On the Road

In the green pearl of Ukraine ! (Khust, Ukraine – KM 4,510)

In the green pearl of Ukraine ! (Khust, Ukraine – KM 4,510)

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We are in Yasinya, on road H09, a few kilometres South of the mountain pass separating the Ivano-Frankivs’ka and Zakarpats’ka Provinces. We know where we want to go from here, but we are looking for people to stop us. The German map we bought in Warsaw shows a little greyRead More »

2 minutes to midnight in Schengen! ( Lviv, Ukraine – KM 4,060)

2 minutes to midnight in Schengen! ( Lviv, Ukraine – KM 4,060)

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Two thousand kilometres in ten days, but just 220 of them ridden on a bike. We have envisioned many possibilities regarding the frustrating 90-day permit to the Schengen Area—basically 26 European countries that have abolished border controls and function has one country, from Iceland to Greece, Portugal to Norway, andRead More »

Finnmark to Finland: Exit SÁPMI! (Oulu, Finland – KM 3,825)

Finnmark to Finland: Exit SÁPMI! (Oulu, Finland – KM 3,825)

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We wanted to stay longer in Karasjok so when John Arne Mathiesen, the manager at the Rica Hotel, invited us to move into room #115 for a couple of nights it was perfect timing. This solid base made it easier to visit the Sami Parliament and Sàpmi Park, a SamiRead More »

N² was here! Finnmark.

At a continent’s end… (Karasjok/Kárášjohka, Norway – KM 3,110)

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Out of Alta and up in the Sennalandet Mountains we get repeatedly honked at. This is very out of character for the drivers we have shared the road with for the past two months : what is going on? It turns out we are coming face to face with theRead More »