Greenland Ice Trip (EN)

I like winter. And I like riding a bike. Who said that the only legitimate winter sports are skiing or snowboarding? I was cycling for many crazy-hot summers in Europe and Asia and finally I said enough. Going North turned out to be a reasonable solution, so together with my friend Wicher we cycled to Murmansk, far beyond polar circle. In winter 2013 we jumped on the next level, cycling frozen lake Baikal (Syberia, Russia). HERE you can find pictures, and HERE stories from that trip. Cycling in temperatures dropping below -30°C turned out to be so cool that we decided to find a...

Poo on the moss – why Icelanders hate tourists

"No human waste" - a sign with a defecating guy was a bestseller among Iceland farmers in 2016.  No shit. While travelling around Iceland we encountered more of such plaques. "No camping", "no trespassing", "no overnight stay", "no drones", and "no bathing" at some hot springs. It was supposed to be the land of freedom, yet it seems everything is prohibited.   In 2010, Iceland was visited by 488,000 people. tourists. In 2016 there was already 1.73 million, and in 2017 they expect 2.3 million. I'm weak in math, but it's an increase of some 500% in 7 years. Tourists have outnumbered Icelanders 7 to 1, as the native population...

Puffinisation of Iceland

Since I came back from Iceland, people are asking me, "Is it really THAT beautiful"? Well, it is. But if it wasn't for this staggering beauty, I would advise everyone to stay as away as possible from this country - and not because of the risk of volcanic eruptions, crazy weather, and rocket high prices. Before I start Complaining, here's a movie I made there - undoubtly one of the most epic sceneries on Earth. [embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJ7-EzgF5Ps&t=2s[/embed] I am accustomed that being in the wild brings you only good emotions. Smell of freshly mown grass,gentle feel of tree bark, lazy cigarettte with a mountain view, bike ride along...

Baikal Ice Trip

Among many questions regarding Baikal Ice Trip probably most common were those concerning famous siberian frosts. – Was it cold? (Yeach it was.) The coldest temperature?? (-35ºC.) Weren't you afraid of these frosts? (No. We were prepared for it) Does any gear breaks from such a cold? (yes. e.g. handlebars:)) Have you seen polar bears? (No. They live somewhere else) So, today I'll write about cold . Another from the F.A.Q. – Couldn't you go somewhere, where it's warm? Mallorca, for example?? Well, I would recommend to read article "ciepło" (not translated into English), which I wrote long time ago, in 2007 Montenegro. One year later...