70 years of travel: The story of my grandparents’ travel adventures

Note: I’ve been doing travel writing recently and that has been taking priority right now. This is a story I wrote for another website, when it’s posted I’ll link it here. 

I got my love of travel from my grandparents, Maurine and Sol.

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Their Florida home is beautifully decorated with art from the various places they’ve visited and my curious childhood self was intrigued with all these things from different cultures. At least once a year they’d go overseas and every time they came back, they’d have so many stories to tell and I would ask so many questions.

Decorations in their house

In their roughly 91 years on this planet, they’ve been to every continent, bar Antarctica. Sol would have loved to go to Antarctica, but Maurine wasn’t too keen on the idea because it’s a strenuous trip that involves a long flight to Argentina and a boat ride in rough seas, and because of environmental concerns.

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Maurine and Sol’s Travel Map: 1948-2017 (I made this on the website Matador Network)

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Asians in Classic Rock and Oldies

Some people don’t know that Freddie Mercury was Asian. He was born to a Parsi family in Zanzibar, raised in India, and moved to England when he was 17. Many people think Freddie Mercury was the first Asian rock star, when actually it isn’t true. There were quite a few Asian rock stars who made it big before he did. We’ll be going back to the old timeline format for this one like the one I did for my post on African Rock Stars and the influence of Africa in classic rock and oldies.

Note: Asian includes people of any ancestry from any part of the continent of Asia. This includes South Asia, the Middle East, and the Caucasus. 

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