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Through dreamy hills. Polovragi – Ramnicu Valcea – Pitesti: 150 km (total: 4.270 km)

Through dreamy hills. Polovragi – Ramnicu Valcea – Pitesti: 150 km (total: 4.270 km)
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]

In the mountains: Retezat & Parang – 205 km (total: 4.120 km)

In the mountains: Retezat & Parang – 205 km (total: 4.120 km)
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]

From Znojmo to Bratislava, via Wien

From Znojmo to Bratislava, via Wien
Go somewhere. Do something. Come back changed or keep moving on until you do. The World Photo Tour goes on, taking over the world one picture at a time, this time with the story update from The Czech Republic through Austria all the way to Bratislava. So. 100 km walk under 24 hours done. Me done, rest done. Barely made it! I stinking, I was tired, I was dirty and in pain, but I smiled. Actually  101 km in less than 24 hours. ... [read more]

The longest walk – 100 KM in 24 hours: from Pelhrimov to Znojmo (total: 3.065 km)

The longest walk – 100 KM in 24 hours: from Pelhrimov to Znojmo (total: 3.065 km)
The World Photo Tour special challenge: to walk 100 KM in less than 24 hours Conditions: 25 KG backpack without water or food, hilly road, maximum temp.: 33°C, strong determination. And this is how it was. Said goodbye to Marie and her family and started at 11 sharp. Walking mostly through country roads and forests, the first 20 km were a blast. Not a single break was taken until five hours later, in Trest, after having completed ... [read more]

Before the big walk: from Prague to Pelhrimov – 105 km (total: 2.965 km)

Before the big walk: from Prague to Pelhrimov – 105 km (total: 2.965 km)
The next short episode on The World Photo Tour – my walk around the world – started in Prague and continued all the way South to Pelhrimov. No food, no money, but that was soon to change thanks to both Simona and my parents. Until then, nature was my kitchen. An apple here, a pear there, some prunes and mint tea. More and more people ask me to tell them more about the places I see, wanting to hear a personal first-hand opinion. ... [read more]

Just strolling: from Berlin to Prague, via Dresden – 320 km (total: 2.860 km)

Just strolling: from Berlin to Prague, via Dresden – 320 km (total: 2.860 km)
22nd update on The World Photo Tour, just another walk-around-the-world challenge. This story begins in Berlin. With new boots – thanks to the guys in my hometown that donated, this is  how I used that money. And just some days left of seeing my parents, for they would’ve soon go back to their home. Funny word. And it’s funny when people ask me ‘Where do you live?’ and I reply ‘Now, here, on the road.’, but they insist – ‘Yeah, ... [read more]