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bus in tamil nadu

A Traveler’s Guide to Riding the Bus in Tamil Nadu, India

We might just die on a bus in Tamil Nadu. According to my Pocket Earth app, we are flying along this crowded country road at 65 kph. The driver is leaning on the horn and eschewing the brake as though Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves are on board, frantically attempting to disarm a bomb. Either […]

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mindful travel in vietnam

Mindful Travel in Vietnam, A Travel Guide for Yogis

Welcome to Mindful Travel in Vietnam, the first in our new series of Travel Guides for Yogis. Here you’ll find (almost) everything you need when you’re planning mindful travel in Vietnam. This includes our favourite destinations, the best hotels for every budget, vegan and vegetarian restaurants, our favourite yoga studios, a list of essential items […]

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budget hostel in london

Sleep in a Prison Cell at This Budget Hostel in London

Looking for a budget hostel in London? At Clink78 you get comfy beds, friendly staff and lots of great common areas to make you feel at home. Read on for our full review! Unless you’re from Tokyo, the prices in London are bound to make your eyes water, especially when it comes to finding a […]

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luxury on a budget in london

Can you Really Find Luxury on a Budget in London?

Is there such thing as luxury on a budget in London, one of the world’s most expensive cities? I was doubtful, but citizenM London Shoreditch surpassed my expectations, delivering all the comforts of a high-end hotel for a fraction of the price. Book a room at citizenM London Shoreditch for a little luxury on a […]

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best travel yoga mats

The Best Travel Yoga Mats for Your 2017 Adventures

Students are always asking me for advice on the best travel yoga mats. In truth, to keep my carry-on luggage small enough, I currently don’t carry a travel yoga mat. This means that I’ve had the chance to try out a range of different yoga mats (for travel and everyday use) as I move from […]

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best hotels in Phong Nha Vietnam

The Best Hotels in Phong Nha for Every Budget: Where to Stay in Phong Nha, Vietnam

Best Hotels in Phong Nha Phong Nha is still a bit of an undiscovered destination in Vietnam. It’s already a backpacker haven, but the flashpackers and the tour busses haven’t really invaded yet. Home to one of the world’s largest cave systems, you could spend weeks exploring underground in Phong Nha! There are also boat […]

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Transylvania Cycling tour

Transylvania Cycling Tour: Exploring the Villages of Biertan, Romania

Interested in a Transylvania cycling tour? Go! It’s a fantastic way to immerse yourself in the region. Here’s what you can expect… As we cycle down a dirt road through a small ramshackle village in Transylvania, a little boy runs out to greet us. He raises his hand for a high-five and we all comply […]

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focus on your yoga business

How to Find Time to Focus on Your Yoga Business

If your friends and family are anything like mine, they think the life of a yoga teacher is one big beach vacation with a few gentle stretching sessions thrown in. Ha ha ha. If only they knew the truth. All the yoga teachers I know are so swamped most of us barely have time to […]

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Ephesus or Pergamon

Ephesus or Pergamon: Which is the Best Ancient Site in Turkey?

So you only have time to visit one great ancient site in Turkey? Which should it be? Ephesus or Pergamon? Stephen and I have been to Pompeii in Italy, Jerash in Jordan, and Palmyra in Syria — not to mention Rome and Athens. But when in Turkey, you can’t NOT visit Ephesus or Pergamon. That […]

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vegetarian restaurants lisbon

Your Guide to Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants in Lisbon, Portugal

When we got to Lisbon, I had no idea that we were arriving in one of Europe’s best cities for vegetarians and vegans. I soon discovered that there were so many vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Lisbon that our 10 days in the city would not be enough to try them all! Related: Don’t miss […]

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great yoga Facebook pages

11 Great Facebook Yoga Pages You Should Follow Right Now

There are a lot of great Facebook yoga pages out there. If you’re trying to create your own Facebook yoga page, there’s no shame in stealing from taking inspiration from your fellow yoga teachers. In fact, looking at examples is one of my favourite ways to learn! (That’s why we do demos in yoga class, […]

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best hotels Hue, Vietnam

The Best Hotels in Hue for Every Budget: Where to Stay in Hue, Vietnam

Where to Stay in Hue / Best Hotels in Hue, Vietnam The attractions of Hue are subtler than those of nearby charming Hoi An or bustling Hanoi, but visiting Hue is a traveller’s best opportunity to understand how typical Vietnamese people live. It is also a fantastic destination for vegans and vegetarians who want to […]

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