Ponte de 25 Abril

Does This Bridge Look Familiar? Pic. courtesy of Wikipedia.com

Pop Quiz!

Can you tell me in which country you’d find the bridge in the picture above?

If you said: “Easy! It’s that famous bridge in San Francisco, USA.”

You’d be just like me…


I vividly remember the first time I saw this bridge in the flesh.

I was having a bad time driving my teacher around Lisbon, desperately trying to find our final destination. I’d already been stopped by the police for driving the wrong way down a one-way street. As we came around a corner I saw the bridge in the picture above and was so surprised I nearly drove into the back of the car in front.

Now I’m usually a very good driver, but the sight of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, there in Lisbon kinda threw my brain into a bit of a spin.

Turns out it’s not the same bridge. But it came as no surprise when I later learned that the Ponte de 25 Abril bridge was designed by the same American architect who designed San Francisco’s Bay Bridge.

Lisbon is also home to some of the most incredible sea food restaurants on the planet.

I could go on about how brilliant Portugal is, but you’d probably be wondering what on earth its got to do with Qigong?

Glad you asked.

On Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th of April I’m going to be teaching two 1 day PERFECT Qigong workshops. For full details please contact the organiser:

Perfect Qigong Portugal

There’s also an opportunity arising for a 3 to 5 day PERECT Qigong retreat taught by me in Egypt later this year.

We’ve got a beautiful venue in mind in one of the best parts of Egypt, but before we go ahead and start organising this event, I’d like to find out if this project ‘has legs’?

So, if the idea of a 3 to 5 day Qigong retreat in Egypt sounds like something you’d be interested in can you do me a favour?

And let me know.

Right, best start getting the notes ready for today’s new 6 week Qigong beginners class here in Dawlish. I’m determined to make it the best one yet.

Enjoy your practice.

Kindest regards