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Old 24th March 2010, 16:25   #46
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I want to tell you about one of the bestest friends I made on the island. It is a beautiful bird.
Sometimes I followed it around and sometimes it followed me around.

First time it came and sat on the stairs of my bungalow when I was in the water.

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Your friend is a Great Blue Heron if I am not wrong.

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Old 24th March 2010, 18:05   #47
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Amazing narration!

Do they arrange fishing trips also at the Hotel?
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Old 25th March 2010, 00:05   #48
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Nice Pics and wonderful narration! I smiled at nearly every line I read, thanks for sharing..
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Old 25th March 2010, 06:07   #49
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Great photos. You have given me ideas! Will plan soon !
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Old 25th March 2010, 10:24   #50
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hmm.. 2 years!
That's a lil early for such a lengthy and detailed essay. But, as you mentioned, his imagination is bigger than his age.
And, also please tell him that he looks cool in the shades, along with a drink tad too large for him.
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Old 25th March 2010, 15:56   #51
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Superb read Genesis. So basic and simple - yet super entertaining.

When i first saw the title, i thought : what a strange name for a travelogue; but then i saw your name below it and knew it would be something witty and special.

That picture of your nephew is AWESOME

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Old 25th March 2010, 16:41   #52
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Hey chotu, your essay is very good. after carefully reading your essay and seeing all the 'diagrams' I am giving you 10 marks and here take this 5 Star from me.

@Genesis:
Werent' you scared with the sting rays. Is it worth the risk knowing a sting ray is lethal and you are new to these (i presume so)
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Old 25th March 2010, 16:54   #53
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lovely travelogue thanks for sharing
Enjoyed reading it, pictures are awesome too
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Old 25th March 2010, 17:00   #54
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There you go Genesis, you get a 5/5 for this thread. Your way of narrating is unique and I bet your nephew when grows up will give you a hard time (read it as canning). Keep it coming.
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Old 25th March 2010, 18:51   #55
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@Genesis:
Werent' you scared with the sting rays. Is it worth the risk knowing a sting ray is lethal and you are new to these (i presume so)
Interesting question. Was I scared? No.
I just did not know what to expect...

Those sting rays are BIG so they appear quite formidable, but you can make out that they are checking you out before homing in to take the fish from your hands...The eyes on the top of their heads are roving constantly.

Shoving your hand in a sting ray's mouth is not something I have done before and it felt wierd, like a giant suction cup.
Later on I was so excited that I was running in the water between them taking snaps...that may have been a bit foolish but it was an adrenaline high
Patting a sting ray on the head...to die for (pun intended) but did it

Lest I sound as brave as Steve Irwin: This is actually a daily occurrence for many years and a lot of tourists line up to watch. It is always a question of who follows ZiaUr (the feeder) and musters up courage. After that some people join in.

I think a lot of people are more afraid of picking up the bloody stinky fish pieces let alone the sting rays.

What I was scared of was putting my foot down while snorkeling and a medium size sting ray emerging hidden from the sand and taking off. Happened once, along with my brother spotting a baby shark!
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Lovely travelogue. It was a refreshing read( I have to get back to work now). Keep it coming and the pictures are beautiful. Your idea and style of writing is really nice.
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Old 26th March 2010, 07:57   #57
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The next morning I woke, brushed my teeth and said hello to all the fishies in the lagoon and the birdie on the beach.


Then we went to the school and gave back the donald duck shoes, the pipe and the glasses and said by bye to the chinese auntie.

The boatman uncle was waiting for us with his boat and we said bye bye to all the other nice uncles on the island. My papa gave them some money and they all had smiles on their faces.
I was sad to be going away.

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Soon boatman uncle went vroom vroom and we were on our way.

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The island became small.

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And soon I could not see it anymore.

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We passed an uncle and auntie having lunch on a small sand bank. They had come by boat with their umbrella and lunch. My papa said that the uncle was giving auntie a special gift.
My mama heard this and looked at my papa funny funny.

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After an hour we arrived at the airport jetty

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And were in a plane going up up up

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But wait!

If forgot my bucket and sand toys...

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So I told my papa that we must go back to the beach and find it. He promised me that we would soon be back to look for my toys.

I was happy to hear this and told my fishie friend that we would be back!

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And he was happy too!

That is the end of my story. I hope you liked it.

Dear teachers, uncles and aunties: You all know more than me. Please be nice to nature so that the islands are still there when I go back.

So that I can tell you another story when my happy feet

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cross the sands of time...

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---fin---

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Absolutely great Genesis; short, sweet & cute little essay & felt the continuity through out, no breaks & its like every morning you find an short story to be continuing & finally it concluded;looks like second time ratings are not allowed
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Awesome... I guess the best of Genesis yet!
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Old 26th March 2010, 10:27   #60
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Genesis, simply great narration and appreciate your thinking for the kind off naration you did entering into your nephews shoes

Hope your friend birdiee finds its lost partners soon and stay there happily everafter.
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