The campo & I had a few firsts together – seeing chocolates in such abundance at a festival; first concert in Italy & “horse race”-Il Palio, place I sat down on the ground in the city center (like being back at convent haha); outdoor nap; met up with some people and sang in the freezing cold while another played […]
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Ciao! Okizia here from the most amazing island in the Caribbean, St. Lucia & welcome to my Travel & Lifestyle Blog - Okizia Beyond - where I hope to share stories and connect people through my travels, faith, the books that I read and cuisine.
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 […]
Change my heart oh Lord, make it ever true. Change my heart oh Lord, may I be like you.. The words of a song that kept resonating in my head one summer afternoon in the month of August. I had just finished having a long chat with my boyfriend on why I no longer wanted to continue sinning, and […]
Post: Grow A Deeper Faith: 7 Strategies to Help Christian Women to Grow a Deeper Faith Date: Thursday August 23rd, 2018 Mood: Calm I want to be able to share more of my thoughts & what Jesus reveals to me through different mediums. In this posts by Sarah Koontz, we will look at some very important […]
Have you ever had one of these moments in which you realized…”I’m a grown woman!”? I sure have & it came 5 years late to me actually being a grown woman. I turned 23 years in April 2016 & it was one of the best celebrations thanks to my friend Fa Lu who threw me a […]
“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 […]