Category Archives: Hiking

Small hiking tours in Europe

Karwendelgebirge

Introduction

From my childhood on until my early 20s, I had been struggling with chronic diseases such as inflammation of the middle ear and bronchial asthma.

These diseases made participation in social activities often a torment during a good deal of my teenage days and I became somewhat a loner in school, developing disagreeable mannerisms which were hard to get rid of in later stages of my life.

My lung was the actual Achilles heel, coughing fits and severe dyspnea in the summer months due to allergic reactions an almost …

Seeking out adventures in an era of comfort and pandemics (part 3): Trentino

Introduction

With the second wave of the pandemic arising, traveling gets more and more restricted again.

So I was considering my options for the remaining days of vacation in the current year: the immanent problem of how to keep my brain active and my comfort level low, but being at the same time responsible about the health of my fellow men (and not to forget my own).

The trappings of comfort are indeed a big problem.

I am presently drifting back in full Homeoffice mode with all its tempting conveniences, …

High Tatras, part 4 (Bystrá lávka, Priečne sedlo)

Introduction

After I’d visited the High Tatras mountain range two times during the past year (August and October), I made further extensive tours this summer.

This time, those tours were supposed to be more difficult.

At least slightly. Otherwise I wouldn’t find any good reason for visiting the High Tatras again without having a challenge of sorts to begin with.

Though I love being in Slovakia, it is not necessarily about one particular location on the map. It is about doing something uncomfortable and discovering unknown territory, …