Do not ride elephants…

…or support any other activity that involves those incredible beings. This cannot be stressed enough! We are fascinated by these amazing creatures and feel this need to be close to them. However, to train elephants for the circus, for riding and trekking and to make them compliant to work for the wood logging industry, street begging and the likes it takes lifelong abuse, torture and confinement. Continue reading Do not ride elephants…

Video Gallery Finally Up

Not sure how long ago I started working on this (I think 2013) but I finally finished the video gallery for my website. To no one’s surprise it’s mainly fish and other (non-) sea creatures doing their thing under water but there may be some yoga going on as well.

To celebrate the many recent Whaleshark sightings on Koh Tao – you never forget your first Whaleshark (12th dive, 11 March 2011)! – I’m featuring a piece of the only Whaleshark I ever caught on camera. It was part of a video I did for a group of Open Water students from Sairee Cottage Diving. At the end of the dive, I was all alone in the water with that magnificent being – what a blessing!

Bangkok Brawl – You’ll Always Be My First!

Since Thailand hosted their first Crossfit competition a year ago, it was my dream to participate whenever the next opportunity would arise. Well, I miss out on another one – the Chiang Mai Throwdown in August. But then they announced the Bangkok Brawl and there was no way I was gonna miss out on that one as well. The extra training that I had put in over the past few months (thank you, Invictus!) even allowed me to join the Rx beasts…barely. Continue reading Bangkok Brawl – You’ll Always Be My First!

An Attempt to Describe What Happened in the Jungle

I was told the Yoga Teacher Training was going to be amazing. And that it was going to be rough. And so it was. It was so much more than I ever could have imagined or been prepared for. The experience is indescribable, it is life-changing and so very personal. It is an emotional, mental and physical roller coaster. The person that enters is not the same that exits – and that is good.

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