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

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