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The Long March to a China Work Visa

China has recently tightened the rules for China work visa, indeed.

What used to be a little uncomfortable more because it meant dealing with “scary” Chinese bureaucracy (but wasn’t), has become a lengthy and strange process…

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Prague Marathon: All Runners Are Beautiful

Prague. Beautiful city, from all I heard, only too close to Austria. So, I never visited. The Prague Marathon made for a good reason to finally remedy that. And to see the town in a different way from the usual tourist paths.

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Where to find the Best Gelato in Florence – and Why Social Media Might Not Tell You

A part of “microexploration” I particularly like is to think through food. Enjoy it, and consider connections.

Looking for the best gelato in Florence found a connection with one of my least favorite parts of social media, though: the network effect.

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Rab Flashpoint Pull-On: Ultralight Rain Protection in Review

Nothing worse in everyday adventures, be they urban or mountain microexploration, than getting soaked.

Rab gave me a chance (full disclosure: in the form of a PR sample, i.e. free product, without obligations) to try out an interesting piece of ultralight rain protection, their Flashpoint Pull-On

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The New Age of (Micro)Exploration

Exploration. A thing of the past, when there were still blank spots on the map?

Maybe not, if only we realize how much there is left, certainly for us personally, to learn and see.

Let’s call it microexploration.

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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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