I love tattoos and the way they decorate the body, male or female. For years, I contemplated on getting inked but never really braved up to the challenge. Add to that my indecisive nature, and at forty-two years old my body was still like a blank page desperately waiting for a story to be told. That is, until Buddhism and the magic of traditional Thai Sak Yant tattoos fluttered my way. Keep reading
We could have taken the easy route and pay 50 Dollars for a stamp, instead we undertook a ten hour journey to the border, and loved every single minute of it.
Crossing borders have never been, and probably never will be, my favorite pastime. Unfortunately, they are part of the word traveling life-style that is rapidly taking over the globe now. Keep reading
Buddha Island is one of those places where you instantly know that you have just set foot on sacred land.
For our family Asia is whole new continent. Over the years, I have always wondered about how residing in an predominantly Buddhist country would impact my state of mind. My sense of being. Buddha Island answered all of those questions in a whim.
Playa del Carmen, Mexico is generally not considered a child friendly destination. It’s one of the fastest growing cities in the world, catering to the needs of not only the rich and famous, but also party animals from all over the world. Arriving at Playa del Carmen in the evening, with three kids and all of our luggage, I was literally panic-stricken. We were surrounded by a big soup of people, for as far we could see. Most of them, either happily intoxicated or uneasily sober. As opposed to other parts of Mexico, all was marked in US Dollars. Tears welled up in my eyes, and I wanted to crawl back to the small local Mexican towns, that we had thus far resided in. However, after two months I can see both the beauty and the convenience of Playa del Carmen as a worldschooling hub. Keep reading
During our two years of traveling through South and Central America we have had little to no health issues. Which is good, as we currently didn’t have health insurance. However, the times we did have minor problems we always went to local hospitals and clinics. Just like our fellow Ecuadorians, Peruvians, or Mexicans. In most cases there were private clinics available, but we decided to undergo the ultimate cultural experience, going through local healthcare. In this post I will take you by the hand as Sheree undergoes some dental work in Puerto Escondido, Mexico. Keep reading
After eight months of residing in the buzzing town of Sayulita, Puerto Escondido in the state of Oaxaca (Mexico) is food to my soul. As I walk along the beach, I feel my shoulders slowly relax and I can breathe again. There’s nothing but a deafening silence. A far away ocean swell. My drifting thoughts. I see fishermen, surfers. Dogs wandering around a stretch of golden sand. A lonely jogger. A deserted lifeguard tower. I instantly know why I came here, why life had taken me by the hand and gently guided me here. Keep reading
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