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The best season for hiking

… is autumn, I determined last weekend, as I was plucking apples, pears and plums from the trees lining the path from Amberg to Nürnberg in what seemed to be at least a temporary Cockaigne. Advertisements

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Birthday Walk from Vienna to Bratislava

It had been storming and thunderstorming the whole night. That was good, because the air was clear and it was ten degrees cooler than the oppressive July average. Perfect for hiking. On the other hand, there were still dark clouds … Continue reading

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Vrmac – where you get drunk from hiking

The only disadvantage about Kotor is its location in a fjord, surrounded by steep mountains, which to cross takes the sun a few cumbersome hours every morning while it already warms people and spirits elsewhere in the country, and behind … Continue reading

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Hiking is for Everyone – or is it?

Ever since I went on my first long-distance walk, the Hadrian’s Wall Path in England, I have been wondering: “Why am I only bumping into other white folks?” In most British cities, there was a vibrant and colorful diversity of … Continue reading

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How dangerous is Hiking in Israel?

That’s an easy question to answer: Not dangerous at all. But apparently the question gets asked a lot because the Wikitravel page on the Israel National Trail specifically states: Carrying a weapon is completely unnecessary. So, this hiker whom I … Continue reading

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How to do Adventure – a Guide in 24 Steps

From my current base in La Paz in Bolivia, I wanted to climb Chacaltaya. It seemed like a relatively easy mountain above 5000 m, and thus a good opportunity to set a new altitude record without falling into crevasses and battling with yetis. In … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts (5)

When Donald Trump praises his pick for Secretary of Defense, General James Mattis, as “the closest thing to General George Patton we have”, does he refer to the mistreatment of soldiers or to Patton’s antisemitism? After my story about the Peruvian girl, … Continue reading

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