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#1628 - Wed. and Thurs. November 26/27, 2003 - Editor: Jerry
A Travel Issue
Meditate on impressive Maya temples and sacred places... Come join our elders celebrate ancient rituals! Study the cosmos and discover many cultures sharing one vision...
|Seekers come to the Maya World to learn and grow... You may cleanse yourself with herbs prescribed by Maya healers and learn about their medicinal plants and spiritual path...|
You will be on a trip of self discovery in powerful sites and feel a strong transformation in a special energy vortex on planet Earth...
We will have special happenings on special dates, such as the Maya New Year, equinoxes and solstices and for planetary alignments...Chances are, if you are ready for these trips, you will know when to contact us as we don't publish departure dates for these trips.
In order to enroll for a Spiritual Tour in the Maya World we will need you to e-mail us with your name, place of birth and birthdate, e-mail, mailing address and phone number. Shamans reserve themselves the right to accept you on a trip, so please write no later than 30 days prior to planned arrival.
There's nothing else like the Green Tortoise - PERIOD. Our buses are beautiful, with names and literally millions of miles of character. Our passengers are happy. They don't sit up all night with their heads against the window, but sleep lying down on fitted sheets over mattresses on raised platforms and bunk beds, listening to beautiful music as they doze off. In the morning they've usually arrived somewhere incredible! By day we swim, cook breakfast, explore caves, climb mountains, raft downstream, stand under waterfalls, walk through forests, cook dinner, build campfires, visit towns, meet people, or just plain take it easy.
You're welcome to join the adventure, friends and fun. The settings will be national parks and the finest and least visited beaches, deserts, forests, hot springs, mountains, and waterfalls that our years of experience and good-natured drivers can find.
from Across the U.S.A. on the Green Tortoise http://tinyurl.com/wzda
Cunys Café (South Dakota) : were actually on an Indian (native American barks my PC guardian with no idea of romance) reservation, which seems to be in the middle of nowhere (but then, a lot of this part of the US really is). The old biddy (whose name escapes me) and her helpers produce Indian burritos piled high with chilli, lettuce and other condiments, accompanied by home-made lemonade. Lovely stuff and devoured in a flash.
Theres a little trading post selling artefacts and clothing decorated in the tribal style. I buy a pretty cool t-shirt with a pattern based around a tortoise, which Tony claims was designed specially for GT (every Coast-to-Coast trip stops here).
Were camping here tonight, but not enough people got their beer in during our stop at Scenic, so a group of us heads back in the bus for further supplies. En route, Ginger Susan debates the ethics of keeping the chronically ill alive with a surprisingly animated Chris & Suzanne, before a staggering electrical storm focuses everyones attention on blocking the leaks that appear in the roof.
On our return, we move the bus to the far side of the flat area (away from the café and nearer to the dodgy outdoor loo) and set-up for the night. It turns out that the storm was all Ashleys fault. Our Man in Muswell Hill had, on sighting the gathering clouds, greeted them with the traditional challenge "Come and have a go if you think youre hard enough." They duly did, with quite hair-raising consequences.
The music blares out as we put the tarpaulin up and make dinner. Everyone chats and drinks late into the night, watching shooting stars and the Milky Way in quite a party atmosphere. Some people sleep outside but, having clambered onto the coach to find my gear, I haul myself onto a mattress-less bunk and crash out. Too much hassle, man.
Bright sunshine greets us as we cook tofu-hash for breakfast, a production line of me, Jess, Ben, Ashley and Ralf assembling and cooking the ingredients. Ben and I run the gauntlet of the spitting oil, as we discard our shirts in the heat. All of us get a bit pissed off when the vultures gather, little realising that we hadnt yet assembled our masterpiece. Doh!
Watch leaping dolphins and soaring manta rays from our remote beach camp. Snorkel through turquoise waters, stand in the shadows of towering cacti, and discover forgotten villages. Ride this Tortoise classic and transform your winter blues into sunny beaches.
|Baja Beach Daze 2003/2004
Fri, Dec. 19, 2003 thru Sat, Jan. 3, 2004
Fri, Dec. 26, 2003 thru Sat, Jan. 10, 2004
15 days: $549 plus $151 for food
Beach Daze 2004
Baja Beach Daze 2004/2005
Baja Beach/Whale Watching Special 2004
Vamos a la playa, amigos!
Please be aware that there may be some Special Considerations for Baja T
More details and itinerary here: http://www.greentortoise.com/baja.beach.whale.watching.html
The following is from www .paulamuran.com/spiritualtours/default.htm - link no longer active
As we enter this next decade, the thirst for self-knowledge is exploding and with it the knowledge of other cultures and ways of living. Seeking out exotic locales to trace the ancient footsteps of lost parts of our True self. For many it is an attempt to uncover roots or find the humanity which unites us all. In our daily lives we feel disconnected from the institutions of family and community and hope that in these ancient and sacred places we will find something lost inside of us.
In 1998 I was asked to travel around the
globe to amend certain pivotal
locations for upcoming Earth changes. It was then that Spiritual Tours
was created. At each location Peru, Bali, Nepal, Tibet,
England/Scotland and India grid and leylines were reconnected and lost
energy patterns healed.
In hindsight I carried with me a divine
needle with golden thread and
sewed up energy leakages by reconnecting many grid/leylines around the
world. My first Spiritual Tour was in 1987 for the Harmonic Convergence
when I led 50 people and two channels to Hawaii for this most
Peru for Wesak 1998 we connected a
triangular figuration between the
Northern and Southern Hemisphere's. This balanced the bottom of a
triangle formed between to Northern Hemisphere points, Tibet and
Israel. And we repatterned the third chakra for Earth, which
corresponds to fear and anger. After this initial journey fear
vaporized in many locations on Earth.
Bali Fall Equinox in 1998. Bali and the
region around Bali served as a
connection point for the second chakra. It represented abundance and
prosperity and the limiting patterns of lack and control. It is also
directly across the ocean from Machu Picchu in Peru. It served to
reconnect the energy of the Solar Disc that was upheaved over lake
The original temple created by the Spiritual
Hierarchy is in Peru now
buried under Lake Titticca, as the Solar Disc rose it unleashed energy
that had been trapped for millions of years, and we weaved it through
the portal in Lemuria, by journeying to this location.
Spring Equinox of 1999 it was back to Peru
to complete unfinished
business for Earth and Sanatkumara. We needed to connect to the Temple
of the Moon, which was not open the year before due to a fire. Once
again unleashing energy for Earth changing energy patterns. It's
similar to activating a magic genie.
Summer Solstice of 1999 we were off to Nepal
and Tibet. This journey,
although difficult proved to be most powerful. We connected the western
side of the triangular point of energy bridging the Southern and
Northern Hemisphere. The work done is in preparation for the
forthcoming changes shortly due to Earth and its people.
Southern India, December 2002, to the
southern most tip of the old
Lemurian continent, proved to be the most powerful spiritual tour thus
far. The original core pattern for Earth--love was reestablished. As
the group walked a particular itinerary they released Earth's grid and
the core pattern activated in Kanniyakumari. By traveling to this
region we captured the Divine feminine. Each person now carries a piece
of her in their heart and every person they touch also receives this
"I have been on two spiritual tours
with Paula and both were
remarkable. I learned so much about myself and the places we went to."
|Did you know that this service is included in one of our packages. Please click here to see.|
|Time||9:30am to 1:30pm|
|Meeting Time||9:15am (english)||8:45am (all other languages )|
|Please come 15 minutes before departure.|
|Starting point||690 Eighth Avenue between 43rd and 44th Streets|
|Prices||Adult - $45||Child - $27|
||Proper dress is required to attend the church service: no shorts or tank tops will be accepted.|
|Reservations Are Necessary|
|Join us on a Sunday Morning in the Black capital of the world. This tour will take you through the neighborhoods of Harlem and past its famous landmarks, the Apollo Theatre, The Schomburg Center.The Abyssinian Baptist Church. Visit it charming residential enclaves as well as its elegant apartment buildings.Harlem has an amazing story to tell at every turn.Then, join a local congregation for the Sunday worship service and experience the soul stirring power of gospel music.|
Day 1 ~ Travel Day. Depart Connecticut (or your city) and arrive at Lihue Airport, Kaua'i. Take a short taxi ride to the SunSpree Resort and have a relaxing evening.
Each morning gather for gentle body and energy movement which allows you to open to the spirit of the aina (land).
from http:// vincentbridges.com/MMT/france/index.html - link no longer active
In Search of Fulcanelli:
A TOUR OF ALCHEMICAL FRANCE
May 23rd through June 8th 2003
Welcome to Dobroudja, on Bulgarias Black Sea Coast
Visitors to Bulgaria have for many years enjoyed hot summers on the magnificent sandy beaches of the Black Sea. Today there are new oppurtunities to explore Bulgarian life beyond the resorts and, if you venture north from Albena along the coast and ino the countryside of Dobroudja, theres much to be discovered. Youll find a rich heritage and culture, a stuningly beautiful coastline and nature reserves of international importance.
Bulgaria has a proud, often turbulent, history not surprising as here in the Southern Balkans is where Europe and Asia meet. In Dobroudja, Thracians and ancient Greeks prized the natural harbours; centuries of Byzantine and Turkish rule have left their mark; the first independent Bulgarian kingdoms thrived here and feelings of national identity have always been strong. So, theres a fascinating heritage of historic places, archeological treasures, Christian and Muslim communities, a long established pattern of rural life and seafaring - and a colourful, living tradition of folksong and dance.
Combine this with deserted beaches, attractive fishing ports and old towns, villages in quiet countryside, friendly hospitality and good local food and wine, and you have the makings of an excellent holiday.
So, spend a few days
exploring the coasr and countryside of Dobroudja.
Theres plenty to see and to do here.
Enjoy the activity around busy markets and horbours, take part in the fun and colour of village fairs and festivals, and savour a traditional lunch as the guest of a local family.
You will find more detailed information in the Touris Offices in the resorts. In Balchik, Kavarna, Shabla and Dobrich the museums should have details of guided walks and tours provided by local people often the best way to see wildlife on the reserves and find the remoter archaeological sites.
The following is from the Airhitch website: http://www.airhitch.org
SO, YOU THINK THE ONLY WAY TO GET TO FARAWAY PLACES IS TO:
1. Contact an airline or travel agency;
WELL, HAVE WE GOT NEWS FOR YOU: it's radical, it's a form of hitchhiking, it's called "exploratory travel", it's called AIRHITCH®! You can structure your trip as you go...and hang onto your money for use as and when you need it -- using, if necessary, the Internet from wherever you are, to plug into and stay in touch with the worldwide community of Airhitchers for help in locating the "best deals" of the moment -- thus avoiding virtually any costly advance commitment and potentially saving yourself hundreds of bucks!
CHECK OUT "AIRHITCH® STEP-BY-STEP", OUR "BARE-BONES" GUIDE TO
GETTING WHERE YOU'RE GOING ON, WELL, BARE BONES! BUT ONLY
GO HERE IF YOUR PRIMARY OBJECTIVE IS TO MINIMIZE
YOUR TRAVEL COSTS TO/FROM EUROPE OR HAWAII OR THE
CARIBBEAN, IF YOU'RE GOING ANYWHERE ELSE,
OR IF YOU'VE GOT MONEY "BURNING A HOLE IN YOUR
POCKET", OR IF YOU DON'T CARE ABOUT BEING FREE TO
ROAM WHEN YOU WANT, WHERE YOU WANT, DON'T BOTHER!
Interested in the history, philosophy, the "why" of things, as well as just the "what" and "how"? Check out a relatively recent article on the history and philosophy, the "whys and wherefores" of Airhitch®, by its founder, from Arthur Frommer's website: http://www.frommers.com/newsletters/12-01-97/article4.html. If for any reason you can't find this page through the hyperlink above (Frommer's online staff sometimes take it down from time to time), just try THIS ONE. Also, if you've never hitchhiked, you may want to familiarize yourself with what hitchhiking is all about by visiting an excellent site devoted to the art/science/ethos of hitchhiking at www.digihitch.com.
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