LADAKH - Nubra Valley wilderness

Nubra Valley is an amazing and peaceful area north of Leh.

Driving there I couldn't stop saying "wow" because it's really wonderful and I could really feel the sense of immensity. High mountains are framing endless sand dunes, grey rivers, copper coloured rocks and a sense of bliss. Nature can fill my soul like nothing else! The original name of Nubra Valley is Ldumra Valley that means "valley of flowers".

One technical info!
The electricity in the valley is available only from 7pm to 11pm, regardless the kind of accommodation you pick, just keep it in mind :)

Nubra Valley step by step:

  • At first, we drove from Leh to Khardung-La, the highest motor road in the world (5602mt) for about 39km. Here, in August, you can still find the snow! 

  • The second step was Diskit monastery and its giant Buddha, 32mt high. 
    Another breathtaking view!

  • We then slept in Hunder (10 km from Diskit) in a gust house immerse in flowers fields and apricots trees. 

  • If you have time, before going to Diskit, you can also visit the Sumur monastery that is located in a super quiet and peaceful area of the valley. Nature, nature, nature, nature!

Driving around you'll meet many military check points and lots of army trucks for security reasons since this area is next to the Pakistan border and they're not allowed to come to certain areas of Ladakh.

Enjoy the drive! :)

Giulia

LADAKH - 9 days of Happiness and Discovery!

Hi guys! This trip has been incredible! We did 9 days in this amazing region in the north of India, bordering Pakistan, China and the Tibet region. It's a wonderful mix of cultures, with Buddhism as the main religion, reason why we found monasteries and shrines at every corner.

Find our ITINERARY below, and a dedicated post to each step will follow soon! 


Leh - 1 night
Nubra Valley - 1 night in Hunder
Pangon Lake - 1 night
Leh - 2 nights for yoga and meditation
Trekking (Spituk, Jingchen, Yurutse, Shingo, Chilling) - 4 days and 3 nights

Some PRACTICAL TIPS for you, especially if you are planning to do some trekking:

  • bring a sleeping bag with you
  • bring Diamox with you, the medicine for altitude sickness, because those symptoms can ruin your holiday
  • travel as light as possible (during the trekking you have to carry your own backpack for the whole time)
  • bring tons of wet tissues, you'll understand why when reading the post about the trekking :)
  • bring soap and small size toiletries, same as above
  • remember the sun screen
  • be ready to get dirty, muddy and sleep in uncomfortable "beds" :) 
  • bring a heavy jacket, I had the 100g from Uniqlo and it was perfect!

Make sure you subscribe to the website to receive the following posts about this hidden Himalayas region! 

xx
Giulia

Byron Bay - My Favourite Spots

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Hi guys! It has been a while since I posted my last article on the blog! I’ve been super busy with yoga classes, travelling and working! But I’m still here and I will soon share with you a few new exciting projects I’m working on!
Meanwhile, I wanted to give you tips and inspirations for your next holiday telling you about my recent trip to Byron Bay!

I fell in love with Australia the first time I visited this amazing country and it keeps on charming me every time more.

Here I’ve selected for you my favorite spots in Byron Bay, from delicious cafes where to indulge in super tasty dishes, to fantastic yoga studios where to reconnect with yourself and create positive energy! Enjoy :-) 

Breakfast/Lunch

Cool and hipster spot where to relax for breakfast, brunch or lunch. Definitely my favourite in the city centre! Highly recommended: Coconut quinoa porridge, smashed avocado toast and beef/kernel/beetroot salad!

Next to Bayleaf Café, Mediterranean restaurant open for both lunch and dinner.

Great spot on the beach where to grab a coffee or enjoy a Sunday breakfast.

Beautiful café with ocean view. Great location and atmosphere.

Easy and tasty spot for a quick lunch or take away! Yummy poke bowls with fresh raw fish. Vegetarian options available.

Grab your coffee/tea/organic smoothie or enjoy a delicious vegan lunch! Tasty raw options included in the menu!

Something different… The Farm!

The Farm, this is for sure my favourite spot outside the city centre! A real bucolic paradise where to lose yourself… Animals, plants, one restaurant serving tempting fresh food, a colourful florist, a dedicated space for workshops and much more…

Dinner

Byron Fresh

Great food, vibrant atmosphere and perfect location for a dinner in town.

Balcony

Book a table on the balcony facing the street and enjoy the atmosphere with a glass of wine!

Sunday Market

Every 1st Sunday of the month don’t miss this super cool market in Byron Bay! Clothes, food stalls, jewelry, furniture, souvenirs and live bands performing from 8am to 3pm: Byron Bay Community Market.

Yoga

If you’re lucky to be in Byron Bay when Fee is teaching, go for that!

Last Special Activity

Do you like horse-riding and you’ve always dreamt of a ride by the beach? Check this out!! Zephyr Horses !

South Africa On The Road

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Avete mai pensato al Sud Africa come meta delle vostre vacanze? ?? un paese ricco di cultura, ex colonia olandese che mantiene caratteristiche europee in un continente vasto e affascinante come quello africano!

Meta molto lontana, ̬ vero, ma con la comodit?? di non dover spostare le lancette dell?۪orologio! Strano pensare all?۪assenza del fuso orario sebbene vi troviate a pi?_ di 12 ore di volo vero?

Vi consiglier?_ nei prossimi post un tour molto vario ed emozionante. Per i pi?_ avventurosi sar?? una magnifica occasione per un viaggio ???On The Road?۝ come ho fatto io; per chi preferisce un giro pi?_ tranquillo ma altrettanto ricco di esperienze, sar?? un?۪ottima fonte di ispirazione da cui poter prendere le idee che pi?_ vi affascinano!

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Il punto di partenza sar?? Citt?? del Capo, meta di numerose compagnie di volo internazionali, fino a raggiungere Port Elizabeth, citt?? universitaria e portuale. Non mancheranno degustazioni di vini, strade panoramiche e molto altro??_!

Vi metto sul gusto con qualche foto??_ a presto!

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