One of the shoes I was least sure about turned out an absolute favorite: Icebug’s Oribi 2 GTX with their RB9X rubber compound sole.
Fastpacking – carrying as little as possible while moving like a backpacker, but faster – has been a thing even before ultramarathons became so popular. In a running vest/pack like the Fastpack 35 from Ultimate Direction, ultramarathon running meets fastpacking.
Snowy Salzkammergut winter, and I wanted to try another approach to Hallstatt. This time, over the Sarstein.
Hallstatt is usually visited quickly, coming by bus or by train and the boat across the lake. I decided to go slow, measure my approach in steps climbed and descended, following part of the BergeSeen Trail over the slope of the Dachstein. Overnight.
Japan tourism is booming – and the Fascination Japan still arises from its foreignness and the peculiarity of its culture. With Japan being seen as so different from the “West”, a Japanese influence on highlights of European art, works by artists such as Monet, Van Gogh or Klimt, surprises.
Popular as marathons have become, they are usually in cities one first has to travel to. The Wachau Marathon is a fast road marathon, but it goes through the world heritage Wachau valley – and one can get to it in a very nice way…
The World Museum Vienna, the former “Völkerkundemuseum” (Ethnological Museum), is a great place to challenge oneself into deeper thinking about the learning involved – or not involved – in travel.
Sometimes, you just have to go through hell… or cross its peaks, when the hell you are talking about are the “hell mountains,” the Höllengebirge of Upper Austria.
Vienna is a perfect place to think about European history, and a strange place of history – and especially so when it comes to the Imperial Treasury.