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Trying to live life with sandy toes and laughter

Around the world part 10 – Scotland, Edinburgh 

Wow, Edinburgh is awe inspiring. History everywhere. We are staying at a great Airbnb that’s a unesco heritage site. Built in 1725. I can’t sleep because I keep looking out … Continue reading

November 11, 2015 · 3 Comments

Around the world part 9 – London

Day two in London we decided to explore the city for the afternoon. The train from Amanda’s place in Earlsfield to Waterloo was only 15 minutes and once there we … Continue reading

November 10, 2015 · 1 Comment

Around the world part 8 – London England Countryside

We arrived in London and after a comedy of errors with our taxi driver (he forgot where he parked his car). We had a catch up with my Yogi tribe … Continue reading

November 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

Around the world part 7 – layover in Doha Qatar

We had some last minute flight changes that meant one less day in London and an 18 hour layover at Hammed airport in Doha Qatar. At first I was pleasantly … Continue reading

November 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

Around the world in 22 days part 6 – India (Goa Agonda beach)

Yoga Yoga chocolate and Yoga… For our last three days in Goa we are south at Agonda beach for a yoga retreat with Yogamea. Beautiful and quiet here. The yoga … Continue reading

November 5, 2015 · 1 Comment

Around the world in 22 days part 5 – India (Goa Ashvem beach)

Ashvem beach is beautiful. Our hotel Rococco is right on a little reef overlooking the sea with gorgeous sandy beaches on either side. The reef is really jagged and looks … Continue reading

November 4, 2015 · 2 Comments

Around the world part 4 – India (goa Calagunte beach)

After an overnight layover in Hyderabad we arrived in Goa. It’s so warm here. We settled in at a cute hotel (hotel Seagul) in Calagunte for a few nights. Calagunte … Continue reading

November 2, 2015 · 1 Comment

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

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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 @lofty_vibe at 6:30 pm. If you are like me you’re feeling a little screen fatigue, but rest assured 😉 you won’t be looking at your phone. All you need is the sound. #yoga #restorative #heartchakra
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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