Pilgrimage to Santiago- the journey is the goal

Before I discovered hiking, it was the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain, that fueled my outdoors dreams. For several years I had seen the pilgrims walking past my window or overtook them in my car, on the search for waves to surf. When one is comfortably sitting behind the wheel and making... Continue Reading →

The 10 essentials- 10 thing to always bring on a hike

There are a couple of things that one should always carry when leaving for a hike, or other activities in nature. Two things are important to be said right in the beginning: No, this doesn't mean that you need to walk with a huge, heavy backpack. And: No, owning these things is not expensive, nor... 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 →

Vasaloppet – Kortvasan

Vasaloppet The skiing marathon Vasaloppet is probably one of the most classic and traditional events in Sweden. By now there is not only one race but a whole week of competition that caters different classes of participants. Since this was my first time, I decided that it would be the wisest to decide for a... Continue Reading →

Winter Solitude

'Winter solitude-  in a world of one color  the sound of wind.' Matsuo Basho         The Mountains - grow unnoticed Their Purple figures rise Without attempt  Exhaustion Assistance or Applause  In Their Eternal Faces  The Sun with just delight  Looks long and last and golden For fellowship at night    Emily Dickinson    ... Continue Reading →

The Basque Country from above

On our trip to the spanish Basque Country, from which we returned just a couple of hours ago, we got the chance to climb some lesser known peaks. The Basque Country has an absolutely stunning geography- there's steep cliffs by the sea, rolling hills all over the place, with the occasional pointy mountain, randomly thrown... Continue Reading →

Packing for a triple trip!

Soon it's time to travel again!   In February I'll be lucky enough to go on three trips: The first one to Bilbao in the Basque Country, the second one to Kiruna in Swedish Lapland and the last will be a roadtrip in Rondane and Jotunheimen Nationalparks in Norway, ending with Vasaloppet skiing race in... Continue Reading →

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