Train meditation from Vancouver to Jasper [Across Canada – Part 2: 30.03.-31.03.2018]

I’m at the Red Truck Brewery, 10 minutes away from the Pacific Station, to wait for my train and the 18 hours train ride. Yes, I like trains. My former company - the German railways - has nothing to do with me always preferring the train over cars. Coming from a car dealer and workshop … Continue reading Train meditation from Vancouver to Jasper [Across Canada – Part 2: 30.03.-31.03.2018]

Stewart Island – The challenging North-West-Circuit (NZ ~ 06.-17.11.2017)

Just coming back from my two hikes on the Milford and the Kepler Tracks I was excited to go further south to the third island of New Zealand - Stewart Island / Raikura. Since I got to know about the 9-11 days self-sufficient backcountry hike, the North West Circuit, I planned to do it as … Continue reading Stewart Island – The challenging North-West-Circuit (NZ ~ 06.-17.11.2017)

Abel Tasman Coast Trek – or why sandflies are the worst (NZ ~ 05.-11.10.2017)

Arrived on the South Island it was time for my first Great Walk and my first multi day self-sufficient (concerning food) hike - or tramp how New Zealanders call it. And during the days in the Abel Tasman National Park and Nelson I learned a lot of things.  Actually we all learn a lot everyday … Continue reading Abel Tasman Coast Trek – or why sandflies are the worst (NZ ~ 05.-11.10.2017)

Sunny days in Windy Welli (NZ ~ Wellington)

I actually planned to pack the next stops of the trip together in one post but somehow my fingers refused to connect Wellington and the Abel Tasman National Park. So this is just a short excursion to the windiest capital in the world since I don’t have a real catching story to tell about it. … Continue reading Sunny days in Windy Welli (NZ ~ Wellington)

Crossing the Alps from Oberstdorf to Vernago incl. bonus level (20.08.-29.08.)

I can't believe it's done. Okay, that has been a huge spoiler for the end of this blog, but yes, I crossed the Alps. In a different way that I thought but anyway. Another trigger warning should be necessary since there are going to be shameless bare mountain pics. Thanks to Sandra, Katrin and Adelheid, … Continue reading Crossing the Alps from Oberstdorf to Vernago incl. bonus level (20.08.-29.08.)

Camino de Santiago – the last steps from Santiago to Finisterre and Muxia (~120km)

So to take the suspense right away: The Camino was as I expected it to be. Loud snoring interrupting the nights, getting up way too early, asking yourself why you're doing this, always tired and always hungry. And loads of sunrises and sunsets. And I would do it all over again. Day 0 - Santiago … Continue reading Camino de Santiago – the last steps from Santiago to Finisterre and Muxia (~120km)