Category Archives: Travel and Leisure

First Time Volunteering Abroad

By | 2018-12-05

The Columbia drains a watershed area of about 259.000 square miles. The force of this great river meets the Pacific Ocean’s massive mix of shifting channels, violent seas and high winds making for extremely dangerous navigation. Also, despite its wide mouth, mariners, historically, were often unable to find it.About 1812 a beacon was erected on… Read More »

Eateries of Turkey

By | 2018-12-05

Eateries of Turkey – A fabulous traditionEver thought what makes Turkey so unique? It is that there is no need for you to order your entire meal at once. You have the chance to order two-three dishes and then see if you’d like to eat more.In the Turkish tradition, Turks usually prefer a rich breakfast… Read More »

Bhimashankar Temple – 6th Jyotirlinga of Shiva

By | 2018-12-05

Bhimashankar is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Shiva. In this age of the internet and omnipresent Wikipedia/Google, getting general information about Jyotirlingas and the concomitant legends is an easy task. It’s the same hackneyed information churned out by others. What matters most is the perspective of a visitor or a devotee who has seen… Read More »

Alki Point: Kerosene Lantern to Lighthouse

By | 2018-12-05

In 1868 Hans Martin Hanson and his brother-in-law Knud Olson purchased the 260 acres of land from Dr. David Maynard. The purchase price was $450. Later Hanson and Olson divided the property with Hanson’s portion being the point.Legend has it that sometime during the 1870s farmer Hanson hung a brass kerosene lantern from a post.… Read More »