Tag Archives: travel musings

NOMADES.

Creo firmemente en que no existe una religión verdadera. No hay una forma correcta de vivir nuestras vidas. Las posibilidades son infinitas. Quien tiene la razón, los cristianos ortodoxos o los musulmanes? La verdad es relativa y depende de los ojos con que se mire. Pero entiendo que muchas personas, pueblos, países, culturas del mundo […]

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 […]

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 […]

THE STATE OF DISCOVERY

(Afternoon philosophy session in Sareema, Estonia) One of the best parts of travelling is being in the state of continual discovery. I guess you could make this statement about life in general but the tide of new experiences when travelling makes this state of being more apparent and easier to notice. Sometimes these discoveries are […]

TRAVELLING COMPANIONS

Many factors contribute to making some long train trips more enjoyable than others. Enough food to snack on, the cleanliness of the bathrooms and the friendliness of the cabin staff are all important. But one factor stands out, and that is the nature of your fellow travelling companions (aside from Roberto!). When we board a […]

OLD PLACES NEW EYES

Our little trip to Macau took me by surprise. I had been there a couple of times before but my memory of it was vague. All I could remember was countless touristy shops selling strips of flattened pork and countless enormous building sites, as ten casinos were in the pipeline, all set to transform Macau […]