Inside this deck find 52 SHOPPING FOR NIRVANA IN BALI spirited adventures. Nirvana is about the objects you collect, the people you meet and the experiences you have. My first visit to Bali was in 2001. Bidding a tearful goodbye to Hong Kong and vowing to return soon to the city that felt like coming home, I decided to travel to Bali to check out competitive manufacturing in Indonesia. Secretly the trip was a ruse to get closer to the man who had just broken my heart, Oliver (a German with a factory in Jakarta) and an opportunity to see what my life might have been like had things worked out. I imagined living an exotic life in Bali with him, now I was determined to be that same person only on my own. A business associate introduced me to Robert, a Canadian ex-rocker turned furniture agent who spoke fluent Baliinese and offered me a room in his tropical compound on the edge of a rice field. These cards reflect my life-changing journey and I encourage you to create yours.
"Join me as I take you to the island of magical massages and maddening
monkey jungles. Sun, skin and sand. Shopping, surfing and
spiritual seeking. Bring along your skimpy bikini and yoga tights
because you are about to join the international jet set party scene
on the exotic isle of Bali. You will meet up with amazing artists,
surfers, fashion designers and spiritual gurus. Bali is not just for
The idea for my travel card deck came to me in 2000 on my first trip to Hong Kong. At the posh store Shanghai Tang the only items I could afford at the time were the green tea room spray and a colorful deck of cards depicting sights in the city. I thought it was so clever and much easier than carrying a heavy book. It was then and there I dreamed of one day designing my own deck of travel cards with my photographs and travel insights. Many years later Shopping for Nirvana was born so I invite you to share in my passion for culture, spirituality, meeting new people, and having new experiences with my card decks.