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Language Barriers

Language Barriers

The Finnish are a quiet people. So far. It's borderline impressive on occasion. It was no different this time.
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Social behaviour between motorhomers

Social behaviour between motorhomers

If you have ever driven a motorhome/campervan in Europe, then you are probably aware that many motorhome drivers wave at each other. It’s a friendly gesture of acknowledgement. A simple little ‘hello’ and ‘hi there’.
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A change of pace

A change of pace

So far, the Finnish landscape is just how I imagined it would be. The roads are long and straight and empty. Woods on the left, woods on the right. To the front and back are also mostly woods, interrupted only by the occasional moose or group of reindeer.
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Early Birds

Early Birds

The best-laid plans are nothing if not flexible. When you find out that your route runs past the largest canyon in Northern Europe, it's a no-brainer. It's a good 45 minutes off-route, but we've got all the time in the world.
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Catch me if you can

Catch me if you can

Squelching through thick black peat bogs, wading through frigid streams and clambering over jagged rocks. I keep running. Can't stop. Too important. Everything I've ever done, every bit of my training has been in preparation for this moment.
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Stay Cool

Stay Cool

Squelching through thick black peat bogs, wading through frigid streams and clambering over jagged rocks. I keep running. Can't stop. Too important. Everything I've ever done, every bit of my training has been in preparation for this moment.
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Notes from a basket case

Notes from a basket case

We had no real plan when we arrived in Norway a little over a month ago so when we read about the scenic routes, we figured, why not?
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Alone in the Dark – Part II

Alone in the Dark – Part II

“Finally, they've left the camper and left the typing machine out. Chaos! We can write our blog post! … Chaos? Dude, get your arse over here and come and help me put our travel experiences in writing!”
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Alone in the dark – Part I

Alone in the dark – Part I

It's getting lighter now, and the trail is starting to open up. The mountainous landscape around me is as breathtaking as the climb itself. I desperately want to stop and set up my tripod, but the guided groups can't be far behind, and I'm determined to get there first.
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Tunnelling on

Tunnelling on

BEEP BEEP, BEEP BEEP! My alarm clock tells me it's 1 AM. My clothes are already laid out. A Merino wool undershirt and two warm layers, waterproof trousers and a waterproof jacket. Dress warmly, the advice had read, the weather can change quickly on the mountain.
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Back on track

Back on track

I am pretty sure I will kill us if I drive in Norway. I almost killed us once in the Netherlands when I accidentally drove onto the hard shoulder of the motorway because I saw a cute house.
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Work in Progress

Work in Progress

I've been meaning to write up a post dedicated to the Tardis and all its mannerisms, modifications and shortcomings. For the sake of this story, all you need to know is that it is seriously lacking in the torque department.
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It’s a colourful affair

It’s a colourful affair

People often ask how we finance a trip like this. There is a simple answer to that: we work. We are not rich, and we did not spend years living frugally so we could one day travel Europe.
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Free at last

Free at last

BEEP BEEP, BEEP BEEP! My alarm clock tells me it's 1 AM. My clothes are already laid out. A Merino wool undershirt and two warm layers, waterproof trousers and a waterproof jacket. Dress warmly, the advice had read, the weather can change quickly on the mountain.
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Ups and Downs

Ups and Downs

Getting the hang of a new daily routine while living in a camper with two dogs and driving most days is quite a challenge...
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Preparation is half the battle

Preparation is half the battle

We recently visited Møns Klint, a 6 km stretch of chalk cliffs along the eastern coast of the Danish island of Møn in the Baltic Sea. Some of the cliffs drop a sheer 120 metres to the sea below. A pretty impressive sight...
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Getting to know yourself

Getting to know yourself

Squelching through thick black peat bogs, wading through frigid streams and clambering over jagged rocks. I keep running. Can't stop. Too important. Everything I've ever done, every bit of my training has been in preparation for this moment.
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Emptying out your life

Emptying out your life

We had no real plan when we arrived in Norway a little over a month ago so when we read about the scenic routes, we figured, why not?
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A house full of it

A house full of it

The best-laid plans are nothing if not flexible. When you find out that your route runs past the largest canyon in Northern Europe, it's a no-brainer. It's a good 45 minutes off-route, but we've got all the time in the world.
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Plans vs Reality

Plans vs Reality

If you have ever driven a motorhome/campervan in Europe, then you are probably aware that many motorhome drivers wave at each other. It’s a friendly gesture of acknowledgement. A simple little ‘hello’ and ‘hi there’.
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