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On excessive heat, humidity, and the virtues of Thai massage...

THAILAND | Friday, 30 Apr 2010 | Views [1768]

I've experienced heat and humidity in other countries, but somehow it just seems thicker here, as though it has a presence of its own. Even when I sit in the shade enjoying a light breeze, it sidles up and sits so close that it touches my skin and ... Read more >

Tags: relaxation, sightseeing

Saying farewell to Esalen...

USA | Saturday, 17 Oct 2009 | Views [1601]

There are lots of reasons people do yoga. Some people practice it purely for spiritual reasons, while others for the mental, emotional, and physical benefits. Not being a particularly spiritual person, I do it for the mental and physical aspects of the ... Read more >

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Braving the storm...

USA | Thursday, 15 Oct 2009 | Views [999]

I mentioned an unseasonable October storm. It reminded me of the storms we get in Portland with powerful gale winds blowing rain in sideways—the kind of thing that renders umbrellas completely useless. During yoga classes yesterday, the wind was powerful ... Read more >

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On the notion of "clothing optional"...

USA | Wednesday, 14 Oct 2009 | Views [1847]

I think one of the jewels of Esalen is their magnificent mineral baths, which appear to be carved right into a cliff overlooking the rocky beach below. As you enter the modern stone baths, there are bathrooms, a large dressing area, showers with sliding ... Read more >

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Escaping to Esalen...

USA | Tuesday, 13 Oct 2009 | Views [2262]

I normally don't feel the need to journal during 'staycations' (for me, a "staycation" is any vacation within the continental U.S.), but the moment I arrived at the Esalen Institute for a week-long yoga workshop, my mind immediately went into ... Read more >

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There and back again...

SPAIN | Monday, 28 Aug 2006 | Views [828]

So here we are, my final entry for this trip. My luggage never did make it to my hotel. Instead, this morning when I returned to the airport to catch my flight home, I stopped in the baggage terminal and lo-and-behold: there it stood, in a sea of other ... Read more >

Tags: planes trains & automobiles, relaxation, sightseeing

The heavenly hamam...

TURKEY | Wednesday, 23 Aug 2006 | Views [1058]

I can't finish writing about Turkey without mentioning our trip to a traditional hamam, or Turkish bath. I wasn’t sure what to expect at first, but I was ready for a bit of relaxation. The Turkish bath experience goes like this: you arrive, remove your ... Read more >

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Ahh, paradise...

GREECE | Monday, 24 Jul 2006 | Views [3637]

Took a fast boat from Crete to Santorini, only 2 hours north (on a fast boat, that is). I don’t have a Thesaurus with me, which is troublesome because all of the adjectives I know are not fit to describe this place. To say that it is ‘breathtaking’ wouldn’t ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, relaxation, sightseeing

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