The Great Escape

The Great Escape - Beijing - Sam Bredl

It started just like a normal night out. Except that we were in China. We, that is my Slovakian friend Matej and myself. And China that is Beijing to be precise. We had just successfully completed the Mongol Rally (literally one of the most stupid races on Earth) and were absolutely fucked up after driving 10,000 km, living on beans and vodka only. … [Read more...]

How a single tweet saved my bachelor thesis and made me an “inbound marketing expert”

inbound marketing expert tweet

This story took place in the summer of 2012. Not knowing what I should write my bachelor thesis about, I ended up reading "The New Rules of Marketing and PR" by David Meerman Scott, a book my dad gave me. It was about this new strategy called Inbound Marketing, which (no surprise) did not have a single entry at my university's data base. So I did some more research about this new topic and stumbled across the name David Meerman Scott several times. I figured I was not going to find … [Read more...]

Of hunting reindeer and passports

Of hunting reindeer and passports

The sound was coming from underneath my tent. A constant squeaking. I checked my phone. No signal. Now I was even more freaked out. I tried to ignore it but it didn't stop. It was too freezing cold and I was also too tired to go outside and check what it was. Since the noise did not stop I tried to stick something into my ears. Two teabags should do the trick. The squeaking was at a tolerable level now and eventually I passed out. … [Read more...]

No more liking for the love of writing

Sam Bredl - for the love of writing

I've wanted to write about this topic for a while now. Today is Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the forty days of lent. An ideal time for a little self-experiment. As the title suggests I want to kiss liking goodbye. For various reasons. But most of all for the love of writing. … [Read more...]

Every place has a story to tell

every place has a story to tell

Cycling in the fitness club this morning I could not help but imagine myself on a real bicycle. I don't particularly like fitness clubs, so in my mind I was driving through the most beautiful places I've been to. Mostly through nature. Mostly childhood memories. I closed my eyes and just enjoyed riding my bike. … [Read more...]