Big problem when you have gone somewhere – even lived there – often and long as I have with China? You forget what it is like when you have decided to go to that strange exotic place for the first time and don’t really know what to expect…
The long-awaited event, the first edition of the Stelvio Marathon, came and went. Two weeks after the Hochkönigman Speed Trail which made me feel ill-prepared, a week after the outdoors pursuits in Liechtenstein which made me feel recovered, there I went.
Liechtenstein. Ever thought of going there for hiking and other outdoors activities? Or do I need to ask if you’ve ever even heard or thought of Liechtenstein for anything? ;)
Liechtenstein. As one of Europe’s micro-states, and a principality, it seems a holdover from a time when city-states and fiefdoms were the usual political structures. At the same time, in these times of people looking for leadership figures to give them a sense of security and local structures to give them a clear sense of […]
Austria’s preeminent figurehead and organizer of trail runs calls, of course you come. Last year, I had gone to the Hochkönigman Trail Running Festival for the Marathon Trail, and ended up also helping interpret the race briefings in English. This year, I had not been planning on coming, but Thomas Bosnjak asked if I wanted […]
No need to go to Peru or across Siberia to discover a landscape from the salon coaches of a Blue Train; no need to travel all the globe all the time to discover “exotic” events. Austria, and especially the same area of the Salzkammergut where I have been spending quite some time and showing more […]
Photography these days is in a strange place: Everybody snaps so many pictures, they have lost all value. So much is being done in Photoshop, there is little reality anymore. And many photographers are among the most-followed people online.
I’m not actually heading out into the mountains right now, but it’s time to finally show you one of my favorite “trails” there. The idea of showing more of my usual trails in videos actually grew on me last year already… and then I promptly never put up the trail view video of what is […]