All posts under Scandinavia 2008

Just Getting Started

I just had a hectic day moving my last few bits out of my uni house today and getting a few preparatory things for the trip. Signing over my keys and arranging the last few utility bill/telephone bills to be cancelled. To be honest I’m quite tired from it all.

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2 Days to go!

Between one thing and another I’ve been fiddling with some of the gizmos I’ve got myself for this trip, and basically trying to get ready. Yesterday I gave the bike a polish looked for things I could break fix; I noticed the ignition switch was buggy and so was the[…]

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Where's my bloody _______ ?

Going by the title, I’ve spent the best part of today looking for things… and indeed that means: I’ve tried to pack.  I did some more tweaks to my bike earlier.  Everything should be ship-shaped, just the tyre pressure needs looking at now… oh and after spending a long old[…]

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You have to be a twerp to go to Antwerpen!

Well, just got here (Antwerpen)  and can’t wait to leave. It’s horrid. Spent the night at Brugge ode to Luke’s bike being problematic. I would have liked to have been here already but oh well. I would like to have spend more time here and write something interesting about my[…]

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allo from Hamburg

Heya from Hamburg.  I spent like 485485o2349853 hours on the road and finally got to hamburg today… and it was well worth it.  I am in the main hostel in the port and made friends with two of my room mates and will be staying here 2 nights so i[…]

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Hamburg has Ginger Squirrels!

This morning got up at 6 something and honestly can’t remember when I was so hot.. it was horrid. Anyhow, stacked up on the buffet breakfast and made myself lunch with it. Then left for a walk. So on my walk around the city this morning I went to see[…]

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Hallo from Denmark

I had the coolest cruise into Ribe this morning, 3 hours that felt like half an hour and the roads were absolutely heaven as soon as I entered Denmark.  I took the B roads and did about 100km on these vast straight, smooth well signposted roads leading me all the[…]

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Ooops..

Did I say Denmark was cheap? …. [ding ding] ….WRONG!!! I had a good drive to Copenhagen despite the driving rain. It was like driving underwater: not fun. I have spent the whole afternoon looking for somewhere to eat, drink and internet… THIS PLACE IS SO EXPENSIVE. I’ve walked about[…]

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Day 2 and coping in Copenhagen..just about

I managed to get to bed last night with still not having met any of my room mates… from what i gathered in my sleepy-eyed state was that the couple who had put their beds together were italian… a gay couple. I thought it was a mixed sex room but[…]

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Uggh from Norrköping

Hey, didn’t manage to use the internet yesterday. Sweden is brilliant, the roads are great and the women gorgeous and what else matters? Ok so I had a hellish time yesterday fighting the invisible enemy… the wind was really fierce and freezing and wore me out, although the day was[…]

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Ray Mears is….WRONG!

Title refers to the sun rising in the North (NNE to be exact) here. I feel I should fill you in on what I got upto on Tuesday. I kinda skipped that bit. It was a very eventful day. I was just feeling a little ill yesterday. Back on Tuesday…[…]

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You know when you're in Stockholm when…

All the males have combed their hair, with a wet look effect… straight out of a magazine cover The locals speak as if they have speech impediments. When you feel like you’re the ugliest thing on the planet. Well it took me just over an hour to get here today,[…]

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Sorry Mum

Sadly (for my mum that is), I will not be rushing home just because I had no brakes. I’ve done a little asking around at car mechanics and then a Harley rider who reminded me of Martin (only a little chunkier and in his 40s), his English was superb and[…]

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The Swedes have great Humour!

Well, I’ve done everything in Stockholm that I’ve wanted to. I have been up at the crack of dawn, checked the ferries, went to see the Stockholm Library, and drove down south to a place called Farsta where the Woodland Cemetery is, to see that. Both things were epic, the[…]

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Swedish Miles

Did you know there are such things as swedish miles… that equate to about 10km? So when someone in Sweden is being helpful and telling something is only a few miles away… expect to be walking a while. Anyhow,  I made it to Karlstad, about 210 miles away from Stockholm[…]

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