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Southern Finland: refugee camp, beautiful wild camping, & home of the sauna

On my birthday I caught the ferry across the Gulf of Finland from Estonia to Finland. We were greeted by swarms of seagulls swooping and diving to get a close look at the newcomers. I rode off the ferry under … Continue reading

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A ride through Montenegro, beach camping sunsets & magical Kotor Bay

Montenegro, or Crna Gora (Black Mountain) packs a massive amount of beauty into a tiny country with everything from high mountain peaks and karst to a beautiful coastline. Wedged between Albania, Kosovo, Serbia, Bosnia, and Croatia, Montenegro was part of … Continue reading

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Meteora cliff-top monasteries & beautiful northern Greece to Albania

“Middle of the sky”, “suspended in the air” or “in the heavens above” are literal translations of Meteora, which is one of the most significant and largest Eastern Orthodox monastery complexes in Greece. Six monasteries sit amazingly built on top … Continue reading

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Kyrgyzstan| Song Kul Lake beauty, be-headings, blizzards & sunsets, to Issyk Kul Lake

A hint of nervousness remained with us for the ride up to Song Kul. We had to ride through Naryn, where the lake security force had been trying to take us. It was no big deal, but there weren’t any … Continue reading

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Welcome to Kyrgyzstan| Busted camping at beautiful Chatyr Kol & exploring Tash Rabat Valley

Central Asia was probably the place I looked forward to most when looking ahead at the beginning of this long trip. I’d been to everywhere else apart from Burma and Pakistan. Entering Central Asia meant leaving SE Asia, which was … Continue reading

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Camping on beaches in Southern Thailand & drinking with fishermen

From the east coast I crossed over the hills to the west coast of southern Thailand. The southern Andaman coast is a land of long stretches of empty beaches, limestone karsts, fishing villages, and amazingly warm people. As you start … Continue reading

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