I have stated before in Tale from the trail (4): things are not always as they seem that I learned the hard way that things are not always as they seem. Well, it happened more than one time... For those of you who read all my posts: I am not as naive as I sound, I swear.... Continue Reading →
While hiking the Wales Coast Path I learned the hard way that 'things are not always as they seem'. Sometimes it was a pleasant surprise, other times... well, not so much. This time I was in for a combination of both. After a bit of an eventful journey to get to Wales, I was happy to... Continue Reading →
I was mindlessly surfing the internet when I came across a Facebook post that made my heart race and seemed to call out my name.
As I explained in 'Why I started hiking' and 'Confession: I didn't train for my hike', I didn't finish the whole path but I never mentioned how far I actually got. I think it is about time I shared a bit more details. I started hiking in Chester, a lively city near the border of Wales.... Continue Reading →
I decided to start that first hike on a whim. It was the best decision I could have made at the time, but besides a five kilometer walk to my grandparents, I didn't get to doing any training. When I started the Wales Coast Path I had never hiked for longer than two hours, didn't... Continue Reading →
It's a question I got asked time and time again. Friends and family asked it before I left and sometimes even when I got back. Countless strangers along the way looked at me a bit puzzled and they all asked the same question: why? It took me a while to figure out what the true... Continue Reading →