I wanted to walk around the world. I fell short of that by 6 years and many tens of thousands of kilometers, after starting in Harrogate, UK, and stopping in Pitesti, Romania.
I’ve been thinking on and off the last four years about whether or not to keep writing here and what would I write in this first post. Yes, four years of thinking about oneself and the world around. I won’t expose it all in this article. I cannot. It would ... [read more]
I am shy and mysterious – when I say my goodbyes…
When I part with the ones I’ve come to love throughout my life;
when the times are miraculous, when I stop to think twice…
If you are doing this right, that means – playing the song above while you read this, paying attention to the lyrics and everything, you probably know what this means. And I could say as well that it was all this walking so far, nothing but hiss and overdrive. ... [read more]
Chapter 30 on this walk so far continues The World Photo Tour story where I left off. And that is the hilly area bordering the mountains to the South. All along the way from Polovragi to Râmnicu Vâlcea and then Pitești, I had so many ‘one final glimpse at the mountains’, so many ‘one more goodbye’, for a while, that was.
The day Cezar left after his three days walk adventure, I found myself alone with my road again. The goal was ... [read more]
The World Photo Tour goes on, conquering the mountains. [Probably] the best walk on the road so far: Retezat and Parâng mountains, both wild and welcoming.
First bit found me climbing from Râu de Mori to Râușor and then all the way up to Retezat Summit. Just a bit over 9 hours of painful climb through dense forest and then close to vertical steeps. This time with 27 kilos in the backpack as I prepared for four days of wilderness. ... [read more]
The latest from The World Photo Tour is here with Romanian stuff, covering the walk from crossing into Romania from Hungary, then to Cenad, Arad, Timișoara, Caransebeș, Oțelu Roșu and Râu de Mori. Either look it up on the map or just imagine it’s from plains to mountains. Or just look at the pictures. ;)
So, back in the country I was born in, having fiddled my way to a new beginning in the UK. Back here after just short of two ... [read more]
The World Photo Tour ready to check another country off the list. This time, Hungary. And leaving Budapest in three, two, one… but not before a short walk around. Terror Museum, a powerful reminder of the communism times in Hungary, and Hero’s Square included. Now it’s time to walk!
General direction: south. Reaching Kecskemét in two days. Two long days, that is. Tired of the Pannonian boring plains and the scorched crops all ... [read more]