Details of Life on the Road: Street eats, cheap sleeps, budget travel experiences

I’ll Be Back Shortly After March 1st!

Well folks, today I start my ten day Vipassana Buddhist meditation retreat. I’ll be offline and unavailable from February 18th until March 1st. Vipassana is one of India’s oldest meditation techniques. It means to see things how they really are, and it is a way of self-transformation through self-observation. One of the main aims is to eradicate suffering. It’s a silent course, no talking for ten...

Getting Sick In India

  This post is about my most recent experience of getting sick in India. When I first arrived in Southeast Asia – for the third time – four months back, I tried to practice good hygienic practices: washing hands when possible, using hand sanitizer (especially before meals), not eating fresh greens, watching out for ice, not drinking tap water, keeping an eye on where your food is being washed, etc.. I...

The Perspective Chronicles: Meet Matthias Strobel

  What is your name? “Matthias Strobel” Where are you from? “From Berlin, Germany” What is your age? “32” Why are you in India? “I’m in India to sort out my mind and to recharge my batteries and to get back and start with more energy again and start fulfilling the ideas and dreams I have in my head” What is your job? “I am the chief marketing officer of my company called Nagual Sounds”...

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