These are a few of my favorite things

These are a few of my favorite things

I have been traveling in different ways for quite a while now and it is interesting how you learn to appreciate the small things. And now I mean physical things, so this blog post will be a bit materialistic. Without further ado, here are a few of my favorite things! (All of them getting very close to retirement.) My handbag Bought in Sweden in December 2016 before I headed to Thailand, it has been with me almost every day since….

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Mystery in the shade of the banana flower

Mystery in the shade of the banana flower

Life is quite slow here in Koh Phangan so there is not so many exciting things to write about. I do morning walks and a bit of exercise and meditations in the mornings. I have started to take a few online courses to learn something new. I had no idea how many courses there are on internet, a lot of them for free! If it rains I read books and listen to podcasts in the hammock and if the weather…

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Swedish election day

Swedish election day

Tomorrow, the 9th of September 2018, it is the day for the general election in Sweden. Around 7.5 million Swedish people have the right to vote and I do hope most of my fellow Swedish citizens take the chance to speak up and let their voice be heard. I might not be very politically active but the action of voting is important to me. Living in a democracy I feel that it is not only a right to vote, it…

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Illusions and Delusions, part 2

Illusions and Delusions, part 2

While travelling (mainly) in Asia I have had the opportunity to have many new experiences and to meet many different kind of people. That has for sure been interesting and have opened up my mind even more to new ideas and perspectives. It has also given me the possibility to think about some beliefs common in “the Western world” from another angle. Common beliefs in the West: * Believing that more money, a bigger house, fancy clothes and a second…

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Illusions and Delusions

Illusions and Delusions

While travelling (mainly) in Asia I have spent more time in different spiritual communities than ever before. It has been amazing and interesting but there is one thing that bothers me a bit. And that is when people mix up their beliefs systems with science. Some examples of this are: * Claiming that some special objects (certain crystals, orgonites, etc) can protect you from the harmful electromagnetic radiation. * When people, who never have taken an advanced science class in…

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Back to Koh Phangan

Back to Koh Phangan

It is mid July and except for six weeks that I spent in Nepal I have been in India since late November las year. No wonder that it felt a bit strange and nostalgic to leave. But I will be back some day, I am sure of that! We have met before! Thailand was not really on my radar just a few weeks ago but suddenly things just lined up and I decided to go back to an island where…

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Delhi takes and Delhi gives

Delhi takes and Delhi gives

I have heard so many stories about Delhi: “Don’t go there, it is just madness”, “Delhi is just crazy”, “Don’t trust anyone there”. Also, since I am not really a city person, I had no ambition or plan to go there. But sometimes things just happen. And as Delhi is a hub for moving on to other places suddenly I found myself planning for a week in Delhi while applying and waiting for a visa to Thailand. Delhi took some…

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Leaving the Himalayas

Leaving the Himalayas

It has been more than nine weeks since I arrived at Dharamsala with a small propeller plane. Leaving this place on a night bus heading for Delhi it is hard not to be a bit nostalgic. I have had a really good time here. Arriving with a expectations When I decided to go to Dharamsala I knew that the area was supposed to be beautiful, that it held a large Tibetan community and that it was a good place for…

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Why I like my flute teacher

Why I like my flute teacher

For some time I have thought that I kind of miss not knowing how to play an instrument. I played in school when I was young but for different reasons I quit and I don’t think I have played anything for the last thirty years. (Wow, that makes me sound quite old…). So when I had some extra time in May and new that I was going to be in the same place for some time I decided it was…

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And even more yoga…

And even more yoga…

It seems to be a recurring thing in my life at the moment. Yoga. And what do I do when I want to learn more? I take a course! So after four weeks of being in a complete yoga bubble I am back in reality again (or still in the illusion if I listen to our yoga philosophy teacher). What is this yoga training? The course I took was the 200 hour intensive Yoga Teacher Training. It is a four…

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