Hello friends, and happy Friday! I have a great round-up of interesting spiritual posts, plus a couple on where to find vegetarian food in the Philippines today. I was inspired to try a Friday favorites roundup, after I found myself always looking at Design Momâs Friday posts.
Roundup of Travel Posts Worth Reading
Mallorcan Healing Monastery
I am writing this from a monastery in Mallorca. Technically it is a monastery converted into a hotel, but stepping into the silence halls reminded me of my younger days in spiritual retreats.
I am here for a bit of a re-set, and once again researching real estate possibilities. It is a beautiful time of year to be in Mallorca as it is warm in the day, but the breeze is still cool. Nights are crisp and refreshing.
A unique feature of this monastery, Santuari de Cura, is that it sits atop the highest hill in the area. You can see the entire southern coast of Mallorca from one side, the Serra Tramuntana from another side, and the bays of the north from yet another side.
Besides the incredible views, Iâm told Santuari means something about healing in Mallorcan, so my friends tell me it was a place of healing in the past. Talk about an undiscovered place of spirituality in Europe! It is a find, and at only $50-$60 a night, also a great budget friendly option in Mallorca.
Spiritual Travel and Self-Discovery Posts
With that said, here are some posts I read and loved on points of spiritual interest or personal discovery this week:
Iâve long been a great admirer of the life and work of St. Francis. He seems to speak pure, universal truth with such simplicity. Did you know he could also fly?
Whether you appreciate St. Francis or not, Katy does a wonderful job of writing about Umbria and a visit to Assisi here. I also plan to recap my visit to Assisi someday, but now this post makes me want to go again!
The ancient Mayan culture was at one time considered a global spiritual superpower of sorts, and still attracts millions of tourists per year. In this article, Kat summarizes everything you need to know to visit the more recently discovered ancient Mayan city of Ekâ Balam.
Have you heard of Sedona? Do you love it or is it too much for you? In this post, Tatiana gives a practical road trip itinerary and a glimpse into her experience in Sedona, Arizona. Considered one of the great energy centers in the US, Sedona attracts those interested in meditation, spirituality, and subtle healing. Tatianaâs blog will help you plan your own trip, and possibly combine it with a visit to the Grand Canyon.
Other Amazing Experiences
Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
Iâm putting this one in the category of self-discovery, as Christy says it was one of the most amazing experiences of her life. Having lived in New Zealand, I heard about the Waitomo caves but never had the chance to visit. Isnât Mother Nature often one of the best teachers and guides? You can read about Christyâs experience here.
Seven Magic Mountains, Nevada, USA
This is an amazing public art exhibit set in the desert. Iâd never heard of it before, but loved Allysonâs description, photos, and also her philosophy on life. You can read about her experience here.
Great Vegetarian Food Tips
Finally, Alexandra has some great tips for vegetarians traveling to the Philippines, and specifically about her experiences on Siagao Island. As finding vegetarian food can be surprisingly difficult in many Asian countries, Alexandra has some great suggestions.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend!
That wraps up this week. I hope you have a wonderful, healthy, and rejuvenating weekend. You can find me in the ocean somewhere near Mallorca or eating fresh produce at a local cafÃ©.
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