Yoga and Diving in the Philippines – 2 week schedule

Posted by in Diving, Travel, Yoga, Yoga & Diving Retreat, Yoga retreat

Yoga, Diving and Philippines go together like no other! In this article series we are giving you some tips and recommendations on what to do in the Philippines if you have one week or two weeks time planned, and especially – where to go if you want both Diving & Yoga on your daily schedule. Make sure you read also our guide for Yoga & Diving in the Philippines – 1 week schedule. So you have two weeks in the Philippines, this is a great amount of time to see…read more

Yoga and Diving in the Philippines – 1 week schedule

Posted by in Diving, Travel, Yoga, Yoga & Diving Retreat, Yoga retreat

Yoga and diving make a great pair! Yoga calms you down and brings your focus back to your body and breath. Diving benefits from just these qualities – while diving, it’s important to breathe deeply and to live purely in the moment without a monkey-brain to distract you with its chatter. So why not combine both during your next holiday? Philippines is a great spot for both diving and yoga. The thousands and thousands of islands give you plenty of choice, but we all know that sometimes too many choices can also feel…read more

How to fiesta like a Pinoy

Posted by in fiesta, Travel

When it comes to having a party, Filipinos know how to enjoy life. The month of May here in Camiguin is always a festive month, and this year was no exception. There was one fiesta after the other, festivities traveling through the island one community at a time. During the fiesta the streets are filled with tiny shops during the day, there are most likely basketball games ongoing, small gatherings here and there, and the evenings are marked with loud, pop-up discos which are built on the basketball courts. You know…read more

Why you should try the five finger shoes!

Posted by in Outdoors, Running, Travel

Holidays. Ah, the perfect time to take it easy, be lazy, drink fruit shakes and hang in hammocks. However, sometimes you do want to include some movement and exercise into your holidays, especially if you are traveling for a longer period. One of our favorite on-the-road form of exercise is running. It’s easy, flexible and a lot of fun for so many reasons! And now that we have found the perfect shoe to match our adventures, it all fits together so snuggly. Have you ever tried the barefoot shoes? There…read more

F R E E D I V I N G – Day 3

Posted by in Challenge, Diving, Freediving, Meditation, Travel, Yoga

All is well that ends well. All is well that ends in smiles. But I did not know that when Day 3 came around. I really just had two choices. Either to give into my fear, start crying and paddle back to the shore, or I could toughen up and go through the very thing I wanted least in world (at that moment). There is always a choice… HOMEWORK The night before the last day we did our homework in the form of a carbon dioxide table. You take an…read more

F R E E D I V I N G – Day 2

Posted by in Challenge, Diving, Freediving, Travel

As I stare down into the blue and watch the orange rope disappear into the darkness, I wonder what I was doing there, hanging out in the ocean when I could have been just about anywhere else. What had I gotten myself into? Again! Why must one live outside of comfort, why cannot one simply lay in a hammock and read a book on a sunny day? But no. Not me. This chicken has to try to be brave. “Btw, I dislike snorkeling, and I certainly hate the deep blue,…read more

Leave! (so you can come back)

Posted by in Freedom, Life, Travel

Sometimes the best thing about leaving, is arriving back. Going away just so you can come back again. We landed back on Camiguin island few days ago. Or more accurately, we dropped out of the sky with a pump so hard it almost gave me a whiplash. But I still adore those small planes that feel light and agile compared to their bigger brothers. As soon as we landed, I realized I had almost forgotten about the paradise we get to call home. It’s amazing how fast we humans get used…read more

The Incredible Lightness of Being (Homeless)

Posted by in Change, Freedom, Life, Travel

One of the biggest fears people have is losing their home, their possessions and losing their financial security (or should I say, financial predictability). This is not strange, since one of the basic needs we have is all about certainty and comfort. As long as we can predict the future, all is kinda well in the world. Yet when we challenge this fear, strange things happen. During one of the many times I moved countries, I decided to get rid of most of my stuff. I sold what I could…read more

Preparing, praying and moving on

Posted by in Life, Outdoors, Travel, Weather

That’s what you do here in the Philippines when facing a typhoon with wind speeds of 200km/hr. We follow the locals. We watch them looking at the sky and looking at the ocean. We watch and help with preparations, we take everything in which can be taken in, and close off everything that can be closed off. Then we pray. Uncontrollable nature The locals often ask us if there are typhoons in our country. We entertain them with stories of snow, ice, fogged breath and sun that never seems to…read more

The destructive influence of Authorities and Media

Posted by in Challenge, Travel

We all know “Authorities” and the Media have an incredible impact on how we perceive things. We see it every day, in virtually everything we do. They tell us this, and –sometimes even without a second thought – we believe it to be true. There are a few “problems” with how authorities and media deal with topics. The first problem is, regardless of which authorities or media, they are biased. They have a political view, or they have certain interests that take priority over telling what’s really important. The second…read more

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