Vagabond's Log

Have pen, will travel: Dispatches from the field.

Flying high with Annie: My romance with a Russian lady

An escapade. In which is confessed the (aviation) acquaintanceship with some classy Russian gal.

July 6, 2015 · 2 Comments

Aquatic adventure: Diving a wreck. And its story.

A chronicle. In which is told the story of a dive and retold the fate of a cargo ship in Egypt’s waters.

June 7, 2015 · 3 Comments

Dispatches from the field: A telegraphed expedition diary

A diary. In which is described an excavation season’s daily grind in short dispatches cabled from the field.

May 10, 2015 · 10 Comments

“I hunt for objects made by men” – An archaeologist’s day in the field

A recapitulation. In which is reported an archaeologist’s daily field routine at the excavation.

April 5, 2015 · 82 Comments

21.0975 km in 30 tweets

An account. In which is recapped the personal experience of running a half marathon. Also a twitter experiment on narration.

March 30, 2015 · 2 Comments

Return to the ice – with kayak and paddle in western Greenland

A travelogue. In which is resumed yet another kayak expedition at the rugged shores of western Greenland.

March 10, 2015 · 11 Comments

‘Post-nuclear’ excursion: A town forgotten in the woods

An investigation report. In which is explored an abandoned military complex and presented a hardly known Cold War episode.

February 8, 2015 · 8 Comments

Why keeping a (travel) journal?

An opinion. In which are advocated benefit and use of keeping a diary.

January 14, 2015 · 39 Comments

2014 in review: An eight-countries year, travelwise (and more)

A retrospective. In which are recapped the journeys and adventures of the past year.

January 6, 2015 · 5 Comments

Mi casa es su casa: The meaning of hospitality abroad

Some thoughts. In which is argued the convenience of making friends abroad.

December 20, 2014 · 3 Comments

Close to conflict – a report from the Turkish-Syrian border

A personal account. In which is given an impression of the situation close to a conflict zone. Also lamenting illicit antiquities trade.

October 30, 2014 · 4 Comments

Scenes from a Greenlandic supermarket

A travel note. In which are jotted cultural anachronisms of a globalized world.

October 13, 2014 · 2 Comments

Shoeshine, Sir?

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

September 17, 2014 · 11 Comments

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

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

September 8, 2014 · 9 Comments

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