Emotions. Magic. Mysticism. India is the land of the Spirit, the place where the soul finds its home and the heart its peace, and the space in which body and mind find their understanding, in the name of energy. Kerala, where the white beaches are lined with palm trees, plantations have the aroma of spices and nature is sovereign, is where the journey towards yourself starts. It is in Goa, Karnataka and North India that the itinerary of discovery continues. The ancient practices of Ayurveda, the Medicine of God, which the ancient Indian sages received during high meditative states, are there for sustainment and illumination. A system of knowledge entirely of natural cures, an active and dynamic approach to life and a philosophy of being that leads to an encounter with the most remote part of yourself.
A country, a thousand countries. A land, a thousand lands. A trip to Indonesia is conceding yourself an itinerary in continuously different, unique, powerful scenarios. Leading the ranks of discovery is Bali, a mosaic of natural wonders and cultural melting pot, where the eye of the traveler in search of wonder finds rest. Here, everything speaks of enchantment: from the terraced rice paddies set like precious jewels in the lungs of nature, to Hindu temples capable of evoking timeless splendor, from antique flavored dancing to beaches intertwined like ribbons. But it is the smiling courtesy, affectionate availability and the great respect of the people who are hosting that touches the soul. Visiting Bali, and Indonesia, means immersing oneself in the dream of the smell of frangipani.
There is an unwritten agreement that links Italy to purest beauty. Every corner of this country hides an ancient history that is still alive in its most isolated hermitages, that resounds in the enchanted valleys amongst its rolling hills and is reborn on the waves of its seas or in the peaceful lapping of its lakes. Italy is the land of perfection, balance and harmony. Everything is art. Every road leads to a new discovery, to charm, to a hiatus in the face of wonder: here being and becoming, form and substance have found understanding, a perfect sublimation. Finding oneself again after a trip to Italy means resuming your journey with full awareness of your inner wellbeing.
Culture and history are intertwined in Thailand, the land that shines the colors of gold. Gold of the temples that irradiate light, of the long sandy beaches where even the air “smells” of the sun and the genuine smile of a people, who have made welcome their second religion and availability their philosophy. In Eden the Thai speak of relaxation, lightness and of the placid search for one’s own wellbeing. The voice of the soul and the sound of the heart. Here some of the most esteemed health & wellness retreats in the world arise, oases of regeneration where traditional medicine meets Buddhist meditative practices, giving rise to long paths in pleasure that are entrusted to the hands of those who have made massage an art and the stimulation of the senses a skill.
Vietnam should be on the top of everyone’s travel list. It is that simple. With its dramatic landscapes, fascinating history, pulsating energy, it will electrify all of your senses and seize you from all angles. Vietnam is at once crazy and serene, thrilling and relaxing. Vietnam is a truly hidden gem that only those visiting the country themselves will be able to tell. Vietnam is not short of World Heritage Sites: Halong Bay, Phong Nha Ke Bang caves, Hoi An Ancient Street and Cham Islands are all recognized for their intense beauty. However, it is the bits and bites of the non-heritage site that will surprise you further. My Ideal Traveling will bring you to Vietnam in its special way: capturing the antidote to busy and often toxic modern living and offering you programs that will be inspiration to your life. Setting the alarm clock to wake up at 5am on holiday it is not easy. Yet when the prospect is a glorious orange and pink sunrise at Danang, in central Vietnam, it eases the pain of the early morning call. Embrace and uphold the idea of combining travel with a strong lifestyle approach. It is not only a holiday, it is a lifestyle.