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95 Express Bus and Public Transportation in South Florida

Traffic is heavy and driving is stressful in South Florida; yet is not easy to live without a car here. Many people would like to use Public Transportation but prefer to drive because of the added time as the schedules and locations are not really convenient.

Starting year 2019, the sales tax will be increased from 6% to 7% in Broward County, Florida. People voted for it to improve the Public Transportation System. I am anxious to see the result of the tax increase. We know most taxes go only one direction (UP) and hardly ever down, even during the best economic times.

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With Sisters in Korea and Traveling Japan

(09/21 to 10/28/2018) I flew from Curacao to Florida in August. My original plan was to take three or four months off from the boat and enjoy life on land. John’s new plan is to take on a lot of boat projects in Colombia, so now I will be on land for a year.

I wanted to have some family time with my sisters in Korea. We are in our 50’s and their children are grown up. It has made my sisters less obligated to their families and we decided to travel together for the first time in our lives.

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Spring Cleaning; I now happily own less items

“We must be the change we wish to see in the world.” — Mahatma Gandhi

Detaching from personal belongings is not easy. For The last five months, I have been living on land, not on the sailboat on the water. This gave me an opportunity to get rid of some of the unused items in my condo. It might be because I am a Buddhist; the less I have, the freer I become (excluding money and friends, honestly), so that is what I practice.

This time, I sold some of the unused items on Craigslist and trashed some others.

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