Mutianyu Section and final day on The Wall

Here is where we trekked over the last week…you need super sight powers to read it but I wanted to include it anyway!

I kept hoping that we were going to have one day with sunshine while hiking the wall but no such luck. The last day was actually the stormiest of them all with high winds and rain. Today […]

Ni Hao from Beijing

We arrived in Beijing after an 11 hour flight and met up with the rest of our IBD Adventures group from the east coast. Our energetic and animated guide, Chris, met us at the airport and has been a wealth of interesting information about China ever since. To the first time visitor, Beijing seems to be a vast and […]

Hiking the Baden Powell Trail

With only a week to go before heading off to China to trek The Great Wall with IBD Adventures, I figured it was time to get outside, and the hill program on the treadmill wasn’t cutting it anymore! On Sunday morning, Faye, Ali, Stephen, Rosie and I started out from Lynn Headwaters in North Vancouver and headed west. We […]

Body Art and Celebrating One Year Colon-Free

One of my most recent adventures was getting inked at the Vancouver Tattoo and Body Art Convention by Katia @ Rainfire Tattoo. I wanted to share because this work of art has been a a symbol for me along my journey the last couple years. The symbol, known as the Flower of Life (a term coined by Drunvalo Melchizedek) is […]

Sunshine on Vancouver Island

I had a beautiful time on the island last week with family and friend! My week started with sunshine and morning Qi gong with my dad. It was such a gift to experience this energy together and to witness my dad’s excitement about his new found exercise regime. I am truly grateful to be able to share these kinds […]

Salta and Cafayate

Thank goodness, Michael and I were able to get the last two seats on the Tuesday bus out of San Pedro de Atacama to Salta. My departure date is fast approaching and since the buses only run on Tuesday and Fridays, and if we had missed that one I would have had no time in Argentina. The bus ride […]

Floating in Laguana Cezar and Vallee de la luna at sunset

Since we never actually made it to the Valley of the moon on our bike ride adventure the other night, we decided to book a car to take us there. The tour also included an afternoon at the Laguna Cezar which is this super salty swimming hole in the desert…similar to the Dead Sea. What an interesting experience to […]

Journey to Sorata

I said goodbye to my friends, Ka and Astro, on Isla del Sol and I am travelling now with my friend, Michael for this next leg of the journey. We are on a similar schedule with the same itinerary and it has been great to have the company!

The boat ride back from Isla del Sol first thing in the […]

Isla del Sol

This is where the Inca’s believe that the sun was born and the next island over is Isla del Luna, the birth place of the moon. The Inka legend says that it was the god, Viracocha, who rose here from Lake Titicaca after a great flood, to create the sun, moon and stars. There is also an underwater temple […]

Virgen De La Candelaria Festival

Today is the first day in the festival of the Virgen de la Candelaria which is also Bolivia’s patron saint. It has been amazing to watch the beautiful costumes, the parades of dancers with bells on their boots, and the flower mosaics covering the streets all over town!

Apparently this town, Copacabana, is most well known for its Christian pilgrimage […]