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Schaffe, schaffe, Häusle baue?

Schaffe, schaffe, Häusle baue?

Und wie soll es anders anfangen: Wir haben hart gespart. Unser Lebensstandard ist auf das Minimum reduziert (aus Prinzip) und so können wir entsprechend viel bei Seite legen. Gerade kommen wir zusammen mit (+/-) 1000 € im Monat zu Recht. Wir kaufen uns kaum...
Donau-Delta und das Schwarze Meer

Donau-Delta und das Schwarze Meer

Добрый день oder einen schönen guten Tag aus der Ukraine! Die Königststeiner Gebirgskette, dort, wo wir zuletzt ein Lebenszeichen von uns gelassen haben, liegt inzwischen gefühlte Monate hinter uns, dabei waren es nur zwei Wochen. Inzwischen waren wir...
Bankkonten und Geldwirtschaft

Bankkonten und Geldwirtschaft

Wir haben beide ein Konto bei der Deutschen Kreditbank Berlin (DKB), welche kostenloses Geldabheben weltweit (!) verspricht – und es einhält. Das geht mit der kostenlosen Visakarte, eine niedrige Verzinsung des...
The Earth Speeds Up

The Earth Speeds Up

The Earth must have sped up?      There is no other plausible explanation! It’s the only way that time could be flying by at the dizzying rate it seems to be… It feels like all our waking hours are spent getting the multitude of chores completed prior to departure. ...
The Great Game Expedition Begins

The Great Game Expedition Begins

After 20 months of planning and preparing the trip the time has arrived to begin. The final weeks were hectic and stressful just getting to the start line. But I got there with a load of help from my support team, advisers, helpers and friends. It was truly a team...
The language barrier

The language barrier

Position: 45° 021’ 51” North 36° 37’24” (Kerch, Ukraine) Distance from Sydney: 14,580km There is an episode of Ewan McGregor and Charlie Boorman’s “Long Way Round” where they pass through Ukraine (see here for a recap).  In it, they get invited to a house for dinner,...
The Deep, Deep South

The Deep, Deep South

By Paul Archer Twitter: @Paul_K_Archer Apologies for the delay with the blogs. We’re actually in the Ukraine at the moment, but we will catch up with the blogs in a linear manner over the next few weeks… The expedition will come to an end in London on the...

Ukraine Romania Hungary

Ukraine Well to say the least its an interesting place. The roads are TERRIBLE and VERY dangerous not for any other reason than they are appalling and they lure you into a false sense of security by being great for over for 10 km then suddenly mid corner they run out...

Poland

The following morning we headed east towards Poland. The roads became a bit rougher as we entered Poland but not really bad since I am writing this from Ukraine and these are truly bad roads We headed pretty much south through Poland and found a campsite in Jelenia...

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