|Reflections - Koh Chang, Thailand|
|Simple beauty, Okinawa|
|The sublime Treehotel, Sweden|
|Happiness is a Lord Howe holiday|
|Still miss that view...|
|Buddhas in Ubud|
6. Ubud - for the month of August, my home was the delightfully eccentric Michi Retreat, just outside this little hippie-earthy town in central Bali, Indonesia, where I learnedhow to travel on my own dime, and at my own pace, again. In a word: liberating.
7. Learning - I learned to speak Mac, when I bought a beautiful Macbook Air so that I could design my first ebook using iBooks Author (more on this later), and to do more writing on the road. Mission accomplished: I had 81,093 words and 115 pics published this year, not including blog posts or the 19,506 words I wrote for the Grand Tours Project.I can also speak Kindle and iPhone now. I'm a fully equipped digital gypsy.
|Behold, the king - at Ulusaba|
Last but not least,I'm seeing the year out in South East Asia, first Koh Chang in Thailand, now Luang Prabang in Laos, brought to both places - in the spirit of this anything-goes year - by serendipity rather than any real planning.