Twoandahalfweeks in India – beautiful decadent backwaters tour

Alleppi is a small town and the starting point for our backwaters tour in Kerala. ‘A tour you should not miss’ – that’s how travel guides describe it. It is one of our last days here in India. After having visited many projects in rural and tribal villages, explored Indian ways of life from Mumbai…

Twoandahalfweeks in India – Cochin, Chinese Fishing Nets and waste

Cochin has some interesting traditions, buildings and Chinese fishing nets to offer. Kochi (colonial name Cochin) is a vibrant city situated on the south-west coast of the Indian peninsula in the region of Kerala. It has had strategic importance over the centuries and is also referred to as the Gateway to Kerala. The Arabs, British,…

Twoandahalfweeks in India – from Coimbatore to Cochin by train

It is 4.20 hrs am when we leave our KKSD training center where we stayed the last days. A beautiful location, just half an hour away from Coimbatore. Our next destination is Cochin – by train. Whoever had been to India and seen trains passing by knows that this is an adventure – included into…

Twoandahalfweeks in India – an old tribal ladies’ joke

During a visit of a tribal village close to the silent valley national park in Tamil Nadu we’re welcome in a very friendly and traditional way. Most of the village people are gathered in the Community room and expect us. When we arrive, the chairs are prepared for sitting together and tea is offered. We…