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1000 Miles, 1000 Handstands – Lessons in Surrendering

The goal: 1 month1000 miles (1680km)1000 handstands Reality was not 1000 miles, far from it.In the first three days, I covered around 152km, including 8,632m elevation change. In total, it was 186km with an elevation change of 10,687m. I did Read more…


Solitary Pursuits and Deeper Connections

In a few short weeks, my time at my cousin’s in rural France will come to an end, at least for a little while, when I rush back to Germany to make peace with my home country, finish the studies Read more…


Spring Cleaning Life and the Pain of Sitting Still

The late afternoon shadow creeps onto the balcony of a third floor apartment in a hotel in Lyon and I enjoy the feeling of the fresh white concrete against my skin, still warm from the spring sun. It’s been a Read more…


Starting the Winter in Style – Hikes and Handstands at DOCH Stockholm

Welcome to the winter edition of Handstands on the Road! There will be a lot of handstands and quite possibly a lot of snow later on as well as I’ll be in Hetta, Finland as from January 2019. If you Read more…


Breaking the Rules – Trail Burnout between Istanbul and Iznik

Welcome back! So this is the post that was meant to be about the big hike, about the Sufi Trail, this pilgrimage like path  leading the roughly 800km from Istanbul to Mardin. Hiking this trail was a big part of Read more…


A Story that hasn’t yet happened…

…she goes by the name of Anticipation: The fleeting time between planning and departing, in which anything seems possible, albeit slightly surreal. My heart is full to the brim, boiling over from time to time, with the sheer excitement of Read more…


Hands on the ground, feet in the clouds, heart on my sleeve – Nomadways pt II

It was one of those trips that leave you buzzing for a while after; that leave you wanting more when you already received so much more than you could have possibly bargained for; that, for some time, leave you feeling Read more…


Camino Portugues Part V

Last time, I remember leaving you, lovely readers, at this rather ambiguous road crossing, at this battlefield of waymarks where I decided to follow the arrows pointing to the left, away from the grey streets leading into town and along Read more…


Camino Portugues Part IV

Moving on from the incredible place that is the O Ninho in Rubiães, I was back on the road and walking ever closer to Santiago. With only around 90 miles left to my chosen end point, the thought of the Read more…


Camino Portugues Part III

Two weeks in and the adventure continued with a stretch of 34km that I made short work of. At some point, the actual walking becomes easy and when you don’t walk, you feel restless. Rest days, where not absolutely necessary, Read more…