how to really #GetAtHome in this world

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The Casio ProTrek Smart WSD-F20, Casio’s second version of an outdoors smartwatch with Android Wear (2.0) was announced at the beginning of 2017. Sports tech authority DC Rainmaker called himself “perplexed” by it. I found myself intrigued, now that it includes GPS. Thanks to Casio’s PR agency in Germany, who provided me with a unit […]

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My plan in going to Hong Kong had been to seek out the route, more or less along Maclehose Trail, that the Fjällräven Classic’s expansion to Hong Kong will take. I couldn’t even find out the exact route, though. So, I had already planned to only go on a part of Maclehose Trail, and to detour […]

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Hong Kong is a pleasure, but also a pain. The urban mass of humanity, the heat and humidity make it not exactly comfortable. The mixture of East and West, the extremely urbanized city in proximity to nature make it fascinating to see. We went from Hainan to Hong Kong just as a tropical depression (almost […]

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Tourism is a booming industry, but in terms of the #GetAtHome intention of making oneself really at home in this world, it is a very odd one: Tourist trips, rushing to see everything, can only ever scratch the surface. Staying at home tends to breed only boredom and not deeper engagement, though. In between, there […]

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It’s not as if Austria, Europe… everywhere… didn’t have their peculiar parts of nature that sometimes, suddenly, end up spots to see. Hidden valleys, small waterfalls, forest outlooks, that sort of thing. And yet, what makes something special enough to not just be there, but be something? China makes that question particularly noteworthy.

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The last thing to expect in Hunan countryside is a Japan connection, yet there it was… In the eastern part of the Jiuxian Lake Scenic Area in You County, Hunan, just about as deep into the Chinese countryside as you can get without traveling back in time, there are two Buddhist temples.

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Climbing Everest would still get you points, ridiculous though it has become (with guides and porters who basically carry not just the gear but even some “climbers” up that veritable Disneyland of a mountain). But climbing the highest mountain, which isn’t very high, of a rural Chinese county, which is neither big nor home to […]

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China, for all it has to offer beyond the pollution and problems one tends to hear about so much, is not a very popular tourist destination. The places we go because family is there are particularly unpopular – and thus, chances to show a China as it really is, as hardly anyone gets to see […]

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Shanghai, as seen in my previous posts, provided several nice impressions. Still, I keep saying that Shanghai is not quite China, and there’s a very #GetAtHome reason for that:

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