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Love for adventures and nature. Discovering new places and cultures or simply enjoying nature is wonderful. I also work as an IT engineer, like to play the piano and have a lovely girlfriend.
Bicycle touring in the Netherlands

Bicycle touring in the Netherlands

The Dutch offer The Netherlands offers a dense network of excellent bicycle paths throughout the whole country. This enables you to get anywhere by bike while having a safe and relaxed ride. Holland (synonymous for the Netherlands although literally it denotes only 2 provinces in the West) is also a flat country so you’ll have to do very little climbing. There is, however, one element that can ruin your ride: the wind. Knowing that the prevailing wind comes from the…

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Bicycle infrastructure: you gotta fight for it!

Bicycle infrastructure: you gotta fight for it!

Bicycle friendliness Scotland Sitting in the car I asked Miguel what he thought of the cyclist friendliness of Scotland. It was basically non existent: nearly no bike paths and a week earlier a cyclist had died. The cyclist drove her wheel into the tram rails, fell, and got run over by car. Although this specific incident could have happened in Rotterdam in the Netherlands as well, it was clear Scotland had a lot to do to accommodate cyclists. The next…

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Scotland: 50 shades of green and the West Highland Way

Scotland: 50 shades of green and the West Highland Way

Scotland had been on our bucket list for a while. We had seen pictures of beautiful green landscapes, wilderness, mountains, lochs and rivers. Besides, friends of ours were living in Edinburgh. Enough reasons to visit them and do a hike! Edinburgh Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland is home to the Scottish Parliament and is the seat of the monarchy. It attracts plenty of tourists, who mainly go there to see Edinburgh old town. Like other places in Scotland, you’ll find…

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Cycling Morocco from Agadir to Marrakech

Cycling Morocco from Agadir to Marrakech

Cycling in Morocco has turned out to be an awesome experience. In this country of extremes we have experienced: Sub zero temperatures up to 35 degrees Celsius, Diverse scenic landscapes, Quiet peaceful mountain ranges and towns, Dirty and simple but cheap “hotels”, Negotiating most of the prices, Delicious food, Very busy and chaotic cities, Overwhelmingly friendly and hospitable people, Tim (probably) almost getting robbed, The widest range of traffic on the roads: pedestrians, donkeys, horses, cyclists, all kinds of old…

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Pas du Lauzun

Pas du Lauzun

We were hot, sweaty, and going at a snale’s pace of 7 km/h. The siesta had helped us skip cycling with a fully loaded bike – clothes, sleeping equipment, cooking set, water and food – during the hottest period of the day. Nevertheless it was still very warm at 30 degrees Celsius for any serious physical exercise. But we were making steady progress on our first mountain pass and the view of the sudden steep pillars of rock, mountains covered…

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Long distance bicycle tour – The Green Route

Long distance bicycle tour – The Green Route

For our first long distance bike tour in August 2016, we chose the “Groene weg naar de Middellandse Zee”. Freely translated: The Green Route to the Mediterranean Sea. A marked out route of about 1300 kilometers from Roermond in the Netherlands to Saintes-Marie-de-la-Mer in France at, you guessed it, the Mediterranean Sea. How all of this started My girlfriend and I love travelling. When we saw people making trips by bike a few years ago a seed was planted. We…

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Hiking in Borjomi National Park

Hiking in Borjomi National Park

Borjomi National Park is one of Georgia’s greatest treasures. A beautiful park with mountains up to 2,500 meters and splendid views of the higher Caucasian mountains. With a small group of friends and a Georgian guide we did a 2-day hike in Borjomi’s National Park. We did some groceries in the town of Borjomi including 2 kilograms of raw shashlik meat which I carried for 7 hours up a mountain. It was a beautiful hike and naturally the taste of…

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The long way to Svaneti is worth it

The long way to Svaneti is worth it

Svaneti is the most beautiful place of Georgia. Maybe in the world! You have to go there, even if it will take you a day to get there. You won’t regret it. This was what our Georgian friend, named Dato, told us about Svaneti. But how do we get there? Our original plan was to take a domestic flight from the nation’s capital city Tbilisi to Mestia:  “capital” of the mountainous, pristine region called Svaneti. Unfortunately for us, the flights…

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