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It’s time for some hypocrisy

It’s time for some hypocrisy

Driving into the last five hypocritic weeks of our trip we decided to use the car as our main mode of transport. Mostly to reach the remote natural places. Quite contradictive that in our modern society we need one of the most polluting ways of transport to reach the most beautiful natural places. By taking the car we do realize we are putting more pressure on our planet. We could have used public transport for some of the places we…

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Family matters…

Family matters…

Ola!! Long time no hear and we have our reasons… In the end of May we explored Northern Portugal and Galicia together with Janick’s mom. Focusing on the natural parks and places inaccessible by public transport, we decided to rent a small car. This time we’re traveling more family style for 9 days. We started with a good hike in passadiços do Paiva, an 8.7 km wooden boardwalk along the bank of the Paiva river in Northern Portugal. Truly a…

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Low Impact Man – 10 Years Later

Low Impact Man – 10 Years Later

Some time ago we had the honor to interview Steven Vromman aka “Low Impact Man“. 10 years after he was featured on “The Earth From Above” we went to visit him in Ghent and asked him questions that are important for us to know. Not only from him but from everybody… By releasing this interview we want to invite our viewers to also participate in the questionnaire on our website, we would really appreciate it to see what you think is…

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Off the beaten grid…

Off the beaten grid…

Leaving the busy Barcelona behind us, we headed to a rural farmland in Flix that we found through Workaway. A 16-hectare Finca with 740 olive trees and 250 almond trees would be our home for the next 10 days. Our door to a simple life… Arriving at a house like this certainly raises some questions, doesn’t it? We had to go through it anyway because we gave our word. Putting up our lowest expectations, it was actually quite a pleasant…

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Low impact man

Low impact man

Being an international environmental legend, Steven was the first inspirational stop on our mission to the warm south. We met him in Gent were he does co-housing with several other households. Inviting ourselves, Steven received us very humbly, down to earth and truly hospitable, we appreciate it greatly! He wrote an interesting post (just like many of his other posts) where he refers to “active hope”: people actively participating in questioning the world of today and trying to change it…

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Unbelievably true!

Unbelievably true!

Catching up on my offline articles I came across 4 stories that I really wanted to share. Some people will find it sensational which it actually is but there is a lot more behind it, it’s truly worrisome… #1: I’m dreaming of a white desert. https://www.itv.com/news/2018-01-09/snow-stuns-in-sahara-desert/ For the third time in 40 years the Sahara has seen snowfall, with the second and third time in 2016 AND 2017. That’s a good thing for global warming deniers as they will definitely…

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Irma (versus Asia)

Irma (versus Asia)

Irma has been all over the news: – A record of 6.3 million people were evacuated. – It is a hurricane that brings “once in 500 year” floods and possibly going to “once in 1000 years”. – Record maximum wind speeds of 300km/h over a period of 37 hours. – With being almost the size of Texas Irma is huge and has the biggest accumulated cyclone energy ever (a measure that combines a hurricane’s wind, speed and size). When I’m reading…

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