Originally I planed to spend the winter south on a Rainbow Gathering. In pure nature, surrounded by not more than maybe 50 lovely hippies. Enjoying the simple life! Playing guitar, singing, dancing and maybe helping in the kitchen now and then. Four months! Joining the Rainbow in Morocco during December, travelling a bit through Africa and spending the rest of the Winter on the canaries.
But the Rainbow in Morocco didn’t materialize and I didn’t feel like going directly to the canaries. The obvious solution: India! In Auroville, south of Chennai there was supposed to be a four month Rainbow Camp. And India has much more to offer: Retreats, Ashrams and monasteries, a paradise for everyone looking for places to contemplate and meditate! So I rent out my flat, secured a Visa and off I went. Rainbow here I come!
Well again everything turned out different than planed! I lost my passport and had to spend much more time than I wanted in Chennai. But in contrast to my first impression Chennai turned out to be a compelling city. Chaotic, noisy und very tiring. But also adorable. Only dancing, singing or playing quietly guitar is not really possible here.