In 2017 I did a trip with my dear friend Ilir Hysa, who has been running the Tirana Backpackers Hostel already for many years. We decided to do a short bike trip together. A bit north of Tirana we found this beautiful route. You can download the GPS track at Wikiloc.
This panorama was shot in the valley parallel to the south coast, in the valley of Kuç. In the summer season, the coastal area attracts hundred thousands of tourists, whereas if you hop over to the next valley, there is not even a handful of them.
It was a crazy old idea to once do a winter trip. In 2005 I had a wonderful travel destination across the Alps: my girlfriend in Zagreb. I went off, being hosted by many Couch-surfers. Click here for comments and social media sharing.
I am editor for the magazine of De Wereldfietser (Global cyclist) and I love to write for it. Writing is a strong passion in which I can combine reporting my adventures with some philosophical perspectives. Click to open a PDF:
Shot for the national newspaper De Telegraaf. Coordination and texts by Robert van Weperen. Click to enlarge:
I am honoured that Paul Benjaminse had assigned me to take pictures for the three guides he made in Spain in 2014. We are friends as well as fans of each others work. I like the style of his guides, the quality of his routes, with a lot of emphasis on beautiful scenery, variation and – very important for me – as far away from busy traffic as possible. Click to enlarge:
Paul Benjaminse assigned me to take pictures for the two guides of his recent route, leading from the south of France all the way to Lisbon. I felt quite honoured. Click here for comments and social media sharing.
This is a teaser for a new route by Paul Benjaminse. He updated the cycle version, made by Bert Sitters. I really liked cycling this route. Arriving in Santiago de Compostela was an impressive experience. Click here for comments and social media sharing.
This is half of a lecture about a trip I did in the Provence, south of France. I was cycling again a route of, again, Paul Benjaminse. Part 2 will follow.