Why am I always signing up for races???

Now it's winter and the hiking season is definitely over till next year. Well, technically in southern Sweden 'winter' doesn't really mean that hiking is impossible, since there's hardly ever any snow here. But when it comes to trips to the mountains, be it in Scandinavia or even in the Alps, now is not the... Continue Reading →

Italian Alps, Courmayeur and Mont Blanc

In the mountains, be it in Scandinavia or elsewhere in Europe, winter is standing at the doorstep. Soon it will start to snow and hiking season will be over till May or June next year. We took the chance to get some cold and sunny days in the Alps, with almost no one around. The... Continue Reading →

Three weeks on Nordkalottleden

Abisko - Ritsem - Ny-Sulitjelma - Vaimok - Kvikkjokk Day 1- 15km/ 4 hours After a quick morning flight to Kiruna, we arrive in Abisko around noon. I buy a bottle of gas and off we go for the first stage. Kungsleden trail is in a sad state, with tracks from 4x4 vehicles all over... Continue Reading →

Losing weight

While I'm not concerned about losing any body fat, I recently started to be more careful about the weight I carry in my backpack. When you walk a lot with a backpack on and it's too heavy for your body, you will eventually start getting pain. This can simply be inconvenient or in the worst... Continue Reading →

Summer is here!

Over the last few days the weather changed from almost winterly conditions to a sudden feeling of summer. Where I live, most trees were still grey and empty by the beginning of May and within only a few days nature bursted with colours. Compared to life in Portugal, where it gets warm (or for my... Continue Reading →

Back to Portugal!

Since I moved to Sweden in May last year I had not been back to Portugal. At first I couldn't even imagine that I would start to miss this place a lot. Everything just felt boring. It was home, I took everything for granted. This week I got to spend to days in Porto and... Continue Reading →

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