Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Australian Adventures Part 2


Last month I traveled to Byron Bay, Australia with my dear friend Ulyana. I wrote my first post about the trip HERE on Sweetly Raw and posted the delicious raw desserts we had in this post.

One afternoon we took a trip to the forest hills to a place called Crystal Castle.  It's an incredible place filled with gardens, a labyrinth, cyrstals large and small, sacred statues, an open air cafe, and a crystal shop. We wandered through the property in wonderment, taking in the sights and sounds of the birds.


While walking the labyrinth the rain came!


Have you ever seen such a huge crystal?! Maybe a rose quartz...?


Larger than life crystal!

We sat in the open air cafe sipping on chai tea while looking at this gorgeous view.


Cutest little "good luck" castle! Throw a coin and make a wish!


Incredible amethyst! I decided to turn it into a chair hehe.

Look at the size of this thing?! Incredible energy from these crystals.

Gorgeous crystals for sale in the shop. If only there wasn't a weight limit on suitcases!

And this huge one is especially beautiful!


World Peace Stupa - we walked it 3 times, spinning the golden canisters. 

Buddha and the lotus... magical!

Bamboo Walkway

It was a wonderful day in nature. Just what we needed!

Have you ever been to Australia? Or Byron Bay??

10 comments:

  1. I have never been! But, wow, those crystals are beautiful!!
    -Michelle @ EMB

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  2. You NEED to get that amethyst chair for your new place. xo

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    1. Damn right I do!!! Coolest chair ever right?! :D

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  3. That place looks amazing. Hayden took one look and said, "Mommy, I want to go there!"

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    1. Maybe you and the family will go to Australia one day! :)

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  4. Wonderful pics! A big Dream to be able to travel to Australian. Later on when the timing is perfect! Loved your pics and thank you for sharing :)

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    1. Thank you! :) I recommend it to anyone. And there's lots of raw food options over there.

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  5. Hey Heather, awesome pictures!!!I wish I can afford to go to Australia some day! I've been following your blogs for quite some time and I cant help but admire you so much... I have one silly question... I want to do yoga but Im the least flexible person on earth -really, my body just wont do anything!and sometimes when i try my back hurts even though i have no problem- :( Since you have a lot of yoga experience, could you suggest a certain type of yoga or a dvd or anything?There are not many yoga studios around here and most of them just do gym yoga(no special type)! Im sorry for the long post and keep doing what you do so well!! :D

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    1. Hi Kat, I think its great that you want to get into yoga! So beneficial for everyone. I recommend a beginner video(s) from Yoga Zone where its nice and slow and really breaks things down for a person who is starting out. Wishing you all the best!

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