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Magellanic Penquins

It was not all sight seeing. On the trip I got to meet the Magellanic penguins. They are named after Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan who saw them back in 1520. 98 more words


Go Inside The President's Bulletproof Railcar

I love trains!  And before airplane travel became the faster and more convenient way for the president to travel, the Commander In Chief had to travel by train.  43 more words


Mamihlapinatapai: A lost language's untranslatable legacy

With only one remaining fluent speaker, the Yaghan language is on the verge of dying out. Will this obscure word be its sole survivor

It was spring when I reached the end of the world. 1,538 more words

Launching Dreams in Lisbon and Beyond

Long before Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue, Prince Henry the Navigator of Portugal made a name for himself leading numerous exploration and trade missions along the coastline of Western Africa, the islands of the Atlantic Ocean, and regions further afar. 429 more words

Big Cities On My Bucket List

Dave the Navigator Meets Henry the Navigator

Visiting the Maritime Museum in Lisbon to learn more about Henry the Navigator was high on the priority list for my husband.  Dave is definitely the navigator in our family. 300 more words


Sinulog: Cebu's Dance of Worship

Cebuanos and the Filipino in general have long embraced as their own the dance of worship they call the Sinulog and the Sinulog Festival.

The basic forward and backward dance steps of the Sinulog today is said to refer the flowing movement of the water current locally known as “sulog” and performed as a dance-prayer to venerate  Senyor Santo Niño. 633 more words