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SamuraiMUC

Collection/Connection: Samurai. Collection Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller

Like the knights of medieval Europe, so the samurai of Japan hold great fascination. Maybe, with a touch of orientalist exoticism, all the greater a fascination.

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OR Interstellar Bivy Night Camp

Outdoor Research Interstellar Bivy Review: Tiny Home Between the Stars

The Interstellar Bivy from Outdoor Research sets out to hit a sweet spot between lightness, protection, and usability – with a “wearable” approach to what a bivy can be.

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Mountain Overnighter Therapy: When Every Step Counts

People keep saying that outdoors experiences are as good as therapy for one’s mental health. And wonder why people would climb mountains while putting great athletes on pedestals.

Where does that leave a normal person with some outdoors interests, but no particular inclination to do anything noteworthy for others?

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Icebug’s Oribi 2 GTX RB9X: Long-Term Review

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.

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Ultimate Direction’s Fastpack 35: 1.5-Year Review

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.

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Simonyi-Blick_Hallstatt

Hallstatt from the Up/Side of the Sarstein, Deep in Snow

Snowy Salzkammergut winter, and I wanted to try another approach to Hallstatt. This time, over the Sarstein.

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On BergeSeen-Trail Above Gosauseen

Hallstatt from the Top: Hiking Across the Dachstein

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.

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Collection/Connection: Fascination Japan, Art Forum Vienna

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.

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Wachaumarathon Hills

The Wachau Marathon: Rapid Road Race Through World Heritage

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…

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