From our contributors: week of September 4

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This is what some of our contributors have been doing in their personal blogs. Have a read!

Galtaji, Jaipur

Mike, our contributor from Japan, published a post about the papaya tree: Tree Photos: Papaya the Tree That’s Good for Your Health

“Today I’m just posting a few photos of papaya trees to give you an example of the size. The tree in the photo above is too tall for me to pick the fruits without using a ladder. y first papaya tree must have been ten meters (30ft) tall when it had fruits ready to pick.”

Anu, our contributor from India, wrote an account of her visit to the Galtaji temple in Jaipur, which  she complemented with great photos.

This is not among the more popular tourist places in Jaipur. It is more of a pilgrim place, and a favourite among locals. Since we visited Jaipur as guests of a local family, they decided to give us a tour of the city… or rather; to places that they thought, we would enjoy seeing the most. First on their list was the temple of Galtaji. Honestly, I had no idea such a temple existed. In fact, I had never thought that I would visit temples while in Jaipur!! However, this temple turned out to be a surprise in more ways than one!”

Ana, our contributing editor from Argentina, wrote a post about the Dinosaur Valley State Park in Texas

It is possible to walk on the footsteps of dinosaurs in Texas. Really. At the Dinosaur Valley State Park, located in Glen Rose, about ninety miles southwest of Dallas. We went there on a late summer day and had a T-Rex of a time! (Bad joke alert.)

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Ana Astri-O'Reilly
Ana Astri-O’Reilly is from Argentina, where she lived until five years ago. She currently lives in Dallas, USA with her British husband, but they move a lot. Previously a translator and English and Spanish teacher, Ana first started writing to share her experiences and adventures with friends and family. She speaks Spanish, English and a smattering of Portuguese.
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