My New Favorite Place - Vikasa
The views from Vikasa were simply stunning; they were the most impressive I experienced on the island. To get to the yoga salas, you have to descend over 100 steps down to the ocean. Because of that, you get to practice yoga while listening to the enchanting song of the waves crashing, birds singing and insects buzzing in the outdoor hut every day. Wow.
Good Eats, Great Treats
When I wasn’t eating at Vikasa, I usually headed to The Spa, with lower prices and more raw options for my friends to eat, and for me to try. Yeah, clever name, right? It really is their name, though; I checked. They had a better menu and prices, but no buffet option. I alternated here between trying raw salads and sauces and my $5 staple of “veggie fried rice and a coconut to drink.” They keep the coconuts on ice, then hack the top off and stick a straw in when you order it. Delicious refreshingness.
I do want to say a few words about my new business relationship with Daniel, one of the other retreat-goers. Daniel and I were both burning brightly with passion for this new project we were undertaking together, and threw ourselves into overdrive to prove how valuable we could be to the company. I sent hundreds of emails, and made dozens of phone calls, all over the world, to get people into month-long yoga retreats at $4,000-6,000 a pop. I got up early. I stayed up late. I really wanted this to work, because I enjoyed it thoroughly, and it was going to fill an income gap I was experiencing and allow me to make a difference in the world.
And then it all came crashing down.
I know in my heart it was the right decision, but… damn. It isn’t exactly regret, or even disappointment. Chagrin, maybe? Yeah, that’s it. I feel chagrined.
The upside is that Daniel and I learned that we work fantabulously well together, and are already plotting for future cooperations. It didn’t last long, but we both had fun and ironed out our expectations on what it would look like to work together on things. Stay tuned for more!