For me, solitude is almost as essential as food or water. I need it to clear my head, find my inner calm – it is like breathing. Lately, I find it at the gym. I am usually the first customer there, and the whole room is mine. No other sounds, no music, no one… Thinking about solitude made me go back to the time I … Continue reading Solitude

7-Day Nature Photo Challenge ~ Day 6

I was nominated by a fellow blogger, Quingdom, for a 7-Day Nature Photo Challenge, and I have been posting nature photos from my own stock of photos for a few days. Torch ginger is native to South East Asia, and I have first seen it in the Ginger Garden at Singapore Botanic Gardens. First of all, I would have never thought that gingers would have … Continue reading 7-Day Nature Photo Challenge ~ Day 6

You say Sugar Palm, I say Palm Sugar

Very early in the morning on an already hot and very humid day, our driver picked us at the hotel to go to Angkor Wat. We were feeling pretty good riding on our super cute tuktuk when our driver stopped at a small roadside market. And there we got introduced to the making of palm sugar, palm fruit, palm sap – basically everything palm. When you … Continue reading You say Sugar Palm, I say Palm Sugar

Bhutan, the happiest place on Earth

When I was a kid, I watched a film about a place called Shangri-La. It was a place hidden in the Himalayas, where there was only happiness. People were -no matter what their age were- young and healthy, friendly to others, there was an abundance of everything. Once you got in you never wanted to leave. Before I travelled to Bhutan, I read so many stories … Continue reading Bhutan, the happiest place on Earth