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About patwa

Dedicated reader, writer, and traveler. Book reviewer France Travel Adventures in writing Pyrenees Pilgrimage is about walking across France alone through the Pyrenees Mountains. It is available in Kindle or print-on-demand.

Overbooked :: Effects of Mass Tourism

Former New York Times and Washington Post correspondent Elizabeth Becker spoke  in the Ralph Bunche Library at the U.S. Department of State about her research for Overbooked: The Exploding Business of Travel and Tourism, published in 2014.   Here are … Continue reading

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Patzcuaro, Uruapan and St. Clara de Cobre

For a weekend excursion by car from Mexico City, follow the toll road west from La Capital towards to Toluca and Morelia to the towns of Uruapan, Patzcuaro and the magical artisan community St. Clara de Cobre.   Lago de Patzcuaro is a volcanic lake and home to … Continue reading

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Goddess of Travel

  Western Hemisphere        Trivia, a Roman diety, is said to be the goddess of commerce and travel.  She is an aspect of Artemis/Diana with three heads to represent the place where three roads meet or the triune goddess of  earth, … Continue reading

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Connections :: Link with Nature

Oahu landscape © L. Peat O’Neil 2020 Check out this interesting theme about meeting ourselves, knowing our links with the natural world.  After all, we are part of nature. Discussion with Tina Welling, author of Writing Wild.   Tasmania © 2020 L. … Continue reading

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Nymphs of Nitrodi:: Ancient Hot Springs on Ischia

Ischia Greek Culture 2019-06-16  During June 2019, I scanned this brochure describing the Nitrodi Springs on Ischia,  an island SW of Naples.  Ischia Nymphs at Nitrodi Springs  

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Lava Disaster On the Island of Hawai’i

The Kilauea Lava Disaster of 2018 brought devastation to many residents of Puna, the region south of Hilo, Hawai’i that includes the East Rift Zone of Kilauea Volcano. This is not the first time the region was graced with lava.  … Continue reading

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Cacao to Chocolate – Agricultural Commodity Chain

This Post is a work in progress. The Keynote presentation needs to be reformatted into segments to view online.

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NOAA Scholarship Program

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) honors Dr. Nancy Foster with a scholarship program. particularly for women and members of minority groups. Dr. Nancy Foster was the former Assistant Administrator for Oceanic Services and Coastal Zone Management at the … Continue reading

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Travel Beginner

I wrote this little piece about my earlier travels–about an attempt to travel from Italy to Egypt and beyond.   You’ll read it on Medium Publications,  a new online platform related to Twitter, but you don’t have to write in 140 … Continue reading

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Memoir Writing

Somewhere between documentary and created personal myth, today’s memoir is a seductive medium. After all, whom is more interesting to write about than one’s self? Memoir writing is recalling events stored in human memory. It’s currently a popular form for … Continue reading

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