I am here for 2 weeks, Stijn for 4 days. Saturday was our first day of really being here, enjoying the beach and laziness. Up until Wednesday I was busy with Yoga Teacher Training – 100h in 10 days is a lot to deal with, so it took some days to come back to “reality”. Well… at least the reality we are having now on the beach side.
Few days back we made a little trip to Arambol. Some of my yoga friends from ATTC needed to do some shopping before heading home, so we decided to join. For the first time here we could practice our bargaining skills as Stijn wanted to buy a scarf. The book shop I was hoping to visit to find something to read on the way was unfortunately closed. The whole street was dug up and most of the shops were closed. No books for me. But we passed by a little art atelier where I could not resist to buy few tiny elephant paintings.
Few hours in the town was enough for all of us. To come back to Dunes (the “resort” we are staying at) we decided to walk on the beach. In the middle of the day it is a challenging walk, but we survived. I saw my first starfishes.
Struggle with technology
Today we faced one of our biggest challenges so far. I was smart enough to block my iPad. How do you do it? Step 1 – use iPad with touch-id. Step 2 – create safe, but difficult to remember passcode. Step 3 – forget the passcode. You can imagine the rest… The story gets complicated when you have to restore the iPad from a backup & update it at the same time being dependent on very unstable wi-fi connection. We tried for 3 times. The second time we spent 2 hours waiting for the update, when in the last few minutes the whole process collapsed… Rather frustrating.
So this afternoon I spent more than 3 hours hypnotizing the screen while the updating was taking place. And finally it worked! It was not only the updating that didn’t work so well, but my patience too collapsed for a few times. The last time I took it as sort of meditation – without expectations, just being there in the process and waiting for the update to take place.
So far for technology