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Sweden, Spokes and Setting Fire to the Tent (again)…

As we entered Sweden by boat from Helsinki and the ferry chugged its way through the channel that leads into Stockholm, we were blown away by the buildings that lined the sea front. Everything was beautifully designed and constructed, built … Continue reading

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Helsinki

We had arranged in advance to stay with Angel and Paula on Warmshowers, a spanish couple now living in Helsinki. We turned up outside their house on Saturday afternoon utterly exhausted. They were incredible. They welcomed us in to their … Continue reading

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Eat. Sleep. Bike. Repeat.

It has been eight days now since we struck out from Saint Petersburg on bicycles. We are yet to have a day off from cycling, or a proper shower, and it is beginning to show.  Today has been hard work … Continue reading

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Entering Europe Proper

After more than a year away from Europe, it felt amazing to re-enter, cycling beneath the familiar blue sign with a circle of stars that symbolises the EU, at the border into Finland.  Our last couple of nights in Russia … Continue reading

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The Tortoise and The Hare

We left Saint Petersburg three days ago and suddenly it felt like an entirely new trip! 🙂  All the hassle of my pannier rack breaking, the lack of fuel and my illness (which we now think was pneumonia) fell away … Continue reading

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An Emotional Rollercoaster

On Sunday morning I woke up, poured a coffee and stretched myself into the day with half an hour of yoga. The night before, Arron had shared his worries about going back to the UK so soon, with no job … Continue reading

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Dealing with Disappointment

​I woke up inside our icy cavern as the sun rose and turned our tent from darkness to an orange glow. I shuffled up into seated position, poured hot coffee from the flask I had stashed inside my sleeping bag … Continue reading

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