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Krüger National Park

Krüger National Park

Certainly, we had imagined beforehand that the “Krüger National Park” in South Africa would be one of the highlights of our Transafrican adventure … The reality turned out to be even more spectacular. With roundabout 20.000 square kilometres (half of...
Velkommen til Danmark

Velkommen til Danmark

En dan rijden we via de brug Denemarken binnen. Rechts van ons zien we een mooie zee en helder weer en links komt er een zwarte lucht aan. Even later begint het te regenen. We rijden de tunnel in en een half uurtje later zijn we in Kopenhagen. Inmiddels onweert het,...
August update

August update

Once again its been a busy old month starting with Bert and Laurens’s party pushed back to August in the hope of better weather and well, it worked, we visited in the sidecar, I rode as far as Gifford where we bumped into Andrew Wilson (former Classic Bike Guide...
Berlin and Beyond

Berlin and Beyond

Before I get into this update, I realised that “Tales from the Fjords” lacked one anecdote that we thought was worth a mention. Whilst wild-camping in Norway is well accepted, it seems some locals felt that our presence with Erik and Mieke in the forest on one...
Ride to the Arctic – Stage 1

Ride to the Arctic – Stage 1

Stage 1: Geneva to Stavanger The first stage of my journey takes me from Lake Geneva region through Germany to Denmark and over the Baltic sea to southern Norway. In brief here are a few stats: Over 2,000kms covered in 48 hours 995kms by motorcycle Overnight train and...
Tales from the Fjords

Tales from the Fjords

Watching Denmark slip away as the ferry departed for Norway, you could have been forgiven for mistakenly thinking you were off the South West coast of Western Australia – long stretches of beach sand with low scrubby vegetation sporting all the same greyish salt...
Jeepers Creepers….

Jeepers Creepers….

Leaving today from Defenders Northwest and on our way towards Canada. We might not cross today but leave it for tomorrow morning. We’ve been in Gig Harbor long enough and Matilda has had some TLC and i’ve cheated on her…. Theres now a Disco in the...

Norway – home at last

Dear friends, fellow overlanders, and all readers, This post has been looming in the distance for some time now. But no matter how hard we’ve tried to postpone this part, the time has come. The arrival home, and the final trip report from the unURBAN Adventure through...
Sweden

Sweden

Sweden 11th July 2013 Sweden ! We were a little sorry to leave Denmark behind as (in the rain again),we trundled over yet another mighty bridge (the Oresund Bridge between Denmark & Sweden – Europe’s longest at 7.85km). Paying about AUD$70 toll for the privilege...
Denmark

Denmark

Denmark 25th – 30th June 2013   Well Denmark is a lovely country! The first thing that struck us was how friendly the Danes were and how most of them can speak English – which makes life easier. Many came up to talk to us once they saw our Land Rover- which is a...
Next Step

Next Step

Currently we are 10 days into the trip and enjoying it, we have done around 2,000 miles and the car has averaged around 35 mpg, no problems yet fingers crossed. Overall, Germany we drove through quickly, maybe we should have visited more sites, but plan to revisit on...
In Denmark

In Denmark

Right now we’re spending our time in a hotel in Odense, Denmark. We had a little stroll in the city center, it was very busy due to a concert in the towns square, so a  lot of drunk kids hanging around. The trip through Germany went ok, we went to one of their beer...
Counting the pennies…

Counting the pennies…

Ruidera, Spain So, there is much discussion always about budget.  There is also very little information about what other travellers have used once on the road.  And to be honest, it also will differ vastly from one traveller to another, dependant on preferences,...
A Tale of Two Campsites

A Tale of Two Campsites

For us, camping holidays evoke wonderful memories of leaking tents, collapsing chairs, charred burgers and UHT milky tea. Cross the channel in 2012 and it’s a very different story; in Denmark you find what can only be described as five star luxury in the guise of...
Euro Dash

Euro Dash

Owing to our delayed departure and a pressing need to ‘Rush to Russia’ to maximize our visa validity we motored the first part of Europe- England to Denmark- at quite a pace. Our passports were literally swept from the postman and into our rucksack on Thursday then we...