• Blog,  India

    From ragpicker to tour guide

    Kids on Delhi’s streets – I have seen many. On Monday morning, we are going to meet one who has lived that life and escaped it. Jai, our “CEO”, and the multinational group (Canadians, Australians, Britons, Americans, Swiss) climb in…

  • Blog,  India

    “I avoid life”

    Will I see the Matrimandir? This question has occupied my mind for the last hours. I have to register and today is the last chance to get a ticket for Thursday or Friday. The temple had been closed due to…

  • Blog,  India

    Walk like an Aurovilian

    We land through a curtain of white fog. I can only imagine what’s behind it: Delhi. The sun. In the airport building one can smell that there is something stinking in the far distance. It is just a light hint…

  • Blog,  India,  Nepal

    When Mulig, Rimforsa, Bjärnum and Skräll go India

    Although I would not call myself a “friend of Nepal” yet – because of lacking knowledge – I decide to join a monthly roundtable in Cologne, some days before my departure, organized by the consulate. Consul Ram Pratap Thapa invites Nepal-travelers and people who…

  • Blog,  India,  Nepal

    Wanderlust and Travel Bug

    Sometimes translations are cute, aren’t they? “Fernweh” and “Reisefieber” definitely belong in that category. Especially “travel nerves” and “travel bug” dramatize the (positive) joy when preparing your next trip even more than the German word. Seems unusual. Anyway, I have…

  • Bali,  Blog,  Lombok

    Surf’n’Yoga

    I have always wanted to see Bali. I have always wanted to learn how to surf. These are sentences that I heard myself saying out loud several times in my life. And then, fall 2017, I won (what a nice…

  • About,  Blog

    Let things simmer

    I simmer. I guess, it is the journey to Bali that made my temperature rise. Like the volcano Gunung Agung that is about to erupt but still hasn’t. Where do I go in life? With my life? Who shows me the…

  • About,  Blog

    Fine bags make fine birds

    “Oh, are you backpacking?” Honestly: I never understood this question. People tend to ask it with these eyes wide open and this mixture of astonishment and appreciation in their voices – normally when something a little more exotic than Bavaria…

  • Yvonne im Flugzeug kurz vorm Sprung
    About,  Blog

    What has God got to do with this?

    Nothing. At least not yet. For my first post, I felt like I should explain, why I chose this domain name. I am agnostic and the genesis of “Godspeed” is as random as it could possibly be. Sitting at my…