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

The classical Inka Trail to Machupicchu

New this month: We are now offering the classical 4 day/3 nights Inka trail to our clients, both private service with the diet of your choice, as well as more economical group departures where you will be part of an omnivorous group but your vegetarian or vegan diet will be respected. For more information visit … Continue reading The classical Inka Trail to Machupicchu

Andean Spirit Lodge, a Paradise for Birders and Yogis

Lately, we have spent a bit of time at our Lodge near Cusco: Andean Spirit Lodge. As a child, I loved visiting my granny as she spoilt me rotten! We try our best to give you the very same sensation at our place: a paradise in nature which provides a supportive environment for you to … Continue reading Andean Spirit Lodge, a Paradise for Birders and Yogis

Classical Inca trail: 4 days/3 nights

New this month: We are now offering the classical 4 day/3 nights Inca trail to our clients, both private service with the diet of your choice as well as group departures where your diet will be respected but you will be with other (omnivorous) guests. For more information please check our website: Inca trail

Vegetable Stir Fry with noodles

Ingredients: Spaghetti or rice noodles Sesame oil Garlic Onions or spring onions cut in sticks Carrots cut into thin sticks Celery cut into thin sticks Mangetout peas Mushrooms (sliced) Any other greens of your choice (optional) Ginger root cut finely Fresh chili cut finely (you can substitute for dry chili) 1 tablespoon of Miso (soybean … Continue reading Vegetable Stir Fry with noodles

Discovering mysterious Ollantaytambo

Ollantaytambo is one of the most enchanting tourist destinations in the Sacred Valley.  The modern day settlement was built on its very Inka foundations with the old street grid in the form of a corn on the cob still intact (corn was and is the main crop of the Sacred Valley even today). When Inka … Continue reading Discovering mysterious Ollantaytambo

Visiting the Andes during the rainy season

The month of February is perhaps the least suitable time for traveling in the Andes because it falls in the season when the rains are peaking in the mountains. In spite of the high probability of rain that sometimes may go on for hours or, if unlucky, even days, it is also a very magical … Continue reading Visiting the Andes during the rainy season