Off-road in the Carpathians
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21 April 2018 till 1st May 2018 (10 days, 1.5 weeks) We traveled 3.233 km and 7 countries: Germany, Poland, Ukraine, Romania, Moldova, (Romania), Hungary, Slovakia, (Poland and Germany). We spent 5 nights in Ukraine, 2 nights in Poland and … Read More

Szczryk (Poland) to Berlin
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Good morning Szczryk – at a different place than we tried yesterday evening. What skiing does to mountains. Breakfast somewhere, near a small city. Our second contribution to the Polish art. We are now opening it up to a world-wide … Read More

Pácin (Hungary) to Szczryk (Poland)
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Different flavours served. We went all the way up to the ski lift station and tried to find a place for the night. Crossing an earth wall, we got stuck. No only once, but we really tried to get over … Read More

Livezile (Romania) to Pácin (Hungary)
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Today was a perfect off-road driving day. We tried to reach Nepos through the woods (see beginning of the map), but did not find a way through. Finally, we encountered this taxi and followed its traces in the opposite direction … Read More

Costești (Moldova) to Livezile (Romania)
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Diesel in Moldova is 85 Cent/liter. Back in Romania. They have coffee machines everywhere – and no bars in smaller villages. Staying in an apple trees’ plantation. Night incident with torch: After settling down, a tractor and trailer with 2 … Read More

Terebleche (Ukraine) to Costești (Moldova)
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Call a butcher, what it is. How different supermarkets are in Romania. Damn is the border road between Romania and Moldova. AW wanted to see what Moldova looks like, so we went. We wanted to take this ferry, but it … Read More

Delyatyn to Terebleche
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By-passing a bar. Very nice off-road driving today! Zoom in to find out what he is doing. Of course, champagne (Ukrainian style) and vodka. We contributed our bottle of Polish vodka. The young, pregnant, drinking girl will get married next … Read More

Kalush to Delyatyn
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Morning routine in  Limnytsia river. Breakfast. Visiting Stepan Bandera’s memorial. Stepan Andriyovych Bandera was a Ukrainian political activist and a leader of the nationalist and independence movement of Ukraine. Stepan’s neighbor’s gumboots. Welcome to the carpathians in Ukraine. Yay, bears … Read More

Khorosno to Kalush
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Café-Bar Anna Waiting room and train station. 500 Grw. (17 Euro) for being carried once by a concentrated team of 6. Socialist charme. We found a nice place in the river bed with lots of fire wood.

Sudova Vyshnya (Судова Вишня) to Khorosno (near Lviv)
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Welding the tram tracks during traffic. This car was here 2 years ago. We actually bought a SIM card on the same place where we bought ot at the time.

Pyskowice to Sudova Vyshnya (Судова Вишня, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine)
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A. enjoyed teenage freedom and had to go for special tea. Thanks, AW for bringing it! There is no explanation why the chair broke, when A. was leaning forward. Our art contribution to Polish society. Cleaning dishes and grill with … Read More

Berlin to Pyskowice (Poland)
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I don’t hang (must know Polish to appreciate). Our place for the night on the lake. Dinner.

Home Office in a Finca in Mallorca (Spain)
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3 April 2018 till 9 April 2018 (1 week). We stayed at Jess’ finca near llucmajor for 1 week of working in a pleasant and warm environment. Wifi was very good, the living room table and outside were excellent for … Read More

Exploring the Coast by Car
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Sahara sand from rain shower last night. Grab Mickey. Double Mickey. Rocking the tower in Cala Pi. Hugging the tower… … then flip it over. Bodybuilders can do it! We are so incredibly artistic! The camera had 2 bottles of … Read More

Running up the Hill
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BBQ with Jess, Jess’ daughter, Frank, son of Frank, Silke and Adam – we somehow forgot to take a picture of them. Our home office. Our chicken, exploring another corner. We hoped for eggs in vain.

Our Finca Near Llucmajor (Mallorca, Spain)
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Backyard of our finca near Llucmajor. View from the bedroom. Inhabitant of the bedroom. Early dinner. A hen joins us…. … and produced 5 eggs! After careful consideration, we put them into the fridge. Minutes later, after hefty doubts kicked … Read More

Snowboarding in Zell am See (Austria)
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24 February 2018 till 3 March 2018 (8 days, 1 week). We rocked the gondola. We preferred Kitzsteinhorn and went to Schmittenhöhe/ Zell am See only twice. Zell am See is crowded with beginners. It has 2 very nice black slopes, … Read More

Day 8 – Last Day Snowboarding and Driving Home
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Final impressions. Very windy at altitude. The Glacier. Crash – only seconds before we arrived. Some people were still in their cars. Before ambulances and police arrived, JT rescued an elderly lady, who had steered her car into oncoming traffic. … Read More

Day 7 -Nothing Noteworthy
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Pretty warm weather – Fön windy, and many people at the gondolas in the morning. Since we know our way around, we found empty slopes. A special welcome address from us: Dutch are so organised. The bus is waiting at the … Read More

Owls and Fire Alarm
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There was smoke coming into our room. We knew that Ewald, our host was planning to light a fire for some BBQ tonight. Then there was shouting in the hall way. JT opened the door and spotted some smoke. So … Read More

Sunglasses and Friends
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“The Subject. Recognize a subject of a sentence when you see one. In a sentence, every verb must have a subject. If the verb expresses action—like sneeze, jump, bark, or study—the subject is who or what does the verb.” JT broke her skiing glasses, so we bought new ones in Kaprun, on the … Read More

Snowboarding was easy today
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Slightly warmer (-26° Celsius to -23° Celsius), no wind, nice sun in the afternoon. We felt energetic, probably because we are now adjusted to the altitude. Waiting at the bus stop at -10° Celsius. Going up in the morning. Unusual … Read More

Snowboarding at -27° Celsius
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No kidding. 65 km/h wind on top. Our max speed: 55 km/h. How is the wind chill calculated? Source: Bergfex Even the Snickers found a warm place in the bread roll. We made it a short day of only 4h … Read More

Snowboarding on Kitzsteinhorn
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Perfect weather. Cold, but no wind. It was pleasant. Sitting outside for lunch (rolls from buffet breakfast in Jausensäcken, as usual). After 15 minutes, we figured that sitting inside is more even pleasant. Here is some video action. All was … Read More

Berlin to Zell am See and Snowboarding
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Somewhere, after waking up.A. slept the first 4h of driving, and JT slept afterwards. It’s nice to be able to take turns! Ski room at Anette’s guesthouse in Zell am See. Do not rock the gondola! Hilarious. We stayed safe … Read More

India by Motor Bike
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15 December 2017 till 8 January 2018 (24 days, 3.5 weeks). We rented a Royal Enfield Bullet 350 for 11+5.5=16.5 days and drove 1.565 km around the southern Indian states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. We spent New Year’s Eve … Read More

Flight from Delhi to Moscow to Berlin
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Don’t do it here. We have 7 hours stop over in Delhi to do some souvenir shopping, so we take the airport express metro (50 Rupies, 7 Euro) to New Delhi Railway Station. Ugly random building. We had dinner at … Read More

1.565 km with a Royal Enfield Bullet 350 in India
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During 16.5 days, we filled the reservoir 4 times and spent 3.200 Rupies (42 Euro) on petrol. The handbrake stopped working once because the brake fluid had disappeared. The remainders looked horribly old. The carburator was loose once so it … Read More

Lokamaleswaram to Kochi Airport and Flight to Delhi
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Goat porn on the way to the airport. Our hirer is late, so we leave the bike to go to the check-in. Our flight is delayed by 1 hour – so A. could meet him and do a last selfie. … Read More

Thrissur to Lokamaleswaram
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Going off-road towards the beach, we found many wooden and reed houses. We chatted nicely with this family. Father (57), mother, daughter (28), son (26) and grand-daughter (5). Their neighbors were fishermen and relatives. The temple chief came walking by … Read More

Coimbatore to Thrissur
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A. had too many spicy snacks (and beer) and no food the evening before. He felt bad when we started in Coimbatore. The plan was to go 114 km to Thrissur. After several stops to recover, A. had to pull … Read More

Pollachi to Coimbatore
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Look at this in India! Slips, Panties, Nightwear, etc. Fortune teller on the roadside. The bird came out of the cage and picked cards from the top of the pile until the fortune teller gave him a signal to hand … Read More

Valparai to Pollachi
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We had beers and fake Barcardi with Arun and Deepthi,  an Indian couple. He owns several companies and an African Twin. She is a medical doctor. They might visit us in Berlin. The picture shows how we felt the next … Read More

Cherai to Valparai
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Room service breakfast in our homestay on the beach. The room costs 1.500 Rupies (19.70 Euro) An elephant near a temple The party is over If there is empathy, there is poopathy Preaching can harm you and others Athirappilly Falls … Read More

Kochi to Cherai 
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The dog adopted us for New Year’s Eve. Someone in the hostel fitted the luminous horns. New Year’s was unspectacular. Fireworks for 5 minutes. Indians seem not to have money to waste. We decided to hit the road and not … Read More

Walking Around in Fort Kochi
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Waiting room? Sales job offer Trash Jewish quarter Workers from the dockyard going home Street art Santa Claus ready to be burnt at midnight “Look Me” says the spice market Spices being dried with the worker taking a nap Renew … Read More

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