The Buzz of Berlin

After a recent trip to Berlin, I asked myself why I haven’t yet written an entry about the great German capitol, which has become a modern explosion of art, culture and expression. After all, I did live there from 2008-2009, and I’ve been back at least once a year since – sometimes twice. By now, … Continue reading

Surrendering in Jordan

Vintage Bodhi has a guest blogger this month – Jessica Engler, an American ex-pat likewise living in England who is equally passionate about travelling, finding meaning and a good glass of wine coupled with a good view. (Some photos courtesy of Paul Davis.) “Each man’s destiny is personal only insofar as it may happen to … Continue reading

Insignificant on Santorini

“Nature’s first green is gold / Her hardest hue to hold. / Her early leafs a flower; / But only so an hour. / Then leaf subsides to leaf. / So Eden sank to grief, / So dawn goes down to day. / Nothing gold can stay.” -Robert Frost I remember feeling small as I entered the covered ruins of Akrotiri. The ancient … Continue reading

Humbled in Yosemite

“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.” -John Muir When I say I’m an adamant city-dweller, I know I say it with some defiance. Having grown up in Nebraska, a state in the US that can sometimes … Continue reading

Hiding in Plain Sight: Brighton Station

Travelling is a strong theme woven throughout vintage bodhi. Whether it involves travelling back to the past through some interesting artifact or taking a journey to a new locale in order to see how there differs from here, exploration is a conduit to knowing what we are by identifying elements of ourselves in something different. … Continue reading