Walking barefoot – travels and encounters in Yangon (Myanmar)

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Heavy, as if the light had a mass, the sun rays beat the facades of the buildings in downtown Yangon and promise to crumble the architectural legacy of colonial times. Hundreds of 19th century structures sprinkled with mould, with trees … Read More

Hippies in Goa (tales from off-season Arambol)

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While Josephine focuses on braiding a coat of hemp rope over a stone, Andreas stretches his legs on the deck chair. Psychedelic music plays atypically quiet from a speaker in the background and, in a way that resembles more a … Read More

Handmade in India. The embroidered stall of my Banjara lady.

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She is eighty-something. But she winks like a little girl of five that wants to have you on her side. She is over eighty and sits on the floor with her stall of crafts, sharing with all the tourists that … Read More

6 travelling craft makers we love

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You have seen them sitting by a window in that cute coffee shop where you have your cappuccino in the afternoons. You have seen them work incessantly while they casually chat, or maybe sit silently at the end of a noisy group … Read More

Guests in Madhya Pradesh. From Bhopal to Pachmarhi.

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We arrive to Bhopal in a dire state. Boris has lost more than seven kilos in a week, and we have not slept much in between doctors, nurses, a cat that tries to play with the ivy tubes, and a scandalous … Read More

Hitchhiking in winter (some useful tips)

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The moment we drop the heavy backpacks on the hard shoulder and look straight into the road, a frozen rush of wind blows my woolen hat away. I pick it up muddy from the wet asphalt. It’s always colder out here … Read More

EU Pet passport. How to bring a dog or cat to Europe (from India even!)

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Cats and dogs need passports to cross borders. Just like you and me and everybody else, there is no discrimination in this matter for travellers who walk on four legs. And just like with any other travellers’ visas, the requirements, … Read More

One year travelling with a cat. Happy birthday, Burma!!

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We were probably hitchhiking our way through zigzagging roads to Mae Sot, while Burma was being born in a suburb of Yangon. She had no name yet. And little did we know that in just a few days we would … Read More

Winter is coming (the end of a journey)

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It was not from the lips of Ned Stark that we heard the infamous sentence for the first time. We were years away from watching series in the evenings and doubt that our messenger had ever heard of Game of … Read More

The best camping stove for hitchhikers

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Food is all you need before you crush exhausted after a long day thumbing crooked roads, all you need when you wake up stiff under the unforgiving morning sun, it’s your comfort during long waiting hours, it’s what you carry … Read More

A village under Kanchenjunga (everyday life in Sikkim)

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Sailing out of the mist, the houses on the mountain slope of the other side of the valley twinkle like electric stars forming the constellations of a human universe. In the giant shadow of snow-clad Kanchenjunga many homes emit a … Read More

Hitchhiking with a cat (the practical side)

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How do you travel with a cat? How do you carry her? What does she eat? Does she like moving? Is it really possible to hitchhike with a cat? Many questions come up when people spot Burma on our shoulders … Read More

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