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...]

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

no more liking 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...]

The secret house and the angry buffalo

the secret house and the angry buffalo

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to take a journey all on your own without planning a single thing? Well, let me take you back to Norway! It was my second day in Trondheim, a city I decided to put up my tent, just one night after getting mugged in the streets of Oslo. I was particularly excited to finally hike up a mountain and explore Norway’s wild nature. It was Sunday and since I had not planned any route and no possibility of buying a map, I just decided to go up. … [Read more...]

What if?

What if?   I just got back from the Inbound Marketing UK 2013 conference in London. Listening to top speakers like Brian Halligan & Co made me feel more than inspired to write something. As an adventurer I especially loved Doug Kessler's approach on content marketing. The video above best describes his idea of great content. Here's what Doug told us: … [Read more...]

How a lipstick saved my life


I haven't been on vacation all summer, so I decided to book a flight and get lost somewhere in the wild. My destination was Norway and that's about all I knew. No idea where to go, no maps or whatsoever and yet it would turn out to be one of my best adventures so far. … [Read more...]