The Ubud effect keeps giving

The Ubud effect keeps giving. I find myself running into the same people, and presented with the same kinds of deep conversations, in the same kind of raw food restaurants. Everything is different,… Continue reading

The Ubud effect

The Ubud effect started already on the flight from Colombo. I ended up next to a Sri Lankan-Australian woman who was on her way to Bali for the first time. She had no… Continue reading

Why I am here

I am back in Colombo, at the Gallery Cafe, a perfect oasis from the hustle and bustle outside.  Here, I can catch up with myself and my intentions. I have just come back from… Continue reading

Backpacking Sri Lanka

A few photos from a week’s travel around South and Central Sri Lanka, including places like Galle, Weligama, Ella, Nuwara Eliya, Kandy and Colombo.  

Conversations with strangers

I’ve had some of my best conversations with strangers, she said, because they have no idea who they’re dealing with. Unknown

Casa Colombo and interesting Feng Shui

The rain is pouring down outside the open windows at Casa Colombo Hotel. Inside, I am comfortably curled up into a big rotting arm chair with a large mango lassi. The large ceiling… Continue reading

Sleepless in Sri Lanka

In a hotel room in Colombo, I escape the world for a while.  So much has changed, I need to reassure myself. I am here. I am alive. The last few weeks in… Continue reading

Once a Thief…

Same selfie, same smile. A snapshot two years apart. In one I am walking out of THE THIEF Hotel after signing my contract, feeling excited and nervous about the new job. In the other I walk… Continue reading

The greater plan

We had a plan. We were in it together. Until I made other plans. The decision had been growing like a storm in my head for weeks, maybe longer. A whisper that had… Continue reading

Familiar feelings

I wake up without an alarm, in my childhood room. I can’t remember when I last slept a full night. Still I feel slow. Still sad. My mother comes sit at my bedside… Continue reading