Tag: portugal

Nine unexpected discoveries on a yoga retreat

Nine unexpected discoveries on a yoga retreat

Mentor Tashi kissed by sunset in the shala, built in the mountains of Amieira, Oleiros.     © Gareth Iwan Jones Where did I go? Vale De Moses, Portugal 1. My favourite yoga class involved no yoga. I am the most competitive yogi in the room. ...

Review: Arabian Nights: The Enchanted One

Review: Arabian Nights: The Enchanted One

Review by Leslie Byron Pitt Arabian Nights finishes in very much the same it started two volumes ago: Obliquely. As mentioned in a previous instalment, praise cannot go high enough for Miguel Gomes ambition to capture his home country in a desolate state of stasis.  Ravaged by austerity, in the ...

Review: Arabian Nights: The Desolate One

Review: Arabian Nights: The Desolate One

Review by Leslie Byron Pitt The second section of Miguel Gomes’ Portuguese austerity odyssey doesn’t lighten the load in anyway, though at time it feels more engaging than the previous entry. This section features more nude women that play along with its fantasy elements. Unfortunately, two of the tales featured ...

Review: Arabian Nights – The Restless One

Review: Arabian Nights – The Restless One

Review by Leslie Byron Pitt Arabian Nights – The Restless One is the type of film in which you can easily imagine certain cliques chomping at the bit to discuss and lavish praise upon. However, if the film doesn’t hit the same sweet spot, you can easily see the same ...

Review: Madeiradig 2015

Review: Madeiradig 2015

By Daniel Mackenzie (@EkcaLiena) There's a unique joy in spending hours in a dark underground bunker with nothing but bass heavy drones and noise for company, the brief shuffles and breaths of other audience members reminding you that you're not alone, or dreaming; then soon afterwards standing atop a cliff ...