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Christian . Bilingual . Traveler . Foodie

Ciao! Okizia here from the most amazing island in the Caribbean, St. Lucia & welcome to my Faith & Travel Blog - Okizia Beyond - where I hope to share stories and connect people through my travels, faith, the books that I read and cuisine.

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Photo Diary| Perugia, Italia - Okizia Beyond: Follow me to Perugia in a photo diary. I'll share with you some ancient buildings, history & of course, food!

It was one of those impromptu, last minute adventures that turned into one of the most memorable, calm & idyllic days & memory. Thank you Giuseppe. Giuseppe invited me to come along with him to Perugia a day or two prior. I was hesitant because I usually like to plan out my trips, especially seeing that I […]

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Hiking Via Francigena - Okizia Beyond: Via Francigena is a famous pilgrim route from medieval times which pilgrims took from France to Italy. It's still used today but now by hikers and people looking to explore parts of Europe on foot & for other reasons. This is my experience hiking Via Francigena from Siena, Italy.

You know the films set in the something 100’s (Medieval, Renaissance, Victorian-era etc) that depict people walking long distances to get from one province/city to the next, especially pilgrims traveling to sacred places for religious reasons? Well, I can now say that I’ve partly lived that life. Well, not fully, ok maybe for only about […]

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Being in Christ, especially if you are serious about your walk with Him, you become intentional in all things – that even includes your heart and mind & allowing Him to work on it. Because I know that God cares for me and all He wants is my best, he was the one who I […]

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Thank You My Friend - Okizia Beyond: It was the friends I made while studying in Siena, Italy that made life memorable. I share with you those who had a great impact on me & taught me lessons.

I think that if there is anything that makes any place unforgettable is the people and friends you make along the way. Siena would have been an abyss without the many beautiful souls that were kind enough to make me a part of their lives. God predestined these unforgettable moments that would show me the […]

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Book Thoughts
Book Review, The Root of Wild Madder by Brian Murphy - Okizia Beyond: Murphy travels to Iran to understand the Persian carpets origins and discovers that it represents many things to many people, their culture, and livelihood.

“I will tell you something important. Listen to me: To understand carpets you must first understand Persia. To understand Persia you must first read Hafez.” About A journalist/foreign correspondent who has an inexplicable love for Persian carpets decides to go find out its origins and understand their language and inner meaning. In his quest, he […]

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