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Carina Sue Burns
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Overcome feelings of betrayal, anger and abandonment. Learn to forgive and love.
Overcome feelings of betrayal, anger and abandonment. Learn to forgive and love.

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WOW!!! ***COUNTDOWN TO BOOK RELEASE DATE, 13 Days***
 To learn more about my family's 5,000-mi odyssey, you can get your copy >> http://carinasueburns.com/pre-order-book-sale-wvideo/ <<
Chapter 16, Driving From Jeddah to Paris (1975) (Europe: Part I)
"The church resembled a Russian Orthodox cathedral.
Memories of visiting this gold-domed cathedral brought to mind a four-tiered wedding cake surrounded by gold and green-turquoise domes. In addition, mosaics of saints adorned the exterior arched doorways. I found my way through the open wooden door into a dark and dank interior. Chandeliers hung from a cathedral ceiling and flickered. They illuminated religious icons like a shimmering forest in a Rembrandt painting—The Night Watch. I arrived at the magical Emerald City journeying along my yellow brick road to discover my rainbow."
 
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If you're in the area, stop by for some AMAZING Syrian treats :)) I would enjoy sharing some of my journey with you!
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Baylands Nature Preserve WOW!! THRILLED & GRATEFUL that my Anthropology professor recommended my book: http://tinyurl.com/p3fc9jm
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I give thanks for the other day. A few hours before my Anthropology exam, I spoke with the Assistant to the Saudi Arabian Ambassador to Washington, HRH Prince Abdullah Al-Saud. She mentioned that the Ambassador received the copy of my book I sent him and would like to place an order for additional copies. It was hard to remain calm between the excitement of this call and my anxiety over my upcoming exam.

Finally, I left the house at 10:30 am for the 11:00 am exam. I figured that I would still have a few minutes to spare. However, I couldn’t exit my street because a police officer said President Obama’s motorcade is due to arrive. Oops..I totally forgot that the President arrived the previous evening. I returned to my car, and I took a deep breath. Twenty minutes later I was on my way, but I arrived ten minutes late. No worries. Everyone understood. Just when I thought that I knew all of the answers to my exam, I discovered my teacher gave me the wrong exam!!! I took another deep breath, and I had to walk around for fifteen minutes to calm down before I could even begin.

After I finished, my teacher asked “What did you think?” I replied, “It was interesting.” To which my teacher replied, “Interesting is good.” Phew. All I could do was breathe a sigh of relief.

I returned home, and to my surprise another beautiful gift arrived. There was a thank you note from the Office Of The Ambassador. I am humbled, and I appreciate Ambassador Abdullah Al-Saud’s thoughtfulness. His generosity mirrors the kindness which links us all together.

Crossing paths with Presidents and Ambassadors in the course of an ordinary day...pretty special.
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I am deeply humbled by such accolade of my story by my genuine Saudi friends, +Jeddah Bliss, Mr. Mansour Al Zamil, Ali Hussein and Hassan Idris. I share with you my mission: "CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING What Paris and traveling to exotic places with my parents has given me is a fondness for exploring the unique value of our inherent and interesting cultures. This all helped me to discover how each culture played a unique role in determining who I am. As we embrace and enjoy these cultures, we break through and move closer to one another." Carina Sue Burns

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Mansour Al-Zamil is the President/Owner of Jeddah Our Days of Bliss Establishment. Mr. Mansour Saleh Al Zamil greets members of the PCS school on January 13, 2016 and presents them as a gift "The Syrian Jewelry Box" book by American author Carina Burns; who was a student at the school in the late 60's
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I am grateful that Mr. Mansour Saleh Al Zamil received on January 11, 2016, the wife of American Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Mrs. Westphal, at Jeddah Our Days Of Bliss Library, and presented her with my book “The Syrian Jewelry Box”.
+Jeddah Bliss
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His Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, the President & Chairman of the Board of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) visited Jeddah Our Days of Bliss Library for the 10-day Heritage Festival. I'm deeply humbled that Mansour Al-Zamil signed my book on my behalf presenting it to HRH Prince Sultan.
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I would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to everyone who made my book event a total success, and I am very happy to have sold many books!!!
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OMG, I can hardly believe it is all happening. Not only am I speaking my message on Nov 13th, but I have a book signing scheduled Friday! This is sooo exciting!!!!
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