Idyllic Sweden

I am happy to take some time and share some of the beautiful experiences that have been happening in my life recently, and not so recently, as it’s been a long time since my last update. I’m currently residing in Southern Sweden in a very small town called Vejbystrand, not too far from Copenhagen, Denmark. … Continue reading »

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Six Week Meditation Retreat – Gaia House, England

To have the opportunity to spend 6 weeks learning from and practicing with some of the world’s most talented meditation teachers was a dream come true. And to do it at Gaia House in the idyllic rural setting of Southwest England in late summer was absolutely exquisite. Yes, it was a silent retreat (mostly), and … Continue reading »

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Bordeaux – Petit Paris and Tour de France

My couchsurfing hosts Alexis and Melina generously picked me up at the train station in Bordeaux and took me to get settled into their downtown apartment right across from the Garonne river. Besides being France´s most famous wine region, the city of Bordeaux is like a little Paris. The architecture is spectacular, and they have … Continue reading »

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Need a ride dude? Covoiturage – French for car sharing

After 3 fantastic days with Elohim and Claudine, I left for Bordeaux having found another couchsurfing couple to host me there. To get to Bordeaux, I used a car sharing service called which allows  people driving in France to find passengers heading to the same destination who are willing to help share the cost of … Continue reading »

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Surfs up! Couchsurfing that is.

The same day that I posted my request on, a local had responded and agreed to lodge me for three days – absolutely free. After my visit to Carcassonne and saying goodbye to my European co-travelers, I met up with my host family for the next 3 days, Elohim and Claudine. This young French … Continue reading »

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