The World in Books

I’ve always enjoyed playing with maps. Here the latest result: There are still so many places to see, so many things to do! Let’s see where our reading journeys take us in the next three months… So far, I have my eyes on London, Barcelona and Namibia. We’ll see… Where have you been traveling throughContinue reading “The World in Books”

Bingo! Come play with us…

Bingo!Join the Prince Albert Microadventures Challenge Follow the course of the Leiwater Dance in the Rain Enjoy aSunrise Walk on the Koppie Write a few lines & release your inner poet Taste some fresh figs Ride, walk or hike the Swartberg Pass Read a Book about Prince Albert Have pan- cakes at the Saturday MarketContinue reading “Bingo! Come play with us…”

Tortoise and Hare

… or how to keep moving in global pandemic. A hybrid Bike’n Hike from Keurbooms to Kirkenes From the southern edge of Africa to the north-eastern corner of Europe Touching the Indian and the Arctic Oceans A literal & literary journey of a good few thousand kilometres With abundant room for real and imaginary detours.Continue reading “Tortoise and Hare”

The Great Little Book of Prince Albert Microadventures

It was a bit of a rush to the finish line, and then what felt like an eternal wait, but on 23 December, three boxes of books finally arrived. Imagine the excitement! Immediately, they started to spread their wings and landed under many a Christmas tree in sunny Prince Albert. They also found good companyContinue reading “The Great Little Book of Prince Albert Microadventures”

The World in Books – 2018

“Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.” —Anna Quindlen Each book is a journey through space and time, allowing a glimpse into other worlds and their stories. A possibility to discover new countries, continents, universes. An opportunity to connect with different, oftenContinue reading “The World in Books – 2018”

A little Arctic Adventure

Sitting on the Inlandsbanan somewhere in the middle of nowhere in Swedish Lapland and heading south, I am saving my legs a good thousand kilometers of riding through forest and wilderness. A pity perhaps, but sometimes time, although elastic, is of the essence and choices have to be made. But let me start at theContinue reading “A little Arctic Adventure”

Finally done and dusted…

Peppertreechronicles proudly presents: The HEALING RHINOS AND OTHER SOULS audiobook! Experiment/adventure/challenge #1 for this year has been concluded! And after much sweat and tears this labour of love is ready to hit the shelves… Hardcopies are 100% locally produced and available on CD in MP3 or Audio-Format. To make the 2 MP3-CDs presentable was relativelyContinue reading “Finally done and dusted…”

Thank you, obrigada, muchas gracias y merci beaucoup!

Times fly… and indeed times have flown! Weeks have passed since my last post, since I set off from the “End of the World”, O Cabo de São Vicente, towards the northeast, and since i packed bike and panniers away again, waiting for the next ‘expedition’.  It’s been a ‘Journey to Portugal’, with Saramago weighingContinue reading “Thank you, obrigada, muchas gracias y merci beaucoup!”

Encounters #5 Fernando Pessoa

“Life is what we make of it. Travel is the traveller. What we see isn’t what we see but what we are.” Fernando Pessoa. By now it almost feels like I’ve met him personally. Travelling in Portugal, it seems hardly possible not to encounter this most iconic of Lisbon poets. Over the years, I’ve metContinue reading “Encounters #5 Fernando Pessoa”

From Reading to Riding

Times fly – never has it seemed more true to me. I had nowhere near finished reading all the books I wanted to read about Portugal, and had barely touched the surface of all the blogs there are to explore – about the country, adventuring and long distance cycling – when I found myself sittingContinue reading “From Reading to Riding”