July 2013

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The Day Of A Thousand Pictures

Our bed at the wonderful Soul Kitchen Junior hostel looks out over the Moyki canal, giving us a lovely view during the daytime, and an infernal racket at night, when party boats cruise up and down and drunken revellers make their private ecstasies public by yelling “wooo!” at every opportunity. At least we weren’t overlooking […]

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Size: Is It Everything?

Woke up this morning after a rough sleep. I was in a cabin with three other guys, and one of them was a loud snorer. I, of course, forgot my earplugs in Helsinki. I will definitely get some for the return voyage. Jane and I met up out in the hall and she hadn’t slept […]

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En Route To Russia

4621 km so far. Considering Stephen slept for about 8 hours yesterday afternoon, it was a minor miracle that he also slept solidly all night, but he did. We’re not sure what’s wrong with him, but we’re hoping it goes away before we reach St. Petersburg, which we will just call Piter from now on, […]

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Wake Up, Boo

4621 km so far. I do not like getting up early. Today, because we took the ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki, our alarm went off at 5:40am. This is way too early for me. I hadn’t had the best sleep as it was, with three mosquitos at different times buzzing my ear, and was unfortunately […]

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Relaxed, Rested, and Ready To Sail

4612 km so far. We had a nice slow morning again today, drinking coffee and catching up on work in our little room. We are so thankful to Tiit for allowing us the time to regroup. Staying with other cyclists is great, because it means that they understand that while you are thrilled to be […]

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Looking Back, Setting Forth

4612 km so far. Four months ago today we arrived in Rome to begin our adventure. Our first goal was to cycle from Rome to Russia, using the fewest forms of non-bike transportation as possible. Apart from a ferry to an island in Italy, a ferry from Ancona to Split, and a couple of small […]

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Everything Counts

4612 km so far. It was a short ride into Tallinn today, but not really a fun one. In case you’ve been reading the last few days, we’ll try not to bore you. It was more of the same. More wind, more traffic, more trucks. Bleh. We then did a trippy Pocket Earth-guided route which […]

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Life Is A Highway

4556 km so far. Or at least our ride today is a highway. We are riding from Pärnu to Tallinn over the next two days, and we have not enough time to take the scenic route following Eesti’s coastline. So, this means we are riding along the A4 highway for the next two days. Highway […]

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On A Bender

4472 km so far. First things first. Happy birthday big sister! I hope you and your family are well and happy. We are thinking of you today and wish we could be there to give you birthday hugs and make you cake. This morning we awoke well rested in our little cabin, quite happy to […]

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Rough Road To Eesti

4422 km so far. The wind doth blow again today, but at least the day began without any rain. We are at the coast of the Baltic, which seems to mean wind. We need to ride alongside it for at least another two days, regardless of the weather, so we packed camp and headed out. […]

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