this and that Title was created by my dear friend Debbi told me that I will soon be blogging my next country of travel – Thailand. She thought the travel tips would be all well and good, but so impersonal, and I should tell you about “meetings”.
too this is a new claim for me, a challenge to become more personal, and to tell the readers what I am personally so happened on my travels. In part, I have the yes already done in my last blog by referring to my Tantra-Yoga experience.
After these now over 4 weeks, I feel completely overwhelmed and deeply touched but at the same time enormously energized by what I do here in Chiang Mai at Mahasiddha Tantra-Yoga School ( https://tantrayogathailand.com/).. And that’s just the beginning. My affirmation (see above) is to live and practice what I have learned here every day.
I didn’t know exactly what to expect with this course. As a “Western” woman, I didn’t know much about Tantra. Had a negative touch for me because I as a masseuse and body therapist often got annoying calls about doing Tantra massage with “Happy Ending”. I used to be annoyed about it and thought – is everything clear in my homepage what I do, so why this annoying question? Many people think of the word Tantra as sex, with a spiritual aspect, or think of Tantra Massage, which is offered in this country as a kind of erotic massage. But Tantra can’t be reduced to sex any more than yoga can be reduced to a sport. Because Tantra and yoga can and are much more.
The Philippines consists of more than 7000 small and larger islands. Since I have “only” 3 weeks and want to get to know at least a few of them, I decided for the area Cebu, which belongs to the Visayas. I reached Cebu City from Singapore via Manila (capital of the Philippines) with Cebu Pacific. Unfortunately, I can’t say much good about the airline, because every flight I flew with Cebu Pacific (3 flights) was delayed, every time over an hour. There was also a lot of savings in the service. Even with the water you have been greedy.
Since I am on vacation and in chill mode, I wasn’t particularly excited. – Why, since my attitude in everything in life is that everything is right and good, as it is and there is always a reason for everything, both large and small.
First of all, I would like to report how dear and especially the people are here. One is greeted almost everywhere (especially outside the cities) with a warm smile and “Hello”. All the children wave to you and rejoice when you can speak a few words with you.
Since I have learned from my last trip to always have a “further travel ticket”, otherwise you may not be able to fly or not enter, this time I not only bought a one-way ticket, but immediately thought about where I want to go and I set a route like this and picked out the best flights via Momondo and Opodo. With a small additional fee I then chose flexible tickets, so that I may be able to can change the times.
First destination Singapore – named after the animal that first met the explorer, as my guide has told me. – Singa is the lion and Pura the city (derived from the ancient Indian Sanskrit of Simha). So City of the Lion. At Singa, however, I had to think of Thai beer – Singha. Also this means lion, well like so many breweries, – Löwenbräu, Lion (Sri Lanka).
It’s December and rainy season here. That is, It rains properly at least once a day. Since it often rains in the afternoon, I took right on 2. Day morning a sightseeing tour by bike booked at “Lion City Bike Tour” – Jeff the owner and guide was really worth the money (43 euros). He travelled with me all over Singapore to the different neighborhoods to tell me the story of this city-state (besides the Vatican and Monako the only 3 city-states).
What happened after my time out…
After 3 days back at the old workplace, which is supposedly so safe, I realized that this security is difficult and expensive to pay, namely with freedom. I have been reduced to only working on tasks and duties and from obeying instructions that have been forced into one without regard. I felt like an object that you move from A to B, a thing, but not like a person, a person you talk to and take into account his feelings and abilities. If you are only judged by quantity instead of quality, and the customer falls by the wayside, this is no longer the right workplace for me.
This became very clear and so, after a mental breakdown and the additional burden of separation, I decided to find a fair solution, to leave the old company and to go my own way.
Winter is just around the corner and I am already suffering from wanderlust. – now I do not have to ask anyone, submit applications or revise myself in order to save additional time, which I can then reduce with vacation and flexitime. Because this is like 2 months 40 degrees Celsius and 2 months 0 degrees Celsius, are on average pleasant 20 degrees, but still freeze once 2 months and 2 months of extreme sweating. You don’t really have any of it.