In recent times I have learnt much about glaciers. I have many new words in my vocabulary, moraine, firn, blue ice, ablation zones, glacial flour…….. Then I came across this Maori explanation at Franz Joseph Glacier and decided I preferred that instead! The early Maori knew Franz Joseph as Ka Rominate o Hine Hukatere (Tears … More Frozen Tears
Time is getting precious as I am leaving Central America this week, but I decided to stay on a little longer in San Marcos. The guys at Love Probiotics were running a 3 day workshop so I signed up. It wasn’t a hard decision to make as the eating and preparing more natural food has caught … More Fermentation anybody?
On any given day there is a course or workshop running here in San Marcos but at the weekend, it was taken to a new level with The Festival of Consciousness. The what? Yes, you read correctly, The Festival of Consciousness. When I got here a few weeks ago I saw the signs around town for the … More Conscious Learning
A change of pace. I have spent the better part of a week in San Marcos, one of the 13 villages at Lake Atitlán with the intention to stay a while longer. Lake Atitlán is a popular stop on the tourist trail. At almost 18km at its widest point and bordered on all sides by volcanoes and steep … More Can you feel the serenity?
One of the ways I decided that I want to use my time while ‘on leave’ is to learn to take better photographs. A few weeks ago I read this post http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/02/11/photographing-people/ It has really simple, practical tips on how to better photograph people, which is something I feel I don’t do enough of. Mainly because … More Trying something new – more practice required
“This is Mexico” he bellowed before breaking into a belly aching laugh that came from his toes. He being Alberta, the owner of Hotel Jade where I was staying. Some places are good for the heart and this was one of them. I came to the town of Ceracahui for 1 night and stayed far … More Ceracahui, good for the heart
Sunny California? Not the last few days at least. Even walking around town was difficult and limited to between the downpours. So I needed a new plan for San Diego. Plan B – food and yoga. Well if I was going to be indoors I may as well be enjoying myself. Now I have been … More Every cloud has a ………