Author: Ivo Timoteo

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Day 12 – Relearning how to walk

We woke up before the alarm clock, set for a late 9am. I was feeling quite fresh and enthusiastic about not cycling today and eager to walk around. We quickly agreed that I would...

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Day 11 – Crossing the Alps (Part 1)

I woke up and it was already very bright outside. I glanced towards my helmet, hanging from the tent ceiling as a makeshift basket. My phone was inside and the alarm clock obviously did...

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Day 9 – Because we felt we should celebrate

I woke up several times during the night due to the occasional stronger wave or wind gust and stayed awake for several minutes thinking about the strange feeling of exposure of tonight’s camping site....

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Day 8 – Good vibes

The camping site we stayed at, despite the lack of a single person in it, was probably the nicest since the beginning of the trip. It was located at the top of the hill...

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Day 6 – Effort and reward

First of all, good news: my mobile is starting to work again though still slightly unstable. At this point more than half of the screen is stained with water, there is a big crack...

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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...