Day 87 Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City – there are no winners in war

Today I visited the war museum. I already blogged about the war and the consequences of that war on Vietnam but I left the war museum thinking there is still so much I don't understand. Vietnamese people are still in the angry stage. The museum tells the story from the Vietnamese perspective. It doesn’t try … Continue reading Day 87 Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City – there are no winners in war

Day 86 Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City – from the back of a motorbike

I left early on the back of a motorbike on a tour of the city. My guide was a 20-year-old economics student. We criss-crossed our way across the city to the Independence Palace. The heartbeat of Saigon is in the vroom and the BEEP BEEP of the motorbikes and it felt energising to be in … Continue reading Day 86 Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City – from the back of a motorbike

Day 82 Vietnam – Dalat Yoga retreat – lightness and letting go – a yoga journey

I woke up at 5am and watched the sun rise. I’m going to miss this place. I’m going to miss the routine - the meditation in the morning, the chanting, the asanas, the wisdom of Swami Narayanananda, the community – maybe not the food. I’m going to miss the sound of distant thunder rolling through … Continue reading Day 82 Vietnam – Dalat Yoga retreat – lightness and letting go – a yoga journey

79 Vietnam – Dalat Yoga retreat “Jamais deux sans trois” (Never two without three)

I’m enjoying living in a community. It’s also great to have a roommate after travelling alone for a while. We are doing a lot of talking. The only thing I’m struggling with is the food. I’m missing my vices! I’m starving even though there is a lot of food. Swami Narayanananda said “we should eat … Continue reading 79 Vietnam – Dalat Yoga retreat “Jamais deux sans trois” (Never two without three)

Day 77 Vietnam – Dalat Yoga retreat – transforming negative thoughts

Today I woke up at 4:30am and we did a morning walk to the top of the hill to watch the sun rise and do a meditation. The sun was hidden behind the clouds but the morning light transformed the lake and the forest and the low-lying clouds created a mystical atmosphere. Afterwards we went … Continue reading Day 77 Vietnam – Dalat Yoga retreat – transforming negative thoughts

Day 76 Vietnam – Da lat yoga retreat – an ounce of practice is worth a ton of theory

After my 14-hour bus trip I dragged my bag up a hill to the nearest coffee shop. I wanted to indulge in cake and coffee before I started the yoga retreat. As I was dragging my bag up the hill a Vietnamese man raced over to carry my bag. The café over looked the city … Continue reading Day 76 Vietnam – Da lat yoga retreat – an ounce of practice is worth a ton of theory