Posts tagged travel
Feeling Free at the Yoga Barn, Ubud, Bali

When I left to go travelling in India and do my yoga teacher training one particular friend looked at me with a grimace and said, “oh you’re not going to come back a yoga dickhead are you?”. I assured her I wouldn’t, but that statement did come to my mind when I agreed to join my new friend Wei Ting at an ‘ecstatic dance’ session at the Yoga Barn. I was certainly sceptical, but have got into the habit on this trip of saying ‘yes’ to things I wouldn’t normally say yes to, and so we went.

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El Nido: Beyond the Boat Tours

El Nido is so much more than just the ridiculously turquoise waters and white sand beaches on the islands surrounding it (although this is probably what you came for), if you’re staying for a while a trip to Nagkalit-kalit waterfall and Nacpan beach is highly recommended.

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5 Reasons Why You Need to Add Vietnam to Your Travel Bucket List

How to limit it to just 5?! Of course there are thousands of things to do and places to see in Vietnam, but here's a bigger picture round-up if you've never considered it before.

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Ha Long Bay, Vietnam on a Budget

If you’re visiting Vietnam in the near future you’ve probably read about Ha Long Bay, the UNESCO World Heritage site composed of thousands of limestones karsts jutting out from the green still waters and dubbed by many as one of the most spectacular things to see on your trip to the country, and by some, in the whole of South East Asia.Driven by tourism and the UNESCO stamp, a ‘cheap’ Ha Long bay tour from Hanoi is likely to cost you in the region of $100 and that includes being piled onto a boat loaded with drunken 21 year-olds looking for their next cheap beer. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve spent a lot of time searching for the cheapest beer in Vietnam (10p is the record) but I found a much more pleasant and cheaper way to enjoy the bay.

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My First Bus Trip in India: Haridwar to Agra Overnight

“Travel by bus, it’s nicer than the train, and easier” – words from Pinky, a lovely girl working at my yoga school. She’s local, she knows what she’s talking about, I thought, so I took her advice. She was right, it was a lot easier to book a bus than a train, but I thought I’d share my first experience of travelling by bus in India – merely for the pure amusement of the story.

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5 Reasons You Should Do Intensive Yoga Teacher Training in India

So, you’ve decided you want to become a yoga teacher, or maybe just deepen your own personal practice? There are thousands of yoga teacher training courses out there and it can be a daunting task trying to decide not only which school is right for you, but where, and what type of course you want to do.Here are 5 reasons why I would recommend doing an intensive yoga teacher training course in India over a longer course back home in the UK.

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What it’s like to do Yoga Teacher Training in India

As I’m writing I’m half way through my third and final week of an intensive 200 hour yoga teacher training course in Rishikesh, India. In just a week’s time I will be qualified to teach yoga around the world! It’s been an emotional 2 and a half weeks so far; I’ve felt sad, happy, deliriously tired, sensitive for no reason, ecstatic, frustrated, confused and overwhelmed, all in equal measure! My body is tired, my mind is brimming with new knowledge and I know there’s still do much to learn; not just in the next week or so, but for the rest of my life, now I have opened this door. I thought I’d share a couple of diary extracts from the last two weeks to give you a flavour of what it’s like here

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