Category solo travel
Giving back and travelling in Cambodia
When you booked yourself a trip to Cambodia, lured by the ancient temples of Angkor Wat, lush landscapes, warm temperatures, cheap cocktails and tropical beaches, you might not have spared much of a thought for it’s recent dark past. Maybe when the Khmer Rouge took Phnom Penh by storm in 1975 and sent the inhabitants of the […]
Why Haven’t I heard of Kerala?
Kerala is a state in South India with a long coastline, a labyrinth of waterways, and beautiful hill country. However when you think of India, most people think New Delhi, parched land, and the Taj Mahal – Kerala does not pop to the top of the list of places to visit. I live in New […]
I really did that? Highlights of a she-nomad’s life
Every now and then you need a little adventure in your life to make you feel alive, to have a break from the mundane and the monotonous, to break free from the routine. Life should not be a straight forward stroll stroll down Mediocrity Street, instead it should have some exciting bumps and curves to […]
Ayahuasca – a mind-blowing experience!
In Cusco, Peru, a guy called Angel crossed my path and told me about his work at a Shamanic healing centre. Shamans (medicine men) perform ancient healing ceremonies, praying to Pacha Mama (Mother Earth) and dwelling in the spiritual world. What intrigued me most was the “Ayahuasca ceremony”. Ayahuasca is a Quechua Indian word meaning […]
A little rant about RISK, TRAVEL AND COMMON SENSE
A little rant about RISK, TRAVEL AND COMMON SENSE Pull up a seat, I’d like to have a chat with you about risk, travel and common sense. Yesterday I was sitting with my Dutch friend Jose commiserating the lack of tourists in the Sinai, Egypt. We both live here at the moment, in this sleepy, […]