2. taking yoga classes in the coolest yoga studio I will ever see...open-air as thesun goes down, crickets, katydids, a sunset and the smell of fresh ﬂowers over-looking rice-paddies during downward dog.3. Visiting Christopher and Amana's friend, Ari whose family are mask-makers of the most extraordinary kind.4.Spending time with Ketut from "Eat, Pray, Love." fame. He is like 94 and prettymuch no 100% says positive things about your health and future and had a spiritthat was super fun to be around.5. Luwak Co
ee passed through the stomach of a Luwak!) apparently quitepricey in the US.6. The smell of the crisp, air there was something I couldn't get enough of.
On to Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia for a short splurge at a W hotel which wasseriously ridiculous!Yes, their motto was, "WHATEVER, WHENEVER!" It was like someone else was theteacher and I could just have whatever, whenever!!!!! My senses couldn't getenough of the whole "Scene" very stylish, tactile, amazing food, great design andcomfort beyond words...and then a lovely afternoon of shopping with my formerprincipal, Ms. Yvonne Chong and my former student, Patrick's mom whohappened to be vacationing in nearby Nusa Dua. If you want to go shopping youare in great hands with Yvonne and Faye! Faye also has complete command of what Indonesian delicacies to order. This area was right along the coast and achange from inland Ubud.
On to Bangkok, Thailand! PHEW! WOW! Not my favorite place. Crowded.Congested. Major Tra
c. Felt Polluted. But wild, anything goes...amongst all thishustle bustle it is Thailand....from Kho Shan rode to outrageous buddhisttemples...and neighborhoods representing many di
erent cultures. Bangkok thegateway to the rest of Thailand and I learned not to characterize all of Thailandby my early perception of Bangkok.
I liked observing the di
erent Buddhist traditions in di
erent Asian Countries andam quite fascinated by it.Learned bits and pieces about its practice, its tradition, its importance. We evensaw a funeral passing by.