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22nd June 2017

Introspection
Can tell you are loving Azerbaijan Jens...it's the best places one gets into introspection I find...usually while saying "How good is this?"
27th June 2017

Looking inside
Thanks for reading, Dave! You're probably right, I've been thinking about that. When a place gives you enough time to breathe, you get to reflect on certain things, and you might be able to see them from a different perspective. Azerbaijan definitely did that for me. :)
14th June 2017
Gobustan Petroglyphs

Baku
Fascinating blog Jens. Azerbaijan sounds enlightened in so many ways...at least in one way...dress not impeded for Islamic women. And mud volcanoes and petroglyphs like this one...brilliant.
From Blog: Just Look Around
20th June 2017
Gobustan Petroglyphs

Unexpected impressions
Thanks Dave! After talking to people, most of them said it's due to Soviet times, so even though those times were rough in many aspects, education-wise they did a hell of a good job!
From Blog: Just Look Around
1st June 2015
Brugge belfry

Ypres belfry
Great Picture! No doubt Bruges should be on any visitor's checklist when going to Belgium. But another nearby gem to discover is definitely Ypres. It thrived in the same era as Bruges did and by consequence has the similar amazing architecture. But on top of that, this charming city is famous for being the epi-centre of the first world war and that would be another reason why Ypres would leave a lasting impression on you.
25th December 2014
Best sign ever

"Best sign ever"
Can you tell me the meaning of this picture?
From Blog: A dip into Burma
26th December 2014
Best sign ever

Probably means you shouldn't take too many people along for a ride on your scooter. But my Burmese is a little rusty, so can't be sure. ;) Cheers, Jens
From Blog: A dip into Burma
7th November 2014

Wow! I hope you recuperate without any further injuries. This was such a fascinating blog -- best thing I've read on running since "Born to Run". You know you've read something good when it makes you want to get out and run despite gun-machine farts, multiple injuries, and the honesty in the Cancer section. Congrats and thanks for every kilometer!
7th November 2014

Hi Michelle, thanks a lot for the laurels! :) Oh you read 'Born to Run' as well? I guess you'd be hard-pressed to find a runner who hasn't. It's a really great book. Wow, I didn't know I could actually inspire people with this blog, would be cool if it made somebody go out and run. Thanks for reading and thanks a lot for the nice comment! Cheers, Jens
7th November 2014

Excellent work!
Congratulations on the marathon! As a non-runner I have to say that I'm so amazed that you can make your body do that. And I'm curious about the stomach cramps and the resulting activity, but I really don't think I should google 'machine gun farts'! :)
7th November 2014

Thanks a lot!
Thanks for the comment, Ren anDrew! :) The human body is a fascinating machine, and I'm always amazed at what it can achieve and accomplish. And sometimes disappointed at the things it can't. Stomach cramps while running are the worst, they just make you want to stop and cry in fetal position for a while. Unfortunately, they're hard to avoid, with all the excitement and all the artificial, enriched crap you eat during the race. Cheers, Jens
6th November 2014

Todo!
Claro. Wow! Congrats on the race...You are hysterical, machine gun farts and all. What an amazing place to run a race. Love Guadalajara
6th November 2014

:)
Thanks Andrea! The race course was beautiful, unfortunately I didn't get to take any pictures before, during or after. It's all etched into my mind, though.
6th November 2014

Congratulations!
Well done, what a fantastic achievement. Running is definitely a mental game....you conquered it in Guadalajara.
6th November 2014

Cheers!
Thanks Rachael! You can't let the mind games get to you too much, gotta stay focused and run on!
30th July 2014

British aristocrats
I can see why this area attracted visitors of all kinds. This is lovely. Sorry to hear about the GI problems...hopefully they won't linger.
From Blog: High Spots
16th July 2014
Band

Mexican beat
Great to see you enbracing the Mexican beat. Enjoy the ride. Great murals, colours, food and company sounds like its coming together nicely. And then there was the music...
17th July 2014
Band

That Mexican vibe
Thanks, Dave! I certainly enjoyed the ubiquitous music and art a lot. I wouldn't mind at all following the Mexican beat for a bit. Gives you a different perception of time and space.
16th July 2014

Too chic for me!
Glad you got to visit Gringolandia! I've been all over Mexico, but the prices in popular San Miguel and Cuernavaca mean I've never visited them--quite charming, thanks. While those bars sound depressing, I loved the murals, plazas and mercado. Incidentally, I also carry UNESCO's World Heritage list when I travel, because like you, I've always found these spots rewarding. Buen viaje!
17th July 2014

It is a bit gentrified, really
It's actually not too expensive if you go drinking at cantinas instead of bars catering for gringos, and if you eat the street food or at one of the cheap eateries. I think it's still worth going, just for the atmosphere and the art that's everywhere. But yeah, I'd also rather hang out with Mexicans in a less-touristy place. Thanks for commenting! Jens
16th July 2014

Unesco Heritage Sites
We often use these as a guide to things we want to see. This town sounds lovely. We will have to add it to our list.
17th July 2014

Those sites are worth it!
Good to hear you like to visit World Heritage Sites as well. SMA is definitely worth a visit, if only for the strange clash of cultures between locals and foreign residents.
16th July 2014

Why didn't I think of that?
I'm sitting here wondering why I have never thought to look up the UNESCO World Heritage list... I shall check it out over a glass of wine tonight. Thanks for the tip :)
17th July 2014

Hope you found some inspiration
No worries, there are some real gems on that list. Hope you enjoyed the wine! :)
5th May 2014

Copper Canyon
Thanks, Dave and Merry Jo! Great to hear my blogs are appreciated. :) The Copper Canyon would be interesting for me as well, not only for the train ride, but for the ultramarathon with the Tarahumara peope who live there. Would love to accomplish that one day. Mexico is definitely a charming place, and even though I won't stay longer, I'll be back for more. Cheers, Jens

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