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Fashion – but at what price? Your shoes are a dead animal!

If you are an animal lover (of just a person with a conscience) you should seriously consider not wearing leather shoes (and bags, jackets etc.). Animal organisations worldwide such as Peta have documented horrible conditions for cows, pigs, goats, and sheep—and even dogs and cats—in the leather industry. Animals are condemned to deplorable living conditions, […]


Video: Kanyakumari (Cape Comorin) – the land’s end of India

Kanyakumari is the ‘Land’s End’ of the Indian subcontinent, where the Bay of Bengal meets the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea. It is the place to experience simultaneous sunset and moonrise over the ocean. Kanyakumari has great spiritual significance for Hindus, and is dedicated to the goddess Devi Kanya, an incarnation of Parvati. Pilgrims […]


Video: Delhi – a truly multidimensional metropolis

Delhi – with its dusty air and millions of people and cars seems overwhelming to many travellers. It is very confronting and in your face. But give it a few days…if you can see past the dirt and get used to the noice and huge amount of people around you all the time, there is […]


Video: Tourist cruise on the backwaters in Kerala, India

The backwaters is definitely one of the highlights of a visit to Kerala in the south of India. Between the coast of Kerala and the far inland is a vast network of lagoons, lakes, rivers and canals which all goes under the name of “backwaters”. I took the tourist cruise from Alappuzha to Kollam (400 […]


Video: Varkala beach in Kerala, India

Varkala beach is my favourite beach in India. Having been to Goa before, I prefer the chilled out atmosphere of Varkala. The beach is beautiful (with a strong current), there are many small shops on the cliff (in season) and many reasonably cheap guesthouses. I spent my days doing yoga in the morning on the […]


Video: Sri Meenakshi Temple in Madurai, India

Sri Meenakshi Temple in Madurai is the most beautiful temple I have ever seen in my life. I have travelled a lot and I have seen a lot, but this temple was beyond anything i have ever seen before. The temple is Dravidian architecture and was designed in 1560 by Vishwanatha Nayak and built during […]


Video: Munnar: Centre of the world’s highest tea-growing estates

Munnar (1524m) is famous for its rolling green hills which is the commercial centre of some of the world’s highest tea-growing estates. The crisp mountain air makes it a perfect get-away from the humidity of the coastal kerala. The town itself is divided into old Munnar and new Munnar. The Lonely Planet describes the town […]



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