Narmade Har Bhagavan – Part 1

Narrative about my walk of 3,118 km along the river Narmada in India. Countless times during the past 108 days I visualized the day I will walk into Amarkantak, which would mark the final day of my Narmada Parikrama by walk. I visualized the familiar main street of Amarkantak, my favorite teashop on the way and my final steps into the Mandir. I visualized it so … Continue reading Narmade Har Bhagavan – Part 1

600km Walk from Turtuk to Manali – Part 3

The 600km walk from Turtuk to Leh to Manali on foot would be incomplete without telling you about Rohtang. Not Rohtang the last peak of our walk before we reach Manali. Rohtang the dog, who was one of the strangest companions I have ever witnessed. As soon as we entered the last settlement before the ascent to Rohtang peak, a street dog walks straight up … Continue reading 600km Walk from Turtuk to Manali – Part 3

600km Walk from Turtuk to Manali – Part 2

Tanglang-La! The toughest part of our 600km walk from Turtuk to Leh to Manali. Tangla-La Peak lies on an altitude of 5,350 meters and is the second highest motorable road in the World. Bittersweet are my very fresh memories from my ascent the day before. It had brought tears, doubt and an internal battle to continue. But now I sit in calmness with bright sunrays … Continue reading 600km Walk from Turtuk to Manali – Part 2

600km Walk from Turtuk to Manali – Part 1

Do you want to walk together to do the Char Dham? he asks while we sit in a tuktuk. “Yes” I reply immediately with a big smile. “Think about it for some time first. This will be no joke,” he continues. Yes he is right. Such a real and raw walk will be a very serious challenge; something that was on my mind for quite … Continue reading 600km Walk from Turtuk to Manali – Part 1

The Flip Flop Quest to Machu Picchu

“Seriously my life is not normal…not normal…not normal” I silently talk to myself while I walk through Cusco Airport in Peru and shake my head in disbelief. I could try to explain how I completely unexpectedly and miraculously ended up in Machu Picchu. But would you believe me if I tell you unicorns can fly? See, so I won’t even try. So basically a miracle … Continue reading The Flip Flop Quest to Machu Picchu