Such a well written and moving piece. The refugee crisis is still a very real issue the media has now forgotten about; no longer front page news or a burning topic. Yet people are still being forced from their homes to try and carve out a life somewhere else, but that somewhere is unknown and the journey to get their hazardous. A parent does not board an unseaworthy over crowded vessel in the hopes of a better job, they board it because staying in their own country is accepting certain death. A child should not grow up in a worn torn city, fearing for their own and their families lives.
Countries need to start realising the humanitarian obligations to refugees who have not chosen to leave but have been forced to leave. It’s time we helped.
During WW2 Anne Frank’s father wrote to the Cuban, US & British embassies seeking asylum and we know how that turned out. For once lets try to be on the right side of history and help people while we still can.
Such a well written and informative blog – makes me want to travel!
…an Everglades Safari!
The one thing I was constantly reminded about moving to Florida was to and I quote “watch out for them gators,” and while we haven’t had any encounters close to home (yay!) I was excited to visit the Everglades for the opportunity to see some!
There are tons of tours, all of which utilize an airboat to take you out and all of which advertise themselves as the #1 Everglades attraction. In my opinion, you really have to research and read some reviews to decide which one to do. That’s what we did and then found a pretty good Groupon deal too! We chose to do the “Everglades Safari Tour” and I’m so happy we did. We had Joey’s mom visiting and the three of us had a ball out in the Everglades! The tour is about 40 min out on the water and then they have…
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