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Magnolia’s Travelogue: Page Two

Royal Caribbean, Adventures Of The Seas

What are your memories and thoughts about the last time you traveled? This blog will be for those people wanting guidance and advice from an average Joe who has travelled extensively . Common questions I hear are, “where is the best place to go on holiday ”, or “what is the best hotel to stay in ”. I will attempt to answer some of these questions, as well as pose some questions, also I will share some of my miss-adventures so that you can see that mishaps does not have to spoil a vacation. When a vacation give you lemons, buy some tequila and have some margaritas and let the vacation continue, more importantly, my posts and blogs will show you that vacations or traveling can be fun and exciting. I would like to say, another focus of this travelogue is to stimulate you, induce you to go beyond your front door or front  yard, and just maybe take the path least traveled. If you follow my blogs and posts you will have a desktop vacation to some exotic places, some unique, some quaint, some fantastic, and some that you have visited, and some that you may desire to visit. It does not matter if you take a cruise, a flight, or a road trip, just bear in mind that it is not the trip, but the journey and if you are not careful you just may accidentally learn something.  Grab an armful of Greyhound tickets, a bag-full of rail passes for a fast train, or a tank of gas for your car, if speed is your desire, hop a plane, if  a slow leisurely pace is what you are looking for, take a cruise, more importantly, get out there and go with the wind, see and be seen.

Traveling The World Via Photos 

1. “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” – Mark Twain

2. “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – St. Augustine

3. “There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

4. “The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.” – Samuel Johnson


Traveling for Personal Change and Cultural Harmony

As an introduction to this post or blog I must say what I have said time and time again that traveling is the best education, and the best way to gain a true understanding that we the people of the world have more in common that what divide us. The true common denominator is music. No matter where we may travel, music speak to our soul. It does not matter if you are from Accra, Ghana, of Africa and is in Beijing, China, or from Windhoek, Namibia, and in Kerala, India, or from Clarksdale, Mississippi and is in Quito, Peru, or you are in Tokyo, Japan, and is from Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, you are from S. Louis, MO, and is in Haifa, Israel, or from the Mississippi Delta and is in the heart of Zululand of South Africa you will find commonality with music. Once common ground is found then we get about the business of understanding the history and culture of the diverse places that we may find ourselves in and being to enjoy, explore, or immerse our selves the many the diverse things that various cowonders. We untries have to offer, be it food, history, cultural, or the natural will find that the common average person no matter the sociopolitical or socio-economic conditions they are living under, they all or thriving to reach higher ground, and they just need somebody to stand by them, as the following videos will clearly state. No place has given so much to the world music as the Mississippi Delta, which is often considered the birth place of American music. The sounds, rhythm and blues, the raw blues, moans, groans, and songs of lamentations of the Mississippi Delta  is music going or coming full circle. The videos that I have include below  as examples of the world connection through music  have musicians from around the world, such as the Netherlands, Argentina, Italy, Mali, South Africa, France, India, Israel, Brazil, New Orleans and New Mexico of America via the internet playing the same songs together. The selections of songs show that there is an understanding of music have and the impact that some musicians made on the world. The choice of songs will give you cause to stop and think. There is Ben E. King’s “Stand By Me” from 1961, Stevie wonder’s “Higher Ground” from 2002, and Bob Marley’s “3 Little Birds” from 1977 and 1980. Now play the video and be entertained, but more importantly come to understand that music does speak to the soul.
“Playing Around the world”

“Three little Birds”

“Higher ground”

“Stand By Me”