Keep it weird, Sedona

In a week I set off again for the high desert. Sedona, Arizona. Land of womb-like Shaman’s caves, red rocks, quartz seams, prickly pears, sacred skies, waters, earth. Collective of connected souls, healers, land journeyers, singers, magical musicians, dancing spirits, prayers. The place that my taxi driver KG said has a motto: “Keep it weird, …

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Good vibes available here: Arugam Bay in Sri Lanka’s East has it all

 GOOD VIBES AVAILABLE HERE: ARUGAM BAY IN SRI LANKA’S EAST HAS IT ALL World-class surf conditions fringe a land of jungle and ancient temples. Elephants peer at you behind flocks of peacocks as you race away in your tuk tuk towards one of the many nearby surf breaks: this is a place where water buffalo …

Messiah Motives: the madness of the mzungu voluntourist

Knowing that I have been travelling in South East Asia over the last three years and am currently in East Africa, an ex-colleague from Jersey, Channel Islands, was in touch recently to ask for my recommendations for a young person she knew who was looking for a gap-year volunteering opportunity. Good intentions were behind all …

Olabe

A man, his wife, their daughter, and a 400-year old farm house. And all its land. So. Much. Land. All overgrown like sleeping beauty's castle after at least 400 years. The castle - their farm house - has seen better days. The roof will only continue its downward spiral. The rest, well - gut it …