Money-making monasteries

Money-making monasteries

Today I visited the abbey of Melk, Austria’s biggest monastery. I had never heard of it before and had no idea it was waiting on me today. When walking along the Danube, it slowly revealed itself through the fog that surrounds the hills on the river banks for...
Meditation and rain, what life’s about

Meditation and rain, what life’s about

For the Dutch followers; yes it’s raining too in Limburg! Thank you so much for all the encouraging messages, they really keep me going! Yesterday I walked with Mathilde, an old friend of mine from primary school. Her stories, laughs and songs helped me through...

A little more about the Goal

De Volkskrant (a Dutch newspaper) wrote today: ‘’Jihadleger neemt tweede stad Irak in.’’ (Jihad army takes over the second city in Iraq.) Here’s why it ties in with the goal of my hike. Sunni Muslims of the ISIS movement want to form an Islamic state in parts of...