Georgia’s Mystical Mountains

Georgia, a former Soviet Republic, lies at the nexus of Europe, Middle East and Asia. Due to its central location, it has lived through a rich and troubled history. Georgians though, are characterized for their strength, tenacity, and genuine openheartedness. A strong cultural heritage, fed by a delicious cuisine and an ancient-old viticulture, provided the … Continue reading Georgia’s Mystical Mountains

Further: a race into the unknown

Friday 23rd of August 2019 "Goooo!" Camille shouted. We look at each other. Is this it? The first few racers start running and soon the others follow. It's only 100 meters, only 0.018 % of the race, but it feels important. My heart rate shoots up. What am I doing? This is not what I … Continue reading Further: a race into the unknown

Time leaves us polished stones: notes from the trip to Paris and back

Intro Sunday started like always - I came in to Lola just after the doors opened, ordered a cup of coffee and waited for the rest of the group to come in for the usual weekend ride. I was excited, but also a bit worried. For a moment, I really wanted to abandon my plans … Continue reading Time leaves us polished stones: notes from the trip to Paris and back

Hummus, Hezbollah and the Pursuit of Happiness

Tour de Lebanon It is often said that who we are as individuals is largely determined by the things we have experienced. But what if what we have experienced in life has also been experienced by millions of other people?  Who are we then really? Taking for granted the lower rungs of Maslow’s pyramid, for … Continue reading Hummus, Hezbollah and the Pursuit of Happiness