April 9 –
I seem to have flown to Korea today. For beautiful personal reasons, I take a time off from Charity Travel, with the pleasant exception of MWTV, Migrant Worker Television. We find their office, tucked away on the central Namsan hill in Seoul, through a friend of Yeon. It was founded in 2004 by migrant workers ...
April 9 –
I seem to have flown to Korea today. For beautiful personal reasons, I take a time off from Charity Travel, with the pleasant exception of MWTV, Migrant Worker Television. We find their office, tucked away on the central Namsan hill in Seoul, through a friend of Yeon. It was founded in 2004 by migrant workers ...
April 4-8. Hong Kong.

I must have flown to Hong Kong today. Immigration is nothing to remember and the airport train service costs 100 Hong Kong dollars. Jet set. I wish I could pen down some impressions about Hong Kong, the important port that Britain leased for 99 years because of the opium trade and has given back ...
March 29-30. Taj Mahal.
Finally! We visit the Taj Mahal. We have booked a tourist package and a touring bus picks us up from a metro station. We drive down to Accra and have to endure a hot day of Indian tourism before we are dumped at the gate of the Taj Mahal, where they let us in and ...
March 27. Monosodium Glutamate English.
There must be an internet place, the kind of thing you and I are used to: wireless connection over coffee in a well-lit designed atmosphere, no strings attached, other than the astronomous beverage prices, but we star-gazers are willing to pay'em. I read about some candidate places in a glossy online magazine and the language ...
March 27. Monosodium Glutamate English.
There must be an internet place, the kind of thing you and I are used to: wireless connection over coffee in a well-lit designed atmosphere, no strings attached, other than the astronomous beverage prices, but we star-gazers are willing to pay'em. I read about some candidate places in a glossy online magazine and the language ...
March 26. Inspiring people.

Our host Kaushik flies to Mumbai today to give a lecture about device driver pre-installing optimization. We say goodbye and move to our other host near central Delhi. It takes us a long time, but when we finally get there we feel very welcome. A big blue backpack signalizes the presence of another couchsurfer, but ...
March 26. Inspiring people.

Our host Kaushik flies to Mumbai today to give a lecture about device driver pre-installing optimization. We say goodbye and move to our other host near central Delhi. It takes us a long time, but when we finally get there we feel very welcome. A big blue backpack signalizes the presence of another couchsurfer, ...
March 25. Greenpeace.
A cause. Our host knows about greenpeace and helps us find out where their office is by calling their headquarters in Bangalore. We are finally given an address near Hauz Khas, a southern suburb of Delhi. We take a minibus and find a rather sober office, something that usually makes me feel good about an ...
March 25. Greenpeace.
A cause. Our host knows about greenpeace and helps us find out where their office is by calling their headquarters in Bangalore. We are finally given an address near Hauz Khas, a southern suburb of Delhi. We take a minibus and find a rather sober office, something that usually makes me feel good about an ...
March 24. Delhi? Gurgaon!
We arrive in Delhi only at 5pm since an accident has caused our train to be seven hours delayed. Our couchsurfer now lives in Gurgaon you see that is a satellite town south west of Delhi. An autorikshaw takes us to the Radisson hotel where we are picked up by Kaushik, a very nice guy ...
March 24. Delhi? Gurgaon!
We arrive in Delhi only at 5pm since an accident has caused our train to be seven hours delayed. Our couchsurfer now lives in Gurgaon you see that is a satellite town south west of Delhi. An autorikshaw takes us to the Radisson hotel where we are picked up by Kaushik, a very nice guy ...
March 23. The big fire.
Fire in a Calcutta hotelOn the day we leave, a thick cloud of smoke colors the sky of Calcutta. Sadly, a short circuit has caused a big fire in the same building as where Flurrys is located, the grand café where we had treated ourselves to our morning day just hours ago. Given the seperatist ...
March 23. The big fire.
Fire in a Calcutta hotelOn the day we leave, a thick cloud of smoke colors the sky of Calcutta. Sadly, a short circuit has caused a big fire in the same building as where Flurrys is located, the grand café where we had treated ourselves to our morning day just hours ago. Given the seperatist ...
March 20-22. Calcutta. Mother Teresa.
Our hotel in Calcutta is quite comfortable. Unfortunately, our couchsurfer was not available so we couldn't discover the city from the inside as much as we would have liked to. Now we just walk around the old streets and drop by an Italian restaurant that serves delicious pizza. The place is owned by an Indian ...