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Rishikesh the ‘Yoga Capital of The World’

Posted by on Sep 18, 2016 in Asia, Featured, Healthy Living, India, Travel, Wellbeing | 0 comments

Rishikesh the ‘Yoga Capital of The World’

North of Delhi nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas lies the magical place that is Rishikesh. The holy River Ganges flows steadily through the town as cows wander the streets and cheeky monkeys watch you pass by. A spiritual hub that attracts those looking to study the ancient arts of yoga and meditation, Rishikesh is an alcohol and meat free town. The people who come here are open minded and ask the big questions, our conversations mull over topics like the meaning of life, who we are and what is truth. There’s unquestionably something special in the air, The Beatles must have felt it...

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Nostalgia for Beijing

Posted by on Aug 13, 2016 in Asia, China, Travel | 0 comments

Nostalgia for Beijing

It’s been a couple of months since I left Beijing after living in the big city for two years, and already it feels as though it was a lifetime ago. Two cities rolled into one Beijing is historic, steeped with tradition and constantly reminiscing in the past, yet super-charged, growing rapidly and changing at lightning speed, full of high rise construction sites, fast cars and designer brands. One of the truly ancient cities of the world, but also one of the most important in modern society. There’s an an energetic chaos with so much going on, stepping onto the street you’re instantly...

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A weekend getaway in Seoul

Posted by on May 5, 2016 in Asia, South Korea, Travel | 0 comments

A weekend getaway in Seoul

There is no shortage of palaces, temples and other sites to see in Seoul, but instead we opted for a relaxing weekend exploring different areas on foot, eating street food and window shopping boutiques and markets. Seoul is a vibrant city, particularly at night when it’s lit up in all it’s neon glory. There’s an energy pulsing through the streets, a sense of fun without the sleaziness.   Getting around The metro is easy to use and will take you anywhere you want to go.  I loved that the seating area for the elderly and pregnant was sacred, and even on a busy subway no-one would sit...

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Galle, Kandy & a day with elephants

Posted by on Apr 12, 2016 in Asia, Sri Lanka, Travel | 0 comments

Galle, Kandy & a day with elephants

With stunning beaches, beautiful mountains and rainforests, buddhist temples, national parks offering safaris and some of the best tea in the world there really is something for everyone in Sri Lanka. A direct flight from Beijing to Colombo with Sri Lankan airlines and we arrived on the tear-drop island located off the south coast of India. We had arranged for a driver to pick us up from the airport as we landed early in the morning and were headed straight down the coast to the district of Galle. The drive took about two and a half hours and cost us 70 euro for two people, which seemed...

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Phú Quốc Island (and a stop in Ho Chi Minh!)

Posted by on Feb 16, 2016 in Asia, Travel, Vietnam | 0 comments

Phú Quốc Island (and a stop in Ho Chi Minh!)

Pho Quốc is a small Vietnamese island located in the Gulf of Thailand, just off the southern coast of Cambodia. We had read about the island which was described as being like Phuket 40 years ago. A quick google image showed stunning beaches and had us chomping at the bit to get there. It wasn’t quite what we expected. Firstly the beaches were nowhere near as spectacular as we had been lead to believe.  Where directly in front of a resort the beaches were clean and well kept, but otherwise rubbish and debris littered the sand. This was particularly so on Sao Beach, which we spent an...

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