BATU, Indonesia. Photo by Jes Aznar

Monday, June 23, 2014

Notes from Paradise

You step into this place and you are in an instant, in paradise. This is a place perfect with the beloved. Or with the kids. Or just by yourself, with your dreams and words.

Your mind will rest in the tranquility and the energy that flows from the age-old garden and cascading violets; the sound of water and the whisper of crickets on quiet evenings. 

I attended a yoga class but there was so much more to it than my usual yoga experience. Here, reality blends with magic realism. The beauty is almost surreal. 

It comes close to our favorite paradise of all time -- Tugu in Malang in East Java, Indonesia, which Jes and I discovered many moons ago.

                                beautiful morning

                               Waterfalls pool

                                the bath area in the spa room

                                          the spa room

                                afternoon walk

                                          the charming room