Tag: travel

Sweden: “It’s very good to go, and see the world with your own eyes”

What do apple trees, skinny dipping, wild mushrooms, berry picking, cinnamon roll fika and Volvos have in common? We cycle through the largest country in Scandinavia, through deserted forests, but…

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…

Thailand: Hands pitch a tent, but only hearts can make it a home

11/20/2022 – 12/28/2022 After a short flight from freezing Kazakhstan, we arrive in the morning in sweltering Bangkok. We are relieved when we are reunited with our bicycle kits. As…

Kazakhstan: an unplanned surprise. Extreme weather, endless roads and extraordinary people

Kazakhstan is the largest country in Central Asia! You can hardly imagine that in terms of surface area, the Netherlands occupies only 1.5% (!) of Kazakhstan’s territory, but has almost…

Kyrgyzstan: from fermented horse milk to fresh camel milk

Welcome to the land of nomads and mountains. No less than 94% of Kyrgyzstan is mountainous landscape with peaks reaching above 7000m and eternally covered with snow! We feast our…

Uzbekistan: land of golden smiles and selfies!

The land of honking cars, selfies, gold teeth, cotton balls, cows on the shoulder and waving people. Uzbekistan amazes us. We share the roads with overloaded Chevrolet vans and other…

‘Welcome to Iran my friends’

Iran! A country we knew in advance that traveling was going to be a challenge. Getting a visa, no way to get money from an ATM, the climate, the rules….