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12 hours until the journey starts

By |2019-08-15T10:03:21+02:00 1st February, 2014|Categories: Journey, Preparations|Tags: , , |

Time goes by so fast. It is about two years ago that we started dreaming of our big trip and tomorrow this journey starts. Since we last wrote on the blog we have been preparing and organising ourselves. We are confident that we are ready for this, although the last few weeks have been hard work, physically [...]

2013 the year when dreams became reality

By |2019-08-15T10:03:21+02:00 31st December, 2013|Categories: Preparations, Year review|Tags: , , , , , , |

Reflection is a strong human function and can be used to improve our lives and if possible the lives of others. The year of 2013 was a year where we really decided to go for our dream journey. So as Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi says "Be the change you want to see in the world" we can now look [...]

Our idea becoming real, part 2

By |2019-08-15T10:03:21+02:00 5th December, 2013|Categories: Frequently asked questions, Preparations, Travel tips|Tags: , , , , , , |

Welcome to the second part of our blog post Our idea becoming real, part 2. Here we continue explaining our progress from idea to reality. Currently preparations are progressing and we are on schedule, at least we think so. See Our idea becoming real, part 1 to read what we have covered already. In July we returned from our [...]

Our idea becoming real, part 1

By |2019-08-15T10:03:21+02:00 30th November, 2013|Categories: Frequently asked questions, Preparations, Travel tips|Tags: , , , , , , , |

As we are getting closer to the departure date we want to share some of our thoughts and preparations from the last year. This journey has been in our heads for a long time and we slowly started speaking about making it a reality around September 2012. Then we realized that if we wanted to do this [...]

Nice encounters in the misty Netherlands

By |2019-08-15T10:03:22+02:00 21st November, 2013|Categories: Preparations, The Netherlands, Tripreport|Tags: , , , , , |

We were ready to enjoy some days on our bicycles, so we had prepared with a long weekend and the route was set. The weekend before we had bought some new gear which needed testing (later in this post we will outline what we specifically were testing). We packed the bags Thursday evening and were packing as complete as [...]

Why this journey, I have asked myself?

By |2019-08-15T10:03:22+02:00 27th October, 2013|Categories: Frequently asked questions, Preparations|Tags: , , |

This is a question that reoccurs in thoughts and conversations, 'why?' is a very essential question to ask yourself in many situations. This is also true for me in this situation, and for both me and Susanne as we talk a lot about our decision of quitting our jobs and leaving “normal” western society to go travelling on [...]

Bike Repair Course

By |2019-08-15T10:03:22+02:00 4th October, 2013|Categories: Preparations, The Netherlands|Tags: |

Cranks, ‘derailleuroor’, ‘balhoofdstel’, spokes and bearings. These terms were all part of our bike repair course that we followed in Kiel-Windeweer in the neighbourhood of Groningen. For Susanne it is possible to fix a tire. Luckily Martin is a little bit more handy. But for both of us it was good to gain more knowledge about our [...]

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.

By |2019-08-15T10:03:23+02:00 20th September, 2013|Categories: Preparations|Tags: , , , |

Biking and Bicycle touring as a means of travel is somewhat new to me (Susanne). When Martin moved to the Netherlands in 2009 I mentioned that he should buy a cheap bike so he could move around town easily. He decided to invest in a Cube Delhi, a modern touring bike and I was stunned. After a [...]

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