Month: March 2013

Originally posted on Active Naturists:
The central region of the North Island of New Zealand is known for its picturesque views of Lake Taupo, Rotorua, Mount Ruapehu, Waikato River and the famous Tongariro Crossing. While these places are worth a visit, there is another peak that is worth a climb. New Zealand does not have any specific laws that prohibit nakedness in public, so I decided to climb Mount Tauhara near Taupo nude on a recent sunny afternoon. The climb begins by opening a gate to a cow farm. The cows were staring and mooing at me as I passed. Watch out for the cow dung! The beginning of the hike is rather open, with little tree cover so I waited to disrobe until I was under cover (I forgot my sun cream). This section of the climb, through the farm, is the most strenuous as it is steep. This summer has been extremely dry and a drought has been declared in the area. Once I reached the watering tanks, I removed my clothing and…

Originally posted on Active Naturists:
Ever since my pen pal Luis wrote about beautiful clothing-optional beaches in Tulum, Mexico, I had been aiming to go there. We planned a trip with Luis exactly one year ago, but unfortunately he had to cancel literally last minute. I still went on my own, and I wasn’t disappointed to say the least. Out of two resorts recommended by Luis, I picked Papaya Playa. It is a quiet place with cabins, open-air showers, restaurant all built in rustic tropical style, that blends harmoniously with local environment. There were many people but it never felt crowded. In the mornings, I often had the beach to myself. I didn’t just stay at the resort, of course. I made friends with Tomas from Papaya Playa reception, and he organised a couple of trips in its vicinity and also joined me when he didn’t have to work. The obvious choice was Mayan ruins of Tulum, which is not a clothes-free place, of course… … with the exception of iguanas, that guard the ancient site. However, we went…

New Potato and Dill Salad

Originally posted on Naked Vegan Cooking:
We got a very exciting package through the post the other day: a bunch of spice blends and salts from Avanti Natural Store. They sell a bunch of lovely spices, salts and sweets that are seriously scrummy. This recipe uses their Anise Fenugreek Hemp Salt blend, but if you don’t fancy picking up some of this blend then we will put an alternative of making this absolutely delicious salad below. Ingredients: 750g new potatoes (halve the big ones), 1 bunch of spring onions (chopped), 4 tbsp cider vinegar, 2 tbsp olive oil, half a bunch of dill (chopped), 1 tsp whole-grain mustard, 2 cloves garlic (minced), a few grinds of black pepper, 1 1/2 tsp of avanti anise fenugreek hemp salt blend (or alternatively, use 1/2 – 1 tsp of toasted fenugreek seeds and lots of freshly ground rock salt) Method: Boil or steam the new potatoes until done. Add the chopped dill and spring onions. Get a small jar and mix the cider vinegar, olive oil, whole-grain mustard…