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ESTORAQUE - POUND - It comes in the form of rock pebbles. This incense is very powerful for purification, prosperity and peace. Many spiritual workers use it for protection against evil entities while performing rituals
Estoraque- LIBRA - Viene en forma de peque?os pedruscos que se queman. Este incienso es muy poderoso para la purificacion, prosperidad y paz. Muchos trabajadores espirituales lo usan para protegerse de entidades malignas mientras hacen rituales.
I wish you would have gotten a picture of this woman laughing. She strikes me as the type that would have a very expressive laugh and smile. My old Polish grandmother was like that. Most of the time she looked stern and serious, but get her laughing, and you wanted to laugh with her no matter what.
Bob, I had two tourist friends with me and they truly had no clue why I even stopped. One great reason to travel alone...
This site refers to 'arbol de estoraque' as a type of plant used in production of one type of incense (if i am reading it correct).
Your blog is getting a lot better, Andy. Keep up the good work. Please remember to be respectful of tourists and readers as well as old people.
There is a preponderance of bloggers who try to tell readers what they want to hear.
"Andy The HOBO" is now "Andy The Handout"
What's with the donation link from Paypal ?
What is up with the Donation link?
I am testing, I am not the only blogger on the planet, I try to study these ways to make money to help other travelers. I am good at this, if I can learn more ways for them, then I more people can travel.
There are many reasons to collect donations. Many people want me to get rid of the ads all together, I truly know that everyone wants everything for nothing.
I am thinking about writing a book on how to write a travel blog and earn money.
I was sad to read to today one of the better travel blogs makes almost nothing.
I do feel it is my job to study, I was testing to see if that Donation button would work. Plus giving real time information on that is tied to real cost.
Hi Mr Andy,
Im responding somewhat to you and Mr Bob.
If I might suggest something. Read some Mark Twain to zap your upbringing roots.
Clearly Older ladies cant stand without discombort. Ladies the world over hate bad manners...
If I might suggest...
You need to squat more. Take your eyeballs to meet theirs.
Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer make more than a passing mention of how to treat older ladies.
Shame on you farmboy for forgetting
Hello, the lesson in how to treat older women would be great. Maybe I can find a PDF book and read it. I believe that all people need treated with manners, I even have a page on this. Manners
Important info missing:Did u burn the incense? how did it smell?
And yes get to eye level with people sitting on the ground. Your experience will change
I find it fascinating discovering the different types of incense the world over. The photo you've taken is very interesting as it portrays elements of local traditions along with great colour and focval points.
Did she agree to the picture before or after you agreed to buy something :)
I never ask for permission to take photos, I will stop if they get angry. I first purchased the item and then took the photo.
If you ask you will do two things, first is ruin the culture photo and second is they wil object because you make it a big deal or ask for money. I do not pay for photos often, sometimes, but normally to beggers.
They make that with donkey poo. Not sure it is good to handle. The Arabs make theirs will camel dung. Probable why you don't see it in this form in the states. Wash your hands.
I've never seen any incense made with camel dug. I Have no idea about the donkey dung or were that would be from. But as for the Arabs and dung I would I very much doubt the use of feces for such a product. Would you burn feces at your church or place of worship? I wouldn’t and I lived in a few “Arab” countries totaling over 10 years. Such a product would be looked down upon by any of the villages I lived. If you know of one were animal waste is used in such a manner I would like to know its name.
Oh also this is a very good blog, keep on with it. Its nice to read about fellow travelers