Teaching Yoga in Taghazout, Morocco

I was really excited to teach in Morocco. This is where I originally applied in July, but most wanted a 3 month minimum. They must have had a cancellation as they needed someone right away. It was awesome teaching athletic students! Even better, several said I was a good teacher. ? Surf Coast Morocco was

Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen wasn’t in my plans either. It was supposed to be a layover on the way to Spain to meet Henrik, ¬†but he had to delay his travel plans for a few weeks. At the same time, I got an email from someone in Morocco looking for a yoga teacher for a few weeks. It

Athens, Greece

Although Greece was not in my plans, the cheapest flight from Sumatra to Spain, stopped here. Good reason, right? The last time I was in Greece, I was stranded here with a friend over 9/11. We were a little nervous, as we didn’t know what all was happening or when we would get home, but

Samosir Island Visit, Sumatra, Indonesia

I visited Samosir island with 3 other volunteers for a few days. Not only was this visit encouraged by management, but they also arranged everything and provided us with a driver for the 3 hour transportation to the ferry. At times it was hard to wrap our heads around how nice management was, our vacation

Teaching Yoga in Sumatra, Indonesia

I volunteered to teach yoga for 1 month in Sumatra at a resort called Taman Simalem. They provide room and board in exchange for teaching yoga to guests. The resort was huge, sitting on over 500 acres at the top of a mountain. The draw is the view of Lake Toba, over 1,000 feet below.

Japan Costs and Summary

Japan is an expensive place to visit. My costs averaged $190/day. The biggest expense was transportation at $110/day. This included my flight from the USA, 7 day bullet train pass of $260 and internal trains and busses. Hostels are about $20-25/night for dorms. Food is expensive with an average dinner cost of about $20. I

Osaka, Japan – 2 Days

Historically, Osaka was a merchant city and was known as the “nations kitchen” as it was important for rice trade. I was amazed at how many shops and restaurants are in this area. Wikipedia states that in 2005 there were over 34,000 shops here! There are literally miles and miles of shopping and¬†entertainment. I think

Kyoto, Japan – 2 1/2 Days

Did you know that Kyoto was once considered as the city to drop the atomic bomb on? It was reportedly spared this and much of the bombing during the war through the intervention of Henry L. Stimson, US Secretary of War. He did this as he was aware of the cultural significance of the area

Tokyo, Japan – 2 1/2 days

Tokyo is the capital of Japan and the most populous metropolitan area in the world, with over 13 million people. The larger, urban area of Tokyo has over 37 million! This is an interesting fact on its own, but when you consider it’s one of the top 10 of the safest countries in the world

The USA From A Fresh Perspective


Being back home was very strange at first. The most obvious thing I noticed was just how pervasive consumerism is in the USA. There are so many stores, stocked with so many goods. No different from before I left, but it’s interesting to see it from a fresh perspecitve. In fact, I suggest it. You