Disconnect to Reconnect: about Wifi’s fuzzy reminder

“We invest our time and energy into who and what we value.” Morning meditation and conversations at the Offline House can go real deep, real quick. I’ve been happily resting and rejuvenating my body, soul and mind with surfing, nature, yoga and great books at a concept-Hostel in the south of Portugal called the Offline…

My first book is published!! It’s here and it’s real!

My first ever book has been self-published in print and 10 copies are lying on the table in my living room. (And it’s available on Amazon!)  I paid the UPS guy 11 zlotes for the extra taxes. At 8:24 am today. I am speechless. What an incredible blessing. To be able to take a project,…

Mastering the VC Game by Jeffrey Bussgang – something of a book review

Well here’s a new read to add to the chronicles… all about venture capital, entrepreneurs, start-ups and the world-changing dance that evolves between them. Really, I downloaded a few samples of books about Venture Capital (VC) to iBooks, read a few and then decided on the full version of this one.  It’s written clearly, with…

Joel Salatin’s Polyface Farms – an overview

Compiled from my notes from attending the “You Can Farm” workshop; Internet research and videos – I’d like to make this overview of Polyface Farms readily available to anyone interested in: alternative farming business models making more money from sustainable farming the Salatin success story and the foundations upon which Polyface Farms has been built…

6 tricks to living abroad and meeting new people

Funny story: I moved to Barcelona this past August. In the first weekend after moving into my new place I was checking out the city, going to language exchanges, Pilates classes and creativity workshops. One evening, I was chatting to my roommate about all of these activities. I also asked the name of one of…

5 Life lessons I’ve learned as a bicycle traveller

This is the 3rd article from 3-part series written for Bicycle Touring Pro Find out just how philosophical bicycle travel can be – and the 5 life lessons I took away from my recent trip across Europe. Full article a sneak-peek: “Travel will always be about the journey within – as we pass through different…

The trail of Genghis Khan – a 3 year journey on horseback across Eurasia

Just finished watching Australian production “The Trail of Genghis Khan” (all 6 parts are on YouTube); partaking in some of Tim Cope’s spectacular journey on horseback across Eurasia fills me with a deep longing to get back on the road myself – the nomad within me is awakening from restless slumber! This is an incredible…

Cycling Safety and First Aid in 1887 – a must read!

Just came across this brilliantly helarious article, from Breton Bikes – a bike tour company operating tours in Brittany, France. They, in turn, have found this pearl in the Badminton Library. An excerpt: “Down hill on a bicycle the safest position is without doubt that in which the legs are placed on the handle-bar, as…

Yemen, the Lakota and urban gardening – this week’s favourite Ted talks

Watching Ted talks is turning into a mild obsession as I find myself googling “Ted talk” with any third word that comes to mind, like “science”, “gardening” or “war”.  The more creative I think I’m getting the more fascinating presentations I find.  Try the Ted talk formula with “architecture”, “crochet” and “Pine ridge reserve” and…

Barbara Sher’s “Refuse to choose”, perspective altering book

Are you fascinated by Spanish guitar, Chinese cooking, running a successful language school and sailing to India all at the same time? Or maybe what makes your heart smile are rare bird species, photography, medieval poetry and chimney cleaning? In my case, I find myself simultaneously wanting to study linguistics, start a rooftop greenhouse business,…