Cykeltur til Kullen, Sverige

Her er lidt billeder fra min junior-2-dages cykeltur fra København til Kullen i Sverige, juni 2011.

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Bibiana

Jeg er i efterårsferien inviteret til at være med i BIBIANA (en international børnebogsillustrationsbiennale), hvor jeg vil tage de yngste med på en anderledes jordomrejse. Det foregår 18. oktober (se programmet via linket) i Field's, er gratis og det kan kun blive sjovt, så ta' børnene under armen og kom med!Se eventkalenderen her (pdf)Beskrivelsen af arrangementet den 18. oktober 2011 ...

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Opdag Verden, august-udgaven.

Mindre hud - mere action!

Det er ikke kun EkstraBladet, der byder på pirrende indhold på side 9. Sådan ser denne rejsemagasinet OPDAG VERDENs side 9 ud i denne måned. Mindre hud, mere action!

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[New video] AROUND THE CARIBBEAN BY KICK SCOOTER

As far as I remember, I never had a kick scooter as a kid. It never bothered me. I had my purple/red 3-speed second-hand bicycle. But a few months ago - at the age of 39 - I bought myself an adult-sized kick scooter, and started planning my next expedition.The Caribbean region had been on my radar for years, but ...

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Sardinia – day 6

Sandy spot at Plage Mesu -> Between sheeps and the Mediterranean, near Santa Catarina di Pittinuri Distance: 205 kmScarcity is the mother of invention!B/W in Iglesias town...In the town of Iglesias I walk past a nun, aged around 70. Buon giorno, I greet her and smile to her. An hour later - after my morning cappucino - I meet her ...

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...og endnu mere til dette øjeblik!

Indtryk fra Østerbro

Det har været en vild dag. Min bog ankom. På 2 paller. Armene er ligesom ben og balder trætte. Jeg er glad og stolt i maven. Mit værelse dufter meget markant af tryksværte. Bestillingerne på bogen tikker taktfuldt ind i min indbakke. Tak for den overvældende opbakning (og lad den endelig fortsætte, så jeg kan få mit værelses fulde 23 ...

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Nye eventyr?

Det er lidt over et år siden, jeg vendte hjem fra cykelrejsen jorden rundt, og selvom jeg stadig i høj grad er beskæftiget med dén rejse (i form af foredragsvirksomhed, bogudgivelse mm.), så kan jeg - ikke overraskende - mærke, at jeg har sværere og sværere ved at blive ved med at holde nye, potentielle projekter/eventyr stangen. Jeg har mere ...

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A night to remember...

Yesterday's visit at the Kiin Kiin restaurant in Nørrebro, Copenhagen was my first ever in a Michelin starred restaurant. Kiin Kiin happens to be the only Michelin starred Thai restaurant in the world. It was a fantastic, memorable experience, both gastronomically, aesthetically, and artistically. And quite different from the often very simple straight-from-the-can meals that I'm used to (and love!) ...

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Article in the outdoor magazine WIDE

Back in March 2016 there was an article in the Danish outdoor magazine WIDE about my journey around the Caribbean by kick scooter. I did a little blah-blah-promo on Facebook about it then, but in case you 1) happen to read Danish, and 2) missed it, you might want to have a little peek here:

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Bali test ride - now with GPS!

I recently bought myself a Garmin Edge 800 bicycle GPS. It's a great piece of technology and I feel we'll soon make a really great duo. Being a complete rookie in the world of GPS, learning all the nooks and crannies of the little gadget is a bit steep, but I'm getting there. And all I can say is that ...

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3 months in South America

COUNTDOWN IS OVER! I've left Denmark, friends, and winter behind. In Milan now (2 days), and tomorrow I'm headed for South America for the next 3 months. This little video (link below - HD a must) roughly shows the idea behind this winters' grand journey...See video here!

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The best bike touring destinations...

In case you need a bit of inspiration as to where your next 2-wheeled adventure should go, look no further...Below, 53 touring cyclists from around the world have been asked to recommend 3 favourite destinations for bike touring.My 3 picks are down at #115 (Land of the Roo), #116 (Land of the Gaucho), and #117 (Land of the Crescent Moon).Shortly, ...

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7 år med foredrag...

Siden jeg i sommeren 2010 - med præstationstør hals og nervøs mave - for første gang offentligt berettede om min jordomrejse på cykel, har jeg afholdt mere end 350 foredrag i Danmark. At få lov til at besøge - for mig ellers ukendte - afkroge af Danmark, med nye ansigter og indblik i ex. den danske foreningskultur, der lever så stærkt ...

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NEW VIDEO: Around Southern Africa by Bike (part 2/2)

This is the second (of 2) video diary installment from my solo bicycle expedition around southern Africa, 5.000 km and 85 days. This video - until now unpublished - is from the last part of the journey through Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Lesotho, and eastern South Africa...Make sure to watch it in HD1080, and - if need be - with ...

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Ulykken

Det har været en begivenhedsrig weekend. Særligt fredag nat (26AUG2011) vil nok gå over i den lille historiebog. Jeg kom lidt galt afsted. Herunder følger en beskrivelse af, hvad der skete der i Kødbyen fredag nat, fortalt af min gode ven, Martin Amor (aka Pablo - the Man, the Myth, the Pseudo-Mexican), der selv var til stede og heroisk hjalp ...

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My Koga has clicked 70.000 km now. Retirement could be an option, but she's still shining, ready for another go...

The Old Lady and her 15 min. of fame...

This weekend I was (proudly) invited by the brand new Koga Center Denmark (thanks, Jonas & Lars!) to join the CPH Lifestyle trade fair 2012 at the TAP1/Carlsberg, Copenhagen, where Koga Denmark had a stand and was exhibiting some of the new material from the funky 2012 line-up. Apart from distributing some of my merchandise (book, brochures, and business ...

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Etape 6: Chengdu - Xi'an

Start: Chengdu, Sichuan-provinsen, KinaSlut: Xi'an, Shaanxi-provinsen, KinaLande: KinaPeriode: 4. marts – 26. marts 2013Dage: 23Etapens længde: 1.200 kmGennemsnitlig distance pr. dag: 52 kmHighlights: Giant Panda Breeding Reseach Center i Chengdu, Templet for Det himmelske lys (aktivt buddhist-tempel), Qingcheng Shan (Den blå bys bjerg), Jiuzhaigou Nature reserve, Qinling Mountains, Terrakotta hæren, GåsepagodenKlima: Subtropisk i lavlandet med temp. fra. 5 - 15 ...

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Kom med på cykelrejse til Marokko...

Jeg begyndte at arbejde med og tilrettelægge denne gruppecykelrejse i foråret,og jeg har glædet mig enormt meget til at sætte den i søen. Det er mig derfor en fornøjelse -i samarbejde med kyndige Panorama Travel - nu at kunne tilbydedenne 17-dages cykelrejse rundt i fantastiske Marokko. Afrejse 7. november 2017 fra København.Og prisen er knivskarp: 13.980 DKK.Max. 18 pladser. Først-til-mølle-princippet råder. Så ...

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Dreamscapes

Day 12 – 07APR2014: Mirissa -> UnawatunaDistance: 31 kmTime on bike: 1h 30mAvg. speed : 20.9 km/hTotal (km) : 821Altitude: 2 mLooking at the beach shots below, you'd be forgiven thinking that this is a collection of some of the best beaches I saw during my 2 weeks in Sri Lanka. But I cycled just 31 km today - and ...

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NEW VIDEO: Around Southern Africa by Bike (part 1/2)

In 2011-2012 I cycled 5.000 km and 85 days solo around southern Africa - through South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, and Lesotho.This video - in HD1080 and with English subtitles - is from the first part of the journey through western South Africa and Namibia...You can see a few photos from the expedition here (Namibia) and here.

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On board the Boeing 787 Dreamliner...

Denmark -> Sri Lanka (via Qatar)

Time for a new adventure. Sri Lanka by bike. 13 days. Solo.No camping. No laptop. No specific plans. With my 9 kg Koga carbon road bike. Should be good fun. Arriving at 3.30AM in a foreign country either seems a) very late at night or b) very early in the morning. Wanting to hit the Sri Lankan roads as ...

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Bali-Beijing i Jyllands-Posten (5. etape)

Set i gårsdagens JP Explorer: Bali-Beijing i Jyllands-Posten 09MAR2013)(Den suicidale høne var altså selv ude om det!)// Nicolai

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Ella & Little Adam's Peak

Day 6 – 01APR2014: Badulla -> EllaDistance: 20 kmTime on bike: 1h 8mAvg. speed : 17.5 km/hTotal (km) : 456Altitude: 1.030 mBefore leaving Badulla this morning, I visit the Muthiyangana Temple right in the centre of town. Over the years I've probably seen 100+ Buddhist temples, and though quite beautiful and tranquil, there nothing too spectacular about this one. But ...

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Adios Sri Lanka

Day 14 – 09APR2014: Mt. Lavinia (Colombo) -> Negombo (airport) Distance: 93 kmTime on bike: 6h 49mAvg. speed : 13.7 km/hTotal (km) : 1.034Altitude: 2 mHad a pretty bad night at the hooker hotel. No sudden midnight hooker calls or anything, just too hot (no fan), too many mosquitoes. So I'm up early, ready for my last day in Sri ...

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Etape 4: Chiang Mai - Kunming

Start: Chiang Mai, ThailandSlut: Kunming, Yunnan-provinsen, KinaLande: Thailand, Laos, KinaPeriode: 12. januar – 7. februar 2013Dage: 27Etapens længde: 1.800 kmGennemsnitlig distance pr. dag: 66 kmHighlights: Kunming – The City of Eternal Spring, Jiuxiang-området (med vandfald, grotter, søer m.m) Yuantong-templet og Stone Forest.Klima: Tropisk i lavlandet. Køligere i bjergene. Terræn: Stærkt kuperet og bjergrigtSværhedsgrad: Udfordrende (****)Gruppens størrelse: Max 20Vis Etape 4 ...

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Quick thoughts from Doha, Qatar...

Doha Int'l Airport, Qatar.It's been some emotionally challenging last couple of days. Shutting down my home and life in Denmark and at the same time opening up for a new life abroad: preparing - practically and mentally - for the upcoming adventure, getting organized with everyone and everything, having a memorable goodbye dinner with friends, and saying goodbye to the ...

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My lovely 2002 Volkswagen Polo 1.4, 75 HP

The Workhorse

With 4 presentations in 4 straight days, this coming week (#10) will see me road tripping more than 1.000 km around the Kingdom of Denmark...Vis stort kortThis is my 4-wheeled road trip companion/workhorse...

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JYLLANDS-POSTEN: Around the Caribbean by Kick Scooter

In January 2017, the national newspaper 'Jyllands-Posten' featured an article (in Danish) about my journey around the Caribbean by kick scooter in November-December 2015.

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Around Iceland by Bike (June 2017)

Below the photo album is the stats of my recent solo bike journey around magnificent Iceland...Most beautiful cycling: Southern West Fjords (Route 60), East Fjords (Routes 92/96 SE of Egilsstaðir), south-east Iceland between Djúpivogur and Höfn (Route 1).Longest distance without shower: 650 kmNumbers of hot showers on Iceland: 5 (Flókalundur, Blöndous, Akureyri, Egilsstaðir, Grindavik)Number of times I was outrun by a band ...

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First stage of the Bali-Beijing Expedition

From November 1, 2012 to April 19, 2013 I'll be leading a bicycle expedition from Bali, Indonesia to Beijing, China. The 10.000 km expedition is divided into 7 stages, each of 23-27 days. Support vehicle available. Hotel accommodation (no camping). Max. 20 people pr. stage. Stage 1: Bali-Jakarta (Indonesia) - Beginning November 1, 2012Stage 2: Singapore-Surathani (Thailand)Stage 3: Surathani-Chiang Mai ...

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Sardinia - day 3

Soccer field near Baia Sardinia -> Pine tree area at the Mediterranean in Marina di Orosei.Distance: 200 kmBaia Sardinia in the early morningVillage church in Baia SardiniaDoing sit-ups in the grass after my morning run in Porto Cervo, wasn't such a good idea. I was on top of an anthill, and those small critters didn't really like that. The "dirt" ...

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NEW PHOTO ALBUM: Bali-Beijing Expedition, 5th etape.

THE BALI-BEIJING EXPEDITION:- 10.000 km bicycle expedition- 170 days- 84 riders- 7 stages/etapes- 6 countriesFrom November 2012-April 2013 I was leading the longest commercial bike expedition in Danish history. Extremely hard work. Extremely rewarding, socially + culturally.This photo set is from the fifth stage, from Kunming -> Chengdu, China. (After you press PLAY below, you may want to click the ...

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Sardinia - day 2

Pine tree spot near Valledoria -> Soccer field area near Baia SardiniaDistance driven in Fiat Punto: 200 kmMinimalism camping means: jeans=mattress, tent cover stuffed with clean clothes=pillow, beach sarong=sleeping bag. It all worked beautifully... Early morning camp at Maragnani near Valledoria, SardiniaFlying Ryanair with no checked-in luggage means no pegs in the carry-on luggage, so I had to be a ...

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Interview på bloggen CYKELVALG.DK

Jeg er blevet stillet en række spørgsmål i forbindelse med min jordomrejse på cykel. Det drejer sig bl.a. om udlængsel & ligusterhække, om kalorier, om livets styrmænd, om økonomi & peanutbutter...Du kan læse interviewet her!

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Boganmeldelse i Globen

GLOBEN er navnet på rejsemagasinet for medlemmer af De Berejstes Klub.I vinters, mens jeg cyklede rundt i Sydøstasien, bragte magasinet en fin anmeldelse af min bog, SOLO. Den kan for den skarptseende læses herunder - alternativt kan den læses via pdf-linket.En kort rekognoscering på mit loftslager her på Østerbro fortæller mig, at 2. oplag så småt synger på sidste vers. ...

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Interview på P3

Endnu mens min cykelrejse i det sydlige Afrika var i fuld gang, blev jeg i forbindelse med Danmarks Indsamling 2012 forleden ringet op af P3, som ville høre lidt mere om den præmie, som Jysk Rejsebureau (og jeg) donerede til indsamlingen. P3 fangede mig via mobilen i en forhave i Pietermaritzburg, Sydafrika, hvor jeg havde slået lejr, og interviewet blev ...

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A Tropical Beach Feast

Day 10 – 05APR2014: Tangalle -> MirissaDistance: 56 kmTime on bike: 2h 51mAvg. speed : 19.5 km/hTotal (km) : 790Altitude: 2 mI'm in for a tropical beach treat today. Sri Lanka reveals yet another side of its split personality. And it's hard not to be impressed by the beauty of the southern coastline...On most of the beaches I see today, there's ...

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Dagens mange bogbestillinger er klar til forsendelse fra Østerbro Postkontor. Jeg forudser mange ture frem og tilbage mellem det posthus...

Nyt fra forlagskontoret...

Før i går havde jeg ikke holdt foredrag i Rødovre før. Det gjorde jeg i går. Og i dag. Og skal igen i morgen, på min fødselsdag. Alle gange for det ældre segment (plejehjem og pensionistforeninger, i AOF-regi) - et segment, som jeg inden jeg begyndte at holde foredrag rundt i Danmark grundlæggende ikke kendte alt for meget til og ...

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NEW ADVENTURE: Journey to Odessa2000

Yeah, it's time to hit the roads again. Check out this little teaser!

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The Heat Is On

Day 3 – 29MAR2014:  Chilaw -> DambullaDistance (km) : 128Time on bike: 6h 30mAvg. speed : 19.7 km/hTotal (km) : 214Altitude: Approx. 170 mWaking up after 10 hours of blissful sleep under the mosquito net feels good.Just a few kilometres east of Chilaw there's some weird things going on at the Hindu Munneswaram Temple. See video below. HD recommended. Got no ...

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Interview on Radio24syv

En eventyrer med handlekraft. Uddannet antropolog som har cyklet jorden rundt på 4 år. Et skønt og reflekteret menneske jeg kunne tale med i dagevis! Sådan præsenterede radiovært Michelle Hviid vores snak i programmet Hviids Varmestue, som jeg var inviteret indenfor hos fredag den 11. marts 2016. Udsendelsen blev sendt dagen efter. Det blev til en 2 timer lang og ...

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Bali-Beijing-reportage i Jyllands-Posten

Jyllands-Postens udsendte, den gode Mogens Hansen, der var med på første etape af cykelekspeditionen (fra Bali til Jakarta, Indonesien), har lavet denne fine reportage, som fanger mange fine aspekter ved dette fantastiske cykelliv. Kom med. IndonesienCykelrejseReportage

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Sardinia – day 1

Alghero Fertilia lufthavn -> Grantræsspot nær Valledoria.Distance: 170 kmEfter en af de vejrmæssigt sygeste juli måneder nogensinde, havde jeg lidt svært ved at forene mig med det faktum, at jeg udover den forgangne uge 34 - takket være næsten 50 foredrag her til efteråret - ikke før begyndelsen af december har en hel sammenhængende uge med mulighed for at lave ...

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Hjemkomsten 2010

Billeder fra hjemkomsten 2010

Her er en stribe (hidtil uviste) billeder fra den legendariske februardag 2010, hvor jeg efter mere end 1.400 dage undervejs på min jordomrejse vendte tilbage til min familie i fødebyen Middelfart. Jeg havde ikke set min nærmeste familie i mere end 3 år...

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DR2-optagelse på Strandvejen nord for København. September 2011.

DR2 Temalørdag, 17. september 2011

Copyright DR © 2011.Klippet herover mangler den DR2-voice-over, som blev lagt på den endelige udsendelse, vist i DR2s Temalørdag 17. september 2011, Jeg er så glad for min cykel.

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Etape 2: Singapore - Surat Thani

Start: SingaporeSlut: Surat Thani, ThailandLande: Singapore, Malaysia, ThailandPeriode: 25. november 2012 – 17. december 2012Dage: 23Etapens længde: 1.600 kmGennemsnitlig distance pr. dag: 69 kmHighlights: Singapore, Cameron Highlands, Kuala Lumpur, den kulturelle smeltedigel Georgetown, Thailands sydlige kyst. Klima: Tropisk, varmtTerræn: Fortrinsvist fladt til lettere kuperet. Sværhedsgrad: Moderat til udfordrende (**)Gruppens størrelse: Max 20Vis Etape 2 - Malaysia på et større kort

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The Fishermen of Tangalle

Day 9 – 04APR2014: TangalleDistance cycling: 0 kmDistance walking: 10 kmDistance running: 6 kmThis is my bungalow for 2 nights. It has no A/C, but an old floor fan that makes the night heat bearable.No biking today. Bum's pleased. But legs get restless, so I go for a long walk along the beach to Tangalle, and in the afternoon I ...

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NEW PHOTO ALBUM: Bali-Beijing Expedition, 3rd etape.

THE BALI-BEIJING EXPEDITION:- 10.000 km bicycle expedition- 170 days- 84 riders- 7 stages/etapes- 6 countriesFrom November 2012-April 2013 I was leading the longest commercial bike expedition in Danish history. Extremely hard work. Extremely rewarding, socially + culturally.This photo set is from the third stage, from Surat Thani, Thailand -> Chiang Mai, Thailand.(After you press PLAY below, you may want to ...

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The set-up

Interview på TV2 Lorry 12. april 2011

Jeg blev i sidste uge kontaktet af TV2 Lorry, der ville høre, om jeg havde lyst til at være med i formiddagsprogrammet LOUNGE. Det havde jeg. Vi lavede optagelserne i går (mandag 11. april 2011), og det blev vist på Kanal Hovedstaden i aftes og i dag på TV2 Lorry. Jeg optog interviewet på old school-vis: Interviewet varer ca. 8 ...

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Daytripping in the High Country

Day 7 – 02APR2014: (Daytrip) Ella -> Haputale -> Welimada -> Bandarawela -> EllaDistance: 79 kmTime on bike: 4h 7mAvg. speed : 19.1 km/hTotal (km) : 535Metres up: 1.525Metres down: 1.525Altitude: 1.030 mWords cannot describe the splendor of the impromptu daytrip in the high country ride around Ella. So here goes a visual rundown of the day.Bandarawela main drag.Tea plantation workers ...

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Interview for Radio Playback

I've made an interview for Radio Playback (spoiler alert: It includes talk about my love for bike touring).It's a long one. 75 minutes.The action (it's all in Danish, unfortunately) starts after 10 min.I got to pick the music...LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW HERE:

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NEW PHOTO ALBUM: Bali-Beijing Expedition, 7th etape.

THE BALI-BEIJING EXPEDITION:- 10.000 km bicycle expedition- 170 days- 84 riders- 7 stages/etapes- 6 countriesFrom November 2012-April 2013 I was leading the longest commercial bike expedition in Danish history. Extremely hard work. Extremely rewarding, socially + culturally.This photo set is from the 7th and last stage, from Xi'an -> Beijing, China. MISSION COMPLETED!(After you press PLAY below, you may want ...

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2014 minus 1976 equals 38

Day 11 – 06APR2014: MirissaDistance, cycling: 0 kmDistance, running: 16 km.I've tried it before. More often than not in my adult life. Not being home for my birthday. Not a big deal. As long as the sun's shining, I'm happy.Chilling on the beach, eating, checking B-day wishes on mobile, afternoon run, sweating, eating, fighting mosquitoes, drinking self-celebratory beers on the ...

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An interview + A Spanish Encounter in the Sahara

It's been more than 4 years now that I met them. I was riding northwards through Mauritania and the endless, desolate Sahara Desert when a van full of primarily Spanish travelers stopped me somewhere along that bit of black bitumen that cuts through the Sahara.We talked a little, they seemed quite surprised to see a lone rider in the desert, ...

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Sardinia - day 4

Marina di Orosei -> Hillside camping outside of Villasimius townDistance: 255 kmThe sweeping Golfo di OroseiWaking up with this view wasn't bad. Marina di Orosei.Morning "capu" with the locals in Dorgali, eastern SardiniaCala Gonone - not a bad town beachThe hilly Sardinian terrain made the little Fiat Punto work hardLooking down the majestic Gola su Gorruppu (gorge)At a viewpoint near ...

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Sardinia – day 5

Hillside near Villasimius -> sandy spot at Plage Mesu near Gonneba Distance: 202 kmSun-up at Cala Caterina and the marina near VillasimiusLonely islandMari Pintau beachCagliari - Sardinia's capital cityOld town, CagliariFacade in Cagliari's Old TownCagliari street sceneCattedrale di Santa Maria in Cagliari's Il Castello citadelInside Cattedrale di Santa Maria in CagliariAula Capitolare, the crypt beneath Cagliari's main cathedralIl Castello, CagliariThe ...

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Opslugt af verden - artikel af Jeppe Bjørn Vejlø

Jeg blev i marts 2011 interviewet af Jeppe Bjørn Vejlø, fotojournaliststuderende på Journalisthøjskolen i Århus, som gerne ville skrive en artikel om min cykelekspedition jorden rundt. Han kiggede indenfor hos mig på Østerbro til en hyggelig snak. Artiklen kan læses herunder.Opslugt af verden34-årige Nicolai Bangsgaardcyklede fra 2006-2010 hele vejenrundt om jorden. Undervejsafbrød han stort set al kontakt tilfamilie og venner ...

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The Day I Was Blocked by an Elephant

Day 8 – 03APR2014: Ella -> TangalleDistance: 189 kmTime on bike: 7h 7mAvg. speed : 26.5 km/hTotal (km) : 734Metres up: 531Metres down: 1.549Altitude: 2 mBreakfast (toast+jam, mixed fruit juice, coffee+milk), served by my lovely host Usuma at the Nature Resort Guesthouse in Ella.Time to leave the central highlands of Sri Lanka and head down to the coast for some ...

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The Day I Ended Up In a Hooker Hotel

Day 13 – 08APR2014: Unawatuna -> Mt. Lavinia (Colombo)Distance: 120 kmTime on bike: 5h 41mAvg. speed : 21.0 km/hTotal (km) : 941I made it to Galle this morning. A cultural highlight on most peoples' Sri Lankan itineraries. After cycling along all those semi-deserted beaches and in the rugged mountains of the centre of the island, Galle is a fine change of ...

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Interview on TV Bella (part 2/2)

This is the second and last part of an interview I did a few weeks back for TV-Bella, a Copenhagen-based, independent, and non-commercial local tv-station. It's in Danish. HD recommended. Hostess: Mikie Breum

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NEW PHOTO ALBUM: Bali-Beijing Expedition, 1st etape.

THE BALI-BEIJING EXPEDITION:- 10.000 km bicycle expedition- 170 days- 84 riders- 7 stages/etapes- 6 countriesFrom November 2012-April 2013 I was leading the longest commercial bike expedition in Danish history. Extremely hard work. Extremely rewarding, socially + culturally.This photo set is from the first stage, from Bali -> Jakarta, Indonesia.

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Ireland by Bike 2015

Here's an interactive route map of my 1.400 km solo bike ride around Ireland. I started the journey in Dublin, Ireland (April 16, 2015) and finished in Belfast, Northern Ireland (April 28, 2015). 12 cycling days (avg. 117 km/day). 1 rest day (in Galway). Photos and short daily reports can be found on my Facebook. Come closer. By clicking ...

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Back in the Tropics!

Day 2 – 28MAR2014: Negombo/Colombo Int'l Airport -> ChilawDistance (km) : 86Time on bike: 4h 26mAvg. speed : 19.2 km/hTotal (km) : 86Altitude: 2 mThanks to the lack of sleep on the airplane last night, I'm super tired on the bike all day, and several times I literally fall a sleep (for a few microseconds) while riding. But words cannot ...

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SOLO - 4 år jorden rundt på cykel

Is there an English version of the book?

Quite often I'm asked if my book has been translated into English, and though I do appreciate the interest, the answer remains the same: No, it hasn't (and most likely it never will).Mind you, it's not that I don't WANT or CAN'T make the translation - actually last year a US-based friend/reader of my blog very kindly (and amazingly) offered ...

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NY CYKELREJSE TIL BALI & LOMBOK 2016 🙂

Man skal som bekendt ikke være bleg for at gentage en succes, og derfor har jeg sammen med Jysk Rejsebureau valgt at sætte en ny cykelrejse til Bali & Lombok på plakaten. Det foregår til september 2016. Jeg glæder mig allerede voldsomt til et indonesisk gensyn og til at tage en flok dejlige mennesker med på denne - i al ...

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Interview on TV Bella (part 1/2)

This is the first (of two) part of an interview I did a few weeks back for TV-Bella, a Copenhagen-based, independent, and non-commercial local tv-station. Part 2 was broadcasted yesterday and will pop up on Youtube and here on my site shortly...And yes, it's all in Danish. HD recommended. Hostess: Mikie Breum

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Eastern Winter - a new mini video from Jordan & Myanmar

Last winter (NOV2014-FEB2015) I spent 3 months traveling in Israel, Jordan, Myanmar, and Thailand.For a change, I left my favourite gadgets (bike and SLR camera) at home, and travelled by bus, train, rental bike, plane, scooter, boat, and on foot - and documented it all using only my iPhone6 (pictures and video).Overall, the iPhone6 performed superbly, and weighing just 129 ...

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SOLO nu som e-bog!

Jeg er glad for nu at kunne tilbyde min bog, SOLO - 4 år jorden rundt på cykel, som en e-bog (hvad er en e-bog?). E-bogen, der er en digital udgave af den fysiske bog koster 149 DKK og leveres i to pdf-filer: en tekstdel og en billeddel (klik på de to links for at se, hvordan filerne vil kunne ...

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The proudest monkey...

The New Koga Ambassador

This is unreal. Being sponsored by Koga with this beautiful, high-end piece of a touring bike makes me the proudest monkey around. It's a mean (and very sexy) machine. Among only a handful of ambassadors for the Dutch bicycle company Koga, I feel utterly proud and I don't really know how to express my gratitude. Extreme gratitude. Extreme happiness. Now ...

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NEW PHOTO ALBUM: Bali-Beijing Expedition, 6th etape.

THE BALI-BEIJING EXPEDITION:- 10.000 km bicycle expedition- 170 days- 84 riders- 7 stages/etapes- 6 countriesFrom November 2012-April 2013 I was leading the longest commercial bike expedition in Danish history. Extremely hard work. Extremely rewarding, socially + culturally.This photo set is from the sixth stage, from Chengdu -> Xi'an, China. (After you press PLAY below, you may want to click the ...

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The Flyer

Cykelekspeditionen Bali - Beijing 2012-2013

Cykelprojektet Bali-Beijing 2012-2013 blev netop gjort en smule mere virkeligt, da pakkeposten for øjeblikke siden kom med en kasse fyldt med trykfriske brochurer om den kommende cykelekspedition, som jeg er fantastisk spændt på og stolt over at søsætte sammen med Jysk Rejsebureau. Bali - Beijing Bicycle Expedition: 10.000 km split into 7 stages through Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Laos and ...

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Mule trekking in Morocco's High Atlas Mountains

In May and September this year, I'll be guiding/tour leading two 8-day mule treks in Morocco's stunning Atlas Mountains.Climbing (or rather trekking to the top of) Mount Toubkal (4.168 m) - the highest mountain in North Africa - is just one of a series of  highlights on the trip. More info on the trip here.I did the trek last year, too, I ...

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Etape 3: Surat Thani - Chiang Mai

Start: Surat Thani, ThailandSlut: Chiang Mai, ThailandLande: ThailandPeriode: 19. december 2012 – 10. januar 2013Dage: 23Etapens længde: 1.600 kmGennemsnitlig distance pr. dag: 69 kmHighlights: Koh Samui, Koh Pha-Ngan, Koh Tao, Bangkok, Siams gamle hovedstad Ayutthaya og Sukhothai. Klima: Tropisk, varmtTerræn: Fortrinsvist fladt til lettere kuperet. Sværhedsgrad: Moderat til udfordrende (**)Gruppens størrelse: Max 20Vis Etape 3 - Til Chiang Mai på ...

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Bogen er klar!

Ikke siden jeg for 1 år, 1 måned og 12 dage siden var på vej ind mod Rådhuspladsen i København for dermed efter godt 62.000 km undervejs at afslutte min 4-årige cykelekspedition jorden rundt, har jeg været så spændt på dagen foran mig som i dag.Sideløbende med den sidste tids mere end 60 afholdte foredrag har jeg skrevet bogen "SOLO - ...

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The goodies from Ortlieb!

The Goodies of Ortlieb

The dear postman came by the other day. Among touring cyclists the German quality brand Ortlieb is - rightly so - one of the old, trusty ones, to be seen on most fully loaded touring bikes (do you see my bike?). Over the last 7 years I've used and hugely enjoyed a lot of the products from the Ortlieb ...

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Bike trip Bornholm, Denmark

Yesterday, I and my childhood friend, Anders Nissen, got back from a 3-day bike ride around the Danish island of Bornholm. It was a fantastic little bike/camping trip. The photos will probably help explaining why...

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Julemanden har igen været på besøg uden for sæsonen. 2. oplag af SOLO-bogen er ankommet på Ryesgade, Østerbro.

Julemanden var forbi igen...

Bogen kan stadig købes direkte (og signeret) her på siden, gennem landets boghandlere eller ved et af mine foredrag rundt i landet. Overskuddet ved salget af bogen går naturligvis fortsat ubeskåret til mit næste eventyr velgørende formål, thi jeg er sådan et velopdragent menneske. Bogen kan også lånes på biblioteket.

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Med journalist & radiovært Jens Kristian Steen Thonbo i Nova FM-studiet i Magstræde, København

Interview på Nova FM

Der har været dejlig travlhed i bageriet siden jeg kom hjem fra Sydafrika for halvanden uge siden. Har holdt en del foredrag. Og så var jeg i fredags (24FEB2012) inviteret ned i Nova FM-studiet i Magstræde, KBH til en snak - om mit liv som antropolog/eventyrer/foredragsholder, om den netop afsluttede Afrika-ekspedition, om fremtidige projekter og om fredagsplaner. Interviewet ...

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Etape 1: Denpasar - Jakarta

Start: Denpasar, Bali, IndonesienSlut: Jakarta, Java, IndonesienLande: IndonesienPeriode: 1. november 2012 – 23. november 2012Dage: 23Etapens længde: 1.500 kmGennemsnitlig distance pr. dag: 65 kmHighlights: Mount Bromo, Yogyakarta, vulkaner, verdens folkerigeste ø Java off-the-beaten-track, Bandung, Bogor. Klima: Tropisk, varmt Terræn: På Bali fortrinsvist fladt. Java er meget kuperet Sværhedsgrad: Moderat til udfordrende (***)Gruppens størrelse: Max 20Vis stort kort

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Moleskine & Livets Små Mirakler

Miraklernes tid er ikke slut.Vi skal tilbage til juli 2006, hvor Pablo i den støvede landsby Dogubayazit i det østligste Tyrkiet besluttede sig for at afbryde ekspeditionen og vende tilbage til Danmark. At sige farvel til sin bedste ven og forsøge at vænne sig til tanken om at jordomrejsen fra nu af ville foregå på helt egen hånd - gennem ...

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Running Sicily - a short movie

I've made a little video from my running trip to Sicily. It's short (2'29''), the soundtrack is tacky, and it's all made on my iPhone...English subtitles available. HD is a must.- 0 fixed plans- 1 pair of running shoes- 2 shirts- 4 kg of luggage- 5 marathons in 5 days (217 km)- 7 unforgettable days on Sicily

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Cover: SOLO - 4 år jorden rundt på cykel

Her kan du se forside, bagside samt flapperne på bogen. Se højopløselig PDF-fil af coveret her!

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Anmeldelse af bogen SOLO i Globen

Min bog Solo - 4 år jorden rundt på cykel er lige blevet anmeldt i Globen, De Berejstes Klubs medlemsblad. Mere en halvandet år efter udgivelsen (1. april 2011) er bogen nu solgt i knapt 3.000 eksemplarer, og lur mig om denne fine anmeldelse ikke kaster endnu et par af sig. Den kan stadig nå at komme under juletræet...Læs ANMELDELSEN ...

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Visual highlights from South America...

Here's a visual 5-minute run-down of my 3 months in South America, from late November 2016 to late February 2017. Breathe in, volume up, 1080p HD on, and we're good to go...

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A 150 km Sri Lankan Joyride

Day 5 – 31MAR2014:  Polonnaruwa  -> BadullaDistance: 150 kmTime on bike: 6h 27mAvg. speed: 23.2 km/hTotal: 436 kmAltitude: 650 mPre-breakfast atmosphere in Polonnaruwa. It's 8AM and the air is still crisp and cool.It's a fantastic day. Sun's up, traffic is very thin once I hit the rural AB44 east of Polonnaruwa, no wind, and freedom in the heart.Snack time in Dehiattakandiya ...

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Ireland by Bike - the indispensable stats

 Most beautiful cycling: R574 (Healy Pass), R335 (Killary Fjord), Sky Road Loop (Connemara), R115 (Wicklow Mountains).Longest distance without shower: 520 km (from Galway -> Belfast). Stinky boy, yes, indeed!Total distance cycled: 1.402 kmAvg. distance pr. day: 117 kmAir ticket Copenhagen-Dublin - two-way with Norwegian (+bike): 120 EUR (80 EUR)Money spent on food/drinks/accommodation: 427 EUR (28.50 EUR/day)Favourite camp food: Batchelor's Chili Beans (canned)Worst food served: 3.00 £ egg burger, Edfield ...

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Nyhedsbrev #1 - Dubai & Oman

Muscat, Oman, 5. december 2011Mit mentale 32MB-memorykort er stopfyldt med oplevelser og indtryk fra de sidste 11 dage her paa den arabiske halvoe (De Forenede Arabiske Emirater og Oman). Disse ord er et forsoeg paa at faa toemt kortet og frigoere plads til de kommende, afrikanske eventyr...Den 24. november 2011 floej jeg med Emirates til Dubai, hvor jeg tilbragte de ...

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Lektørudtalelse fra Dansk BiblioteksCenter (DBC)

Jeg har netop modtaget en lektørudtalelse fra Dansk BiblioteksCenter. Det er en udtalelse skrevet af bibliotekarer for bibliotekarer, så biblioteksverdenen på en saglig måde kan holde sig ajour med nye bogudgivelser. Klik på billedet (to gange) for at læse udtalelsen. Hvis du endnu ikke har fået fat i bogen, men ønsker at læse den, burde du derfor kunne låne den ...

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The beast

I've got a lot of new bells and whistles on my Koga bike. On Flickr I've uploaded a photo including some interactive (kind of) notes with details about the specific gadgets and show-off stuff on the handle bar. I'm quite pleased with the set-up... Just click on the photos below and let the cursor guide your around the photos to ...

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Wicked Game - a cover of an old classic...

Together with my good friend, Mikkel, I've made a cover version of this 1989-classic by Chris Isaak.It's a one-take recording at home in my apartment. It was great fun!PS. Helena Christensen (feat. the original music video) was busy that day, so you'll have to imagine that part 🙂

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Radiointerview på GO! FM...

Sideløbende med det øvrige organisatoriske/logistiske arbejde, der følger med en tourleders daglige agenda, afgiver jeg også jævnligt rapport til Radio GO! FM hjemme i Danmark i form af telefoninterviews. Det blev for nogle uger siden til følgende indslag: Bali-Beijing, Kina 25. januar 2013Tilbage i november 2012 lød status fra den indonesiske by Bogor på Java således:Bali-Beijing, Indonesien, 21. november 2012 ...

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Sardinia – day 7

Near Santa Catarina di Pittinuri -> Night in the Fiat Punto, near the Alghero Airport Distance: 150 kmBuon giorno, Sardegna!The sheep & the loud sheepdogBosa townBosa had a fine prosperous feel to it...Fiume Temo (Temo River) in BosaCastello Malaspina on top of the hill behind Bosa town...Bosa backstreet in sepiaPrickly pear at the Castello Malaspina, BosaBosa Marina and the ...

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Folkersen-prisen

The Proudest Monkey

I believe I've already used all of this years' self-promoting silver coins (here and on Facebook ) - but bear with me, this one is different.Since I got back from my RTW bike ride I've been a member of De Berejstes Klub (DBK), a Danish club (founded 1996) that aims at spreading the desire to travel and spread information about ...

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AfrikaBrochuren

Foredrag om Afrika-ekspeditionen 2011-2012

Så er der nye hagl i geværet. Du spreder rygtet, jeg spreder haglet...AFRIKA-EKSPEDITIONEN 2011-2012:

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Bali-Beijing - det nye foredrag!

Jeg er netop vendt hjem efter at have ledet en 10.000 km og 170 dage lang cykelekspedition fra Bali-Beijing.Rejsen var delt op i 7 etaper, gik gennem 6 lande og der har i alt været 75 danske cyklister med undervejs.At være ekspeditionsleder for danmarkshistoriens længste, organiserede cykeleventyr har været en ekstrem udfordring. Det er der kommet en masse fantastiske oplevelser ...

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Etape 7: Xi'an - Beijing

Start: Xi'an, Shaanxi-provinsen, KinaSlut: Beijing, KinaLande: KinaPeriode: 28. marts -19. april 2013Dage: 23Etapens længde: 1.500 kmGennemsnitlig distance pr. dag: 65 kmHighlights: Terracotta-krigerne (på UNESCOs liste over verdens kulturarv siden 1987), verdens største bymur i Xi’an, Den Gule Flod, metropolen Beijing. Klima: Tempereret med forårstemperaturer fra 10 - 18 grader, køligere i bjergene.Terræn: Kuperet og bjergrigt.Sværhedsgrad: Udfordrende (***)Gruppens størrelse: Max 20Vis ...

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NEW PHOTO ALBUM: Bali-Beijing Expedition, 4th etape.

THE BALI-BEIJING EXPEDITION:- 10.000 km bicycle expedition- 170 days- 84 riders- 7 stages/etapes- 6 countriesFrom November 2012-April 2013 I was leading the longest commercial bike expedition in Danish history. Extremely hard work. Extremely rewarding, socially + culturally.This photo set is from the fourth stage, from Chiang Mai, Thailand -> Kunming, China.(After you press PLAY below, you may want to click ...

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Walking Across Corsica

In August 2016 I spent a week walking across the spectacularly scenic French Mediterranean island of Corsica. Below is a visual rundown of the walk.I followed the infamous GR20 - occasionally dubbed as one of the most beautiful and toughest long-distance treks around - from the starting point (the town of Calenzana in the north-west of the island) to the ...

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Bali-Lombok 2015

Skal du med på cykelrejse?

Jeg har glædet mig meget til at præsentere denne nye cykelrejse til Bali & Lombok, som jeg har lavet sammen med de gode folk i Jysk Rejsebureau. Det kribler allerede i benene, det rumler i maven og jeg har - med en slet skjult fynsk beskedenhed - svært ved at se, at det ikke skulle blive et eventyrligt festfyrværkeri af ...

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Julen kom tidligt i år...

Postmanden har lige været her. Han gjorde mig glad. Der skal ikke altid så meget til. Nu skal Koga-cyklen snart på operationsbordet, fornemmer jeg, og have en ordentlig omgang kærlighed, som den har overlevet uden i mere end et år nu. Det bliver så godt.

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Etape 5: Kunming - Chengdu

Start: Kunming, Yunnan-provinsen, KinaSlut: Chengdu, Sichuan-provinsen, KinaLand: KinaPeriode: 9. februar 2012 – 2. marts 2013Dage: 23Etapens længde: 1.300 kmGennemsnitlig distance pr. dag: 56 kmHighlights: Kunming, Det Gyldne Tempel, Black Dragon Pool, Sichuan, Emei Shan og Giant Panda Breeding Reseach CenterKlima: Køligt til koldt med lave temperaturer i bjergene ved Kunming. Subtropisk vinter med temperaturer fra 5 til 8 grader i ...

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Sichuan

Interview på Radio go!FM

Som et led i radioføljetonen om cykelrejsen Bali-Beijing, gav jeg i går en lille mundtlig statusopdatering til Radio go!FM, som blev sendt kort efter snakken. Det lød sådan her: Interview fra Ya'an, mandag 25 februar 2013.

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Nyt foredrag: CARIBIEN RUNDT PÅ LØBEHJUL

Det nye foredrag fra min løbehjulsrejse rundt i Caribien er klart!Så hvis du er interesseret i at arrangere et foredrag (til virksomheden, klubben, foreningen, institutionen, familiefesten, højskolen, ældrecenteret, biblioteket mm.), er du meget velkommen til at kontakte mig. Jeg har modtagelig for bookinger for sæsonen 2016-2017... 🙂

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Elephants & The Holy Rock

Day 4 – 30MAR2014:  Dambulla  -> PolonnaruwaDistance (km) : 72Time on bike: 3h 6mAvg. speed : 23.2 km/hTotal (km) : 286Altitude:  75 mReady for take-off at the Sujatha Lodge in Dambulla. Another hot and sunny day is in store.The Sirigiya Rock is one of the most visited sights in the country. As is usually the case, there's a reason for that. ...

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Cykelrejse til Sri Lanka i foråret 2016

Jeg var sidste år (april 2014) på Sri Lanka, hvor jeg over et par uger cyklede 1.000 km rundt på øen på min racercykel - med kun 8 kg bagage.Sri Lanka charmerede sig øjeblikkeligt ind på mig - og jeg glæder mig personligt enormt til at tage på opdagelse på øen igen i 2016. Og meget gerne sammen med dig!I ...

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Interview med journalist Niels Christian Buhl

I november sidste år blev jeg interviewet af en spirende journalist, Niels Christian Buhl, omkring et par udvalgte oplevelser fra cykelrejsen jorden rundt. Du kan høre interviewet her (klik på play-knappen til højre for billedet)...

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Mission completed. Tian'anmen Square, Beijing. 10.100 km. 170 days.

Interview på Radio go!FM

Lige som cykelekspeditionen har nu også radioføljetonen Bali-Beijing nået vejs ende. Sidste interview blev sendt på Radio go!FM i går (23APR13) kan høres her: >>>Interview, Radio go!FM, 23. april 2013

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Interview på TV2 Lorry...

Klik evt. på det lille tandhjul i bjælken nederst til højre og vælg "480p" for at få et lidt bedre billede...

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At the Bali-Beijing Headquarters. 27th NOV 2012.

Radiointerview på Radio Pop FM

Følgetonen hos Radio Pop FM har fået endnu et kapitel. Kom med!Klik på linket for at gå til interviewet: Radio Pop FM, 21. november 2012.

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Børsen, Pleasure-tillægget, 14. april 2011.

Børsen Pleasure

Klik (to gange) på billedet herunder for at læse artiklen...

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NEW PHOTO ALBUM: Bali-Beijing Expedition, 2nd etape.

THE BALI-BEIJING EXPEDITION:- 10.000 km bicycle expedition- 170 days- 84 riders- 7 stages/etapes- 6 countriesFrom November 2012-April 2013 I was leading the longest commercial bike expedition in Danish history. Extremely hard work. Extremely rewarding, socially + culturally.This photo set is from the second stage, from Singapore -> Surat Thani, Thailand. (After you press PLAY below, you may want to click ...

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NYHED: CYKELREJSE TIL MAROKKO, NOVEMBER 2017

Cykelrejse til Marokko

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

**Journey to Odessa2000**

**South America Journey 2016-2017**

**AROUND THE CARIBBEAN BY KICK SCOOTER**: (click the brochure)

Caribien-brochure 1

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Mini-docu 2015: Eastern Winter:

See trailer from the Bali-Beijing Expedition:

Video from The Arabian Peninsula:

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