“Oh god, what have I got myself into?” “I thought it was a meditation.” “So did I, but I just watched a video about it on YouTube and they said something about a sexy dance and shouting.” “You said … [Read more...] about DKITYTI: AUM meditation and the sexy dance
Ubud: It's a little like Marmite when you first arrive – you either love it or hate it. I nearly fell into the second camp, becoming overwhelmed by the tourism, but I soon fell in love with my life there. The grand 'Don't Knock it Til You Tried It' experiment didn't always make things easy, but I look back on that time in bali fondly and know I'll one day likely return. Here are our stories from five months in Ubud, the land of health and the pursuit of happiness.
"We are delighted to be invited here today," says a small Indian woman who reminds me of the witch in Brave. She's mischievous, and even though her eyes are closed, I can sense the twinkle behind her … [Read more...] about DKITYTI: Channelling spirit guides in Ubud
"I don't think I'll go tomorrow. I'm not sure I can bear it. It sounds like exactly the sort of thing that'll be full of people who annoy me." "Why do you want to go at all?" "I'm … [Read more...] about Don’t knock it til you’ve tried it: Energy 101
When friends come to visit, it's not the time to write. It's time to explore, ...share your favourite restaurants, ...drink colourful drinks, ...and spot faces in walls. It's a time to … [Read more...] about When friends come to visit…
There are people here who pray as they eat. Palms upturned beatifically, and beaming orgasmically with every bite. These people aren't Balinese but a different breed of Ubudian — the spiritual … [Read more...] about The conundrum of the eat-pray-lovers
"Why didn't I like this house? It's beautiful" "You said it felt like the type of place horror movies took place. I wasn't going to argue with that." "Ah, I was probably just tired. Let's take … [Read more...] about That time we got held hostage by monkeys in Ubud