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Skiing in the Dolomites | Tour de Sas

Tour de Sas prep As the Tour de Sas fast approaches Saturday 21 February – I have been on the course twice to have a little look at the terrain and conditions. For those skiing …

Spanked | Welcome to the Dolomites

Welcome to the Dolomites I left the house in the dark, 6:45 a.m., the street stone silent and glazed with a layer of ice. Rain drops came down confused about whether or not they should …

Backpacker Magazine: The Dolomite’s Alta Via One

We were ecstatic when America’s Backpacker Magazine contacted us a few months back looking for photos and information about the Dolomite’s Alta Via One trail. This, after Trail Runner Magazine featured an article written and …

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India : The Results Are In

“Biglietti per favore”. Startled, my eyes pop open. I am not in India, in fact the train home from Innsbruck has crossed the border and I am back in Italy. Outside the window everything is …

India

Incomprehensible.For the western tourist in India, this is the word one keeps coming back to when considering India as a player in the modern world. Incomprehensible – incredibly so.Staggering poverty, disease, filth, toxic pollution levels, …

In India part 1

The fact that the cobra’s head was not 20 cm from my bare calf, and flicking it’s tongue at me, and I had nowhere to go to move out of the way was not what …

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India, Here We Come

My first 24 hours in India were spent trying to figure how to leave. Our arrival in the south was met with typical Indian chaos. Transported from airplanes to a small village where few had …

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Trail Runner Cover

Home Turf It looked like it would rain all morning as pitch black skies just would not break. Gloomy was an appropriate adjective. Finally, after searching, I couldn’t find anymore excuses to delay my mountain …

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Coming Full Circle

In yesterday’s Blog entry I said that in the fall we often take stock of our lives. After I wrote this I had my own little back to the past encounter triggered by the discovery …

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Europe’s Missing Points

For over a year now I have lived in Europe. While still an American, I do find myself uttering Euro phrases, using certain hand gestures only found in Europe, swearing primarily in Italian (so much …

A Morning Walk

This morning I left the house for a morning walk and did something, I am somewhat ashamed to say, that I have have not done in far too long. I took a camera.Inspiration came from …

American Observation

I was in need of calories and was saving up for just the spot I knew – Bratwurst man at the Kleine Scheidegg station, directly beneath the North Wall of the Eiger. I was on …