I look into the mirror, my reflection is mustering me with curiosity. I look old, crosses my mind. The last 4 years I didn't really celebrate my birthday. I traveled alone to Iceland, spend a day in Los Angeles, made a multiple-day hike, or explored Berlin with Bridget during the first weeks of the pandemic. … Continue reading A new decade in the making.
Breakfast. It’s calm. I just hear the buzzing of the fridge. The cats have left the kitchen after their breakfast while I’m still munching on my musli bowl and cup of coffee. I stand at the window looking into the backyard and to the row of apartment houses across - facing us, facing me. Some … Continue reading In a state of not knowing
Words. I love to use words to describe experiences, anecdotes, and stores to others. I love words so much that I sometimes repeat myself and my girlfriend tells me to please stop talking. Pictures. I remember when Instagram has been "pictures without words". I enjoyed diving into these worlds of others, using my imagination to … Continue reading Reliving the experience. [Across the Alps 2020]
This is the second time I have crossed the Alps in use of my own human power. The first time I walked and it was an incredible experience, super close to the mountains. You will find the blog about it here. The second time on bicycle was different yet as intense. There are ways to … Continue reading Munich to Venice [Across the Alps via bike]
Sometimes you get so excited while cooking a delicious meal that you cut too many carrots, cook too much pasta or wash a lot of lettuce. "Well, let's just put them into a container. We will use them with another lunch or supper in the next days." And then these days don't come. I simply … Continue reading Leftovers. [Roadtrip around Norway #8]
„You didn't see them? Oh, we saw them! Three times. They showed up after 00:30 every night.“ Milla shows us a picture on her phone. Green lights in the night sky. We are wrapped in warm, floaty, puffed suits on the little boat, enjoying a bumpy-in-a-good-way ride and a fun conversation with the newly weds … Continue reading I don’t want to know. [Roundtrip around Norway #7]
"We are now in the Arctic circle," I write my mum. She sends me an emoji filled text message back. "💖 Congratulations 🌟🎉🎊🎈🔔🎶🐧 Probably you will stay the only ones in the family 😄." We keep heading north, two days of just driving with no fjords but gas station burgers. We stop for the Marmorslottet … Continue reading North. [Roadtrip around Norway #6]
We arrive at Innerdalen, a beautiful mountain valley at the end of a one way gravel road. Visitnorway.com goes further and calls „Innerdalen - Norway's most beautiful mountain valley". We spent last night at least an hour to look for a nice longer but not too strenuous hike. The weather is still fine when we … Continue reading Blueberries. [Roadtrip around Norway #5]