Ending My Journey In Belize

Written By: Gary Wonning

This was to be our last night in the tropical paradise called Belize, after spending two weeks studying the ancient Maya and their culture, it was time to think of returning to the good old USA. Tomorrow it would be back to Belize City, where we would board a flight for Houston and consequently our final destination, Indianapolis.

The sleeping accommodations couldn’t have been any better, the huts were modern, with screened in open air quarters and a convenient outside shower. An early morning breakfast, a short good-bye on the pier and we were on our way back to the good old USA.

It had been quite a trip.

The author has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments are welcome

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Northern Territory, Australia

 

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The aborigines of Australia

Written By: Gary Wonning

The final week of the walkabout was about to begin, we were leaving Monday morning for a six-day trip to Darwin on the top end. 7:30 am found us loading our gear on a trailer behind one of Toddy’s twenty-four passenger buses. As a final duty, we all chipped in money for what was thought to be enough beer to supply us for the thirsty journey that lie ahead.

The  first of many stops was Barrow Creek, where we would begin to learn much of Australia’s colorful past. It seems that in the early days, aborigines had killed the line master and his men. As a result,the Calvary was called in, the resulting battle killed all the aborigine men, the women and children were taken to Skull Creek and killed there.

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The author has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments are welcome

Time To Leave Egypt

 

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New year’s Eve in Cairo

Leaving Egypt

Written By; Gary Wonning

Our journey was coming to an end. The next day we would be revisiting the Cairo Museum and the Citadel. If time permitted, a last minute stop at the Cairo Marriott, a refurbished palace . The final evening we would be shopping at the Bazaar, a large flea market type shopping area in Cairo.

They reminded us many times not to give kids any money. If you gave them money, they would go begging on the streets instead of going to school.

Shopping at the bazaar, I felt a tug at my elbow. There stood a little boy who had rubbed fresh dirt on his face to make him look poor. His  outstretched hand and the frown on his face told me he was asking for money.

I thought, what the heck and gave him a quarter. Soon, I felt another tug, there were a dozen kids standing behind me with all their hands outstretched. Lesson learned.

The next morning, it was up at 4:30 to catch our 8:30 flight. The airport was a mad house. A security guard stopped me to check me with a hand held device. I had put my camera film in my coat pocket to avoid sending it through the x-ray machines. When the device reached that pocket, it went off. I attempted to pull my hand out of my pocket to show the guard what I had. He held up his hand, shouting ,”No,No” and turned and left. Guess he thought I had a gun.

As we departed my thoughts turned to home and returning to a normal life.

The Life of the Egyptians

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Mysterious Egypt, land of a thousand years

The author has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments are welcome

 

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The Crystal Skull

 

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The Anna Mitchell-Hedges crystal skull

Written By: Gary Wonning

The crystal skull was discovered at Lubaantun in 1924 by Anna Mitchell-Hedges at the ripe young age of 16. Her father was exploring British Honduras (now Belize) looking for evidence of the legendary Atlantis, when he heard rumors of a pyramid containing relics from an ancient civilization . Her account of the discovery states that she was the only one small enough to climb into the small entrance of the pyramid where the skull was found.

Thirteen of the crystal skulls have allegedly been found in parts of Central America, Mexico, and South America. The skulls are believed to be between 5,000 and 36,000 years old and many people claim they hold healing and magical properties, however, no one really knows where they came from or how they were made.

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The other skulls have been found near ancient Mayan and Aztec ruins, with some evidence linking them to ancient civilizations of Peru. The Mitchell-Hedges skull is the most famous as it resembles a human skull and remarkably, has a removable jaw bone.

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An interesting photo book about the Maya Indians of central America

The author has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments are welcome

 

The Balloon Ride In The Australian Out Back

 

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Ayres Rock sacred aboriginal site

Written By; Gary Wonning

Rising high above the Australian plain, the view was amazing, the balloon created no noise, undisturbed hundreds of kangaroo, wallabies,and birds were seen below gathering food for breakfast.

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The balloon ride was topped off with a champagne breakfast among the spinifer and eucalyptus trees. The rest of the day was spent shopping, sightseeing, we then topped off the day with a fine dinner at the Diplomat featuring Barramundi, crocodile, and kangaroo.

The adventurous life in the outback

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The aborigines of Australia

The author has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments are welcome

Kings Canyon, Northern Territory , Australia

 

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Kings Canyon, Northern Territory Australia

Written By: Gary Wonning

Some enjoyed the break by swimming in the natural pool surrounded by red rocks and cliffs, the rest of us spent our time enjoying the scenery and chit chatting. Suddenly, a loud thump broke the silence, followed by a woman and her two children screaming at the top of their lungs. Looking around, I soon found the cause for alarm, a man had fallen off a thirty-foot ledge onto the sandy beach, the only “soft spot” available.

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He wasn’t moving. Finally, after what seemed like an eternity, one foot began twitching, followed by the other, he finally sat up, much to everyone’s surprise. Unhurt, and to the relief of his family, he made the journey back to the bus with only a slight limp.

The sun was racing towards its evening destination, so it was time to leave this beautiful paradise and head back to Alice Springs.

Learn more about the ancient aborigines of Australia and their culture

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The aborigines of Australia

The author has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments are welcome

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Our Country was Founded on the Belief in Personal Freedom

Our country wasn’t founded on socialist ideals.

Unlike Europe, we believe in individual freedom and freedom of choice. Our ancestors all migrated so they could practice not only religious freedom but freedom of choice in all areas of their life.

We as a country, or at one time we  believed in individual responsibility.

More and more people are losing the concept of this and more and more are letting the government make all of their life decisions.  Why would a normal thinking human being allow that to happen? This is the same government that couldn’t organize a two-car funeral.

No one can determine what is best for you, but yourself.  It would be bad enough if elected officials were determining our fate, but we are now beginning to have unelected bureaucrats in Washington run our lives.

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Wisdom lost through the ages, common sense is no longer common.

When it comes to healthcare the bureaucrats are deciding what is best for us instead of our doctor or ourselves.

When the government finally totally takes over our health care system, they will control one-sixth of our lives. Just with that one action alone. Is that what we really want?

We Americans are headed down a dangerous slope. The only way off the decline is for us to once again take control of our lives.

When it comes to health care, in many instances, we can heal ourselves. There are many natural cures that should and can be tried before resorting to unnatural and unhealthy prescription drugs. Because of the adverse side effects, both known and unknown, they should be avoided like the plague, if at all possible.

Proper diet and exercise would go a long way to prolonging our life. In today’s world, it is often difficult to find good nutritious food. Our soils have in many cases, the soil has been depleted and food processing takes many of the vitamins and nutrients out of our food supply.

Our only recourse it to take good vitamin and mineral supplements to replace the nutrients no longer available to us in our food supply.

If something is broken, like a leg, go to the doctor and get it fixed, for many other diseases, the are better alternatives than prescription medicine.

From what I have seen and heard, socialized medicine isn’t why Europeans are living longer if indeed they are.

Most countries with socialized medicine see long waiting lists for service and medicine, and that is already beginning to  happen in America.

In the final analysis, I don’t want the government to run my life, maybe you do. If you do there are plenty of countries where you can make that happen, it doesn’t need to be a reality in the United States.

If someone screws up my life, I want it to be me , not some bureaucrat in a far off office cubicle. I kind of like freedom, that’s why my ancestors moved here.

That’s a choice each individual needs to make for themselves.

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