Glackpacking (see "glamping" for comparison) is the act of backpacking in relative luxury by staying in charming Italian "rifugios" with delicious traditional Italian/German cuisine for every meal, but still climbing 20 kilometers up and down mountains each day and sleeping in dormitories full of sweaty, snoring hikers. Our glackpacking trip took us through a significant … Continue reading Glackpacking in the Dolomites
I just climbed my first 4000m summit in Italy with my dad. This mountain was his first, too, about 40 years ago when he was my age. Although this summit isn't very technically challenging, the elevation and exposure in the final stretch make it fairly challenging. Here is the view from the last few meters … Continue reading Gran Paradiso: Climbing my first 4000m Summit
Our trip took us as far North as Coral Bay (23.1447° S, 113.7764° E) and as far south as Bremer Bay (34.3940° S, 119.3760° E). We spent 8 nights staying with relatives in Perth and Albany, and a total of 15 nights camping in a troopy campervan with its stylish rooftop tent (see below). Instead of going … Continue reading 5,000 kilometers later: A voyage along the Western Australian coast
Spent a blissful few days on Halong Bay with my family and an international crew from Italy, Russia, Spain, Brazil, France, Australia, and the Netherlands. We kayaked through caves and in lagoons overrun by monkeys, swam at night surrounded by bioluminescence, and hiked up to see the spectacular views.
We hiked through a village celebrating the Hmong New Year, through the jungle with some cows, and to a beautiful waterfall and spring.
I stayed with my old au pair in her house in Phnom Penh, where I explored the river banks of the Mekong as well as local markets and restaurants. I took the ferry and biked through the Akreiy Ksatr Commune, where I saw traditional silk weaving and enjoyed a relaxing day in the countryside.
Here are some photos and a video from our trip to Delhi and Ladakh in May 2015.
I arrived in Papeete, Tahiti last night. After arriving at our airport motel, we walked around the highly industrialized area near the airport. The next day, we explored downtown Papeete, by the ferry terminal. We especially enjoyed the Papeete outdoor market. The next day, we took the ferry to our final destination, and home for … Continue reading Ia Orana; Bienvenue à Tahiti!
This weekend, I went backpacking in the Grand Canyon. We hiked ten miles down to our campsite, near Supai Village. The next day we explored three sets of waterfalls; Havasu, Mooney, and Beaver. I took a frigid swim in front of Mooney Falls. On the third day, we hiked the ten miles up the canyon. … Continue reading Backpacking in the Grand Canyon
This is a video I made to summErize the last three months.