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My secular Shabbat

Readers of this blog will have noticed that I am a radical Atheist. But there is one religious idea that I have incorporated in my life, although in a secular version. It’s the idea of the shabbat, the 7th day … Continue reading

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Canmore, the better Banff

In every country, there is a place that everyone, literally everyone, recommends you to visit. Actually, recommend is too weak of a word for the obtrusiveness: “You have to go there!” Instinctively, this raises some resistance with me, because I … Continue reading

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Always follow the River. A Walk from Calgary to Cochrane.

For New Year’s Eve, a friend invited me to Cochrane, about 15 or 20 km west of Calgary. Looking at the map, I noticed that it lies by the same Bow River which flows through Calgary, and thus I easily … Continue reading

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“Wild”, not a hiking movie

It’s winter and I am in a big city, so I felt like watching a movie about the outdoors and about hiking in anticipation of the coming summer. Wild, the story of Cheryl Strayed’s hike of the Pacific Crest Trail, … Continue reading

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Venta Micena – Day 13/30

You must have already noticed it in the photos of the last two weeks: the mountain range of the Sierra de María at the eastern end of the valley of Venta Micena. From the first day I laid eyes on … Continue reading

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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.

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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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