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Travel Bucket List

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Travel Bucket List

Destinations I’ve been to:

  • Panama – I went there for one day but I want to go back though, I haven’t seen enough of Panama

    Panamanian women are beautiful

    Panamanian women are beautiful

  • Honduras – was there for a conference and left with a cold but it was nice. Left the day before some civil unrest began.. I don’t think I will be back but you never know.
  • St. Maarten – Was a beautiful drive around the Dutch side to the French side, also went to the nude beach
  • Puerto Rico – Was amazed to see how the women dressed to the nines just to go to the mall.
  • USA (5/50)*- New York, New Jersey, Maine, Florida,  Most of where I went in the States was for either funerals or just passing through on the way somewhere else. Maine however was a nice vacation. I would absolutely love to live where the lobster is so cheap!! Mmmm! The other option for me so far would be to live in New York…there is definitely something special about this city. The arts and the air is inspiring. Everything you breath fills your mind. It is also filled with eccentric and amazing people.

    New York

    New York

  • Canada (2/11)** – Ontario & Quebec. The latter was like a mini fantasy of what Paris should be. It was sweet and quaint in both summer and winter. Been there a couple of times. If you go, visit Old Quebec as a must!
  • Trinidad & Tobago – Trinidad is the industrial island and Tobago is the touristy island. There were still lots of adventures to have in Trini… If you go, you must try ‘Shark and Bake’ at Maracas beach, Doubles and a cold Carib or Stag as soon as you get off the plane, The bamboo cathedral, and Toco!
  • St. Vincent & the Grenadines – Bequia was the main island I stayed on, won’t mind going back just to explore more
  • Grenada, Carriacou & Petite Martinique – A tri-Island state that is peaceful and

Top 10 List of destinations I must travel to:

  • France – I want to see the vineyards and the Eiffel Tower
  • Germany – The castles of Bavaria is all I really want to see there
  • Japan – I love Japanese gardens
  • Hong Kong –
  • Italy – I need to see Venice and the gondolas, I need to see the paintings of Michel Angelo, I need to see the Colosseum in Rome, I need to feel the real Italy
  • Fiji – Love the beaches I have seen in pictures
  • Egypt – I need to see the Pyramids.. it’s all about The Alchemist!

    Egyptian Pyramids

    Egyptian Pyramids

  • Australia – I need to see the Koala Bears and Kangaroos
  • Bali – Love the beaches I have seen in pictures
  • Cuba – Cuban art and culture I want to experience

The do not go to list and why:

  • Ireland –  Major racism
  • Jamaica – Major homophobia
  • Mexico – Drug Cartel could disappear me :/
  • Congo – Too much Violence
  • Amazon – Snakes & Spiders.. BIG ones!!

Running Away Can Be Good For The Soul

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BeachEvery now and then we need to escape. One of my favourite stories of my journey’s is the one where I ran away from society and went to live on a beach.

I began to believe my sanity was more important than the +$8000 I was making per month. I left my job at a TV station in the corporate world of Trinidad with a cushy office to go work in a bar cleaning puke in the toilets. Made my mom real proud. Needless to say she wasn’t happy.

When I left the TV station I intended to start my own graphics company. I thought if I push hard enough I could make it happen. It just so happened to be the beginning of the recession.

I tried so hard to get a job to pay my rent. I applied for every job I could find. I even applied at a pet store. They didn’t hire me because I had no cashier experience. I actually forgot I did. But even so, I had University graduate on there and that didn’t convince them that I would be able to learn how to use a cash register?

I prayed and needed someone to give me a chance. A man I knew named Nathaniel decided to give me a chance. I was going to be a bartender in a Lounge he owned. I loved my time there. Nate and I became great friends. I didn’t even realize I spent 2 years of my life there. I was allowed to be in charge of the things happening around me. I had a sense of control of my life. I threw parties for hundreds and even started my own little food business out of the lounge.

One day my mom came by to see where I was working and she said “When do you plan on getting out of here and getting a real job”. I saw it as my own space, but it wasn’t satisfactory to what society expected of a university degree holder…or worse, what my mom expected.

I began to feel very unhappy there… Restless. The last thing I needed was having people around me who were not supportive of me. And then one day I said I was leaving. I had nothing to go to, but I knew everything would be fine. I meditated and knew the path would show itself to me.

One day, I got the call of destiny. I sat in the airport with my friend Marcel to meet a man who had a job for us. He hired us to sell cell phones in Tobago. He paid for us to move there. Everything looked promising. It was another island and a fresh start.Beach (2)

After about a month of doing books and witnessing transactions, Marcel and I felt uneasy. It turned out he was scamming people by reselling damaged phones that people returned. He was selling them for hundreds of hard earned dollars. Marcel and I left because we refused to be part of something that hurt people. This wasn’t what we signed up for. Marcel had another path to go on at that point and so did I.

I went to the beach one day and stopped a jet ski operator named Aidan. I told him this was what I wanted to do. He was reluctant. He said “I’ve seen this before, you are probably just wanting to do this for a short time and you are probably running away from something. You aren’t going to last long here.”

I said I was running towards something! I just haven’t seen it yet.

He took me to meet Nigel at the shop on the other end of the beach. Nigel owned the shop. He said yes I can work with them. This was the beginning of a new adventure and another chapter.