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The Trip 2017

The story of a guy going on a once in a lifetime road trip of 30.000 Km through 41 countries in 6 months all whilst supporting several charities.

visit the arnold schwarzenegger museum
"I'll be back!", "There is no tumor!" or "Get to the chopper!" Who did not grow up with these amazing one-liners ? I am of course talking about the famous action star Arnold Schwarzenegger who took the action movie genre by storm with classics like The Terminator, Commando, Predator and Total Recall during the 80's and early 90's. Arnold was born in...
how to hike trolltungavideo
During my 30,000 km road trip through Europe, I had the opportunity to climb the Trolltunga. It was a race against the clock as the weather that week would only have one day of sun. Meanwhile, I was still in Bergen, therefore I jumped in the car and raced towards Odda where I would start my adventure. In this...
When you think of surfing you might think about places like Hawaii, Bali and California. But did you know that Europe has one of the most populair surfspots in the world? And that the Algarve in Portugal has been in the top 5 for many years? During my 30,000 km road trip through Europe, I wanted to see what...
road trip in slovenia
Hello Slovenia! Thank you very much for making me wait almost 4 hours at your border crossing from Croatia into your country. I was thinking that morning: "Hmm, what would make my day extra interesting?" Well, how about an amazing slow service and 4 hours waiting in line ? Sure, that will do the trick! My road trip in...
Road trip in Bosnia and Herzegovina
During my travels through Croatia (Blogpost: 25,000 Km Europa road trip part 16 : Croatia)  I actually entered Bosnia and Herzegovina twice! One time by accident when I was traveling from Dubrovnik to Split by crossing the small seaside village of Neum and the other one when driving towards Mostar. What a great way to start my road trip in...
Road trip in Croatia
After Montenegro and Albania it was finally time to enter the European Union once again. A road trip in Croatia was next in line and the fairytale stories of the beautiful islands and coastlines of Dalmatia had been om my travel bucket list for quiet some time. During this road trip, I encountered dragons and castles as I was...
road trip in montenegro
I did not know much about Montenegro to be honest. During my years studying Wildlife Conservation management in Leeuwarden (The Netherlands) I had a friend who was born in the mysterious Montenegro. It always sounded like an exotic country far away in the Balkan mountains, which was the home of big casino's and ancient castles right next to stunning...
road trip in albania
It had been a long day and I drove from Athens (Greece) all the way to the border crossing nearby Sarandë. Here is where my crazy adventure in the beautiful country of Albania started. Demolished road, broken traffic signs, lunatic drivers and beautiful coastal lines. My road trip in Albania was of to a great start! It was an interesting combination...
During my stay in the Ukraine (blogpost: 25,000 Km. Europe Road Trip Part 10: Visiting Ukraine) I visited the cities of Kiev and Odessa by train. Although, road tripping in Ukraine is an amazing experience, some of the roads are in such a bad condition that a relaxing train ride for a day out is the perfect way to...
After my stay in beautiful Bulgaria, I felt it was time to relax on a white sandy beach, with a cocktail in my hand as I enjoy my view over the crystal blue shorelines. I drove through Serbia and Macedonia to eventually arrive in Thessaloniki, Greece. During my Greek road trip adventure I visited the homes of some ancients...