how to really #GetAtHome in this world

Europe

You can’t go to Florence and not see the Duomo, but how and why should you see and do what? Here are my recommendations for things to see and places to be in Florence, Italy, looking at the must-sees and the overlooked in the middle of it (beyond the street art I posted before):

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You go to Firenze (Florence), Italy, even to run in a marathon, one of the reasons you’ll go is the art (and the food, and perhaps the language). Having been to Florence already a few times, and with the city’s must-see sights such as the Duomo and the Uffizi Galleries thronging with tourists, I just […]

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Making yourself at-home isn’t always  a local pursuit. Places farther away have had their influence… none so more than Rome when it comes to the history of Europe. So, its fascination remains – and I went there for the Rome Marathon and my review of the Suunto Kailash. A little adventuring and almost work, in […]

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Home, and Rome… I’m a bit farther away, but it is one of the capitals of one of the neighboring countries, so there are connections.

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Travel makes you a better person, they say. Traveling, in my opinion, should be something that makes you more at home in this world. Which, contrary to what many people love to argue, it will not automatically do. Just a quick trip, just so you can say how much you “travel” and how many places […]

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The unexpected happens, plans change – and it’s all good at home in the world as it is. Three weeks after the 2-day/stage Ötscher-Ultra, we – three runner friends and I – made our way to Cortina d’Ampezzo in the Dolomites, Italy, for the The North Face Lavaredo Ultra Trail 2013. It was to be […]

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So, I went to participate in this first race I’d planned for this year – the 100 Miles of Istria. Finally (again, perhaps, after one vacation as a child) I visited Croatia, which is close, in a way, because the village where I live has enough of a Croatian background that I had learnt some of […]

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