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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

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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Notes from a basket case

Notes from a basket case

“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 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

Living in a camper means living without a huge wall-to-wall IKEA wardrobe, so things had to change.
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Ups and Downs

Ups and Downs

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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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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Emptying out your life

Emptying out your life

I had no worries whatsoever about sharing such a small space with the one person who already knows everything there is to know about me. What I did not realise was that Jasper might not be the one I would get to know better...
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A house full of it

A house full of it

“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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Plans vs Reality

Plans vs Reality

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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