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Sunsets, Souks, Sim Cards and Snake Charmers in Marrakesh’s Famous Djemaa el Fna Square

What can you say about JDjemaa El Fna! Well quite a lot!! In Marrakesh’s main square, (pronounced 'jema' – the 'd' is silent), you’ll discover theatre in progress. Operating since the 11th century as an important trading settlement for the camel trains carrying their precious cargos of gold, spices, ivory and slaves from Timbuktu. [...]

By |2020-09-28T07:22:05+11:00September 17th, 2020|Front Page, Travel Stories|0 Comments

Sunrise at Gunung Batur

It was during my very first retreat that I held in Bali the Women's Mindfulness Retreat that I first viewed Gunung Batur. At 5:30 in the morning the sun rose behind this beautiful caldera of Mount Batur. I have to say one of the most stunning sunrises I've ever seen, made even more special [...]

By |2020-09-16T13:24:07+11:00September 16th, 2020|Front Page, Travel Stories|0 Comments

Seville is not just about oranges it is also about giant wooden sculptures!

The old quarter of Seville was a bit quiet when we arrived to find our accommodation. However after driving around the block three times and looking at this amazing structure we kept saying we must have the address of our hotel wrong as it seemed as though we had to drive up the right [...]

By |2020-09-12T11:16:26+11:00September 5th, 2020|Front Page, Travel Stories|0 Comments

Happy Holi by Susan Loch

I arrived home to a different world after three weeks visiting a different land. COVID-19 was slowly weaving its way through every continent while I was on the last leg of an incredible three week journey travelling through India. After being part of the hustle and bustle of an overpopulated country, I found myself [...]

By |2020-06-20T08:24:47+11:00June 20th, 2020|Travel Stories|0 Comments

Samadhan – part of the story of India for me by Danielle Harvey

October 2019 Delhi is loud, dirty, chaotic. The hotel driver weaves in an out of the traffic. I look out the window, trusting that his expertise will see me arrive safely at my destination. We chat. He tells me about his wife and children. I ask him if his wife drives. "No, Madam." He [...]

By |2020-06-17T16:33:07+11:00June 17th, 2020|Travel Stories|0 Comments

Ah India!! What is it about you that I love so much? by Danielle Harvey

Is it your vibrant colours? Or your myriad of smells? Is it the hustle and bustle, your endless noise or your beautiful people? My love for India began over 30 years ago when I first visited as a 20 year old. A very different me, under very different circumstances, doing very different things. Fast [...]

By |2020-06-16T18:22:16+11:00June 16th, 2020|Travel Stories|2 Comments

Getting yourself out of a tight space in Spain by Leanne Griffiths

We had many adventures on this seven week trip but this was one of our best stuffups. In our wisdom we decided driving in Spain on the wrong side of the road in a country that doesn’t speak English was a fantastic idea. Well that was going to come back to bite us on [...]

By |2020-06-17T15:06:03+11:00June 10th, 2020|Travel Stories|0 Comments

Reflections on our Marigold Adventure – An Indian Odyssey

  Initially you are overwhelmed . But gradually you realise: It's like a wave. Resist and you'll be knocked over ... Dive into it and you'll swim out the other side. Evelyn ~The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.   And knocked over we were by our recent travels through Rajasthan, the sights, bustling markets, ancient fortes and colourful [...]

By |2020-09-11T08:06:04+11:00February 3rd, 2016|Front Page, Retreats 2016, Travel Stories|0 Comments

Bali Hi! Part 1 – Meditate, Yogi and be Mindful

Philippa "Pip" attended the Womens Mindfulness Retreat in September 2015 in Ubud Bali. This was the starting point of her 12 month adventure throughout South East Asia. Here she shares her experience of the first stage of her journey. “We call that coffee ‘Catpoochino’!” said our driver referring to the coffee beans that are fed through [...]

By |2020-06-04T08:20:29+11:00September 28th, 2015|Retreats, Travel Stories|2 Comments