1 Oct – 11 Dec 2019 – Iceland: A window back on the landscapes the woolly mammoths roamed (Part 3 of 3)

The Highlands Not surprisingly, astronauts used to train in Iceland as it’s about as close you can get to emulating the moon. Also known as the desert interior, the barren highlands is brimming with moonlike craters, jagged lava fields and hotpots; glacial springs and lakes; concealed mossy covered valleys and spectacular unnamed waterfalls. My absolute […]

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19-26 Jul 2019 – Norway is guaranteed to lift the roof off your brains: the Bolt, Pulpit Rock and the Troll’s Tongue!

Hike # 1: Kjeragbolten – The Bolt You can’t go to Norway and not yomp the hills, much less pass up on Kjeragbolten. It’d be like going to Mount Rushmore and saying, “Oh, we didn’t bother with the big carved mountainside thing. We just had a look in the gift shop.” Kjeragbolten (also known as […]

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25 Jun-18 Jul 2019 – Norway: It’s easy to be a human doing, not just a human being

The Mega Transect proper Backing out of my mum’s driveway in Dorking was nowhere near the heart-thumping-in-my-throat, tear-jerker as it was on our motorcycles, destined for the Americas in 2014. Sliding back into the reclinable passenger seat – coffee cup holder on my left, Jase on my right – a heartfelt goodbye was exchanged before […]

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