Vagabond's Log

Have pen, will travel. Dispatches from the field.

Why keeping a (travel) journal?

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

January 14, 2015 · 30 Comments

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

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

January 6, 2015 · 3 Comments

Mi casa es su casa: The meaning of hospitality abroad

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

December 20, 2014 · 2 Comments

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

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

October 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Scenes from a Greenlandic supermarket

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

October 13, 2014 · 2 Comments

Shoeshine, Sir?

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

September 17, 2014 · 10 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 · 9 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 · 3 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 · 1 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 · 2 Comments

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 · 1 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 · 9 Comments

From the sketchbook: Travelling Turkey

A view into the 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 · 1 Comment

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