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June 2014 - Our Epic Adventure

30 Jun


The sound of prayer flags in the wind

June 30, 2014 | By |

During our time in Ladakh, we spent a bunch of time at programs of the Mahabodhi International Meditation Center, which was truly inspiring. We started our time in Ladakh with a 3-day meditation retreat at the center. We took a bunch of classes at their city center, and then went on their Sunday program. Read More

26 Jun


A short trek in the Ladakhi Himalayas (Zingchen to Chilling)

June 26, 2014 | By |

Ladakh is known for epic Himalayan trekking, and we decided to forgo the longer options and do a shorter trek. (Read: I told Mitch I would trek for 3 days, maximum, and he said okay.) We were both excited by the idea of a 3-day trek that would be challenging and include one high-altitude pass, but wouldn’t kill us… and might actually leave us wanting more. Read More

20 Jun


Lemons into Lemonade? An annoying layover in Delhi

June 20, 2014 | By |

Early on the morning of 9 June, we woke up early in Bangkok, bid adieu to our time in SE Asia, and headed to the airport. Our first flight to India was uneventful, apart from the discovery that Indian men snore more loudly than others on flights. Read More

09 Jun


Bangkok: Urban Modernity with a SE Asian Twist

June 9, 2014 | By |

Over the past few months, we have been in and out of Bangkok a handful of times. It’s been a modern respite from our SE Asian travels, and a great place to deal with errands, catch up on life outside Asia, and enjoy a more urbane environment. Read More

07 Jun


A temporary home in Chiang Mai, Thailand

June 7, 2014 | By |

An incredible hub for expats and travelers, it was very easy for us to get “stuck” in Chiang Mai. We intended to just stay for a few days, but the great food, plentiful yoga classes, welcoming community, family time, and pleasure of being there kept us there far longer. Read More

05 Jun


A week with a Master: Ajahn Pichest Boonthume

June 5, 2014 | By |

Pichest is one of the masters of Thai massage… we have been hearing about him since Day 1 of massage courses back in NYC. And, while we were totally intimidated because of his slightly crazy reputation, we decided to go and study with him for a week. Read More

04 Jun


Time warp to a Lahu Village

June 4, 2014 | By |

We spent two weeks in a Lahu Village studying Thai Massage. The course and community of students were full of learning and nourishment for us, but we were most fascinated by the sneak peak at village life. Read More