My hands again feel like they're being crushed in a vice, but the rest of my body is adjusting to this new cold life.
The ryokan alongside Kakusenkei Gorge has natural hot water tumbling down through a series of small pools shielded by the canopy of the trees.
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If you'd told me a year ago I'd be participating in a silent meditation retreat, I'd have scoffed with derision.
What better place to unwind and restore than the Blue Mountains?
This NSW north-coast getaway of the well-heeled and gullible also indulges with psychic readings, ear candling, chanting and chakras.
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Extending the zen after a day at the Mornington Peninsula's beaches just got that little bit easier.
The frenetic pace at which we live demands a new type of travel experience - a slow pared-back journey for the senses.
You don't have to leave every retreat feeling a great spiritual awakening.
Resort town Kinosaki Onsen was shaken and burnt in the 1925, but its rebuilding has been both traditional and a transformation.
Taiwan is the perfect place to soak up the sights.