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Our date
 
I believe it is all about connectedness. I feel is so important between two people, and I would certainly like to establish a real connection with you… I feel our date should be the one to remember. As the chemistry inside of us develops, it evolves from emotional boundaries to physical boundaries… Stripping away the layers. Two naked souls. I’d like to think as the evening progresses, we are two lovers that have found each other…  That our meeting is not accidental, that among all possible paths we could follow, we are here together at this time and place.
 
Both of us yearn for a moment of affection. In these moments we create an attachment and a compelling gravity between the two of us. Disengaging from the stories of the past or future. Being in the momentum. Creating our own momentum. Dissolving. In time, in each other. Just following the flow. A little parenthesis in eternity.

 
Some of the travel adventures I did: 

cycling on a sea of salt (Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia); 
exploring Atacama; 
trekking in Northern Thailand, through Amazon, in Coast Rica’s jungle; 
by bike through South Africa, Cuba, Japan, China, Croatia, Jordan, Vietnam, Panama, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Colombia; 
surfing in Hawaii, Bali, Malibu; 
kitesurfing at Coche island, Venezuela; 
ice climbing in Iceland and Patagonia;
golfing on lava in Reykjavik and inside the crater at Bedugul;
doing triathlon in Caribbean; 
swimming with nurse sharks in Belize, whale sharks and manta rays in Maldives, sea lions in Galapagos; 
glacier helicopter landing in New Zealand; 
mountain skiing in August in New Zealand; 
downhill rush on The Death Road (the most dangerous road in the world) and on Khanh Vinh pass; 
exploring Potosi mines; 
on fastest world zip lines in SA and Costa Rica; 
waterfalls rappelling in Central America; 
through caves in Belize;
mountaineering through waterfalls in Costa Rica; 
Manaslu’s Larke Pass trek (5100m) in the Himalayas; 
joining spiritual ceremonies across Asia; 
crossing the border between Colombia and Venezuela
 
Some of the travel adventures I am planning: 

186-mile charity bike ride through Sierra Leone; 
Highlands to the coast 550 km Madagascar bike ride; 
mastering wakesurfing jumps and tricks; 
trekking through Bhutan; 
Kokoda track in PNG; 
survival cross Borneo track; 
Antarctic expedition; 
mountain gorilla trekking in Rwanda&Uganda; 
parting at Burning Man festival in Black Rock Desert, Nevada; 
through Vodoo Trail in Haiti; 
600 km off road by mountain bike in Mongolia while sleeping in ger; 
Tibet trekking; 
Ayahuasca shaman ceremony in Peru; 
salmon fishing in Kamchatka and Alaska; 
white water rafting on the Zambezi river;
pilgrimage to Varanasi

Should we write our own…

 

 
The books I’ve read (or reread) recently that have inspired or moved me: 

A Prayer for Owen Meany
The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson
Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang
Birdsong by Sebastian Folks

Cloud Atlas, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell

Night train to Lisbon by Pascal Mercier
Sweet Caress by William Boyd
Papillion by Henri Charriere
Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt
Steppenwolf by Herman Hesse
The Possibility of an Island by Michel Houellebecq
Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts

Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Slum by Katherine Boo

The Narrow Road to The Deep North by Richard Flanagan
Immortality by Milan Kundera
The Museum of Innocence by Orhan Pamuk
Balzac and The Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie
Rumi
The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak
Flaubert’s Parrot by Julian Barnes
The Sea of Fertility by Yukio Mishima
Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie
The Castle by Kafka

Before she met me by Julian Barnes

Man’s search for meaning by Viktor E. Frankl

On writing (a memoir of the craft) by Stephen King

The Code by Shaun Tomson

Riding The Magic Carpet (A Surfer’s Odyssey to find the perfect wave) by Tom Anderson

Stoner by John Edward Williams

East of Eden by John Steinbeck

Pilgrimage by Annie Leibovitz

Photography: The Whole Story

Sumo by Helmut Newton

Passengers by Dagmar Keller

 

Spiritual:

Dalai Lama
Ram Dass
Thich Nhat Hanh
Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche
Be an Island by Ayya Khema

Jack Kornfield
Pema Chodron
Living on Your Own Terms, Freedom: The Courage To Be Yourself, Courage: The Joy of Living Dangerously by Osho

Buddhism is not what you think by Steve Hagen

The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

The Saint, the Surfer and the CEO by Robin Sharma

Being Nobody, Going Nowhere by Khema

The Untethered Soul: the journey beyond yourself by Michael A. Singer

Faithfully religionless by Timber Hawkeye

Mindfulness in Plain English by Gunaratana

Everyday Zen by Charlotte Joko Beck

Journey to Ixtlan by Carlos Castaneda

Zen mind, beginners mind by Shunryu Suzuki

Meditation now or never by Steve Hagen

Buddhism by Smith&Novak

Mindfulness and Surfing by Sam Bleakley

Saltwater Buddha by Jaimal Yogis