The Adventure Unfolds

The Adventure Unfolds

From the series: Stories from India From March 2nd until March 5th Welcome to New Delhi! Yesterday I was still trying to shut down myself. Why? Because I knew it would be my last day in Switzerland for a while. OK. My last day. Admittedly, this sounds as if I would never return. To calm …

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Off into the green!

Off into the green!

Hiking in the Philippines? A sea and beach paradise with 7100 islands? How does that work? Well, there are mountains too. Sure, the highest mountain here, the Mount Apo on the island of Mindanao is not exactly the Dufour peak at 2900 meters, but hey: the island is obviously at sea level, so there is …

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Carved in Stone

Carved in Stone

From the Series: Stories from India from March 30th to April 2nd Why do I want to go to Aurangabad, I wonder? Maybe it is because of the caves of Ajanta that you can visit from there. Maybe it’s because it is situated between Nagpur and Mumbay, and I do not want to visit Mumbay …

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15 millions

15 millions

I am really tired. Is it because somewhere early in the morning or in the middle of the night – anyway – some sucker, or a suckress, knocked on a room door for minutes. Or hammered arround on the floor. No idea what it was, but it woke me up. So I’m not much in …

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Two four five

Two four five

It is quite early when I wake up on the morning of May 24th. Wednesday morning at 05:30am. Today I would spend the majority of the day on a bus. After a short breakfast, the driver Don Don, who had already taken me to the rice terraces of Batad, takes me to the village center. …

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Rice and people

Rice and people

In so many countries in Southeast Asia, the bus is the number one means of transport. They are the ones connecting cities and villages. Of course, there are also countries with many airports or a good train network. I think of Malaysia with its many runways or India with its huge rail system. But in …

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