A Visit to a Moroccan Hammam

What to do with painful muscles the day after a long hike/ride in Chefchaouen, Morocco? Visit a hammam! I heard about the Moroccan bathhouse experience and decided to try it for myself. Not only did I get to relax in a wonderfully warm atmosphere—which did wonders for my quadriceps—I got to get thoroughly, thoroughly clean. Here are my recommendations for when you visit a hammam. Continue reading “A Visit to a Moroccan Hammam”

Mountain Unicycling in Imlil, Morocco

Even though I grew up in Alaska, I find Danish winters difficult. It’s not the cold or the rain or the wind that gets me – it’s the lack of sun. After a few weeks of constant cloud cover, I am often depressed and de-energized. So, for 2018, I decided to take a winter vacation in Morocco and bring my mountain unicycle. My first stop: the village of Imlil in the High Atlas Mountains. Continue reading “Mountain Unicycling in Imlil, Morocco”

Uni-Packing in Iceland: Day 6

I almost didn’t finish the route on Day 6. I woke at Þórsmörk tired and sore, with aching toes and crotch, not feeling up to hiking almost all of the 25 km and 1000 m that separated me and Skógar. But as I ate breakfast, resigned to an unplanned rest day, the clouds lifted and the sun shone on the Fimmvörðuháls pass. On a whim, I decided to do it. “Þetta reddast”, I giggled softly to myself. Continue reading “Uni-Packing in Iceland: Day 6”

Uni-Packing in Iceland: Day 5

This day made lugging the unicycle along worthwhile. Kilometer after kilometer of flat, slightly sandy trail greeted me after I left the previous night’s campsite at Hvanngil. Hiking it all would have been mind-numbingly boring, so it was with considerable glee that I was able to cover some of the distance on wheel. Even so, the physical strain of the last few days caught up with me, and by the end of the day I was limping up the final hill from my too-small boots while I eagerly counted down the last few meters to my evening’s campsite at the Langidalur hut in the Þórsmörk valley. Continue reading “Uni-Packing in Iceland: Day 5”