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Kingscliff – New South Wales

The Inspiration Shots

Week 27/52

Kingscliffs first name was Sutherland Point. It got this name when early settlers found a grave on the hill with the name Sutherland on it. Rich red fertile soil of Cudgen and the abundant sea-life on the coast of Kingscliff attracted the Tweed aboriginal clan of the Coodjingburra to settle in this area. They spoke the Bundjalung tongue and settled upon the coastal strip running from the Brunswick River to the Tweed River and then approximately fifteen kilometers inland to the now present site of Murwillumbah. The headland at Kingscliff was an important meeting place for this clan, with numerous middens near the beach proving testimony to the fine fishing and many corroborees.

Kingscliff is a coastal town just south of Tweed Heads in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia, and is part of Tweed Shire. Kingscliff is a beach community offering a variety of…

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Why Travel?

The Petit Voyageur

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I travel because I have the urge to explore, to discover the unknown, to learn. I travel because embarking on a journey is the best way to find mankind’s greatest achievements and the best way to find myself. I travel because I have a thirst for knowledge, a thirst for understanding where we came from and where we’re headed. I travel to learn: about ancient civilizations, modern marvels, and natural wonders. I travel to avoid repeating mankind’s past mistakes.

I travel because I’m lucky enough to call planet Earth my home; because I’m insignificant compared to the wonders this world has to offer. I travel to discover the unknown, to find the beaten path off the road, to immerse myself in a different culture, and to surround myself with magical sights and sounds. I travel to experience far off lands that seem worlds away from my hometown and to experience them with all 5…

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Six Unknown Facts About The Grand Canyon

Always Departing

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As a kid I had always imagined The Grand Canyon as the backdrop of an old John Wayne movie. When I finally got the chance to experience it in person a couple summers ago, it blew all expectations out of the water. There are a few sights you will/should see in your life that you literally can not look away from and The Grand Canyon is one of them. Standing on the edge of such an awe-inspiring, natural phenomenon, you can literally and spiritually feel a gravitational attraction. Its a feeling that no drug or man made substance can reproduce. I can’t help be imagine what the first settlers who stumbled across this epic hole in the ground must have thought.

I have compiled a list of six facts about The Grand Canyon that I find pretty interesting.

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1. The Grand Canyon is not the deepest canyon in the world.

Clocking in around 7800…

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The Pulse of Tokyo

Mae Travels

In 1890, Japan’s population was over 50 million. In 2014, its population was over 127 million, making Japan as the 11th most populated country in the world. The Greater Tokyo metropolitan area, which is also called Japan’s National Capital Region, has a population of 37.8 million and is the world’s most populated metropolis.

Tokyo, which was called Edo in the 17th century, was the first city in Asia, had a population of over one million. By 1956, its population was 8 million and by the end of 2014, it was over 13.2 million. It is the largest city in Japan with a total land area of 837 sq. miles with 23 different smaller cities known as wards, which are segmented into districts.

The huge crowd, soaring skyscrapers, glaring neons, shops, bars, restaurants, and giant malls will overwhelm your senses! There’s a burst of sensation in this huge urban…

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Are you even still out there?

Break Your Cage

Often I wonder if you are still out there after our last chat. It’s been along time since I have thought of you and I’m not sure why I am writing to you now. When I found happiness in the present, your usefulness ceased to exist. Yet I am happier now then I have ever been, wondering if anybody is still out there listening?  What would that even mean?

I stopped writing because I didn’t want to continuously add to that white noise in the back of your mind, yet I wonder if my words amongst my journal are a waste if they are not shared. If I could inspire someone to do anything, wouldn’t that serve some higher purpose?

I have deleted all of the old content. Expect the upcoming posts to be less useful but hopefully more inspirational. If only one person is moved by these pages, then…

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3 CITIES THAT MADE ME FALL-IN-LOVE TO ITALY 

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Amare / Forelsket:

(n) the euphoria you experience when you are first falling in love.

I think it’s in everyone’s bucket list to travel to europe (probably with an exception to europeans Lol!). And it’s only a matter of time and having sufficient resources to materialize that goal. As for me, i took that decision three years ago and decided to include Italy in my itinerary.

As I remember my history classes back in high school beginning from Philippine history as freshman, Asian history as sophomore, European history as junior and World History as senior (if my memory serves me well.) European history was my favorite back then and was one of my motivation due to the fact that most of the ruins of the past is preserved up till now in those regions of the world.

I can recall having this conversation to myself that i would see those…

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