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Solstice Fire Hiking at the Hohe Salve, Tyrol

In the Kitzbühel area, you have sheer mountains in the south and east, the Wilder Kaiser in the north – and in between, a nice part of the…

Billion-Stars-Hotel: A Relaxed-Dangerous Hike to Escape to a Mountain Night

Sometimes, you just need to get away from your routine, from comfortable commutes from work to home, to TV and the bed. When work got a bit much,…

Ötztal Glacier Trailrun 42k (2021)

Sometimes, I just feel a need to get high… up in the mountains. The Ötztal Glacier Trailrun (link to official site, in German) is one of the events…

Look Closer at China… by Lego?: Spring Lantern Festival

Yuanxiaojie, the Lantern Festival, marks the end of the Chinese New Year / Spring Festival time. This year, there was no way for me to be there –…

#LocalMountain in the Flatland: The Hundsheimer Berg

Is a local mountain worth exploring when it’s far away and not tall at all? How far away is it really, and how tall does it feel when…

Opposite Hallstatt: The Easy Sarstein Crossing, Less Simple

On the Eastern shore of the Hallstatt lake, north of the Dachstein massif, lies a mountain that often goes overlooked, the Sarstein.

Suddenly Tibet: Shangri-la in Yunnan

Lijiang is known as something of a tourist trap (although, there’s something to be said for it), but if you are a cynic, Shangri-la takes the cake when…

Dali, Yunnan: Bai Kingdom between Mountains and Lake

Dali is one of those towns on the Tea-Horse Road which are quickly visited, somehow enjoyed – and hardly ever explored enough.

Tourism and Tradition along the Tea Horse Road in Yunnan

Yunnan is one of China’s most diverse and distant provinces. And it has become one of China’s major tourist destinations. One of its main draws are cities along…