'I'm a wild woman': 27-year-old travels through Balkans with her animals

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Published: 2021-06-23 12:26

Last Updated: 2021-09-19 21:06


'I'm a wild woman': 27-year-old travels through Balkans with her animals
'I'm a wild woman': 27-year-old travels through Balkans with her animals

A 27-year-old horse trainer Manisha Berger from Lausanne, Switzerland, has been on the road for the past eight months with her two adopted horses and dog, Aku.

Last September, she set off on a tour through Europe on foot as the roads are not appropriate for riding, she says.

Berger passed through northern Italy, then Slovenia, northern Croatia, Istria, Lika, and Dalmatia and is currently in the Serbian town Sid while waiting on paperwork to go back through Croatia and continue her journey home.

"I [left] everything I don’t need – materialist – but also in myself. I’m really more clear in my mind now after eight months. It took time, but now I’m really more clear and that is really beautiful. And also horses for meeting people is a really good way. Because people are curious and also because I’m a bit shy," Berger told reporters.

"I need always to find grass or hay for [my animals] so I need to go to the people. And then all the door open because I am with animals and that is really nice," she said.