If you want to know India, take a Train 

  It’s a real hot morning in April. At the train station in Cochin it’s crowdy. When a train  arrives there is a lot of movement: people jump out of the trains, often run across the iron rails, clack, clack, clack out of the train windows a lot of empty and half-full water bottles are…

An unforgettable ride in the Nilgiri Mountain Train

I’m not really tall, but when I step into the old fashioned coach and take seat in the famous Nilgiri mountain train that takes me from Ooty to Coonnoor my knees do not fit and hit against the seat ahead. Uuh, that’s straight! It’s winter, around 25 degrees Celsius and I am happy not to…

7weeks in India – Travelling with Tamboo, the teacher

Finally, I sit in the train from Kottayam to Coimbatore – together with a huge and heavy suitcase and two bags which instead of becoming less heavy seem to double day by day: a lot of presents and a bottle of water are the last things I had to add. There is no way to…

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…