• Blog,  Nepal

    Why beautiful Nepal can be unsettling

    Alarm at 5:15 am. Why should my last day on this journey start any different from the ones before? I have never slept longer than 6 to 7 hours a night. But I do not want to leave Pokhara without…

  • Blog,  Nepal

    Farmers, a Rhino and a Heli-Trek to ABC

    We drive up and down on winding roads. Today we have to conquer about 70 kilometers through the mountains alongside a river to reach our overnight stop midway between Kathmandu and Pokhara: the Summit River Lodge in Korintar. After a while…

  • Blog,  Nepal

    The Passion for Compassion

    B.K. has a Bachelor in Buddhism and once you ask him anything on that topic, he gets passionate. So passionate, that in his waterfall of words I can only manage to distinguish Lama and Dharma. We have arrived at a…

  • 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…