Speicherstadt Kaffee


Cool winter days should be spent outside searching for a great new spot to park my van and enjoy silence. This time I head out with my pal Steven to enjoy the Winter sun and delicious coffee made by my favorite coffee roasters Speicherstadt Kaffee

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I created this story as part of my collaboration with Speicherstadt Kaffee from Hamburg, who roast the most delicious and fair-trade coffee.

A travel guide to hiking the Forststeig


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In October we hiked the 100 km long trail called “Forststeig” in Saxon Switzerland. It has been developed by Saxony Forestry Services and partners and was opened in April 2018. The hike follows remote landscapes on the left side of the Elbe River, in Saxon-Bohemian Switzerland. Off the beaten paths you’ll find silence and almost no supplies. That makes the hike a challenging one as you need to take food and water with you on most days and that makes your backpack heavier than you’d wish.

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I am sure this seasonal hike, which is open from April til October is beautiful in every season but I especially liked the time we hiked it (October) - being surrounded by colorful leaves and mushrooms.

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This is one of the three newly built bivouacs - the Zschirnstein bivouac.

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By the end of day one we made it to the Taubenteich bivouac right before dawn. There’s firewood and a dry place to sleep - but only if you are the first one at the bivouac. We had company from two old ladies who would hike certain parts of the trail. We set up our tent, slept in there and listened to the fire cracking, when they were still sitting there enjoying the warmth of the fire place.

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The “Großer Schneeberg” in Czech Republic offers a wide view over the woods.

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There is a restaurant on top of the mountain. As it was a little chilly we’d enjoy hot chocolate and a warm meal. Everything tastes better on hikes, right?

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Apart from bivouacs there are also trekking huts you can use for an overnight stay. Before using any of the facilities you need to by tickets beforehand at the information center in the main station of Bad Schandau. They also have detailed maps of the trail for free!

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100 km later we start our final day early in the morning. Right after dusk we pack our backpacks and soak up the sun to and finish the round trip in Bad Schandau again. 5 days in nature felt like 5 weeks in town. Our minds wide awake and the speed being slow we enjoyed a beautiful, demanding and quiet hike.

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For more informations go check: http://www.forststeig.sachsen.de

3 photography podcasts you should listen to


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Podcasts are by far my favorite source of inspiration at the moment. Whether I am working at home editing photos or driving in my car, podcasts are a wonderful way to get new input and insights to other photographer’s work.

Here are my favorite 3 photography podcasts:

No. 1

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The Tinker Podcast hosted by Tyson Wheatley is an interview podcast. Guests like Finn Beales, Alex Strohl and Joe Greer talk about creative processes and much more. By far my favorite podcast at the moment!

LISTEN

No. 2

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Brendan van Son is a Travel photographer who talks business. The episodes of his podcast are focused on how to make money, how to grow your social media following and things like “10 mistakes photographers make marketing themselves”. Tune in.

LISTEN

No. 3

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In this podcast the founder of the FB group CULT talks to photographers, filmmakers and people in the industry about the things that matter. My favorite episode is with the one and only Elizabeth Weinberg ( @elizabethrweinberg)

LISTEN


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