Monthly Archives: September 2012

BLACK SEA MAGIC

If I ever visit Turkey again, I will head straight to the Black Sea, to a little seaside town called Amasra. Oh Amasra, even the name has a lovely ring to it. We only had one day with you! How hard it was to be content with that! We took a day trip to Amasra […]

PARIS SYNDROME

BBC recently reported on “Paris Syndrome” the phenomenon of Japanese tourists suffering a mental breakdown when they arrive in Paris and discover that Parisians can be rude or the city does not meet their expectations. The article says that many Japanese have a deeply romantic vision of Paris, but the reality of rude waiters and […]

CON LOS COLEGAS!

Nos habían invitado hace mucho tiempo, en algún momento tendríamos que desviarnos de nuestra ruta establecida para asistir a la boda de Claire en Francia. Claire es una buena amiga de Nea y contraería matrimonio en Aix en Provonce. Yo no tenía ganas de ir, me parecía que nos alejaríamos demasiado del objetivo (Turquía), además […]

REFLECTIONS ON YOGA AND TRAVEL

Six months and 15 countries later, I thought I would write a little summary of the simple yet valuable lessons learnt from continuing a daily practice of Ashtanga yoga while travelling. I realised as I wrote this that some of these things I already knew from my regular daily practice, but it’s always good to […]

A LOVE STORY

I love a good love story – especially a cross-border, cross-cultural Mysore-romance. Around this time two years ago I was in Mysore with my friend Claire who I knew from Sydney (and from Sharath’s week in Bali when were delayed at Darwin airport for six hours after our plane was grounded due to “hitting a […]

BIKRAM IN BASEL

I have never had any inclination to try out Bikram yoga. I have quite enough sweat and heat going on in my Ashtanga practice without needing to heat the room to 42 degrees. I certainly never imagined that I would join a class in Basel, Switzerland, on only four hours sleep, after an overnight bus […]

NEW BLOG

We have migrated over to a new blog format. Some of the photos are still a bit out of whack – hope to fix that soon!