Kungsleden part 3. Rain.

Kungsleden day 5. 19km. What a treat to sleep in a warm place, but of course there’s no radio silence as the last nights with so many people sleeping here and getting up at 5.30am. It’s foggy and rainy outside so I decide that I will only walk some 15km out of the 19km to…

Kungsleden part 2. Golden autumn.

Kungsleden day 3. 26km. I can’t believe that I actually slept well, waking up just twice, shortly thinking that my nose is cold but then sleeping again. It’s about 3 degrees Celsius inside my tent but outside it must be below as my tent is frozen white outside. Luckily I have the additional layer of…

Kungsleden, the King’s Trail

One of the most famous trails in Sweden is the Kungsleden in the very north. The Northern Kungsleden is the popular one, stretching about 450km from Abisko to Hemavan. It’s been on my bucket list for a while and since I was already in Sweden for the Jåmtland Outdoor Experience, I wanted to hike at…

JOE trekking experience. Days 3-5.

JOE day 4 Ugh, another wake up call at 6.30am after a bad night of sleep. The tent is tiny and of course under the current weather conditions a lot of condensation occurred over night, so the ends of my sleeping bag are wet as well. But a beautiful day is coming up, the sky…

JOE trekking experience in Sweden. Day 1&2

JOE day 1 Wake up call at 6.30am after a difficult night of sleep was a bit hard, but we had 2h to pack up and have breakfast before starting, so enough time to wake up. Our first stop is at the Lundhags factory and outlet. Here, a handful of employees are still producing and…

Up to new adventures

12 weeks of city life in Berlin was enough to wake up again my longing to go outdoors, hike, camp, live again the simple and happy life outdoor. I enjoyed to the fullest being back in my flat, seeing friends and family, eating when and what I want, be clean, live in a clean place,…

Biking the Berlin Wall Trail

Returning to Berlin was wonderful. Just like coming home should be like, with good friends it feels as if you have never been away. After two weeks of meeting friends and family, enjoying a clean place to stay, eating loads of food I missed while travelling, going running, hanging out on a barbecue boat, I…

The crazy city La Paz

La Paz. The last big city I am visiting in South America. If you followed my blog so far, you know that I am not a big fan of cities in general, nor specifically those in South America. Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile, Valparaiso… after just 2 days I was generally fed up. La Paz…

A lazy day in Rurrenabaque

Rurrenabaque is a cute village in the jungle, not that far from La Paz in terms of kilometers. But the road into the jungle from La Paz remains one of the most dangerous ones and only a few brave backpackers take the bus, a very uncomfortable 16 hours trip for some 400km. The other alternative…

Pampas Tour in Bolivia’s Jungle.

It was not on my initial To Do list for Bolivia, but after several people told me about the awesome jungle tours and after my body failed miserably at dealing with the altitude to go hiking, I decided to give it a try. Together with Oliver we decide one night to book a flight for…

​Biking the Death Road 

Some 40 minutes out of La Paz starts a major attraction for most Backpackers, the biking trip down the death road. Starting at La Cumbre in the mountains at 4,600m elevation (in the cold snow) you end up after some 66km in the jungle where it’s hot and damp. Physically it’s rather easy, you just…

​Hiking in the Cordillera de los Frailes 

Not too far from Sucré, there is an old Inca trail with some stunning landscape according to the Lonely Planet Bolivia. Some Google research shows it’s indeed beautiful and I have to go there 😉  I convinced Oliver to come with me (OK I only needed to send him some stunning pics and he was…