Create some space.

I’m all about space right now. Staying in the teepee in Santa Fe allowed me to realize how much creativity comes from places that are outside of your daily routine and this is usually because most of the time, our daily routine isn’t designed to make us feel energized, or good. It is usually crawling... Continue Reading →

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Home Away From Home

Every time I write about a new place I want to start off with how much I am going to miss it but after five countries and almost seven months of traveling, I’m starting to get used to the fact that I leave a little piece of my heart everywhere I go. After two months... Continue Reading →

Hello, Bali.

I was really excited about coming here, not just for the place but to finally see family again after four months. I arrived, settled in, and waited patiently for my sister and her family to arrive. Jhenai lives in Australia, so even when I am in New Zealand I only get to see her once... Continue Reading →

Lessons of the Martial Arts

Muay Thai. I have written about this before, but after a year of being in and out of this kickboxing world and then returning to it in Thailand - home of the art itself - I have a few new perspectives and lessons to share. Walking into Chin’s gym on Koh Pha Ngan, I was... Continue Reading →

Yoga Trekking

The sweat is pouring off of me, it must be like 30 degrees already – at 5am might I add – and I’m running with a 12 kilogram pack on thinking, ‘Why? Why must I leave these things till the last minute?’ I’m in New Jalpaiguri, a town about an hour bus ride from the... Continue Reading →

Mates and Mountains

We came in through the West border, to a place called Bhimdatta where people still use horse and carriage. Kerr, Isabel and I were the only westerners there and everyone stared at us, almost as if they had never seen pale skin before. We took the first cheap room we could find and relaxed, we... Continue Reading →

Dharamsala the Hotel California

It’s up. I cannot help thinking of Boni when we would climb the hill in Bhagsu. We would stop to catch our breath, turn to each other and pant, “It’s up.” I think if she was with me now we would be almost decided to turn back and go to Manali, but she was back... Continue Reading →

Dolly, Ash and Vipassana

I’ve made it to Bhagsu, just north of Dharamsala. Rishikesh became too hot and after the vipassana meditation I just wanted to escape to a place that was a bit more silent, a place to refocus my mind and allow the internal changes to take place. After the ten days, when we were able to... Continue Reading →

New Year Refreshers

I had started writing this on Christmas Day, but after moving to Auckland, working a festival, adventuring to Tauranga and getting a spontaneous new tattoo, the time and energy for writing had gone out of the window. Now I’m settled, in this huge place called The Big House with 20 other flatmates. For a house... Continue Reading →

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