To Bali or not to Bali

I’ve been to Bali twice over the last 3 years and I have mixed feelings about this heavily touristed exotic island. The first time I went to Bali in 2015, I had quit my job and bought a one-way ticket after seeing a picture of Tanah Lot on my computer screen in New York City on…

Getting older, Getting wiser

While leaving 41 years behind me, I thought it’s a great time to review and reflect about my life. In the last few years, by removing myself from the western society and lifestyle, I’ve started experiencing within myself the break up of the old egoic mind patterns and the emergence of a new dimension of…

Thailand: Koh Phangan, the magical island

Koh Phangan is like the manifestation of “I want to live on a tropical island” dream hence there are hundreds of expats who have chosen this paradise island as their second home. It also sits on a quartz rock, which creates a strong connection with the moon, that is also probably the secret behind its magic 😉 While…

Thailand: Koh Samui and Koh Tao

Koh Samui is the biggest of the three islands located on the east coast of Golf of Thailand (Koh Tao and Koh Phangan are the other two), which I visited in several different occasions. It was my first stop in Thailand in 2015 for the 7-day Vipassana silent meditation retreat and I went there a…

Nepal: Kathmandu and Pokhara

The days in Nepal start with namaste and end with namaste. How can someone not be comfortable surrounded by people who see the divine in each other! I thought the Nepalis were very kind people whose faces lit up when they saw us and tried to have a chit chat in any chance they got. And…