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MONDAY’S MAGICAL MOMENT: TANZANIA ROADSIDE MARKET

TANZANIAN ROADSIDE MARKET

Although the city of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania has grocery stores similar to those found in many parts of the world, roadside markets like this offer great variety and value………..as well as a visual feast!

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Copyright 2013                                   Mary Jane E Clark

 

MONDAY’S MAGICAL MOMENT: DUBAI, UAE

ABRA, DUBAI, UAE

This is a “little  abra” or water taxi on Dubai Creek (which is actually an estuary of the Red Sea flowing through the center of bustling Dubai).  They ferry passengers between Dubai and Deira on either side of the Creek and can also be hired for a sightseeing tour.  There are also “big abras” offering the same ferry service.  They queue at the jetties the same way automobile taxis do at taxi ranks and are usually loaded with workers going to and fro.

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Copyright 2013                     Mary Jane E Clark

MONDAY’S MAGICAL MOMENT: TANZANIA

TANZANIAN CHILDREN

I don’t think this little one had ever seen a red haired white woman before!  He just kept staring and smiling at me as we were stopped in a traffic jam…………yes, a traffic jam in the countryside of Tanzania.

 

Copyright 2013                     Mary Jane E Clark

MONDAY’S MAGICAL MOMENT: JUPITER, FLORIDA

TURTLE IN FLORIDA

As the lazy, hazy days of summer come to an end on this Labor Day, this snoozer doesn’t seem too concerned!  Taken at Busch Wildlife Center in Jupiter, Florida.  The Center is just a delight, especially for children, with lots of native wildlife including panthers, raccoons, eagles and, of course turtles.  Most of the birds, reptiles and animals were found wounded or orphaned and have been nursed back to health.  Admission is free and donations are gratefully accepted.  The gift shop is a wonderful source for souvenirs, stocking stuffers, and token gifts.

Copyright 2013                        Mary Jane E Clark

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