May 2016 Winter is coming. I see the snow on the mountains and smell it in the air. And of course I feel the cold. Especially in the fingers and toes. Despite two pair of thick socks and gloves, the cold creeps into my body and forces me to move. I rub my hands and […]
May 2016 “It is possible, but not necessarily easy. There is a lot of loose gravel and it is steep as well. I’d think about that again! “ It were exactly these words from another touring cyclist that made me decide to take the route over Dansey’s pass. The Alps2Ocean bike trail of the […]
May 2016 I wake up from the rippling of the lake and open my eyes. Daylight shines in my tent and through the semi-open entrance I can see the turquoise blue water of Lake Pukaki. Mount Aoraki, the highest Mountain in New Zealand, is hidden behind thick clouds, the clear starry sky of […]
Food Waste in Australia In Australia 4 million tons of edible food get wasted each year. Another study suggests worldwide it is about 2 billion tons each year, 30 to 50 percent of the produced food is never be eaten.
May 2016 Looking back, the last days in Australia were strenuous and fast. In just one week I traveled 3500 km from Cairns to Melbourne. As a hitchhiker I relied on nice people and nice people attracting I went down the east coast.
From October 2015 to January 2016 I traveled in Southeast Asia without my bicycle – to meet my family and to visit some friends. I want to share at least a few impressions from there before I continue to report here from my adventures on the bike. Warning: This article contains photos and descriptions of […]
When I used the video function of my camera for the first time four years ago, I never thought to make a whole movie someday. On my previous trip I had just filmed anything and made a short video for every country out of it. But somehow I wanted to do something different, something longer […]
The Australian Adventure – Trailer from Florian Schmale on Vimeo.
Never before have I found so many things like on the Stuart Highway in Australia . The first thing was a pack of cigarettes , though I didn´t want to smoke anymore. In addition, a large number of tools , discarded or forgotten by all the tradespeople who pass by there. Although I had […]
Working in Australia Australia is known among travelers for the possibilities to make easy money. Many people from Europe can get a one year work permit – called working holiday visa – and wages are quite high. For me as well that was one of the reasons to go to Australia – to earn […]