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Sandra Scott Travels: Happy Chinese New Year

We, of the Western world, tend to think that our calendar, the Gregorian calendar, is the only calendar in use. But that is not the case. It is estimated that there are about forty calendars in use today most of which are used to determine religious dates. In China, according to tradition, it is 4716. The Chinese calendar is one of the oldest calendars in modern society. […]

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Sandra Scott Travels: Create Your Own Honduras Seafood Dish

What is a “Banana Republic?” It is a derogatory term that describes a politically unstable country dependent on the exportation of a major product such as bananas. In most cases, the company doing the exporting plays a critical role in the politics of the country – for example the United Fruit Company in Honduras exporting bananas. Bananas only became popular in the United States at the end of the nineteenth century. […]

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Sandra Scott Travels: Be Safe And Enjoy A Visit To Honduras

Honduras is often listed as one of the world’s most dangerous countries – statistically. Mark Twain, among others, said, “There are three kinds of untruths: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” Plus, the US State Department recommendation for Honduras is “Reconsider Travel.” There have been serious complains about the US travel warnings as they were considered too politically based. […]