Archive | April, 2009

Where’s Drishti?

What is going on with my practice lately? I know we move with the tide but I feel it’s at an all time low. Maybe I’ve had too much on my mind lately launching the “Global Bender” or do I really just need to “hard’n up” as my older brother Mick’s comments suggested in a […]

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2 wheel freedom

I’m loose on two wheels again – white and pink ones at that! When Emma offered up her bicycle I couldn’t untangle the bike lock fast enough, saved at last from public transport woes and trudging the construction sandpit of Dubai. I now ride everywhere. To breakfast, lunch and yoga.. then dinner and everywhere in […]

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You idiot!

I’ve moved again, finding myself on another mound in “the sandpit” an expression often heard amongst the expats of Dubai. I shouldn’t knock this place but I have to as it shows (a) Dubai is not the best in the world at everything, and (b) I’m more of a freak than even I thought. Here’s […]

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The honeymoon is over baby

After such a tough challenge in Mumbai I was relieved to find my yoga practice became.. well a little less intense! So much so that I started to feel I was on a little Bikram Yoga holiday. Club Stretch / Bikram Yoga Dubai is a small, very modern, relaxed studio near Jumeirah beach and as […]

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Only 10 minutes..

I’ve moved to my third home in Dubai in 11 days and the first thing one must do is set out on foot, looking for the cheapest supermarket, quaint family run restaurant and cafe serving the finest coffee. It must be the weathered, exhausted look on a travelers face when asking how long to the […]

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The best in the world?

My first post in Dubai and I’m struggling for words, probably because Dubai is on the surface, quite western and I’m still getting over the kaleidoscopic richness of Mumbai. I’ve been on foot, bus and bike, cruised down Dubai Creek by night and sipped coffee overlooking a ski park in Emirates Mall but I’ve yet […]

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Goodbye Mumbai, Hello Dubai

With 3 Bikram Yoga 30 Day Challenges completed (90 days continuous yoga), I find myself in another country starting all over again. Huzzah only 9 more challenges to go! It’s bewildering to think I’m a quarter of the way through my journey already and yet I feel it’s all going too fast! 30 days may […]

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Problems in Australia? You have no idea!

As my final days in Mumbai close in fast I seem to be zipping around in rickshaws saying goodbye, attending class or trying to find the elusive wifi cafe that’s never where you’re told it is. Hot tip: The Bagel Shop, Pali Hills, Bandra was only one I could find. Wherever I was going, whatever […]

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Dhobi Ghat Laundry, Mahalakshmi

One of the many tourist attractions in Mumbai is the Dhobi Ghat commercial Laundry outside Mahalakshmi train station. Dhobi Ghat is just down the road from Chor Bazaar and if I was to find my missing yoga Speedo trunks (pinched from the drying room) no doubt bound for the Thieves Market, they would have to […]

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Chor Bazaar aka Thieves Market

The saying goes “If you lose anything in Mumbai, you’ll find it at Chor Bazaar”. We hadn’t lost anything but thought it worth a look, especially with such an intriguing name. The market is huge covering several blocks and apparently offering everything from mobile phones to mutton chops. We found ourselves lost amongst the hub […]

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