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road trip in ukraine
When I announced my route for Europe’s longest road trip, people were shocked with one particular destination: “Why would you want to do a road trip in Ukraine? Your car will be stolen within a day, everybody is corrupt and it is currently a warzone over there!” It was an expected reaction and I understood that my family and friends were...
Korczowa-Krakovets border
The moment was finally there. After traveling through almost ten European Union countries (Norway not being included) it was time for a real test. Crossing the border from Poland into the Ukraine (Korczowa-Krakovets border) has a notorious reputation for being the worst and longest border cross from Europe. Waiting up to 24 hours and sleeping in the car were...
Norwayvideo
In this episode, I am driving through the beautiful country of Norway. I just stayed for a few days in Oslo and although it is a wonderful big city, it was really expensive (Blogpost: Explore the City of Oslo on a Budget) and I wanted to explore the fjords and nature, Norway had to offer. My route is between Oslo and...
During my road trip I got asked this one question over and over again: Niels, how did you plan your route and which application did you use? Well, after answering this question over a dozen times I thought it would be a good idea to dedicate a blogpost to my method. For my route planning I use the application...
Zelectricvideo
Based in San Diego, California, the company Zelectric is specialized in changing beautiful vintage cars, like the Volkswagen Beetle and Volkswagen T1, and convert them into electric versions. Old-timer & Electric? But how? Everybody who ever owned an old-timer will tell you that although they look amazing, their engines are not the most environmental friendly. After all, in the 60's and...
In the summer of 2017, as part of my European road trip (blogpost: 25.000 km Europe road trip part 9 : Warsaw and Krakow in Poland) I planned to visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps and the museum nearby Krakow, Poland. Established by the Nazis in 1940, the Polish city of Oswiecim was selected by the "Third Reich" to be the...
I said my goodbyes to the Baltic states (blogpost: 25.000 km Europe road trip part 8 : Riga (Latvia) and Vilnius (Lithuania)) and after Vilnius the next stop was Warsaw (Poland). The distance was about 460 Km., but the roads were absolutely terrible! Gone are the fancy routes of the Baltic States which consisted of smooth tarmac and a gasstation every...
The perfect balance of planning and being spontaneous can be hard to find. Especially when budgeting is your biggest concern. Traveling pros calculate as many costs possible before they leave to have a better idea of how much money is left for fun when they get there. This guide will help you line out your trip, but still leave...
My time in Estonia had come to an end and after spending two days in Pärnu we crossed the border into Latvia to drive towards Riga. For this trip I was joined by two new road trip buddies; Haiko from The Netherlands and Eric from Ivory Coast. It was a fun trip as it was cool to have some...
After a quiet time in Finland my hopes were set for the famous Baltic States. Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania were all on my bucket list and I could not wait to visit all their capitals: Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius. The ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn was easily booked with DirectFerries.com and for just € 55 ,- (passenger + car) I...