Vagabond's Log

Have pen, will travel. Dispatches from the field.

Shoeshine, Sir?

A short note. In which the modern-day disappearance of certain professions is noticed abroad.

September 17, 2014 · 9 Comments

Five places I need to return to (or: Nominated, again)

A commented list. In which some of my most favourite travel destinations are spedified in reply to a challenge to do so.

September 8, 2014 · 7 Comments

Britain’s highest – cresting Ben Nevis

An illustrated report. In which a winter’s hike up the snow-covered highest summit in the British Isles is pictured and the necessity of crampons is evaluated.

September 6, 2014 · 2 Comments

How I survived the zombie apocalypse

From the sports section. In which is given an account of the effort to escape a horde of undead creatures on a 5-kilometre obstacle run.

July 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Nominated: Liebster Award

An interview. In which I answer ten questions regarding travelling in reply to a nomination for a ‘community award.

June 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

City of stone – roaming Petra, Jordan

A travelogue. In which a more or less detailed account of a walk through the ancient ruins of Petra in Jordan is given.

April 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

I didn’t know, you could fly a plane

A field report. In which I recall the very first flying lesson I had in a microlight; apparently being allowed to start, but not land by myself.

March 14, 2014 · 2 Comments

Tracking Vikings – southern Greenland by kayak

An expedition report. In which a kayak adventure at the coast of southern Greenland is described in detail, including a number of traces of Viking settlement activity.

March 5, 2014 · 6 Comments

From the sketchbook: travelling Turkey

A commented view into my travel sketchbook. In which a number of pencil and watercolour sketches are introduced I did during an excavation campaign in southeastern Turkey.

February 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

The little differences: cultural delicacies

An essay. In which apparently ‘exotic’ food and cultural trained eating habits are described and discussed.

January 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

2013 – a (travel) year in retrospect

An illustrated list. In which journeys and other adventures of the year just passed are reviewed.

January 18, 2014 · 2 Comments

At the mosque, attending Friday’s sermon

A participatory observation. In which the eye-witness account of the traditional Friday rituals in a southeastern Turkish house of prayer is given.

November 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Have Yourself a Merry Little … ‘Feast of the Sacrifice’

A cultural study. In which ritual and atmosphere in the time of a high Islamic holiday in southeastern Turkey is portraied.

October 15, 2013 · 1 Comment

World without people: exploring an abandoned amusement park

Account of an excursion. In which the wanderings through a forgotten and overgrown fun fair are recorded.

August 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

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