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Summer Jam Reggae Festival, Cologne

July 3, 2011

I met some swedish guys in Berlin and they were all heading to the biggest Reggae festival in Europe: Summer Jam in Cologne. They talked me into joining them, and I’m not the one to turn down a few days of music, camping and fun. My friend Johan that I was hanging out with in Cambdia flew down from Sweden and we all decided to meet and do the festival. At the air-port in Cologne I ran into one of the bands that was playing: Barrington Levy. They offered me a ride to the festival with a short stop at their hotel. I got high by just sitting in their over-smoked car 🙂 The guys were totally crazy and I laughed hysterically the whole way to the festival.

Barrington Levy’s CLICK!!!

I always liked reggae but I haven’t listened to much, apart from Bob Marley, but I really liked some of the bands here. The festival was so much fun. Me and the guys was running around the festival area, smoking, sipping wine, listening to the music, lying in the grass and hanging out in the camping area.

 

Barrington Levy on stage the first evening

 

Antoine, of the guys from the band

Train in Europe

June 28, 2011

The view between Berlin and Prague was fantastic. I can’t understand why I never took the train in Europe before…

We took the train from Berlin to Prague, the first time I ever take the train in Europe. I’ve been driving around every time we have been exploring europe. Germany is such a beautiful country, the nature is just stunning and the mountains impressive. It all looks like “The sound of Music”. We meet a older german man who gives us a long lesson in German nature life and every possible tip for saving energy to be able to save the slowly dying planet. We drink wine and admire the view from the window till we get to Prague.

East Berlin

June 28, 2011

The yoga festival is over and we have moved from the west  to the east-side of the city. Berlin is best described as pure cool and the west side of the city is where everything happens. Bars and pubs, small up-and-coming brands, art-galleries, cafe’s, loads of organic green restaurants, food from every corner of the world, colors and yoga studios. We  got so many free yoga vouchers at the festival so we’ve been trying out as many as we have time for. Our favorite was without doubt the Jivamukti studio that originates in NYC. Yoga + Music is there trademark and the owners are doing everything in their power to encourage vegetarism and veganism. We also had time to go and see the cool Salvadore Dali exhibition and got a over-dose of spanish surrealism. My former fashion genes got me to the Musueum the Fotografie and Helmuts Newton polaroid exhibition. He used to be one of my favorite photographers when I was in my little fashion world and it was really fun to see so much of his amazing works. We had to stop ourselves from not going nuts and shop in the bookstore that had every possible book by Tachen I’ve been dreaming of having in my book-shell. Among all the fashion books I found my friend Yvan’s latest one. I’m ashamed to admit I’ve been so into asia and my own little world the last year that I had totally missed that he even launched a new book. I had mixed feelings in the store, mostly proud over Yvan and he’s talent. He’s the best street-style photographer and he catches cool creative people from all over the world. A very style inspiring book.

 

At Salvadore Dali

 

Dining at The Yogi Shack with my sisters friends

 

East-side gallery, the biggest out-door gallery in the world..impressive art along the Berlin wall

 

Many bars and restaurants in our cool neighborhood 

 

We found this place by accident. It’s a artificial beach with sand and a cool bar and everything just at the berlin wall. It’s very hidden to keep tourists away. We spend the whole evening there with some swedish ppl we met earlier during the day. 

Berlin Yoga Festival

June 26, 2011

Acro-yoga workshop

The 103 year old Swami Yogananda

I’m at my first Yoga Festival ever. A long weekend in the cultural park in west Berlin filled with lots of different yoga styles, workshops, indian Ayurvedic cooked food, music, lots of stands with fun yoga accessories to shop and happy yoga-nized people. The energy is just great and I keep meeting so much interesting people. High-light of the weekend was Virya Yoga with Swedish Josefine and the very special yoga class with the 103 year old Swami Yogananda. A relaxing and re-energizing weekend filled with moon greetings, ayur-vedic teachings, kirtan concerts, mantras, chakra-asana workshops, gong meditation and of course the super fun acro-yoga class. I was even lucky enough to receive a blessing from a indian guru 🙂

Many food stands serving organic vegeterian food. My favourite food-stall was the indian ayurvedic

Afternoon shanting in the tent…it was Nepal all over again for me. We went nuts

Enjoying my palak paneer after a long day of several workshops