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Our Lost World: 5 Stages of Grief

The future is unknown except for one brutal fact: it is divorced from the past. Yet there has usually been a continuum from the distant past to the more recent past, and from a few weeks ago to yesterday. In our current world, we are dealing with a new ball game. And because it is […]

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A massive dark cloud and the potential for a silver lining

About 2 weeks ago I went out to lunch with a couple of friends and due to its noisy atmosphere (Sisterfields in Seminyak) I raised my voice more than usual and came home with a scratchy throat. I began googling and started to read about “the virus”: People may be sick with the virus for […]

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Small pleasures, modest moments

The following may not seem like travel tips but, hey… give it a chance. One of the most accessible and intriguing writers / philosophers today is Alain de Botton. His main interest is the philosophy of everyday life, or the relevance of a philosophical perspective on everyday experiences. He also co-founded The School of Life. […]

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In Praise of the Mundane

Yes I know, its not trendy to seek the mundane. adjective– common; ordinary; banal; unimaginative.– of or relating to this world or earth as contrasted with heaven; worldly; earthly: mundane affairs.– of or relating to the world, universe, or earth. As Rob Walker says, The only way to find the good stuff, the special stuff, the […]

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What can traveling do for you?

“Travel is like love, mostly because it’s a heightened state of awareness, in which we are mindful, receptive, undimmed by familiarity and ready to be transformed. That is why the best trips, like the best love affairs, never really end.” — Pico Iyer The above, excellent quote contains at least two important points: because so […]