Hello! Salut! こんにちは! Xin chào! 你好!Hola! नमस्ते My Introduction

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Hi I'm Sylvia, a French national and an English-speaking Montessori teacher who loves and lives to travel, take photos, and experience as much as I can while my legs still allow me to do so. The greetings in the title are Hello’s from the places where I’ve worked and lived over the past few years.

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Originally from France, I grew-up in Canada and started my journey in the world of education by teaching EFL (English as a Foreign Language) for over 10 years in France, Vietnam and Japan. In 2010, having observed children for many years and eager to learn more about alternative educational systems, I went back to Paris to train as a Montessori guide/educator. I then moved to Hong Kong where I taught for 3 years.

I have also guided children, helped train teachers and develop Montessori programs in Hangzhou, China and Kathmandu, Nepal.

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(a photo of me with children at orphanage in Nepal)

I am currently living in Spain and loving it, but always looking out for my next adventure. There are so many places and cultures to experience, and yet so little time!

Very excited to start meeting you all on this platform. I am likely to focus on reading and writing blogs related to education, travel, photography, and the occasional funny blog😊 I may even write a few blogs in both French and English, if I find the courage.

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(Hong Kong - Ping Shan heritage trail)

Live, laugh, learn!

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Speak to you soon,

Sylvia

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Hi Sylvia, welcome to Steemit!

I hope you find fellow educators, travelers, and photographers to share and interact with :)

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Thank you Asher ;)

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Your such a well travelled wee bee Sylvia! I know you'll make a great addition to the Steemit team - hop on board!! We must discuss the number of countries we've discovered one day! If you need any help give me or Asher a shout ;) Steem on!! UV/RS.

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Glad we can finally (stee)meet @mindhunter! I've read and seen a few of your past blogs thanks to Asher. Happy to get to know you more through this platform and thank you so much for the upvote and resteem! I'm in the process of learning how all this works but any tips/recommendations are more than welcome.

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Yes, we meet at last @osm0sis - I'm sure Asher has informed you of all the marine life on Steemit :)! The only advice I'd give you here is to speak from the heart <3 and you'll never go wrong - this is a whole different ball game from Facebook ;) (but I don't need to tell a well travelled woman all that!) Steem on!

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Haha...Yes he has! It's a scary underwater world in here. I'm just a little plankton for now. Keep swimmin'... just keep swimmin' :)

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Be sure and check out my good friend @bibek from Nepal - he's such a lovely humble Steemian minnow :)

Hi Sylvia! I also love to take photos. :)

Welcome to Steemit! I'm also pretty new here, but I can say it's bloomin' wonderful.

Hope you have a great time. Followed!

Best wishes,
Johleen

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Hi Johleen! Just read 2 of your blogs. You're hilarious. I look forward to reading your next ones. Be the bamboo, baby. Followed!

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Haha! Oh why thank you. :) #BeTheBambooBaby !!!

Hey!!! Welcome to the Steemit-world!
A big hug from Switzerland
Steemitri The Mannequin

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I just spent the last 1/2 hour peeing my pants laughing while reading through your mannequin adventures. Big hug back from Spain. Followed!

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Haha, thanks a lot for following my crazy adventures. I'm following you too ;-)
You can also participate at my wig-contest, haha.
Muchos saludos y buena vida amiga!

Good luck on steemit. Reading your post makes me think that you'll be a natural fit on the site.

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Thank you! I'll be sure to post some pictures and loose text soon, regarding places and destinations that I "may" have visited ;)

Welcome to Steem, I'm new here too but already feel a part of the community, I hope you do too :)

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Same here! I look forward to reading more posts from you. Your first one made me laugh :)

I enjoyed your post. Good luck here on Steemit!

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Thanks for the encouragement @sepracore!

Hey, welcome! First of all, love the enthusiasm and good vibes from your post. Second, Montessori teaching, wow that's super cool! Wish you a good time here!

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Thanks for the love Bianca! Following your journey closely with Asher :)

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Oh that's lovely, thanks!

HI there..Great to see you working for orphan kids in Nepal. I am from Nepal aswell and we conducted a screening program about 2 weeks back at an orphanage - which i blogged about here. https://steemit.com/introduceyourself/@anadikc/why-would-anyone-want-to-go-to-an-orphanage-and-how-it-has-changed-my-life-blog-1
Great to have you here. Regards.

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Lovely to meet you Dr. Anadi! I look forward to reading more about the help you are providing to the people of Nepal. An eye surgery paid thanks to Steemit... WOW! I do believe this is possible. If we all join together, even the smallest of gestures can go a long way. I should be going back to Kathmandu in a few months. In the meantime, I am blogging about Nepal: https://steemit.com/facesandplaces/@osm0sis/faces-and-places-nepal-series

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Nice meeting you too. its great to hear that you are planning to visit KTM - you will love it because you will be right in the middle of the largest festival we observe here in Nepal - Dashain and Tihar.
As for further work, I am planning another screening program in few months time. Do let me know if you feel this is much needed somewhere you visit. We can always direct the resources and man power to places in need. Regards.

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Thank you for the kind offer @anadikc. I will let them know, as I am sure they need all the help they can get.

Great story and beautiful calling, my wife is a teacher too and she always talks about Montessori, we´ve seen the movie and I was very impressed. Would like to see her methods taught more widely.

Seems like you have lots of fun in your trips, safe travels and enjoy all the people you encounter in the way! :)

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Lovely to meet you @hegetiby. Is your wife on Steemit by any chance? Would be nice to start building a teaching group with Montessori enthusiasts ;)
Which movie was it? I've seen a few but maybe I've missed a more recent one...

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This is the movie: Maria Montessori: una vita per i bambini (2007)

She has an account on Steemit but not much time to use it, lol. That would be a great idea, maybe she would love it. Nice to meet you too, your enthusiasm is contagious. :)

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Oh yes I've seen this one.
I can fully understand the lack of time needed for steemit... teachers are always way too busy, even more so at this time of the year!
I look forward to reading your posts and sharing more contagious enthusiasm :)

Hello Sylvia, welcome to Steemit! There's a lot to learn here and it was definitely overwhelming for me the first couple of weeks. Understanding it comes with time and I'm still learning something new it seems like every day.

Best of luck to you in your journey here :)

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Thanks John! Looking forward to learning some of those cool yoga poses you post about. I do cartwheels and handstands (although a bit rusty)... that's the extent of my "yoga"! Namaste

Lovely to meet you waves
Look forward to seeing you around here more.

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Nice to meet you too @coffeehub :)

Hi @osm0sis
Welcome to steemit..

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Thank you, it's great to be here!

Bonjour Sylvia @osm0sis!!
Welcome to steemit 🤗 and wish you enjoy the community.
Cheers, Sylvia - Yes, we do have the same name 🥂santé!!

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Nice to meet you Sylvia! Can you believe I've lived over 12 years in Asia and never set foot in Indonesia? I'll make sure to ask you for some travel tips when I go... the locals know it best! Un enorme Bonjour a Paris de ma part. A tres bientot :)

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Ah oui? 12 ans en Asie!! C'est génial 👍🏽 Yes please feel free if you need any tips or info. You'll love it for sure to discover some islands in Indonesia 🇮🇩 🌴🐬🏖🌸

Hi @osm0sis welcome to Steemit, have a nice time ahead.

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Thanks :)

Welcome to Steem @osm0sis I have upvoted and sent you a tip

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Awesome! it's been an intresting read. Have an upvote, i hope to read more from you in the future!

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Yay thank you! Here's a dancing goat from Nepal:

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That would make a great gif :D

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A very warm welcome to this exciting, albeit confusing, world.
I know it's a bit overdue, but better late then never, right?

I'm sure you'll find your way easily, @abh12345 can guide you along, he seems to have some experience already ;-)

Love to hear about your experiences, old and new.

And I'm quite sure plankton just floats, but then again I've never seen a shoal/herd/gaggle/flock of plankton, so what do I know?

Have fun and till we meet again.

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Hi @blevley. It's never too late to say Hello :) Greetings from Valencia!

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Hi Sylvia, your life sounds very fulfilling. I love children and appreciate people like you who love them too. How lovely to travel and work all at once. Fantastic!

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Hi Marie! It is very fulfilling indeed :) I'll be traveling back to Nepal soon and should be posting a few blogs about my next adventures throughout the coming weeks. Happy to meet you and thanks for dropping by!

Nice intro Sylvia !
Its Interesting !!
You are doing great on alternative education .
Are you on twitter ?

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Hi and thanks @akkha!
No, I am not on twitter.

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You are welcome !
Namaste !