Monthly Archive: August 2014

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Day 5 – Goodbye to Hokkaido

We got up quite early and decided to leave all of our cooking equipment and porridge with a nice fellow camper before heading to the seaside. That alone was 2 kilograms less we would...

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Quick update

Dear friends, We would like to apologize for the lack of communication. The reasons for the slow post output was a mixture of not having access to the internet, not being willing to trade...

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Day 4 – The hard choice

We woke up early, around 5am, to get ready to tackle today’s big challenge: crossing the Shikotsu-Toya national park from the North to Uchiura bay in the South. It was another long day and...

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Day 3 – Sufferfest

Day 3 started very early at 5:00 am and again our idea was to cover as much ground as possible and end somewhere south of Sapporo. If this had gone according to plan we...

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Day 2 – Downwards

After the disappointing first day we knew that it would take some serious effort to finish Hokkaido in the planned 5 days. Basically at this point we had 538 km to do in 4...

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Day 1 – Soyamisaki (Cape Soya)

We woke up early in Shibuya with the feeling that we would not sleep this comfortably again and headed to the airport to fly to Wakkanai, Hokkaido. Everything went as planned and we were...

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Day 0 – Tokyo!

  After a long day of being stuck on an uncomfortable airplane seat we finally arrived to Haneda. Guilherme slept a total of somewhere around 2 hours but I just couldn’t do it so...

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Last days of preparation

As the preparation finishes and the departure day gets closer and closer I have my feelings divided between a sense of childish excitement and the intrinsic need for a very rational analysis of what...

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Today was… a nice couple of days.

Saturday was the day I got my closest partner on this trip. My VSF Fahrrad Randonneur! Anyway… I had to make a proper bicycle debut! So, the next day, I went for the longest...