Category Archive: Traveling Times

The last post

It’s the last days of 2016.  9 years have passed since I started writing this blog, in my sunny kitchen in Cape Town, South Africa. A journey that took me all around the… Continue reading

The journey, home, into my heart.

We closed down the café under a pink September sky, and walked slowly along the river bank. As we came to the point where our paths parted, she gave me one of her big… Continue reading

There is no end, only new beginnings

It’s been exactly one month since I left Ubud. Those last hours, before leaving, feels both like yesterday and a life time ago. It was late in the evening and I was alone… Continue reading

Top 10 things about Ubud

During these last days in Ubud, I am suddenly gifted with a new set of gratitude glasses. I am reminded how much I have begun to take for granted. It happens in the… Continue reading

Mission accomplished

And just like that, they were gone. My three girlfriends that whirled into this house 2,5 weeks ago and filled it with laughter, spontaneous yoga sessions, deep conversations, lots of raw chocolate and… Continue reading

The magic of Bali Spirit Festival

There is no doubt that Ubud has a spiritual energy. The smell of incense offered outside temples and altars. The face of devotion, dignity and dedication, in the eyes of the Balinese. The… Continue reading

The Alchemy of Dreams

Alchemy: any magical power or process of transmuting a common substance, usually of little value, into a substance of great value It was two days before my 30th birthday. I had finally found… Continue reading

Catching up in Goa

Catching a night bus from the South East Coast to the South West, from Chennai to Goa, I travelled for 24 hours straight, crammed between two snoring men and with a broken ventilation… Continue reading

Beautiful days in Pondicherry

From this shady garden cafe, with old French colonial, rusty steel and romantic rose decor, I forget for a moment that I am in India. Ambient jazz and acoustic guitar mingles with expat… Continue reading

A new perspective and aligned purpose

Way up here, with Bali beneath and India before me, my mind becomes the clear sky. And every event and encounter since I started this journey, white, puffy clouds. From this perspective, I… Continue reading