What would be life without passion? What would be a day without a look at the Sun?
...Well, I spend much of this time running and running on the green hills of my beloved countryside. It's really a hard
job to leave my cosy University room and putting myself on steep climbs, whatever the weather is, rain or Sun, ice or hot.
My Marathons and Half-Marathons 2005/2007
Best Results 2006
Sahara 100 km. Ultra Marathon
Marathon des Sables
When the air gets colder, when the wind turns frosty, when the first snow starts to fall on the nearest mountain...
Ok, after all I still have some free time after dinner...
Stop and take a breathe. Look around yourself.
Backpacked countries so far...
Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, England, Faroe Islands, France, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Lesotho, Malta, Netherlands, Paraguay, Scotland, South Africa, Swaziland, Switzerland, United States of America, the Artic Circle
Australia, Canada, Madagascar, St.Petersburg-NorthCape by bike
1. Patagonia - Tierra del Fuego - Antarctica
2. Artic Circle circumnavigation
I believe that despite all the contradictions and all our unsolved innermost questions, my generation
still has ideals and ideas.
An incomplete and unordered list of what I love and like ...
Homer Simpson. Girls with short hair. Snowboarding. Movies with Johnny Depp. Movies by Tim Burton. Music with some kind of original melody. My band music without original melodies. Cameron Diaz and Gwyneth Paltrow, but unfortunately they both live in the US. The untouched snow powder after a long solitary hiking. The touched snow powder after my snowboard passage. The ocean at sunset and the mountain at dawn. The sound of the waves and the silence of the peaks. My left-handed Stratocaster. My regular Burton Custom. A cup of tea with biscuits after dinner. My mother Christmas chocolates. Running marathons. Running half-marathons. Running 800 meters. Mike Oldfield 'The Songs of the Distant Earth'. Joe Satriani 'The Extremist'. Scotland. Ireland. Biers from Scotland and Ireland. People from Scotland and Ireland. Music from Scotland and Ireland. (should I move to Scotland or Ireland?). The view from the Getty Museum in LA. Swatziland villages with smiling kids and without electricity. Backpacking. Guinness. Rock in all its shades. My old school books on arts and history. Backpack badges. The Skelligs Islands as they where 10 years ago (Ireland). Fair Island as it is today (Scotland). The coast of Faroes. The Artic Sea I swam in Iceland. Umbria, Toscana and Sardegna (Italy). Biking from ISI to my apartment in Venice Beach. The Olympic Games. The Soccer World Cup 2006. Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Daniel Pennac. Sushi. Lonely Planet Guides. People who make questions. People who have questions. Those crappy documentaries on the Templars and other Medieval mysteries. Il Mondo di Quark. Discovering something new. Sleeping in my sleeping-bag. Pastasciutta. Tic-Tac orange flavour. Cuba-libre. Movies without a happy end (especially when the hero dies or the couple splits!...too funny). Independent women. Indiana Jones. Apu. The Secret of Monkey Island. Lying on the grass. Barbeque. Cape Agulhas. Standing on a boat heading North. Rob Roy and Local Hero. Being by myself. The Impressionists. Churrasco. Feijoada. Celtic music. The homeless who helped me in Santa Monica. Mark Knopfler touch and David Gilmour bending. Scottish ruins. The Swiss Alps. Whistler double diamonds. Roccaraso freerides. The FS. The Dafucsude. Franco Battiato. Fabrizio De Andre'. Animals. Dolphins. Dogs. Eating at Conference Coffee Breaks (at least you don't have to speak to people). Romanic and Gothic architecture. Roma. Itchy and Scratchy show. Boe's. Ladyhawk, Antarctica, Bladerunner and Russian Poupees soundtracks. The Lord of The Rings (the book). Austin Powers and Maria Full of Grace (the movies). Trying to cook. Girls with dreams. People with dreams. The road to the Drakensberg (South Africa). Listening to other drivers music at the traffic light. My old t-shirts. The last day of the last edition of the Big Brother (if it will ever come). Some sad poetries (Yeats et similia). The March of the Penguins. Reading on the beach. Wind. A lot of wind. The Ocean in winter. New Balance running shoes. Swimming under Hawaian waterfalls. Hot showers. The Coachella music festival. Movies where someone or something tries to wipe-out the World but a bunch of heroes saves us all. Greenpeace and Emergency volunteers that are not actually heroes, but save the World everyday. Swiss and French cheese. Cannonau (Italian Red Wine). Purceddu. Hokuto No Ken. The Friends TV series. Norah Jones and Elisa voices. Reading Mickey Mouse. Pubs. Watching planes and guessing where they head. People that listen.