favourite place in any country

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my favourite malecon pic

sum xmas entertainment on the malecon

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o xmas tree o xmas tree

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happy booger plant

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serving the rainbow community

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what ever turns ur crank, eh?

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anyway …

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me like    🙂

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important notice 4 just in case   🙂

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coconut water education session   🙂

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meouw had a lovely time down by the river  🙂

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met sum wild river cats    🙂

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where the river meets the ocean … ya …

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yep, that too

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yeppers

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enough already, k?

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geezers and geezerettes

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sweet young geezer   🙂

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peeps making a living

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murals

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brothers Elias and Antonio hangin out 2gether

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young entrepreneurs Markos and Lukas

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fishermen arguing

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dancers

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bird on the wire

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no way me going on dat bridge

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no way me climbin up dere

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useful pots everywhere  🙂

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selling stuff

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Frieda stuff

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Marilyn stuff

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Thank you for having me, colourful Mexico.

 

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only a “short” 25 hour flight away from home …

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“Kia Orana” means “Welcome”

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ocean front

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cool pool

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Caryn, working tirelessly

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off to find the secret path to the secret beach

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the secret path

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the secret beach

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hello ocean

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lovely Muri Lagoon

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sea urchins and things

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early morning fisher men

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freshly caught fish, bread and ‘matoes

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the cat called “Mouse”

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Mouse contemplating “food options”

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the dog called “Bean”

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ma “sto”

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‘matoes

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ma “sto” girl Petulina

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1 loaf of bread, 10 ‘matoes and sum cheese cost me $18 NZ

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… anyway …

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friendly neighbour lady with flower in her hair

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uhm … let’s talk about road rules for a moment,  shall we?

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‘nanas

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sizzling hot lil peppers

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all the pretty flowers

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precious peace in paradise

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sleeping beauty in dere sumwhere ?

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home is where the heart is

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family graves on many properties

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waited for the sun to rise a 0520 am

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hula cat

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Constellations of the Southern Cross and Moscow in deep space

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i saw the Southern Cross Oct 30, 2016  !!!

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time to say good bye …

… blessed be, lil paradise

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good food

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Break Water

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Break Water finally has a railing … smiles

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fooooood  🙂

china town

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beautiful vancouver island

the island

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friendly musician guy

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sumtimes the States seem very close  🙂

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Sea Garden Resort

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handsome calvin and lovely lisa

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guuud food …

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corn row braids

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… omg …. Willie … is that u ? … almost … smiles …

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one thing is 4 sure Bob’s spirit is there and always will be

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Montego Bay Coffee

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off to da glistenin’ waters

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… smiles …

ya maan

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… arrive … 🙂

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… swim … 🙂

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… sleep …  🙂

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… awake … 🙂

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Let’s go, let’s go, let’s really go …  🙂

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Breakfast

 

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Dinner

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me love love love it …   🙂

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… waiting in line for dessert at Café du Monde …

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На здоровье

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… on the town …

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annemusok

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yep …  🙂

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o la la … 🙂

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Cat’s Club  🙂

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Swamp Club …  🙂

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Hans Dampf ?

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Mighty Mississippi River

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Louis

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Sweet Louisiana cat

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Souvenirs

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 “The voice of life is the want of perpetual becoming.”

(Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha)

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Blessed be,

beautiful New Orleans.

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my lovely naked friend

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ocean  🙂

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my friend isabel

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my security guard and palm leaf artist Ollie

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palm leaf art by Ollie   🙂

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my trusty cuba guides

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thank u 4 having me, Cuba

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… and yes, I swam naked …  🙂

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Hawaii 2013, Hang LooseYah  🙂

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Somewhere Over The Rainbow

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cubasept13 1arrival in Cuba … +30C … -5C in AB … desperate for a shower … or 2

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cubasept13 16… air-conditioned room …

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ma house

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music guys Villigram … let’s this party started    🙂

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beautiful soul Isabel and  Villigram guitar man Luis

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scrumptious  domingo meal prepared by Isabel

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coconut guy Raoul leave coconut and flowers at ma door every day  🙂

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cubasept2013 4Freedom Square, Havana … viva Cuba

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cubasept13 55famous Cuban cigars

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cubasept13 30… home is where the heart is …

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cubasept13 47… sweet Cuban cross eyed cat

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Image: Feral cats crowd a boat in hopes of receiving scraps… meow …

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blessed be,

enchanted island of cuba

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Long ride to freedom

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… and resting a bit …

🙂