Letters From The Field

Have pen, will travel. Sending letters.

Snowbound on Hoth

A letter from Norway. In which is related a winter hike unplanned ending up in a snowstorm.

January 17, 2016 · 7 Comments

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree …

A letter for Christmas. In which is pondered the question where the tradition of decorating fir trees for the holiday season may come from.

December 24, 2015 · 12 Comments

Up. Or: How I was raised to aeronautic nobility.

A letter from Germany. In which is recounted an aeronautic adventure in a hot air balloon.

November 29, 2015 · 6 Comments

New dispatches from the field: More telegraphed expedition notes

A letter from Turkey. In which is again reported from an excavation expedition in short dispatches cabled directly from the field.

October 8, 2015 · 5 Comments

Should I stay or should I go now? Renewed report from Turkey’s southeast

A letter from Turkey. In which is given a subjective description of current state of affairs.

September 30, 2015 · 5 Comments

From the sketchbook: Gadding around Greenland

A letter from Greenland. In which is given another glimpse into the travel sketchbook.

September 17, 2015 · 11 Comments

Learning Turkish: Language exercise at the metro

A letter from Berlin. In which is reflected upon acquiring and use of foreign languages.

August 2, 2015 · 10 Comments

Flying high with Annie: My romance with a Russian lady

A letter from Germany. In which is confessed an (aviation) acquaintanceship with some classy Russian gal.

July 6, 2015 · 2 Comments

Aquatic adventure: Diving a wreck. And its story.

A letter from Egypt. In which is told the story of a dive and retold the fate of a cargo ship.

June 7, 2015 · 3 Comments

Dispatches from the field: A telegraphed expedition diary

A letter from Turkey. In which is described an excavation season’s daily grind in short dispatches cabled from the field.

May 10, 2015 · 14 Comments

“I hunt for objects made by men” – An archaeologist’s day in the field

A  letter from Turkey. In which is reported an archaeologist’s daily field routine at the excavation.

April 5, 2015 · 118 Comments

21.0975 km in 30 tweets

A letter from Berlin. In which is recapped the personal experience of running a half marathon.

March 30, 2015 · 4 Comments

Return to the ice – with kayak and paddle in western Greenland

A letter from Greenland. In which is resumed yet another kayak expedition at its rugged shores.

March 10, 2015 · 14 Comments

‘Post-nuclear’ excursion: A town forgotten in the woods

A letter from Germany. In which is explored an abandoned military complex and presented a hardly known Cold War episode.

February 8, 2015 · 8 Comments
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