When I was crossing the Indonesian border in July, I started queuing for a paid visa but an immigration officer saw my EU passport and directed me straight to the immigration desk. Not knowing the difference, I skipped the paid Visa-On-Arrival and got stamped with a free one instead. What’s the difference between them? As… Read More 5 Great Things To Do In Taipei
When I got my ticket to Taipei, I wasn’t aware that I’d have the most amazing guide to take me around the city. My friend, Pengshian, lives there and she’s a real, 100% Taipei lady. When she said that she’d take me around the place, I was happy. But when she added I could stay… Read More Pray at the Longshan Temple, Taipei
One day, when I was browsing through the Facebook feed, a notification from an old friend of mine popped up. Antonio invited me to a meditation retreat in Greece. Yay for Greece! Yay for meditation! The little pop up engaged my attention for the next couple of hours as I researched a practice called Vipassana,… Read More Learning Mindfulness In Greece
Be careful what questions you ask Lynda because the next thing you know, you’ll be taking part in a Balinese cremation ceremony. After a few days of driving around Bali, I realised that I haven’t seen any cemeteries. Nor anything that could pass as such. Excited by the big realisation, I asked my Balinese friends… Read More What Do The Balinese Do With The Departed?
When in Bali… Do as the Balinese do. Turns out, they go rafting. Great news for me! I’ve always enjoyed watching rafting on TV but never had a chance to do it. I guess the sport was just waiting for the right moment and the right moment came with Lynda.
A very special dig One of the best things of working with the archaeological expedition from the University of Warsaw was that its leader was of the very understanding kind. He knew that he was working with a bunch of – hm… – loose people and allowed us to be this way as long as… Read More Where Will You Find The Best Beer Ever?
Go with the flow I take whatever comes my way – the good and the bad. It’s hard for me to say, which one of these is a trip to a Balinese orphanage. Perhaps the point is that it doesn’t fit the frame? Isn’t it better when things are not one or the other? When… Read More Pancake Party In Denpasar, Bali
All right. So, my knuckles are finally healing. Why would they have to…? Where do I live? My accommodation is pretty basic or pretty splendid – depends where on the scale you’re at. After my archaeo shed experience in Crimea, I don’t have a scale anymore. A sink, toilet, bed? Luxury. No explosives? Always a… Read More 3 Things That Has Changed: Working From Bali
Lost in translation It’s a fact that translation takes me to interesting places. I’ve already written about Edinburgh, now is the time for another adventure: I’m taking you to Bali. BTW – Do you want me to translate something for you? Don’t hesitate! I’m sure we’re gonna have fun 😉
When I was in Greece a couple of months ago, I was texting with my friend on Whatsapp and we started joking that we should go to Thailand together. He’s a funny guy but as much as I like him, I knew that this would never happen. All good but what next? When we finished… Read More The Joys of Getting Ready: Trip To Asia