• Blog,  Indien

    „Guests are Gods“

    I have to ruin the dramaturgy, there is no other way. I have to start this story with the finale. Anything else would be disregardful, silly. Because there is a „before Sawarda“ and an „after Sawarda“. The small village (∼2.600…

  • Blog,  Indien

    Marble-Overload and two love stories

    Tuesday. „You know why people in India feed monkeys on Tuesdays?“, our local guide in Agra, Amit, asks. „Because they believe that they are blessed by God if they do“. There is a special feeding day for every day of…

  • Blog,  Indien

    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,  Indien

    „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…

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    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,  Indien,  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,  Indien,  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…