Bangkok: immigration,  better life and the luxury of a burger 

  Bangkok has a lot to offer. It has amazing temples, monuments, skyscrapers, a colorful life, the tourist roads, vivid markets and the refreshing express boat rides on the Chao Phraya.  No doubt, for tourists a great city.  What about the normal life? What I like a lot is that the basics for a living are…

A visit to the gypsy village

  Probably, in the main season a considerable number of tourists come here. It’s just a little bit out of Phuket town and maximum 30 km, but a “world”, away from one of the most visited beaches in Thailand and the modern hotels.  But today we are alone, the only European people, farangs, in the sea…

Happiness does not mean to be rich – a travel to Phuket

The next weeks I will stay in Phuket and Bangkok. Touristic destinations, nice landscapes, dream beaches, swimming flower markets, colorful world, diving, fun.  Holidays! But there is another world, too. Have you ever heard of the slums of Phuket? The environmental issues? The poverty in the homes for children and battered women?   Not good…

The magic bus: play and change – a successful social enterprise India

Matthew Spacie, founder of the Magic Bus, has set up a livelihood program for the poor children living in slum areas that really empowers. Because it matters and because it is based on the people living there. Because it starts from where the people are, what they think, how they live and where there are starting…

My 14 “Incredible India” moments in 2014!

An interesting travel blog – for all those who want to discover much more The Shooting Star As I swayed on my hammock, hearing the gentle waves of the Pacific Ocean in Costa Rica, India seemed pretty far away. But I only had to traverse the crevices of my mind, to recall the solitude of the Himalayas,…

The soap bus ticket – an idea that can change a lot

When I came across this video I thought this is really amazing – a bus ticket that serves not just as a a ticket but even as soap. Bus tickets – that’s an item everyone has access to. Every day there are a lot of opportunities to hold it in the hands. Independent from social…