Zentraveler asks are we really Martians?

 

Martian

Martian

It is possible we have been sent the identical DNA of the Martian race trillions of years ago and yes we may be related to the Martians as long lost cousins.  How’s that for a family tree!  Rocks flying toward earth with human DNA in bedded from the mother planet Mars.  With  NASA recent discoveries and all of the scientific evidence challenging that there was once life on mars and still is a possibility of real life.  The Mars Life Theory is certainly heating up again after being shelved for many years. All of the new scientific evidence and new discoveries have the scientific community and people racing to the planet Mars.

You can go on television and win a ticket to go on Mars on a new high-tech space ship or you can launch your own rocket from the internet and get there digitally!  The race is on… so buckle up buckeraroos and maybe you will be a part of history yourself. Beam me up Scotty!

Where did life come from?

The reason has to do with the origins of life itself–or at least the origin of Earth’s extant life forms, and all of the extinct forma that have ever lived here. Fossil evidence shows that this planet has hosted life for more than 3.5 billion years. Chemical evidence suggests possible life going back a little further, 3.8 billion years ago. Corresponding to the beginning of what’s called the Archaean Eon, 3.8 billion years ago is when Earth’s crust started to form; prior to that, the planet is thought to have been too hot for any life to survive. This means that during the Archaean Eon, life either originated from non-living chemical systems or arrived here after traveling through space from somewhere else. Known as the transpermia  hypothesis, the prospect of life coming to Earth from somewhere else does not attempt to explain the chemistry leading from nonliving to living molecules. Instead, it simply pushes the origin of Earth life to a different location, or locations.

There is a strong rationale for transpermia in that life forms can travel and survive in space, particularly inside rocks known as meteoroids, which come from other celestial bodies and strike Earth frequently. Moreover, since Earth is the biggest of the Solar System’s “rocky planets”–Earth, Mars, Venus, and Mercury–it took the longest to cool down after forming just over 4.5 billion years ago. Because Mars, and probably also Venus, were much more Earthlike billions of years ago than they are today, Mars would have been hospitable to single celled life forms for a few hundred million years or so while Earth was still an oven.

Each year, well over a ton of rock material and dust originating on Mars lands on Earth. Martian rock is catapulted into space when the planet is impacted by comets, asteroids or celestial bodies pulled in by gravity. While Mars has enough gravity to be impacted constantly, the material launched into space moves with such velocity that it can escape the planet’s gravity. Some of the material eventually makes its way to Earth because Earth’s gravity is even stronger than that of Mars and the distance really isn’t that great. While usually the rocks float around for thousands or millions of years, occasionally rocks make the trip within one to three years.

If Earth life came from somewhere else, Mars is the best candidate. So the next time you look in the mirror of our parallel universe don’t be surprised if you see you and ET side by side.  That would be a good selfie for sure.

So there you have it …maybe you not exactly a kissing cousin to the Martians, however new DNA evidence will scientifically prove you are definitely related in the gene pool. If you don’t have brain freeze or bored to tears look for Matt Damon’s incredible new movie “The Martian” to be released in November 2015.

QUOTE:” Studying whether there’s life on Mars or studying how the the universe began, there’s something magical about pushing back the frontiers of knowledge. That’s something that is almost part of being human, and I’m certain that will continue.—Sally Ride

THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW: The search for life continues on Mars with the missions to explore the surface and whatever is below it. One day, humans will walk on the planet. When humans do visit Mars, they will be expected to survive on the planet for about three years. They will have to wait for Earth to be in the correct position to return home. In these three years, they will have to learn to adapt to the hostile conditions on Mars and will have a longer period of time in space to discover the secrets of another planet. What may be more of a challenge is whether a bunch of human beings can live with each other for such a length of time with no means of escape.

THINGS YOU MAY WANT TO SAVE: Really good photos of Martian abductions, space ships and hip-hop dancing in the moonlight with martians.  Proof is in the pudding!

ZENTRAVELER SAYS:  It’s amazing what we don’t know!  What are you laughing at grasshopper you look rather Martian yourself…just saying.

From here to Infinity and Beyond is a relatively short ride! The next leg takes eons and eons as you fly through the Barycentric Dynamical Time Zone! …and on and on and on. Follow the Zentraveler Blog often for Travel, Health and Zen-like stories and such. Where else can you get a three in one blog for the price of free.

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Zentraveler arrives in historic village of Hoi An, Vietnam

Inchanting Hoi An

Inchanting Hoi An

 

Hội An is a city on Vietnam’s central coast known for its well-preserved Ancient Town, cut through with canals. The former port city’s melting-pot history is reflected in its architecture, a mix of eras and styles from wooden Chinese shophouses and temples to colorful French colonial buildings, ornate Vietnamese tube houses and the iconic Japanese Covered Bridge with its pagoda.

Japanase Bridge

Japanase Bridge

I took a taxi from Da Nang Beach to Hoi An which took about 30 minutes and cost $12.50.  You can also take a direct bus or van for around $5.00  The taxi delivered me directly to my hotel along the river and I was good to go.  As I made by way past the bus station and meandered  slowly on the other side of the river I felt like I was on a discovery mission on the magical way of yesterday and the modern.  Where am I came to mind…am I in the land of Oz?  Faded yellow plastered yellow houses and shops and restaurants with red tile roofs  lined both sides of the river.

Hoi An Old Town

Hoi An Old Town

There were magical lanterns everywhere and sea dragons limning both sides of the river making it a part of the really big magic show.  Junk boats and small wooden dugouts manned by elderly Vietnam women dotted the river.  A large handcrafted mahogany boat did sunset cruises with dinner included in the price.  Tourists in every size and shape from around the world walked, rode pedal bikes or were transported in cycle trikes and took pictures of everything including selfies and the most popular Japanese Bridge.

Magical Lanterns

Magical Lanterns

Hoi An is considered the clothing tailoring capital of Vietnam.  In the historic district as on the main streets there are wonderful looking design and tailor shops everywhere.  You can have them measure you and have as many form fit outfits as you desire normally one day service.  There are literally reams of pure silk and every other type of fabric you can imagine.  I met one female traveler from New York City and she said she was here to make purchases for her shop in New York. If you want an Elton John type red tuxedo or want the soft white cotton  look from Panama… step right up and get measured and  you will have your new wardrobe by the time you finish your candlelight dinner.

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Tailor Shop

I have traveled a short time in both Thailand, Singapore, and Malaysia and to me this is the best food in the world.  They have cooking schools in many top notch restaurants and whether you get your food from the street stalls or in a sit down five star restaurant all of the food is fresh and delicious and pricing for every travelers budget.

Local Cooking School

Local Cooking School

There are many tours available from your hotel or travel agency which are relatively inexpensive and a good way to meet fellow travelers. I took a one hour river tour which cruised along historic Hoi An river where you had many photo opportunities and cost $7.50 USD.  The following day I took the “My Son Holy Land Tour (highly recommended ) since the cost was only $15.00 and we had a personal tour guide who gave us valuable historic information on the temples and the effects of the Vietnam war.

The trip included a new air-con bus travel time one hour and a return trip halfway by river where we visited the island of handi-craft carpenters and boat builders and a veggie lunch served aboard the boat included in the price.  Many people rent motorcyles and take the motorcycle tour, some visit herb gardens, fishing villages and others take a one day speed boat trip to Cham Island …excellent for snorkling, diving,  swimming and just hanging out on white sand beaches and cool turquoise waters.

My Son Holy Land

My Son Holy Land

 

So there you have it!  If you like shopping till the cows come home, magical lanterns, adventure and awsome epicurean food delights you will have everything you need for a great tourist destination.  Start packing Grasshopper life is short!

 

Sea Dragon

Sea Dragon

QUOTE: “because he had no place he could stay in without getting tired of it and because there was nowhere to go but everywhere, keep rolling under the stars…” –Jack Kerouac, On the Road

THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW: Everything!  Who do you think you you are Grasshopper….a know it all?

THINGS YOU MAY WANT TO SAVE: Historical Sites Worldwide….when they are abandoned, destroyed and bombed into obilivion ….they are gone foreever.

ZENTRAVELER SAYS:  Got the travel Bug and wanderlust from birth…I don’t need to tell you what to do since it is incureable.

From here to Infinity and Beyond is a relatively short ride! The next leg takes eons and eons as you fly through the Barycentric Dynamical Time Zone! …and on and on and on. Follow the Zentraveler Blog often for Travel, Health and Zen-like stories and such. Where else can you get a three in one blog for the price of free.

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Zentraveler travels Vietnam!

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Good Morning Vietnam

I have been researching Vietnam as a travel destination for months and finally decided to take the leap and continue my journey.  As a United States citizen your first step is to go on line and get a visa approval letter which you hand in at immigration.  The cost varies but as a general guideline USD $30.00 plus… depending on agency and time frames.  When you arrive at immigration you present a stamped copy of your letter,  fill out another form and get a tourist visa for 30 or 90 days.  I decided to get the 90 day multiple entry tourist visa and the cost was $95.00  I was good to go!

I arrived at Da Nang International Airport  and took a metered taxi to my hotel which was $6.50 and checked into my hotel just three blocks from the infamous China Beach.  The name of my hotel is Danang Beach Hotel which was spotless clean and a friendly and helpful staff.  Located in a quiet area it was an easy walk to the beach and restaurants.  My pre-booked price using Booking.com was $14.00 a nite or $98.00 for the week.  An example of the helpful staff was I showed a scientific name of a special herb and within hours the staffs driver purchased two bottles of the product.

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China Beach

Da Nang Beach bay is so awesome it is hard to describe as it curves toward the mountain on the north and goes as far as the eye can see to the south.  The beach itself is manned by professional lifeguards and there are a series of great spots to take in Vietnam’s cafe sua da or iced coffee.  This is some of the best tasting coffee in the world.

China beach is situated directly across from some excellent resorts and you have some of the best live fish restaurants situated along the beachfront.The beach is sandy with surfer type waves and runs nearly 10 miles to the south.

I walked on a brick paved street on the ocean side for seven kilometers and arrived at the famous marble mountain.  The marble shops have everything from colorful mermaids to giant lions and laughing Buddhas.

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Marble Mountain 

Da Nangs rebuild after the Vietnam war is short of miraculous.  The streets are laid out wide with excellent infrastructure and new upscale buildings exploding everywhere you look.  Many new trendy bars are owned by foreigners and the word on the street is Da Nang is the next retirement heaven in Asia.

So there you have it!  If y0u want to experience a new vibrant culture with friendly people in a peaceful country, excellent tropical weather, and restaurants to die for…then why not consider Da Nang, Vietnam as a tourist destination.

Travel Vietnam

Travel Vietnam

QUOTE: “Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but, by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.”– Maya Angelou

THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW:

Previously occupied by both the French and the Americans, Da Nang marks the halfway point between the capital in the north, Hanoi, and Ho Chi Minh City in the south. It’s the fourth largest city in Vietnam. Apart from some shopping highlights and historical sights, the main reason for most travelers staying here is its proximity to the well-known China Beach.

China Beach was a popular spot for American soldiers seeking R&R during the Vietnam-US War. Water sport activities here are in abundance,  Da Nang’s coastline stretches 30 kilometers, renowned for calm, cool waters and also popular for fishing, water-skiing, diving, and yachting.

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Vietnam Coastline

THINGS YOU MAY WANT TO SAVE: The culture…like extinction once it is lost its gone forever.

ZENTRAVELER SAYS: What are you waiting for Grasshopper… hit the trail now before nine billion people discover this beach paradise.

From here to Infinity and Beyond is a relatively short ride! The next leg takes eons and eons as you fly through the Barycentric Dynamical Time Zone! …and on and on and on. Follow the Zentraveler Blog often for Travel, Health and Zen-like stories and such. Where else can you get a three in one blog for the price of free.

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Zentraveler on Zen Health Massage.

 

Zen Massage

Zen Massage

 

Living in Asia you have so many choices to get a massage and so very cheap… ranging from $2.00 to $20.00 plus.  In the United States and Europe massages are quite expensive and reserved mostly for Hollywood, the sports world and the wealthy.  Choosing a massage parlor can be done on the internet, however word of mouth is always a good choice.  Just like checking out a new hotel its up to you to choose a trustworthy massage parlor.

Massage is an intuitive healing art that has been around for millennium.  Massage therapy is based on our instinct to rub areas that hurt.  We rub our belly when our stomach aches, parents rub their children when they scuff themselves and mothers rub and rock their infants when they cry.

Massage therapy is a field that takes that very basic principle and evolves it into a science.  The word “Massage” comes to us from the Arabic root “mass’h” which means to touch, knead or squeeze.  Many believe that massage therapy is the precursor to all other forms of manual therapy; including physical therapy, chiropractic and orthopedics.

The oldest written record of massage is approximately 4000 years old. It was found in a Chinese medical text, Con-Fu of the Toa-Tse, dated at about 1800 BC. These early accounts detailed the application of massage techniques for therapeutic purposes.  Specific massage modalities, such as Reflexology, have been depicted in Egyptian hieroglyphs  as forms of hand and foot therapy.  Unfortunately, much of the healing knowledge and wisdom of the ancients has been lost through the passage of time.

Trained massage therapists spend many years learning their trade and you might inquire about having a seasoned therapist on your first visit.  If you inspect the massage parlor and they have mats on the floor with sleazy curtains and massage therapists with short skirts or sexy leisure wear you better run for the hills and politely opt out.

Over the years many of these so called massage parlors are a front for the sex trade and you will be surprised when they start to massage the wrong body parts.  You have been forewarned.

A proper Zen Massage parlor is attractive inside with zen waterfalls, rocks and natural wood, smells good , has continuous streaming soft zen music.and has proper massage rooms with elevated clean massage tables where the therapist has plenty of room to work.  Upon meeting at the reception desk you can choose the type of massage they have available the length of time (usually one hour or more) and they will normally soak your feet first then usher you to your room where you will disrobe naked or just your undies and some places give you loose fitting shorts and shirt.

The massage therapist will introduce themselves and ask you if you want strong, medium or light pressure. They will normally begin with you face down and begin oiling and massaging your back, legs and arms.  Just like getting acupuncture a professional zen therapist knows your bodies meridians and will work very hard to loosen stuck energy and CHI making you feel like a new person.  When the massage is finished  you lay there and relax.  As a nice bonus after you get dressed and head to the reception area they normally give you a hot towel and a hot cup of zen tea.

Some of the Zen massages available include: Zen Swedish Massage, Zen Thai Massage,Zen Hot Stone Massage, Zen Cupping, and Zen Aromatherapy.

Massage therapy treatment has a therapeutic effect on the body and optimizes health and well-being by acting on the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems. Physical function can be developed, maintained and improved; and physical dysfunction and pain and the effects of stress can be relieved or prevented through the use of Massage Therapy.

Benefits of Zen Massage
  • Increases circulation
  • Flushes body of metabolic wastes for faster healing time and detoxification
  • Decreases muscle spasms
  • Breaks up tissue adhesions
  • Releases endorphins to promote relaxation and pain reduction
  • Mmmm,  feels so good!

So there you have it!  Today, with the emergence of ‘preventative’ medicine and the rising cost of health care, modalities such as massage, chiropractic, acupuncture, nutrition, and yoga are no longer ‘alternative’ but rather a cornerstone of every good health practice.  Don’t just sit there Grasshopper book a zen massage today…you will be glad u did.

QUOTE: “A zen massage  will provide you with an escape from the rigor and stress of life and  restore you in body, mind, and spirit.”  –Grasshopper

THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW: Oriental Massages have been around for thousands of years, and it is believed that in ancient Chinese history, men would gather in areas and the women would massage them before going to battle.

THINGS YOU MAY WANT TO SAVE: Relax Mode….feels good after a Zen massage

ZENTRAVELER SAYS: You want to maintain good health…its simple get a zen massage on a regular basis and even you grasshopper will leap for joy…now that your legs are rubbed out.

From here to Infinity and Beyond is a relatively short ride! The next leg takes eons and eons as you fly through the Barycentric Dynamical Time Zone! …and on and on and on. Follow the Zentraveler Blog often for Travel, Health and Zen-like stories and such. Where else can you get a three in one blog for the price of free.

 

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Zentraveler on Zen Travel!

Travel Light

Travel Light

 

 

Zen travel can be summoned up in three words: Keep it simple and engage in some of the Zen Things that can make this  a better world.  Volunteer, do a home-stay with a local family, smile a lot, get involved in their history and culture and set an example of Zen Travel by being a Zen Diplomat.

If I could some up one thing about travel that will save you time and money it would be to Travel Light!  Have you ever been in the line at the airport and actually witnessed the amount of stuff the average traveler has.  Unless you are a professional golfer or play the bass horn in the international symphony there is absolutely no reason to lug all of that stuff with you.

Travel should be a fun experience not an exercise in seeing how much weight you can manage as you trek through the jungle on an elephant, ride a jungle river boat, hop on a bus or subway or walk the streets looking for lodging. My friend Raymond who I met on a backpacking trek in Venezuela travels with the maximum size metal suitcase with wheels which is too large to fit in the luggage department on a bus and requires an extra seat…they should charge him for the extra seat or make him manhandle the metal suitcase on his lap as the bus rolls over potholed terrain.

 

ZENTRAVELERS TRAVEL LIST:

1.  PACK LIGHT Pack a small sturdy backpack with one set of shorts, one pair of jeans, light sweater, rain poncho, two t-shirts, two sets of underwear, one pair of socks, one swimsuit.  Small bottle of shampoo, toothbrush and tooth paste,travel camera, cell phone with alarm and flashlight, plastic whistle, small notebook and personal cards with your name and contact information to give to interesting fellow travelers.

2. RESEARCH A BRIEF TRAVEL OUTLINE  Spend some time on the internet and print out a travel outline showing points of interest, accommodations, and noteworthy travel advice.  The key to Zen Travel is not to have a travel agenda but to go with the flow.

3.  ASK THE LOCALS AND FELLOW BACKPACKERS FOR TRAVEL TIPS This is key… so many times we are our own worst enemies since we fail to ask the locals and rely on Lonely Planet or what some blogger wrote. We stayed at a local pension house and asked the clerk what would be a good day trip.  She pointed out just follow the path and it will take you to an amazing waterfall where you can swim take photos have lunch and relax.  Was not in any of the travel books.

4.  IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THE LOCAL Culture This is not so easy to do, but if you follow the flow you might experience street art, fire dancing, local music, street food and most of all people watching.  Visit some art galleries, museums and learn about their history. Ask a local to cook you their special dinner with you paying the tab of course.  I experienced this in Belize going from town to town eating with the locals and experiencing great food and new friends.

5.  TRAVEL OFF THE BEATEN PATH Don’t fall for the same tourist traps designed to lighten your pockebook plus throw you in the mix of other tourists just like you.  Strive to be different, engage on a working farm, plant some trees learn about being green and reduce your carbon footprint.  If you get off the beaten path you might run into the well educated BIG FOOT…and have an engaging discourse about the origin of man.

6.  WALK A LOT If we continue with the sedentary lifestyle we will soon have to carried from travel spot to travel spot.  Seriously just by walking you can see so much more…and see things you could never in-vision, plus walking is the best exercise for your cardiovascular.

7.  EAT WHERE AND WHAT THE LOCALS EAT This is a no-brainer don’t fly to Paris, France and order a cheeseburger and fries.  Learn to appreciate what the street vendors can cook for you.  You will be in for a treat plus you won’t break the bank.  Always ask what do you recommend and be ready for a culinary surprise.

8.  DON’T BE A TRAVEL JUNKIE BY TRYING TO DO AND SEE EVERYTHING.  This is the major mistake many travelers  make when they go on vacation.  They try to see and do everything as if their life depended on it…causing a greater degree of stress as if stress was the wanted result.

9. TAKE TIME TO RELAX  Isn’t our normal life stressful enough trying to keep up on technical devices, monetary changes, wars and crazy governments.  This is your time and give yourself permission to relax.  If you like you can call it a zen thing and let the world zoom by.

10. BE IN THE NOW  Ok I challenge you to be in the now.  Its possible and why not train your self and mind to be in the now and receive its many benefits.  Discourses have been written on how to be in the now.  For now…just make it a zen thing and be in the now.

 

So there you have it!  Make your travel a fun and relaxing experience by involving yourself in the local culture.  Take a one week language course, take a cooking course, sit by the river and watch the world go by.  Shed pounds of stress by learning to smell the roses and most of all don’t be an internet junkie. You don’t have an obligation to Facebook, twitter etc.  You have only one obligation and that is be the master of your travels and your life.

QUOTE: ‘A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.’ – Laozi

THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW: Travel is much like art; it makes you think, it makes you uncomfortable at times, often it can cement your beliefs, sometimes it challenges your entire world. Whatever the outcome – it’s done its job because epiphany or minute alteration… you’ve changed since you traveled.

 

THINGS YOU MAY WANT TO SAVE: Money…comes in handy

ZENTRAVELER SAYS: Travel light, travel often and don’t forget to stop and smell the roses.

From here to Infinity and Beyond is a relatively short ride! The next leg takes eons and eons as you fly through the Barycentric Dynamical Time Zone! …and on and on and on. Follow the Zentraveler Blog often for Travel, Health and Zen-like stories and such. Where else can you get a three in one blog for the price of free.

 

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Zentraveler on Intravenous Vitamin C for Miracle Cures!

For years you have heard take a Vitamin C daily to offset colds and boost your immunity.  My Dentist fishing  friend kept a large bottle of Vitamin C in his kitchen and the first thing he did in the morning was pop two 500 milligram vitamin C’s . If he did feel a bit congested he simply took more Vitamin C and he told me he hadn’t had the flu or a cold in over 20 years and didn’t miss one day of work due to illness.

Is it now time to really think about the miracle of Vitamin C and the human body.  We spend an average of several thousand dollars yearly on doctors visits and prescription drugs without including going to specialist doctors and hospitals.  Bottom line… all you really need to stay healthy is a good supply of Vitamin C.

A lot of our so called modern diseases are not helped by our most aggressive antibiotics of today…simply because the strains of bacteria are stronger and have outsmarted the average antibiotic.  So while you are suffering from another flu bug or pneumonia type infection and hoping the doctor picks the correct antibiotic…its a crap shoot and you are the human guinea pig, while the large companies like Merck and modern doctors are making a killing.

So if taken Vitamin C in capsule form is so effective why would I need to take Vitamin C Intravenous?  Its a good question.  The short answer is Vitamin C Intravenous is many times stronger and can tackle everything from a sports booster, to a beauty treatment plus eradicating horrible diseases like aids and cancer.

Of course the medical community and big pharmacies have nothing to gain by promoting this well researched Vitamin C therapy which is helping thousands of people around the globe.  In fact they spend billions of dollars to try and discredit the usage and success of vitamin C and try to pigeon hole the entire Vitamin C therapy into modern quackery. How convenient for them .

Case in Point:In 1986 Linus Pauling first raised the possibility that high dose Vitamin C (Vit-C) can be used to treat cancer. This hypothesis was met with intense skepticism by the scientific community and prompted Mayo Clinic to conduct two randomized controlled trials. The trials showed that Vit-C was totally ineffective. These findings account for the residual resistance and doubts in medical community regarding the use of Vit-C as a cancer treatment. It  was not recognized, though,  that Dr. Pauling administered Vit-C intravenously while the Mayo Clinic study included only orally administered Vit-C. There is a profound difference between the two routes of administration.

Vitamin C given intravenously is another story. When delivered in a “drip,” much higher concentrations of C can be attained. At these higher concentrations, vitamin C has different characteristics than if given orally. While oral vitamin C boosts immunity and assists tissue repair, it is too weak to do much to kill or inhibit cancer cells. But at high doses delivered directly into the bloodstream, it may act to increase levels of hydrogen peroxide deep in the tissues where cancer cells lurk. Peroxide-mediated killing is one of the white blood cells’ key mechanisms for fighting infection and cancer. Research currently under way has shown that high concentrations of vitamin C can stop the growth or even kill a wide range of cancer cells. Only intravenous administration of vitamin C can deliver the high doses found to be effective against cancer.

So there you have it!  Based on renewed interest on vitamin C Intravenous therapy it appears Linus Pauling was on the right track to help eradicate horrible diseases and allow more people to live a healthy life.

Disclaimer: This website is simply the writers views and is not an attempt to practice medicine or provide specific medical or health advice and should not be used to make a diagnosis or to replace or overrule a qualified health care provider’s judgment. None of the statements on Zentraveler are to be understood as a recommendation on how to treat any disease or health related condition. If you require medical or other assistance Zentraveler strongly encourages users to consult with a qualified health care professional.

QUOTE: “Vitamin C is the world’s best natural antibiotic, antiviral, antitoxin and antihistamine.  Orthomolecular (megavitamin) therapy concentrates on vitamin C. Let the greats be given their due. The importance of vitamin C cannot be overemphasised.” —Andrew W. Saul, Fire your Doctor: How to be Independently Healthy

THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW: Due to its function as an antioxidant and its role in immune function, vitamin C has been promoted as a means to help prevent and/or treat numerous health conditions including:  diseases and disorders in which vitamin C might play a role: cancer (including prevention and treatment), cardiovascular disease, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and cataracts, and the common cold.

THINGS YOU MAY WANT TO SAVE: Pharmacy and Doctors bills!

ZENTRAVELER SAYS: Take your Vitamin C pills daily and if you have a hard to treat disease take a series of Intravenous Vitamin C therapies. Hop to it grasshopper might even help you in the grasshopper special Olympics

From here to Infinity and Beyond is a relatively short ride! The next leg takes eons and eons as you fly through the Barycentric Dynamical Time Zone! …and on and on and on. Follow the Zentraveler Blog often for Travel, Health and Zen-like stories and such. Where else can you get a three in one blog for the price of free.

 

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Zentraveler explores famous white sand beach resort Boracay!

Boracay Paradise

Boracay Paradise

 

Everyone tried to send me to Boracay including my dentist from Manila…and I simply said that island looks too touristy and plastic.  I will NEVER visit Boracay and waste my time mingling with a bunch of loud mouthed tourists and beach touts trying to sell me dive packages, trinkets, souvenirs, massages, and island hopping boat tours. There are over 7000 islands in the Philippines with natural beauty where I could learn about the history of the different cultures, meet the locals and actually have new experiences from a diverse and interesting country. Zentraveler is talking off the beaten path… discovering areas and sites that are new and exciting and blogging till the cows come home.

Boracay Sailboats

Boracay Sailboats

The question is NEVER SAY NEVER!  As it turned out my partner Perla had a Herbalife Seminar in Boracay at the Shearton Hotel and had a package deal with the airlines and the hotels. I was invited and said: “Why not!”  Fast forward pack my bags with two cameras one laptop and some bright jamming swimwear, a couple pair of beach shorts, a few vintage t-shirts and one flowered Hawaiian shirt so I wouldn’t get lost in the crowd… and I was good to go.

Kitesurfer lost in time

Kite surfer lost in time

My travel rule… try to get to your travel destination (if possible) in the daylight…so you can get your bearings and get settled into the hotel.  We had a flight at 8 am about one hour more or less flight from Cebu to Boracay and arrived at airport at 5 am to be sure we had plenty of time.  They then announced there would be a delay as a tropical storm was approaching.  We left the airport after four more announced delays at 6 pm in the pouring rain.  The pilot also announced the closest airport to Boracay was closed so we would land at another airport.  We circled the airport for a half hour and finally dive-nosed through the storm onto terra firma.  Lightning and thunder had us running to our designated bus which would cruise for another hour or so in the maddening tropical storm only to be dropped off at the ferry terminal which was closed.  We then hop on a tuc tuc with plastic hung over the windshield and arrived at another ferry location where we paid some kind of entrance tax and walked down  slippery wooden steps in the dark to craw on a pump boat heading to Boracay.

Beach Beauty Pagent

Beach Beauty Pageant

Soaked  to the gills we hopped on a travel van with the driver asleep who wakened and he must have thought he was in a James Bond action movie as he floored the travel van through several large mud holes and knocked me on the floor.  I was so mad I said you are in the transport business…let me drive the van and I will get us there safely.  He dropped us off in a side street where we stepped in about 15 inches of rushing water and checked into our hotel.

Coco Loco Restaurant

Coco Loco Restaurant

Next day I had all you can eat buffet breakfast and Perla headed to her seminar and me being the perfect tourist took off with large camera around my neck  and was ready to see the real Boracay for myself. The weather was a bit overcast and as I stepped onto the beach walk the bright sun popped out displaying a picture perfect sky against the aqua blue water superimposed against the longest white sand beach I have ever seen in my life.  I just stood there and said OMG  thats what all of the travel writers are talking about.

Divers

Divers

I had the entire day to reflect and take in the sights and aside from the fact that people were trying to sell you those long armed selfie camera extensions and invited you for some island hopping or diving… if you  gave a firm polite no or just signaled with your hand no…that was it no more hassle and they went about their business.

I enjoyed looking at all of the sailboats swaying in the wind and watching the athletic kite-surfers race along the ocean floor demonstrating jumps and backwards somersaults as if they didn’t have a care in the world.  Talk about beeing free…these dudes really had it and I said to myself thats what life is all about isn’t it…freedom.

Rock Formation

Rock Formation

Walked to the rock formation at the end of the island where I took lunch and had french onion soup and grilled fresh fish of the day with fried veggie rice plus a cold beer as a tribute to this beautiful island.  I meandered along the rest of the beach walk taking in the sites of the many bars and cafes and hotels directly on the beach.  They also has lifeguards on beach stands and the white sand beach was clean with not one scrap of plastic or paper…that’s refreshing!

Lifeguards on Duty

Lifeguards on Duty

That evening we walked along the beach front and cut into the outdoor mall where we discovered a grocery store with three floors that had an excellent rooftop outdoor restaurant looking over the entire island of Boracay.  We ordered the local grilled fish along with a special  baked squash dish recommended by our waitress. The ambiance and  food was excellent.  We clicked our glasses as  the sun disappeared with a red glow and thanked our lucky stars we got to share this day.

Pumpboat Travel

Pumpboat Travel

So there you have it!  Even thou my mind was jaded to begin the journey I would rate Boracay as a great tourist destination with many excellent restaurants and hotels at all price ranges and one of the best beaches in the world.  There is something for everyone, you can bring the entire family, adrenalin junkies can find all sorts of water sports and the purest of the pure can simply hang.  That’s what I’m talking about, laze in the sun , munch on some freshly baked fish tacos, drink fresh buko juice from a fresh coconut and hit all of the happy hours if beer and spirits are your thing, plus get a beach massage and my friend you have just reached Nirvana…need I say more!

Island Hopping

Island Hopping

QUOTE: “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” – Mark Twain

 

THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW: Travellers used to be okay with being called ‘gypsy; until the word ‘gypo’ became a common insult. The term ‘pikey’ is also very offensive to Travellers (comes from the word ‘pike’). They often call each other ‘pavees’ among themselves.

THINGS YOU MAY WANT TO SAVE: Your travel experiences!

ZENTRAVELER SAYS: Pack your bags Grasshopper you are going to Boarcay…pack your camera and suntan lotion since you are going island hopping. Be careful you don’t fall overboard…fish love fresh grasshoppers!

From here to Infinity and Beyond is a relatively short ride! The next leg takes eons and eons as you fly through the Barycentric Dynamical Time Zone! …and on and on and on. Follow the Zentraveler Blog often for Travel, Health and Zen-like stories and such. Where else can you get a three in one blog for the price of free.

 

 

 

 

 

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