Outdoor

4 Ideas for a skiless winter holiday

April 1st, 2016|0 Comments

Winter holidays without skis? - Yes, such a thing exists and even can be fun. I guess, I'm not the only one who longs to get away from the crowded slopes. I'm all about beeing [...]

Horse’n Ski in Kyrgyzstan

March 1st, 2016|0 Comments

The small wood stove has heated the yurt quickly. Finally, having reached the camp in the valley of Ak Suu, we can relax, take off our jackets and warm our hands on a hot cup [...]

Winter in Norderland

February 17th, 2016|0 Comments

"Where are you going?" - "North." - "Yes, but where exactly?" - "To North." There are many dialogues like this one before the trip. The German word "Norden" which translates to "North",  in this case, [...]

Gear

Fear and Loathing with Pegasus Airlines

March 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Since I flew for the first time in 1999, a lot has changed. Flying is nothing special anymore, pure routine like riding a bus. You can eat at home, check-in online, stewards and stewardesses [...]

The Pants for Every Purpose

December 8th, 2014|0 Comments

I've been wearing them almost  every day for ten months straight, no matter if I was horse trekking in Mongolia, on a glacier expedition in Kyrgyzstan or on a desert tour in Uzbekistan. My Fjällräven [...]

Do you need a Solar Panel?

January 14th, 2014|0 Comments

Before I started my trip, I got myself a Goal Zero solar panel, the smallest one: Nomad7. It is available as Adventure Kit, with all kinds of adapters and other accessories. I didn't have to [...]

Reports

What you should know about howlers

March 5th, 2016|0 Comments

Saucer eyes and little whiskers – at the sight of baby seals hardly anyone can resist saying the words “Oh, how cute!” The childlike proportions are what cause in humans a caring instinct. Well intended is not always done well. […]

Close Encounter of the Third Kind

December 25th, 2014|0 Comments

As I enter the gloomy maze, the first thing that strikes me is the melody: a symphony of electronic sounds, soothing, at the same time mystical. Just as you imagine the soundtrack for Jules Verne's [...]

Fox Hunting with an Eagle

March 9th, 2014|0 Comments

The two horsemen came all the way from their small village to the canyons. There, at the foot of the mountains, the hunt starts. Anvarbek moves along the hills, his 14-year-old son Azamat rides with [...]

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