While cycling we must have met hundreds of people, almost all of them friendly and helpful. Some people you forget about after a while, no matter how nice they were. Others are engraved in your memory for ever. This is one of those people. We were having a lovely day and managed to cycle quite … Continue reading Tale from the trail (13): it’s all about the people
Being a social butterfly really paid off during our trip of a lifetime. When you live in a tent and ride a bike with five bags attached, people will always want to chat with you. Although it was a bit weird the first few days, we quickly learned to accept people's curiosity and when you … Continue reading Tale from the trail (11): helping hands
This is one is not so much a story as it is a funny anecdote. While in Thailand on our trip of a lifetime we cycled from Bangkok to Krabi. Being in a country with such a different culture and language was challenging and has caused a fair deal of misunderstandings. My favorite one is the one … Continue reading Tale from the trail (10): short stay?!
When we set of on our trip of a lifetime we packed everything we would own for the next year into our panniers. It didn't worry me to pack light, it almost felt like a relief. We had carefully selected each and every item in those panniers and would grow to love, or hate, them in the … Continue reading Tale from the trail (9): the small things matter
During our trip of a lifetime we tried to free camp as much as possible. This has some big advantages, but also some occasional downsides. In this particular case we were in for a rude awakening and some morning exercise. In Sweden free camping is allowed and generally accepted. The Swedes refer to is as … Continue reading Tale from the trail (6): the darkest hour is just before dawn
In life in general, but especially when trekking, a small adjustment can make a big difference. In this particular case a visit to a friend and a helping hand saved our trip. One of the first mini goals on 'our trip of a lifetime' was to reach the house of a longtime friend of mine. Even though … Continue reading Tale from the trail (3): small change, big difference