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Sharing experiences from my travels around the world.

On My Way to Ultralight

As I mentioned in a previous post, I’ve been growing increasingly interested in the topic of ultralight hiking recently. So what does “ultralight” actually mean? Continue reading “On My Way to Ultralight”

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E5: Hiking Across the Alps – Grande Finale

This is part of a three-part series. See here for details.

After the organized tour had ended, I took a train from Merano to Rovereto, close to Lake Garda. I stayed in the city for two nights to get some rest before the next hike as well as to stock up on provisions and plan the next few days.  Continue reading “E5: Hiking Across the Alps – Grande Finale”

E5: Hiking Across the Alps – The Main Part

This is part of a three-part series. See here for details.

At the beginning of July, it was finally time to start the big hike. I had booked a guided tour with Bergschule Oberallgäu for the most popular part of the E5, the hike from German Oberstdorf through the Austrian Alps to Merano in Italy. With its planned duration of one week, this would give me enough time to hike some more between Italian Rovereto and Verona during my second week of vacation. Continue reading “E5: Hiking Across the Alps – The Main Part”

E5: Hiking Across the Alps – Preparations

This is part of a three-part series. See here for details.

As mentioned in my previous post, I decided to hike the E5 European long-distance hiking trail from Lake Constance to Verona this year. For a start, let me give you a quick overview of what I did to prepare for this trip. Continue reading “E5: Hiking Across the Alps – Preparations”

E5: Hiking Across the Alps

After having read the book “Laufen, essen, schlafen” (“Walk, eat, sleep”) by Christine Thürmer earlier this year, I really got interested in long-distance hiking. Continue reading “E5: Hiking Across the Alps”

Jeju: Exploring Korea’s Favorite Holiday Island

Last week, the office here in Korea was closed due to the annual summer vacation – which provided a very welcome yet unexpected chance for me to explore the country a little more. Continue reading “Jeju: Exploring Korea’s Favorite Holiday Island”

Halfway: A Quick Report on Life in Korea

Time flies. Since I already spent more than a month here in Korea, I felt like it’s time to draw an (almost) halftime résumé and summarize some peculiarities I became aware of while living here. Continue reading “Halfway: A Quick Report on Life in Korea”

One Night in Seoul

Last weekend, I teamed up with some colleagues again, this time to spend two days in Seoul. This would be my first time ever to visit the capital, so I was all the more excited. Continue reading “One Night in Seoul”

First Hike in South Korea: Mt. Geumo

Last weekend, I arrived at my next station: Gumi, South Korea. Just like at my previous project locations, I will be spending three months here. Continue reading “First Hike in South Korea: Mt. Geumo”

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