Category: Europe

Northern Norway: beauty between tunnels and under rainbows

And then we roll into Norway! But rolling soon turns to pedalling, as flat roads are a thing of the past. Up and down becomes the new mantra. A country…

Finnish Lapland: connected with people and nature

From the port city of Oulu, we cycle further north into the vast and sparsely populated Finnish Lapland. Finland’s northernmost region is as big as the Netherlands, Belgium and Switzerland…

The South of Finland: Land of a Thousand Lakes, or maybe 188.000?!

What we know about Finland before setting foot on land? Very little, actually. That it can get extremely cold in the winter (to be exact, the coldest ever recorded in…

Estonia: A bear in the forest…?

The border between Latvia and Estonia is not clearly marked, so we suddenly find ourselves in Estonia without fully realising it. The 23rd country! Still curious about other traditions, environments…

Latvia: in the middle of the biggest festival of the year!

Back in Europe! With a child’s wonder we feel the first freezing raindrops on our bare arms. In Southeast Asia the rain was warm, apparently we have forgotten how cold…

Greece and Turkey: “We are not rich, but rich at heart”

WE ARE (VERY BRIEFLY) IN GREECE! We ride with a tailwind at high speed towards the Greek border. When we cross the bridge, the Bulgarian border post looms up first….

Bulgaria: All of us to Mongolia?!

We are still in Serbia for a veeeeery short time 😉 Near the border between Serbia, Romania and Bulgaria is Negotin. It is said that there is a campsite here…

Hungary and Serbia: “There is no road without at least any obstacle or borrow”

HUNGARY It has taken a while, but there is another (long) blog! We are crossing Hungary from North to South and the first big city we encounter is Budapest. The…

We left Wijlre! 😄🇳🇱

It wasn’t April 2020, but also April 10, 2022 was not meant to be our start date. Covid had caught us again at the last minute, but today we left…