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

Hummus raw (vegan) – simply delicious!

Recipe of the month: Hummus Raw (vegan) – simply delicious!  Ingredients: 200 g chickpeas 100 g tomatoes 50 g celery juice of 1 lemon 2-5 cloves of garlic 4 tablespoons cold pressed olive oil salt dill pepper or paprika Method: soak the chickpeas in cold water two days before. Keep changing and renewing the water. … Continue reading Hummus raw (vegan) – simply delicious!

Support for Taquile Island

  Last month we introduced you to our godchildren from Taquile Island on Lake Titicaca and their project of building their own boat for transporting tourists from Puno to the island. We are still collecting funds in order to get this boat service on Lake Titicaca going. Remember you may also place orders in order … Continue reading Support for Taquile Island