Author archive for Nestor Caffa

Discovering the primary forests

From my first trip to India, I felt that the stars were lining up to help me realize my dreams. I met Prabhu, a young man from Pondicherry, passionate about reptiles and collector of old English motorcycles. He invited me to participate in a hike, along with three other of his friends, which he organized …

Initiation to medicinal plants

I was about 9 years old when I first discovered my first bottle of essential oil, it was during the 70s. Every Friday afternoon when I got back from college, my mother gave me a shopping list, then I rode my bike to cover the five kilometres that separated us from the only known shop …