My next house- and cat-sitting job will take me to Calgary in Canada during the deepest winter, from December to March. I knew that it would be cold and full of snow, of course, and it’s actually what I have … Continue reading
Wearing shorts in front of a Christmas tree. What climate change has only recently made possible in Central Europe is normal in Brazil. I still don’t get any real Christmas feeling in the tropics, despite all the festooned roads and … Continue reading
Some mountaineering tips, all of them disregarded by myself, on the way to Mount Crna Glava in Montenegro. Oh, how I miss that view!
On Lake Bâlea in Romania in December. More than 2,000 meters above sea level. It has been cold long enough for the lake to be completely frozen. We are walking on ice. It has been snowing long enough for the ice to … Continue reading
It snowed all night and several feet of snow threaten to paralyze train traffic?No problem: you dispatch the snowplow train and after it crossed the country once, all the other trains are good to go to work as well. (Photographed in Gheorgheni, Romania.)
When I was in Montenegro, I wanted to go to the mountains. That’s quite easy, because Montenegro is mountains. There is no place in the country (except somebody’s basement, of course) from where you don’t at least see the mountains. … Continue reading
No wonder I got slightly lost on my walk from Druskininkai to Grutas (both of which are in Lithuania), with sign posts like these. But luckily I had glanced at a map before I set out and so I could … Continue reading