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My obsession with anti-aging

My obsession with anti-aging

The use of skin care by people can be traced back as far as 3000BC to the time of Ancient Egypt (envision now Cleopatra languishing in a bath of sour milk). This offers me some relief that my preoccupation with skin care is somewhat justified, given that if people were feeling a need to add something to their skin to enhance it in some way THAT long ago, then my concern about my skin is a feature of being human,…

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Solo Cuba Holiday Part 1 – Holiday planning and arrival in Havana

Solo Cuba Holiday Part 1 – Holiday planning and arrival in Havana

(Vinales, Cuba 2016) In July 2016, I spent two weeks in Cuba. I think this holiday was the highlight of 2016. I am not a well-seasoned traveller, and prior to my Cuba visit, I had only travelled wealthy first world countries, including Australia, New Zealand, America and Japan, which all have first world travel networks and wifi. Cuba, I guessed,  was going to present me quite a few challenges! I can’t recall exactly the moment I had a desire to visit Cuba. I…

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