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The Way of the Sadhu

     Sādhus are men who renounce worldly pleasures, dedicating themselves to achieving moksa, liberation through meditation and contemplation of Brahman, God. These photos are taken near Pashupatinath Temple in Nepal, in Kathmandu. Sādhus often wear saffron-coloured clothing, symbolising their sannyāsa (renunciation). Would you be able to renounce your life in search of liberation, in a… Continue reading The Way of the Sadhu

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Armenia Part II: Journey Getting In and Out of Gyumri 

Click here for Part I   I said my final goodbyes to Irina, her husband Stepan and their good friend Armen. When you’re with your backpack, hellos and goodbyes become the norm. However, the blue sunny skies greeting me already foreshadowed what was to be a smooth, beautiful and crisp sunny day.     Irina from… Continue reading Armenia Part II: Journey Getting In and Out of Gyumri 

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Just like that! GoodBye Rafael, GoodBye Irina, GoodBye Adría: Armenia Part I

Just like that. The sun rises once again beneath the grey clouds that have been masking the country of Armenia since the day I arrived. The sun is still not visible, but it is light out. I have not slept that well, but only because my mind has been racing with excitement of experiences had… Continue reading Just like that! GoodBye Rafael, GoodBye Irina, GoodBye Adría: Armenia Part I

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Unfearful of Death; Unfearful of Living. 

When we decided to take the hike to beautiful Preikestolen, my friends and I knew that the well placed signage and semi challenging but not impossible trail would get us up to a magical and serene vantage point. Enough research had been done.     What we didn’t know was the emotions that would be stirred… Continue reading Unfearful of Death; Unfearful of Living. 

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Unique & Unusual: Heir Island Cottage Yoga Retreat and Culinary Experience

Last week I made my way to what I thought would be a purely yogic weekend led by my California based teacher Ducky Punch on a beautiful island in Southern Ireland in the most serene of cottages, the Island Cottage. Everything about this experience was unique and unusual. Yes, I said it, unique and unusual.  Now, before these… Continue reading Unique & Unusual: Heir Island Cottage Yoga Retreat and Culinary Experience

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Palo Alto Market: Not in California Anymore

I know I wasn’t on the west coast anymore when I woke up to children playing in the plaza, while their parents were nursing their Sunday morning hangovers with cafe con leche and or cerveza. The vendors were slowly setting up the not so comfortable metallic chairs and tables for a sunny day of drinking… Continue reading Palo Alto Market: Not in California Anymore

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Budapest Days: The Act Itself is Creepy

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Creepy.” The Daily Post WordPress Photo Challenge theme is “CREEPY”. This photo and what is represented in it is NOT creepy. The act itself is.  Please continue reading. . . . . A passion of mine is travel and the learning of history through the means of… Continue reading Budapest Days: The Act Itself is Creepy