Mount Kinabalu: A Walk In The Park

Yes indeed it was – a walk in the park – literally though not figuratively. Mount Kinabalu located just outside Kota Kinabalu, Sabah sits pretty at 4,095m within the UNESCO World Heritage Site – Kinabalu National Park. An imposing mountain where spirits of the dead are, according to folklore, said to dwell, Mount Kinabalu is…

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Climbing Mount Rinjani: 8 Simple Things My Friend Did Not Tell Me

If you have read my earlier post Climbing Mount Rinjani: A Test Of Will, you would notice I curse and swore at the gravity of the summit up Mount Rinjani. Laughing off my poor attempts of denouncing him, the friend who encouraged me to climb Mount Rinjani protested that had he told me how tough…

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Climbing Mount Rinjani: A Test Of Will

F@#! If you wanted to know how Frodo felt climbing Mount Doom, then head out to Mount Rinjani in Lombok, Indonesia. No matter how I tried to zen myself the last 1.5 hours of the climb to the summit, I secretly vowed to disown my friend who said “Mount Rinjani – it’s okay, a little…

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Chumpu Nye – Trailing the Footsteps of a Goddess

What was so special about it, one might ask. Well, you just had to be there. It was the sense of presence that did it for me, a feeling both of release and utter bliss at the same time. You may know from my earlier post Bringing Out The Buddhist In Me that our journey from…

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Bringing Out The Buddhist In Me

Bhutan is not called the “Land of the Thunder Dragon” for nothing. Corny as this may sound, simply being in Bhutan can invoke that fire for change in you – not for the pursuit of wealth or ego, but for personal transformation and mindful serenity, so that you may feel your own thunder from deep…

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Honestly – Just Because It’s Time

This is my version of a gratitude journal – a space to express appreciation for the diversity of Nature and my pursuit of all things beautiful down in the waters and up in the hills. Where do I begin to tell you how I ended up here. It’s an extremely long story which would make…

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