Interview with Cusco Protection of Animals

“The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” –  Mahatma Gandhi Last week we interviewed Milagros Romero Peralta, psychologist, animal rights advocate and founder and director of the NGO ‘Cusco Protección de Animales‘, an organization that has been rescuing abandoned street dogs and provided them with treatment and … Continue reading Interview with Cusco Protection of Animals

Lake Humantay – a day excursion for the intrepid

This year we decided to do something different at Inti Raymi (the Inca sun festival on 24th June). Instead of joining the crowds in Cusco we went to the Andean Spirit Lodge with some friends. After a good night’s rest and enjoying the delicious cuisine of Artemio, our cook, we drove up the winding road, … Continue reading Lake Humantay – a day excursion for the intrepid

Volunteering opportunities with Cusco Protección de Animales

Recently we adopted Paqcho, a beautiful male dog to keep our Dolma company at the Lodge in Limatambo. Paqcho was rescued by Mila Romero from the Paqcha (Quechua: fountain) in Cusco. He is a fantastic guardian with a deep bass voice. During the day he loves to curl up at our feet in the office, … Continue reading Volunteering opportunities with Cusco Protección de Animales

Update on our India group tours in 2018

Our different India holidays (all for English speakers) are now uploaded on our website. The first journey takes us to Kerala & Tamil Nadu in early 2018 (20th January – 8th February 2018), a wonderful 20–day adventure that explores not only the main sites but also experiences India from the inside as we will be … Continue reading Update on our India group tours in 2018

Andean Spirit Apartments – a home away from home

Thinking of traveling to Cusco? -Why not treat yourself to a stay in our new Andean Spirit Apartments and enjoy all the comforts of home whilst exploring the center of town? At the end of last year, we have moved house (and our office) and started to make some alterations to our house in the … Continue reading Andean Spirit Apartments – a home away from home

Enchanting Colombia – the magical Caribbean

Last August we went on vacation to the Caribbean part of Colombia and had a wonderful time. Strolling the charming walled city center of Cartagena, admiring the quaint colonial buildings, bartering for a straw hat, enjoying a visit to the excellent gold museum and listening to street performances of black music was such a treat. … Continue reading Enchanting Colombia – the magical Caribbean

India group tours 2018

New from 2018: special group trips to India We are very pleased to announce our new planned group trips to India in 2018. The first one will lead you to the most famous attractions of Kerala and Tamil Nadu as well as off the beaten track places where you will have direct contact with the … Continue reading India group tours 2018

Home made vegan cheese

Try our recipe for vegan cheese with garlic & herbs, best served with fresh home baked bread and a carpaccio of beetroot and carrots. Ingredients: ½ cup raw cashew nuts 1 clove of garlic 1 level teaspoon sea salt 1 teaspoon of fresh herbs of your choice (or use dried herbs if you don’t have … Continue reading Home made vegan cheese

Musical update on the Pentecost festivities on Taquile Island, May 2016

In our last newsletter, we described the festivities of Pentecost on Taquile Island when we stayed there last during the month of May 2016. If you would like to experience the sounds of Taquile Island in the middle of a Fiesta you can check our latest YouTube Link: Fiesta on Taquile Island We also got … Continue reading Musical update on the Pentecost festivities on Taquile Island, May 2016

Fiesta on Taquile Island

On our most recent visit to our extended family of godchildren on Taquile Island during the month of May 2016, we were caught up in the middle of the festivities of Pentecost. I was accompanying a small group of vegetarian travelers who were more than happy to join in with the party. First of all, … Continue reading Fiesta on Taquile Island