What an Arrival: Backwoods Brewdown in Greensboro, Vermont

Crossing Pahtajärvi
Backwoods Brewdown Campfire

In the first night in the US, after traveling for a few days from Lovozero – in the high North of Russia, to Vermont – in the Northeast of the United States, my friends, who I was visiting, asked me if I would be interested in joining them to a small beer festival in the region. They didn’t have to wait long for an answer .. Continue reading “What an Arrival: Backwoods Brewdown in Greensboro, Vermont”

Hiking in the Khibiny and Lovozero Mountains (Russian Lapland)

Khibiny MountainsMy friend Andi and me made a long planned hiking trip into the Khibiny mountains, on the Kola peninsula in summer. For me it was the first part of an almost three months lasting trip. First we went by train to Moscow to visit a friend before we went on by train to Apatity, from where we took a taxi to Kirovsk, visiting another friend for a few days. We used this time there to get some better maps for the region, since there are no marked trails Continue reading “Hiking in the Khibiny and Lovozero Mountains (Russian Lapland)”

Testing My New Camera – Cobenzl and Leopoldsberg

After only 5 years my Canon Ixus Danubecamera broke, and since I was planning already to go for an extensive hiking trip to Russia, I felt like I need a new camera. I think it was time to shift to a SLR, since compact caermas are definetly too limited. So in order to see how hte new camera – a Nikon D60 – works, I went for a short trip in the surroundings of Vienna… Continue reading “Testing My New Camera – Cobenzl and Leopoldsberg”

Skiing in Tyrol

With two friends we went for a short skiing holiday to St. Johann in Tyrol. For the skiing we went either to the Fiberbrunn or Kitzbühl skiing area. One day it was snowing too much to be able to leave with the car, since the roads were not cleaned of snow and anyway there would have been no sight. So instead we helped a local farmer to feed game animals, going up on the alps with a tractor. So we still had a great day, even though without our skiers. Continue reading “Skiing in Tyrol”

Hannover – Icehockey Qualification Round for the Olympic Games and a Visit to Würzburg

Fortress Marienberg, WürzburgI combined visiting a friend in Göttingen and in Würzburg with going to some ice hockey games for the qualification round of the Olympic games (Austria, Germany, Japan and Slovenia where playing). After watching the games (in the disgusting TUI arena) in Hannover I went to Würzburg, walking around for two days, having a closer look at the city. Continue reading “Hannover – Icehockey Qualification Round for the Olympic Games and a Visit to Würzburg”

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