Pune & Ganpati – Out of Control

Life should not only be lived, it should be celebrated. – Osho

Apart from the fact that Osho lived in Pune, where you can still visit his meditation resort in exchange for a certain amount of money, I chose this quote as during the past two weeks whole Pune was celebrating as if the world would come to an end tomorrow. The reason was a Hindu festival celebrated in honour of the elephant-headed god Ganesha – so called Ganesha Chaturthi or Ganpati. It is celebrated for ten days, publicly as well as privately at home, and one will find plenty of Ganesh-idols all over the place, in varying sizes and shades. Continue reading


Hampi – Falling in Love

Travelling – It leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller. – Ibn Battuta

For me apparently it’s time to tell another story after I didn’t update my blog for quite a while. Actually many things happened during the last weeks, all of them amazing in some way, but it would take too much time to write down everything. Instead, I want to start with last weekend, which we spent in Hampi – a quite unique place here in India, and number one spot to see according to Lonely Planet. Continue reading