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The End of the World

Zur deutschen Fassung dieses Artikels. Fim do Mundo, the end of the world, nothing more than a self-mocking name for a bar in a small village on a small island. One might think. If one didn’t know that in Norte … Continue reading

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Stromboli – a night on the volcano

For four days, I had been calling Magmatrek to inquire if they would run an excursion to the top of Stromboli the next day. For three days, I was told to try again the next day. It was March, the weather in Sicily … Continue reading

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Etna is causing trouble again

Since yesterday, Mount Etna in Sicily has been active again. It has been spewing lava and ash, forcing the airport at Catania to suspend operations. (Photo taken on the road to Caltagirone on 15 December 2013.)

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After the Volcano

Yesterday I posted a video of my ascent of the active volcano on the island of Vulcano. In that video, I reported on the lethal dangers which I faced during that excursion. I only became fully aware of the risk … Continue reading

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Video Blog: Vulcano

Travelling is fun. Hiking around islands in the Mediterranean is especially fun. Putting these adventures on the record for my esteemed readership sometimes feels like work. Work is no fun at all. That’s why, during the ascent of the highest … Continue reading

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