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Trying to live life with sandy toes and laughter

Around the world part 3 – Japan (Shiga)

The bullet train from Kyoto to Maibara was fast and Michiyo an Maki met us at the station. It was so amazing to see them and catch up. Michiyo and … Continue reading

October 31, 2015 · 1 Comment

Around the world -part 2 Japan (Kyoto)

Stayed at the guesthouse of the Shunkoin Temple in Kyoto. The place was 425 years old but the guesthouse was new with a traditional tatami room with futons. We found … Continue reading

October 28, 2015 · 1 Comment

Around the world – part 1 Japan (Tokyo)

Wow I can’t believe we are at the end of our first leg of the trip. Bitter sweet, I’m happy to have had the time to visit Michiyo and her … Continue reading

October 27, 2015 · 2 Comments

Around the world. 22 days. One carry on bag.

One more sleep until we are off to Japan, India, England, Scotland and Qatar. Decided that it would be a good idea to do it all with only one small … Continue reading

October 21, 2015 · 2 Comments

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I was getting setup for tonight’s #restorativeyoga class and noticed the shadows. I can’t resist geometric framing. Anyway, if you’re ready to relax, tune in every Monday @lofty_vibe at 7:30 pm. If you are feeling a little screen fatigue, rest assured 😉 you won’t be looking at your phone. All you need is the sound. #yoga #restorative #heartchakra #happydrum #soundhealing #singingbowlmeditation
Three days at a silent retreat might seem terrifying to some, but this introvert loved it. Here are a few reasons why. No tech, after taking a few pictures I surrendered my phone. The need to capture everything that caught my eye was replaced with a hunger to observe everything deeply. Practicing the ancient art of pen writing. I spent time with my thoughts, journaling and doodling them out. Without Google to ask, I spent more time thinking things through, exercising my problem solving skills. I perused the library and rekindled my love for books. I just wish I could find a copy of that book I didn’t finish. The tea station with every imaginable fresh herb 🌿 for bespoke creations. I’m not a foodie, but I do love when food is healthy and so well prepared that I’d choose it over a burger and fries. The evening campfires reminded me of home. And I burned some baggage 🧳 I’m ready for a longer silent stay if anyone has any local suggestions. #silentretreat #bali #retreat #digitaldetoxchallenge
One of the most memorable places I stayed in Bali was north @villageabovetheclouds I woke up, meditated, ate, and practiced yoga with a view of the countryside and rice fields. #ricefields #bali #baliindonesia #sunrise
Singapore you surprised me! My Australian visa didn’t come through in time so I made a last minute switch at the airport to @singapore Such a unique and beautiful country. Clean and safe streets, architecture mixed with nature, and lively cultural pockets around every corner. Highlights for me were little Turkey, India, and Chinatown, and the food! #singapore #travel #nature #gardensbythebay #sentosaisland #singaporesling #longbar
Here are few pictures from my last few days in Canggu. The first is after sunset @finnsbeachclub then @desaseni_avillageresort after a sunrise yoga flow class, the view from my patio, and the bike I’ve been trying to explore with but trying to stay out of Canggu rush hour has been tough #bali #canggu #canggubali #finnsbeachclub #sunset
Loving Gili Air the most of all the places I’ve been so far. Pics are of the boat ride over and then my early morning walk pre and post sunrise 🌅 #lovegili #sunrise #baliindonesia

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