With the recent hype surrounding Mindfulness, and Mindfulness workshops popping everywhere, there is nothing better than learning Mindfulness straight from the source. Vipassana will give you everything you need for a fuller life spent in awareness.
When I travelled to Asia for the first time, I knew it would be the perfect moment to learn how to ride a scooter. I always loved motorbikes but never had the chance to ride one and a moped seemed like a good first step.
I’ve always dreamed of going to India. Since the country is very big, I never knew where to start my explorations from, but my list of “Things To Do Before I Hit 40” included a three-month stay at an ashram! Yes, really.
When I got to India, I knew that I had to see the road that made a great impression on my friend, Peter. When we got to Kerala, JC and I took a couple of Royal Enfield motorbikes and we went off to chase the adventure.
When my friend Peter found out that I was going to be in Kerala, India, he told me about a road going through tea plantations that was in his Top 3 Motorbike Rides.
When half a year ago people were asking me how long did I intend to stay in Indonesia, I’d say in one breath, “Until the Total Solar Eclipse, on March the 9th 2016.”
After spending last two months away from Indonesia, coming back to Bali was a dream come true. Bali doesn’t feel the same. It’s not the mysterious land that I arrived to in July last year. It isn’t the foreign mindset and unfamiliar culture.
What should you do when you’re in Bali and the only reliable mode of transport is a motorbike? Learn how to ride one! And do it fast.
Since the hunt for the Balinese jewellery, I’ve had an inclination of doing the same with the expat bling. Most foreigners that I meet in Bali are making bags, swimming suits or jewellery, so there’s a fertile ground ready for exploration.
Bali is known for its silver. All Balinese silver products are handmade and some of the techniques are over 400 years old. In the olden days, silver was utilised for detailed ceremonial bowls and ornate boxes, but never jewellery.