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October 20, 2013

Not to sound over dramatic, but we lost Karlis today. Of course eventually we found him again, but for a while he was lost in in the corn fields. The cause of this mishap was Karlis iPhone which finally gave up after several introductions to the solid ground. Suddenly...

October 19, 2013

Ok, if we thought that our previous route through France was narrow and serpentine, then today we took a real roller-coaster ride through a national park. Liene was turning the steering wheel back and forth and our camper, which by the way is much too large and clumsy...

October 18, 2013

The morning begun with shots and dog howls. "Are the owners of the house back and want us off their property?" was the first thought, but of course the reality was not quite so extreme. It was a usual Saturday morning during the hunting season in the nearby woods. Men...

October 17, 2013

Today the rushing towards the South finally paid off - we caught up with summer. The day warmed up to 20 degrees Celsius and our clothes dropped like autumn leaves. Karlis finally showed his skin again which happened last time somewhere in Norway. Zane even climbed the...

October 16, 2013

The day started with yet another milestone - Karlis crossed into the 5th thousand stretch of his journey. When in France, you have to celebrate important occasions like true Frenchmen with a baguette and some cheese, so we did. At the 4000km mark Liene presented Karlis...

October 15, 2013

Really? This is our 40th day on the road already? It doesn't feel half as much, so this must mean that we are having fun, because time flies like crazy. In the morning Karlis took our girls to a boulangerie in the middle of a town fair with a real life street organ pla...

October 14, 2013

Today we got familiarized with the French ways of mobile internet and they are a bit shocking for Latvians who are used to having cheap internet anywhere and anytime. We purchased a prepaid SIM card with 1GB of data for 30 euros. That's steep, but what can you do? The...

October 13, 2013

A wet day for Karlis it was. Change clothes two times he had to. It seams, that we are following some kind of historical route of combat places because we have never seen so many monuments and beds of honor in such a small region. Karlis got tired of the asphalt condit...

October 12, 2013

The first part of today we spent in Belgium. It was quite windy and for some time Karlis had to break his way against the force of nature. After a while the wind got stronger, so even on downhill slopes Karlis had to push himself forward with the poles to keep moving....

October 11, 2013

A new day with new poles. The new titanium poles are a little heavier than the carbon ones but they are definitely much better than the broken ones. So the morning starts on high spirits and we roll into Belgium in a good mood. During the first part of the day our luck...

October 10, 2013

For the first part of the day we left Karlis alone on the route and focused on getting our guest Gjanno to a place suitable for hitchhiking back to Berlin (one night with the road punks was enough for him) and getting our hands on a free Wi-Fi, to find a store in Colog...

October 9, 2013

After the daily 105km we ended up in a small town of Echt near Roermund. After the finish we drove our house back to Roermund to pick up the first guest, who actually spent a night with us in our small home. It was our friend Gjanno, who made a little detour to catch u...

October 8, 2013

So, a little bit about our day. We started with a pole hunt but apparently in the countryside of Germany you can't buy roller skiing poles. So this morning Karlis started with just one pole. It looked a bit weird but Karlis was convinced that one is better than none. F...

October 7, 2013

Today we woke up in a camping from the previous era. No internet, no hot water in the sink and shower coin machines that look like Shopenhauer himself could have used them in his time. And the most peculiar thing about this camping was the price - 25 euros. For what? O...

October 6, 2013

Today was a big day for us. The first and most important thing is that we crossed into the second half of our trip time-wise. 30 days are behind us and another 30 await us in the unknown future. It really doesn't feel like we have been on the road for a whole month. Th...

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