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Impressions from Nixi, Tibetan Sichuan – Golden Chilli, Black Ceramics, Tough Landscape

From Xianggelila (Shangri-la) in Yunnan, a colleague and I quickly headed onto the road towards Lhasa, on the search for a special kind of chilli…

Vienna Alps Hikes: Along the Cog Railway up the Schneeberg

The Schneeberg (“snow mountain”) often becomes visible on the horizon from where I live. Across the Neusiedler See lake. On my train commute to Vienna. It is the…

Hallstatt, From Gosau via the Hoher Plassen

Hallstatt is seeing fewer tourists these days, but it is still usually approached in very touristy ways: There directly, in and gone. I am still taking other ways…

Microexploration: Learning and Teaching by Travel

Or, Does Travel Blogging Have to Be Influencer Marketing?

Paying Respects to Joseph Rock in Yuhu Village

When we look back at the history of travelers, we soon get to explorers – and oddballs. We feel that we are living in strange times, seek adventure…

Lijiang, Yunnan: Come for the Love, Stay for the Suicide

“Oh, you’re going to Lijiang? Did you hear about the couple who committed suicide?” the taxi driver in Kunming had asked. [Content warning, obv: This post will focus…

The Loushan Warrior Race in Zunyi, Guizhou: My Most Successful DNF

No story of a foreigner’s grand win at a local Chinese race from me. At the Loushan Warrior Race, I “only” managed 32 of 55 km. It was…

Running the Chengdu Marathon

The Chengdu Marathon is in talks to become a seventh Abbott World Marathon Majors race; I’m unlikely to get into too many of the existing ones and unwilling…

Longji Rice Terraces Hiking, From Dazhai to Ping’an

The hike from Dazhai to Ping’an is a great way of getting to know the Longji Rice Terraces (near Longsheng, north of Guilin). If you want to go…