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
While crossing the Öresund bridge on our holiday last month we were reminded of a particular tale of the trail from our trip of a lifetime. While the crossing itself was quite uneventful, that first evening in Sweden is one of our fondest memories. Because you aren't allowed to cross the bridge by bike we took … Continue reading Tale from the trail (8): Swedish kindness
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
On the 15th of June 2014 my boyfriend and I got on our bikes and started what is our biggest adventure so far.