Assisi
Assisi | Tuscany

Assisi

Arrived in Assisi yesterday after following the pilgrim’s path for some days. I booked a hotel room for 3 nights to have time to relax and explore. And find out what’s the next step in the journey.

A new goal
Assisi | Tuscany

A new goal

After six hiking days, I arrived at Citta di Castello in Umbria. From here I will follow via francesco, which is a pilgrimage to Assisi, the home town of Saint Francis. So somewhat a combination of goal and journey. So I decided to take a day off to enjoy the medieval city.

Der Weg ist das Ziel
backpack | Tuscany

Der Weg ist das Ziel

After 3 days of hiking I decided to take a one day break in Monte San Savino, a nice little town in eastern Tuscany. Drying my stuff from lots of rain and thunderstorms yesterday, and relaxing my feet which got a bit stressed and damaged.

Round trip to San Galgano
Tuscany

Round trip to San Galgano

I had been visiting the impressive ruins of San Galgano many years ago. Now noticed it was just a nice 18km walk away from Campalfi so I decided to take 2 days and test my hiking equipment. The church was built by Cisternian monks in the 12th century and burned down almost 250 years ago….

Living in the moment
Tuscany

Living in the moment

Just attended a one week seminar on my way to learn nature coaching methods ( “Initiatorische Naturpädagogik”… What a German term!) . I have been here in Campalfi before but are impressed again by the wilderness and beauty of the location. It’s the former farm of a nearby monastery at the end of a 2km…

Minimalist
backpack | Tuscany

Minimalist

I will be heading to Tuscany tonight. After a few days of planning, packing, weighing, unpacking, packing again, I am happy with the 8.5kg (net, no water and food) result. Looking at it, I just noticed the label on that new backpack. How funny that I did not notice it before. Reminds me on one…

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from time to time, do something different

Talking to friends and colleagues about my one year sabbatical, people ask what my plans are for the year. Actually, the answer is: to have no plan. There are however some intentions: Spend more time for my activities outside my professional life. Experience a life without routine. Finding back some ground under the feet. Travel…