Farming in the North of India

Right now, I’m sitting in the plane back to Germany. Finally time has come to return home after 19 months of travelling. The last four weeks I spent in the Himalayan Mountains of North India. I visited two different farms and had a great time. Let me share with you a time full of learning…


Central Myanmar

Central Myanmar we’re coming! Our ten days meditation retreat is over and it’s been intense. Our last week before our visa expires is planned for travelling from Yangon to Mandalay and  with the train to Lashio, the end of the railway. It’s a bus and taxi ride after leaving the monastery to reach the main…


Chanmyay Yeiktha Meditation Center and Monastery

Myanmar is known as one of the strongest buddhist countries all over the world, predominantly in the Theravada tradition. There is a high rate of monks and the lands culture is deeply affected by buddhism. Meditation is part of burmese culture. Hence it’s not a surprise, that we think about another meditation retreat. The conditions…


An untouched beach

Today we are leaving Myeik to enjoy some quite days on an untouched beach near Dawei. Instead taking a big night bus like down south we are picked up by a minivan at the hotel. It’s a much nicer ride than the one down here. In the evening we arrive in Dawei. Because we cannot…


Southern Myanmar

Perhaps you remember it’s just a few steps over the friendship bridge between Mae Sot, Thailand and Myawaddy, Myanmar and we are entering a new country. The immigration process doesn’t take long, it’s not many western foreigners and some are just doing a visa run to go back to Thailand. Daily life conditions are obviously different…


Leaving Thailand

It’s just a few days left before we’re about to leave Thailand and start our Myanmar adventure. Looking forward to some chilly days we take a bus to Chiang Mai in northern Thailand. We just passed this town the last time we’ve been here. Now we want to stay for some days to enjoy the…


Rak Tamachat

Instead of going to the Mindfulness Project (link), the main reason why we’ve been coming back to Thailand, we’re on our way to Rak Tamachat (link) a permaculture farm near Sikhio. Because of a misunderstanding with the Mindfulness Project we had to search for an alternative and came up with Rak Tamachat. On the map…


Back in Thailand – Off the beaten tracks

Sometimes things don’t work out like expected. The two days stopover in Kuala Lumpur after coming from Australia was planned to be for organizing our Indian Visa, but unfortunately there was no way of getting more than just a 30 days stay permission, which we can also apply using e-visa. Quite disappointing. After some more…


Trips through New South Wales

After Helen wrote this wonderful post about our time at the Hazelcombe Farm. It is now my turn to take you with us on our trips through New Souths Wales. In the seven weeks we stayed at Dan’s and Niki’s farm we made several trips with their truck. We’re so thankful that they trusted us…


Hazelcombe Farm

After three days staying with the Peppercorns we move to the Hazelcombe Farm near Mudgee, central NSW Australia. Nikki and Dan are living on a 100 acre property together with their animals (three cattle, one horse, twenty three goats, several sheep, lots of chicken, pigeons and five dogs). Dan is taking us on a tour…