A 75 Litre backpack, it seems is more than enough to sustain a human being through 10 countries, if not more. Often friends and family ask about my 10 months away, the lessons I have learned and the stories to share. However, to condense that amount of travel experiences into a short coffee break will greatly understate the true experience. It is fortunate that one gets to travel through out various parts of the world over such a long period of time. Here are somethings I have learned… Continue reading
It was years before I got to understand wine. A lovely family dinner at an expensive restaurant just outside of Adelaide, South Australia. Celebration was at hand and so was the choice of a bottle of red wine. This beautiful Cabernet Sauvignon has been situated in Coonawarra Valley. Although the cellar door is in Clare Valley, its roots of tastes comes from Coonawarra. The year I had tasted that made me fall in love with this particular wine was 2008. Jim Barry Wines: The Cover Drive.
You know that you have hit a good cellar door when they provide tasting notes for each of their yearly releases.
Small wineries like Alpha Box & Dice are lacking in the wine industry. A compelling combination of traditional sized Bodega Boutique and modern liberal thoughts bring forward this unique vineyard. Wine making should be about trail and error, with more errors. This ambitious winery seeks to create a line of products across the alphabet, which is genius! Continue reading
The announcement repeats itself over, ‘…weapons are prohibited in the terminal area..’ repeated both in Hebrew and English. A common mistake that may occur for locals in Israel, especially those who are still serving National Service. The repetitive announcements break my intermittent sleep that I can only hope for as I drift in and out of jet lag and sleep deprivation. Having already travelled 2 days and another 2 more to go, it was breaking point when i discovered that my luggage has been lost somewhere in Amsterdam or Brazil. The Ben Gurion Airport is simple and efficient with its world class security checks that makes the U.S. airport security seem like a movie trailer relative to its main feature… Continue reading
The story of the Fox and the Grapes is a simplistic example of cognitive dissonance. A cognitive process that everyone single person in this world encounters unconsciously. Consistency in our beliefs assist people to maintain a sense of routine and ‘timetable’ culture within our lives. Through this medium, we are better able to come to terms with our purpose and our existence. Opposing beliefs in ones cognitive process is crucial to ensure that a person makes a sound (or a MORE sound) decision. It is an important value judgement screening process and understanding what is really important. Continue reading