Category Archives: Travel

The Other Corner of Sri Lanka – Resort Review 


Since my husband Michael visited in 2011 for a photography trip and told me about Sri Lanka,  I immediately wanted to come. When I was younger, visiting Sri Lanka was in the plans,  although it was with the hope of … Continue reading

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Sacred Sri Lanka : Polonnaruwa


Polonnaruwa is the second most ancient kingdom, dating back to 12th century.  It was the capital city of King Vijayabahu I and the second capital of Sri Lanka. (The first being Anuradhapura.) A World Heritage site,  the sprawling area is … Continue reading

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Ayubowan Sri Lanka : Sigiriya Rock Fortress 


Ayubowan is the greeting in Sri Lanka,  which means may you have a long life. We arrived yesterday from  Singapore and after a hearty Sri Lankan buffet lunch,  my guide/driver drove four hours to bring us to this World Heritage … Continue reading

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Zhingkham Resort,  Bhutan 


Zhingkham Resort sits high on a hill, overlooking the Punakha Valley, where from my room,  I finally get what my guide, Phuntsho, was describing – Punakha Dzong,  the religious and winter government administrative building, is built on a piece of … Continue reading

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Sunrise over Phobjikha Valley 


Ah! Ah! Ah!  Like the coarse voice of teenage boy breaking  The cries of crows wake the valley as streaks of sunlight gently enlighten the Vast expanse of green medow  Dotted by grazing horses and cows  Flanked in the background … Continue reading

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Mindfulness  Retreat


It’s great that here in Bali Silent Retreat,  we are constantly being reminded to be mindful. In the lodge where we eat,  posters of mindful eating are stuck every where. Eat not only with mindfulness,  but also with gratitude to … Continue reading

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Bali Silent Retreat – Day 2


The morning wake up gong sounded in the distance,  after the ring of my own alarm clock. In the warmth of my bed,  I heard footsteps and the creaking of the stairs in my two storey bungalow. Could it be … Continue reading

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