The emblematic city of Barcelona in Spain's Catalonia province has recently drafted new legislation to protect cyclists in the city. Irritated drivers who harass cyclists by honking at them or driving too close can face fines in the future. On the other hand, group cycling tours are to see fewer numbers, to combat the same problem. Many cyclists in the city complain of drivers harassing them, honk
By Anne Sewell on Nov 26, 2014
Deep within the mountains of Cao Bằng province in northern Vietnam is where the Black Lolo people call home. This ethnic minority group, whose origins are from northern Indochina, lead a very simple life. Electricity, if it works, comes from a small pump powered by a mountain stream. Water flows down from the hilltops into homes by an intricate network of bamboo. Untouched by modern technology, th
By Elaine Cheung on Nov 18, 2014
The Basonda and Oma valleys, situated on the bank of the River Oka in the UNESCO listed Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve, combine as a scenic and beautiful area to hike and stroll. However, there is more than just beautiful scenery to enjoy in this lovely spot. An artist has made a landscape here, unlike any other. Located to the northeast of the small town of Kortezubi, the Forest of Oma has been made
By Anne Sewell on Nov 16, 2014
What better way to see the city of Cape Town, hugged by that magnificent backdrop of Table Mountain, than by sailing right out into Table Bay. One of the opportunities on offer in the popular Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town is the spectacular Gaff Rigged Schooner known as the "Spirit of Victoria," pictured in all its splendor above. A few years ago this writer was living and working in
By Anne Sewell on Nov 15, 2014
Mijas Pueblo quite literally nestles on the hillside above the popular seaside town of Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol in southern Spain. One of the many white villages, or pueblos blancos, of Andalusia, the town is a beautiful place to visit. While the pueblo is the original element of Mijas, surrounding it can be found Mijas Costa, with its endless beaches, Las Lagunas, a commercial area, and th
By Anne Sewell on Nov 15, 2014
For scenes of almost unbelievable beauty, the Drakensberg mountain range, stretching between KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa and the Kingdom of Lesotho, is a place of sheer magic. The spectacular mountain range stretches for 245 kilometers (152 miles), with scenes of golden sandstone and soaring buttresses, rising above lush river valleys, rolling grasslands and rocky gorges. It is no exaggeration
By Anne Sewell on Nov 13, 2014
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By Aaron Lanton on Nov 26, 2014
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Herb is a retired paralegal, and a writer based in Chicago. Herb also works part-time for National Able Network (a national nonprofit) assigned at the moment to Roosevelt University as a tutor to seniors and ex-offenders in computer skills, literacy skills, job-readiness skills, social skills (how to beat the "New Jim Crow.") He's been a freelancer for many years, appearing in such rags as the Chicago Defender Newspaper, Ebony Magazine, Essence Magazine, Emerge Magazine, the Washington, D.C. Afro-American Newspaper, the Pittsburgh Courier Newspaper, C.L.A.S.S. Magazine, the Chicago Reader Newspaper, Indiana State University Black Literature Forum, BlackTalkRadioNetwork.com, WVON-Talk Radio, Chicago, Voxunion.com, DissidentVoice.org. Of course, he's been working on the Great American Novel since birth. He's never appeared in any so-called mainstream outlet (and hasn't really tried) because....well, just read him and you will get the message. Herb is a Vietnam War veteran (U.S. Navy...He'd been drafted into the army, but quickly enlisted in the Navy hoping to avoid Vietnam. His ship's very first port of call after boot camp in San Diego -- DaNang Harbor, South Vietnam). Herb has a masters degree in Political & Justice Studies. He relishes any and all comments, criticisms, critiques.
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