Let´s talk about carbon footprint. What exactly does it mean? Where does it come from? How can we approximately calculate it? and what can we do to reduce it? Carbon footprint is defined as the total amount of greenhouse gases directly or indirectly produced to support human activities, usually expressed in units of tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent per annum (tCO2pa) Well, it is how … Continue reading How to calculate your carbon footprint
ROUTE: Monsanto – Valverde del fresno Valverde del fresno – Ciudad Rodrigo Ciudad rodrigo – Salamanca Salamanca – Tordesillas Tordesillas – Valladolid – Palencia Palencia – Estepar Estepar – Burgos Burgos – Santo Domingo de la Calcada Santo Domingo de la Calcada – Viana Viana – Los Arcos – Pamplona Pamplona – Lakabe If Portugal last just few cycling days, Spain took quite some time … Continue reading Lisbon | Nordkapp >> Cycling in Spain
When I left Lisbon at the end of April I was not sure about the weather but I can say I got more than lucky. I found always great sunny and warm weather. Nothing to compare to the heavy rains we can normally encounter during this month. They are lovely, especially if you are not cycling. But well, I was purely cycling in Portugal so … Continue reading Lisbon | Nordkapp >> Cycling in Portugal
I could not sleep well on that night train, I actually never sleep comfortably on a train. I try many positions like just the best contortionist could do but when I try to lean my head against the window to find some support I end up always with a broken neck bone. With a half eye open I could hear the train stopping and welcoming … Continue reading Lisbon | Nordkapp >> Lisbon
It all started with: Get those train tickets Franz and move your ass. Not really, It did not begin exactly this way. But when I bought them I had no excuse but to leave. Initially it is all in your head, you have an idea, you start planning, buying maps and stuff you will probably need, but you know, those objects can stay in your … Continue reading Munich | Lisbon by train. Me, myself and my bike.
In April 2016 I set off on a solo bike trip from Lisbon to Nordkapp which I reached in August. I have cycled for 8219km crossing Portugal, Spain, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Norway visiting eco villages along the way. Yes, it was amazing, and yes I changed, or better I got back to my roots, the ones I was forgetting. Cycling … Continue reading From Lisbon to Nordkapp, by bike
Have you ever thought of planning a vegetable garden on the balcony? Flowers are beautiful and nice to have but the satisfaction of seeing your veggies growing is special. And by the way you also get flowers before the fruit 😉 BENEFIT OF GROWING YOUR OWN FOOD: no pesticides needed reduce soil erosion biological food decrease supermarket products consumption contributing to your health contribute to … Continue reading #1 The seeding. How to plan a vegetable garden on the balcony
Autumn is perfect to paint a forest with leafs. One day I woke up with the urgency of painting a forest. I was thinking about how to do it and I decided to take a walk in the woods. It is always inspiring and relaxing. I came back with leafs instead of pictures or a precise idea of how I wanted to represent something that … Continue reading Leaf Painting
In Munich there are almost 5000 abandoned bikes a year. Maybe your city has the same problem too. I am pretty sure it does. The city marks and then collects them to be either repaired and sold (just a small part) or to be thrown away. Yes, you have heard it. They throw away bikes. Well, most of them they are probably not in perfect … Continue reading Recycle, re-use, repair.