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CYPRUS | Thu, 23 Mar 2017 | By charis | Views [555]

The Ottoman rule in Cyprus between 1571-1878 unsurprisingly led to the appearance of a number of public baths (hamams) for the cleansing, relaxation and social networking of the people of that time. Both of the two hamams which are still in operation ... Read more >

Tags: architecture, famagusta, hamam, nicosia, paphos, relaxation, walled city

Just a Rainy Sunday in Osaka...

JAPAN | Sun, 12 Jun 2016 | By angelica | Views [557]

It's Sunday evening - the second official Sunday of this year's rainy season  in Japan ,and I'm currently sat on my balcony listening to the rain crash down onto the streets surrounding my apartment building.    At lunchtime today, ... Read more >

Tags: asia, everyday life, japan, osaka, rainy season, relaxation

Bali Silent Retreat

INDONESIA | Wed, 10 Feb 2016 | By elcastleberry | Views [1160]

Retreat.  It’s a word that makes me think of summer camps: a big lake, a canoe, tug-of-war and capture the flag. Or company team building: ice breaker games and trust falls. But it also has another meaning, a verb: to back away from something.... Read more >

Tags: bali, indonesia, meditation, relaxation, retreat, silence, yoga

Cambodia - Sihanoukville / Otres beach 2

CAMBODIA | Thu, 9 Oct 2014 | By megandrob | Views [1577]

On Tuesday we got on the lunchtime bus to Sihanoukville, "affectionately" known as SHITville. We had been told to avoid it because it is dirty and there's a lot of crime, and just generally seediness. We decided to go down the coast though, as far west ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, otres beach, relaxation, sihanoukville

Port Neill Eyre Peninsula

AUSTRALIA | Tue, 27 Nov 2012 | By robdebgr | Views [1225]

Wow we originally purchased 2  Travel Auctions - 1 for Pt Neill & 1 for Tumby Bay. We loved Pt Neill that much that we cancelled Tumby Bay and stayed in Pt Neill for an extra 5 nights. Publicans, Dave and Chris, are the most friendliest and ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, eyre peninsula, fishing, relaxation

On excessive heat, humidity, and the virtues of Thai massage...

THAILAND | Fri, 30 Apr 2010 | By colleen_finn | Views [1786]

I've experienced heat and humidity in other countries, but somehow it just seems thicker here, as though it has a presence of its own. Even when I sit in the shade enjoying a light breeze, it sidles up and sits so close that it touches my skin and ... Read more >

Tags: relaxation, sightseeing

Saying farewell to Esalen...

USA | Sat, 17 Oct 2009 | By colleen_finn | Views [1612]

There are lots of reasons people do yoga. Some people practice it purely for spiritual reasons, while others for the mental, emotional, and physical benefits. Not being a particularly spiritual person, I do it for the mental and physical aspects of the ... Read more >

Tags: relaxation

Braving the storm...

USA | Thu, 15 Oct 2009 | By colleen_finn | Views [1014]

I mentioned an unseasonable October storm. It reminded me of the storms we get in Portland with powerful gale winds blowing rain in sideways—the kind of thing that renders umbrellas completely useless. During yoga classes yesterday, the wind was powerful ... Read more >

Tags: relaxation

On the notion of "clothing optional"...

USA | Wed, 14 Oct 2009 | By colleen_finn | Views [1859]

I think one of the jewels of Esalen is their magnificent mineral baths, which appear to be carved right into a cliff overlooking the rocky beach below. As you enter the modern stone baths, there are bathrooms, a large dressing area, showers with sliding ... Read more >

Tags: relaxation

Escaping to Esalen...

USA | Tue, 13 Oct 2009 | By colleen_finn | Views [2279]

I normally don't feel the need to journal during 'staycations' (for me, a "staycation" is any vacation within the continental U.S.), but the moment I arrived at the Esalen Institute for a week-long yoga workshop, my mind immediately went into ... Read more >

Tags: relaxation

Going north on a south bound safari.

AUSTRALIA | Mon, 15 Dec 2008 | By homeless_harry | Views [2344]

Easily earned, easier spent. With no particular goal entertaining my imagination, hoarding my savings seemed counter productive to me personally solving the world economic crisis. Not much was happening in Cairns, except for some hobo picking a fight ... Read more >

Tags: beaches & sunshine, friends, on the road, relaxation, sight seeing

whirlwind-tour complete!

INDIA | Wed, 27 Aug 2008 | By anuon2r | Views [1099]

okay, so we've arrived in delhi, back from our Rajastan-tour yesterday. It was a lot. After Udaipur, we went back north to Pushkar (close to Ajmer), a city famous for its camels, and the trade of camels and the tourists on the camels... I think you get ... Read more >

Tags: camel, delhi, pushkar, relaxation

Day 128: Looking forward to moving on!

LAOS | Wed, 12 Mar 2008 | By markr_mcmahon | Views [1069] | Comments [1]

Wednesday 12th March I was awoken by the sound of workmen banging something hard on another hard thing, so there was little chance of me sleeping beyond 08.00, even if I wanted to. It's a decent place to stay, but they don't seem to give a shit ... Read more >

Tags: relaxation

Day 127: Just passing the time

LAOS | Tue, 11 Mar 2008 | By markr_mcmahon | Views [887]

Tuesday 11th March Whatever was wrong with me, it wasn't much and I thought a lie-in would do me good, as rest was probably the best cure. I am usually up no later than 09.00 each morning, and the noise in the guesthouse is particularly bad: construction ... Read more >

Tags: relaxation

Twin Peaks

CHINA | Tue, 11 Mar 2008 | By avant-garde_chauvintist | Views [1252]

Ok. So when I was young, I used to watch this show at night that I didn't really understand. Mostly, I liked the shots of this cafe with neon lights. It kind of creeped me out, but I remember feeling like an adult when I watched it. I've tried ... Read more >

Tags: Relaxation

Indian Zen

INDIA | Mon, 10 Mar 2008 | By joyful_jo | Views [898] | Comments [2]

 I am settled at a computer on a dripping hot Tamil Nadu afternoon. No power for the fans, but the computers have a generator! I have just come down from the blissful hills of the Western Ghats which so reminded me of Scotland in its cool evenings and ... Read more >

Tags: Relaxation

Day 126: Another quiet day

LAOS | Mon, 10 Mar 2008 | By markr_mcmahon | Views [930]

Monday 10th March I was up around 09.00 but didn't feel too well, not bad, but it seemed like I had a mild cold coming on. I thought some serious 'downtime' was in order to stave off any troublesome illness, not wanting to feel under the weather while ... Read more >

Tags: relaxation

Arombol ...North Goa..

UNITED KINGDOM | Mon, 10 Mar 2008 | By claire-winder | Views [1203] | Comments [2]

The 12 hour train Journey wasn't at all bad...we had two little beds and the scenery was just beautiful...I spent the entire time gazing and gasping out of the window...I even stood by the open door and nearly got blown away as the train choo chooed ... Read more >

Tags: Relaxation

Day 125: Taking it easy in Luang Prabang

LAOS | Sun, 9 Mar 2008 | By markr_mcmahon | Views [1132]

Sunday 9th March It felt good to be back in LP for a few days and I spent the morning scoping out what I was going to do during my time here. I wasn't interested in doing anymore treks, and I had my fill of waterfalls and caves, as impressive ... Read more >

Tags: relaxation

Cool Water, Scorched Earth

EGYPT | Sat, 8 Mar 2008 | By jreuter | Views [2849]

One word describes Dahab: Paradisal.  And to no surprise, my first intention of only two days here has turned into six, as I have been practically hypnotized by its idyllic, tranquil vibe, and have spent many an hour on pillows by the water side, sipping ... Read more >

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