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Dancing is one of my all-time favourite activities. Salsa. Merengue. Hip hop, Swing. Tango.  Anything as long as it involves music and movement. For as long as I can remember, I automatically start to sway when I hear music. (If you’ve ever seen my parents dance….you can easily understand where the passion for dancing comes [...]

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Despite different time zones, climates and altitudes, it’s nice to take comfort in global commonalities like a stunning sunset. Taking time in silence to watch the sun drop out of the sky is a BEING moment for me. It allows a few minutes to reflect on the day, week, month, year gone by and also [...]

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I am one lucky chick. I have been fortunate enough to spend holidays in some pretty exotic places with some incredible people. I have fond memories of: – An untraditional Christmas in Morocco with my sister Stephanie then New Years Eve in Plaza Cataluyna in Barcelona with MBA pals -Easter in Moscow, Russia with my [...]

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I’ve always been a smiley person. Seriously, smiling is an almost automatic reaction when I make eye contact with someone. It can melt a stern look, comfort shy eyes and sparks a simple yet warm connection with another human being. AND, it’s truly universal. I am horrible at learning languages (ask any of my language [...]

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In Colombia’s famous coffee region, I am indulging in a cup of Arabica with investment banker turned musician turned conservationist, Nicholas Panayiotou.  We have spent the past few hours walking around Kasaguadua, Nicholas’ nature reserve in Salento, Colombia.  It was a great way to spend a sunny afternoon in Salento as we trekked around the [...]

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The Best of Bolivia

February 14, 20132 Comments

“What?!  You are skipping Bolivia?” a surprised friend exclaimed when I told her I was planning on visiting Peru, Argentina, Chile and Colombia when I was in South America. I guess she had a point, I was planning on visiting most of Bolivia’s neighbours but hadn’t really thought about actually going through the country. She [...]

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Have you ever pulled into a parking lot and someone hands you their paid parking ticket that’s valid for another hour? Or walked into a packed restaurant and offered to share their table with you? These are what I call random acts of kindness and if you are open to them, they can flood into [...]

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At my first night at the Ashram in Ubud, the founder gave a seminar on the art of meditation. When I had attempted to meditate before, I had tried so hard to concentrate on not thinking that I was actually stressing and tiring myself out so I was especially curious how the Ashram teachings would [...]

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  Daya Nimai Das (DND) is a Lima native who moved to Pisac, a small town in the Sacred Valley, to follow his karmic path. Which in his case, was pursuing his dream of owning his own vegetarian restaurant. Relish this story of dreams coming alive…. (TD)  What did you want to be when you [...]

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