Annika Engelbert



Between hectic and spirituality


If a deceased Hindu is burned between the rivers Varuna and Assi on the Ganges, that's a good thing because then the soul comes to a higher level than usual. Many tourists now find that exciting, and the businessmen in Varanasi are masters of the game of spiritual blackmail.

Beach vacation

I'm in Goa, bitch!

Goa is special. The species of the Goaurlaubers is difficult to define, it moves between less cheerful tuned Russian package tourists and malnourished long-term hippies with a glassy look. In the mornings at the cereal breakfast, I sit comfortably on the beach terrace of a café, while below, an elderly gentleman with a tea towel on his head and leopard strands jogging his hips along the water. Good Morning!