Letters From The Field

Have pen, will travel. Sending letters.

When I tried to be a musher …

A letter from Germany. In which are undertaken first steps in learning how to lead a dog sledge.

April 15, 2017 · 6 Comments

Berlin Underground

A letter from Berlin. In which is explored Berlin’s ‘phantom line’ – an abandoned part of the city’s metro system.

March 18, 2017 · 7 Comments

Sea Lightning: Tears, stars and breath

A letter from Croatia. In which is discovered some marvellous mystery from the depth of the sea.

January 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

Don’t be afraid of the dark, do you?

A letter from Denmark. In which is recounted a week spent in some secluded haunted manor.

December 5, 2016 · 5 Comments

More Cultural Delicacies: Adventures in Baltic Cuisine

A letter from Lithuania. In which is thrown a glance into the Baltic region’s pots and pans.

September 25, 2016 · 10 Comments

The King who would be God

A letter from Turkey. In which is admired a breathtaking historical monument.

August 30, 2016 · 2 Comments

Why seek far afield? Adventures at the doorstep

A letter from Germany. In which is described a kayaking expediton right in our backyard.

July 17, 2016 · 11 Comments

“You’re going where?!”

Another letter from Turkey. In which, again, are noted some observations on the situation the south-east.

June 2, 2016 · 4 Comments

Stranded, in ice and mist

A letter from Greenland. In which is covered a third kayaking expedition to the ice.

April 13, 2016 · 14 Comments

On grave robbers’ heels

A letter from Mesopotamia. In which is witnessed the disturbing looting of unexplored archaeological sites.

March 2, 2016 · 8 Comments

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 · 8 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