Ijen Volcano in Indonesia is one of the best and most complex treks in the world, from many perspective: it is a beauty of nature, with one of the greenest and acidic lakes in the world, a good hike, about 3km up, then 1km down the crater; and back, cultural, local people work exploiting a […]
The local creeds are very strong and intertwined with day-by-day life. I was mostly amazed by the little temple houses in Thailand, and by the daily offerings to spirits in Bali. The two practices are very visible every day. They are also absolutely enchanting. Here are a few posts about spirits and spirituality in these […]
And if I show you my dark side, will you still hold me tonight? And if I open my heart to you and show you my weak side, what would you do? ~ The Final Cut, Pink Floyd In loving memory of my dear high school friend, Adrian, who passed away a long time ago. […]
We tend to seek captivity, because freedom is just too much to handle.
As I’m lounging comfortably in a cafe in Luang Prabang, Laos, I can feel the threads of energy connecting me with two people in my near proximity. One of them is a woman with whom I’ve traveled for the last week, and I know we are very good friends – we share the same ideas […]
No matter what, nobody can take away the dances you’ve already had.
~ GABRIEL GARCIA MARQUEZ
I practice the Vipassana meditation in the tradition of S.N. Goenka. The organization (dhamma.org) has many centers around the world, and I participated in a few 10-day courses in various countries. One important aspect that I like about this tradition is that the courses are taught with audio and video tapes, and in exact same […]