Kunming, a Different China

Was I ready for China again?  Would China part 2 be ok?  Well, I was charged double by the taxi from the airport and checking into my hotel took about an hour where I had to use mime, play Pictionary and use a translation app. Continue reading

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Getting to Know Ubud

I loved Ubud so much that I decided to come back after my trip to Australia. I felt there was unfinished business for me here. I love the pace, the food is cheap and utterly delicious, the locals are sweet and the foreigners are unconventional. It has been interesting to see how I have perceived Ubud this second time round. First time so much time was spent just walking around and exploring, discovering new yoga studios, cafes, restaurants and massage salons. Second time I was able to notice the details. Continue reading

Something Wacky: Shaking Ashram in Bali

Times I Thought I Was in a Loony Bin: Impossible to Count

This trip is multi-layered, like peeling an onion. I want to do things I love, things that take me out of my comfort zone and a few things that are totally wacky. Recently I heard about the Shaking Ashram in Bali. Intrigued after a 3 minute conversation, I checked online and booked the minimum required stay of 5 days. Continue reading