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Enjoying Life’s Natural Mystic: Zimbali Retreat, Jamaica.

“Look!” laughs the taxi driver, pointing at a car driving at full speed with its bonnet open, the driver hanging out the window trying to catch a glimpse of the road ahead. “Only in Jamaica, man. We’re fearless here!” We

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Enjoying Life’s Natural Mystic: Zimbali Retreat, Jamaica.

“Look!” laughs the taxi driver, pointing at a car driving at full speed with its bonnet open, the driver hanging out the window trying to catch a glimpse of the road ahead. “Only in Jamaica, man. We’re fearless here!” We

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Nicaragua & the Fitness Retreat Phenomenon.

Fitness Retreats are a fascinating concept. A little holiday yoga is always nice and endless hours kicking it in the ocean are great. But running shoes and parallel squats? As far as I’m concerned, these can be left for the

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Nicaragua & the Fitness Retreat Phenomenon.

Fitness Retreats are a fascinating concept. A little holiday yoga is always nice and endless hours kicking it in the ocean are great. But running shoes and parallel squats? As far as I’m concerned, these can be left for the

Syria

Running With Aramaic Words.

Samantha is an Aramaic word meaning “listener”. I have read the evolution of this meaning in all its variations – on fridge magnets, on birthday cards, on tacky posters in tobacco shops. They are all positive, and they all please

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Running With Aramaic Words.

Samantha is an Aramaic word meaning “listener”. I have read the evolution of this meaning in all its variations – on fridge magnets, on birthday cards, on tacky posters in tobacco shops. They are all positive, and they all please

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Lost Memories, Love Letters and Lavender Fields.

Lavender Fields. A friend of mine once found a swarm of maggots inside her half devoured calamari sandwich while holidaying in Croatia. Whenever she tells me the story I imagine the moments before the devastation. She is sitting there in

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Lost Memories, Love Letters and Lavender Fields.

Lavender Fields. A friend of mine once found a swarm of maggots inside her half devoured calamari sandwich while holidaying in Croatia. Whenever she tells me the story I imagine the moments before the devastation. She is sitting there in

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Isla Pastor. This might be for you.

Take a minute to think about your dream island. Beyond the limits of reality and reason using only your wildest imagination. Maybe it’s covered in gourmet hot dog stands and million dollar cars.  Perhaps it boasts a white marble castle

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Isla Pastor. This might be for you.

Take a minute to think about your dream island. Beyond the limits of reality and reason using only your wildest imagination. Maybe it’s covered in gourmet hot dog stands and million dollar cars.  Perhaps it boasts a white marble castle

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LA! Panama! Coffee! Hurrah!

Last Monday afternoon at 3:30pm Australian Eastern Standard time, I set sail on The Last Hurrah. To dispel conclusions others have jumped to, The Last Hurrah is not a romantic name for a suicide mission (??). Nor is it a

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LA! Panama! Coffee! Hurrah!

Last Monday afternoon at 3:30pm Australian Eastern Standard time, I set sail on The Last Hurrah. To dispel conclusions others have jumped to, The Last Hurrah is not a romantic name for a suicide mission (??). Nor is it a

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Red Door Bali: Breaking the Mould.

There are a few things that are regrettably synonymous with “Eco-Accommodation”. The inescapable feeling of filth is one. Inadequate lighting and unpredictable electricity are others. And a constant yearning for a touch of air-conditioning and a shower that is not

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Red Door Bali: Breaking the Mould.

There are a few things that are regrettably synonymous with “Eco-Accommodation”. The inescapable feeling of filth is one. Inadequate lighting and unpredictable electricity are others. And a constant yearning for a touch of air-conditioning and a shower that is not