The Magnificent Bards of the Thar Desert

In 2012 I spent several months in India and ended the trip in fairy-tale Jaisalmer in the Thar desert near the border with Pakistan in Rajasthan. I have always loved world music. Since the age of three I listened to all the foreign music stations on the radio that Germany had to offer in those … Continue reading The Magnificent Bards of the Thar Desert

The Peaceful Warriors of Animal Aid

Recently we got involved for the second year running in a volunteering experience at Animal Aid Unlimited of Udaipur in Rajasthan. I immediately felt at home again, greeting my human and furry friends, many of whom I remembered. This time I went with my friend Nancy who joined me on a 36-day exploration Tour of … Continue reading The Peaceful Warriors of Animal Aid

SCAD – A Revolutionary NGO in Tamil Nadu

Recently we visited SCAD (Social Change and Development) for the third time as part of our South India tours. The NGO was founded by Dr. Cletus Babu, a former catholic priest who became a social worker in order to serve his people in better ways, together with his wife Amali. In 1985 they purchased some … Continue reading SCAD – A Revolutionary NGO in Tamil Nadu

Traveling in God’s Own Country

Did you know that Kerala is the greenest state in India? Paddy fields, coconut groves, tea plantations and lush jungle areas teeming with wildlife characterize the landscape. Many areas are surrounded by water: the backwaters, the Arabian sea and the artificial lakes of the dammed in rivers of the Western Ghats like Lake Periyar. There … Continue reading Traveling in God’s Own Country

Meeting Istvan Sky – A True Master of Nada Yoga

Ten days ago I landed in Kochi in order to start another India Adventure – this time a five week private tour. From the very beginning the Mother Country got under my skin again – a happy feeling of immersing myself in the culture and going with the flow. As I was approaching India, waiting … Continue reading Meeting Istvan Sky – A True Master of Nada Yoga

Shamanic Journey

Last month I was privileged to organize the logistics and guide a shamanic group from Germany led by the Peruvian Master José Carlos Reyes Ravenna and his Yogi partner Lola Espí from Spain. Both are highly experienced therapists with an impressive curriculum of qualifications in the healing arts and related fields. José Carlos was born … Continue reading Shamanic Journey

Luncheon with Bill

Today we shared our last meal with Bill, our brilliant helpful volunteer from CESO in Canada, who helped us to understand many issues of SEO and web marketing at a deeper level, and who positively lit up our days with his great sense of humor. Here’s what we prepared for his delicious lunch (special thanks to my friend … Continue reading Luncheon with Bill

On the Road in India

Recently we spent three wonderful months in India, dividing our time between leading our tours and personal travels. There were too many highlights of our trip to mention them all: visiting the sacred sites of Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Jains, Buddhists, and Jews, exploring beautiful ancient temples, palaces and Nature Reserves, patronizing dance performances and concerts … Continue reading On the Road in India

How easy is it to travel Peru as a veg(etari)an?

Lately, we have come across a number of misleading information on the Internet about facilities for vegetarians and vegans in Peru. Having organized tours for vegetarians and vegans for the last 25 years in Peru, first partnering with Vegi Ventures from the UK and in the recent years through our own company Vegetarian Peru Adventures, … Continue reading How easy is it to travel Peru as a veg(etari)an?

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