I’m finally back at my parents home in Finnøy, after having completed another promotional tour through Norway the last weeks and am now ready to get started on my next projects.
First of all, I’ll working and saving up some money to buy a couple of cars that will be used on my first every organized tour: a roadtrip from Norway to Ghana, where I invite anyone who wants to join me.
Vikings in Africa, July-November 2019
In 2016 I drove with 15 other people all the way from Europe to South Africa which took 6 months. Now I want to do it again, except that I only want to drive the first part down to Ghana, which will take 4 months.
You are welcome to come with, even if you just want to join parts of it. Check out our tour page for more information: www.vikingsinafrica.com
Building a bottle school in Nepal, Jan-July 2020
When I first went to Nepal in 2019 I saw two things: there were soo many plastic bottles laying around and that there is a need for more schools.
Education is the single most important thing and for the community to clean up and contribute with empty plastic bottles will make them look at plastic bottles as a resource rather than trash that can be thrown in the nature.
Lisbon. What a great city. It has good food, good surfing waves, rich culture and lots and lots of beautiful sights.
I got to spend three nights in the city and it was not nearly enough. For people like me who like to just walk around and explore, is the perfect place where you probably could spend a couple of weeks and still discover new things.
The only thing I did not like was the amount of tourists in the city. And if it had been summer Im sure it would even have been double of what it was in January. I had originally planned to ride the famous #28 line cable car, but when I saw the huuge line of tourists waiting at Martim Moniz stop where the tram starts from I lost all interest. Instead I decided to walk the whole 7km tram line where I got to see everything in my own pace.
The view from this tower cost me 2€
Lisbon really is a nice city to walk around, but it was frustrating that they put entrance on absolutely everything. It cost almost 10€ to visit the castle, whereas the rest of the World a place like that would have been free.
The view from the Landscape Hostel
The city parks were also great. It was january and still there were 20 degrees out, which is the reason why it was possible for turtles and beobab trees to live there. Lisbon is a city I could see myself living in at some point. At least I will come back to spend some more time here.
Im on a week break from my travels, celebrating Christmas with my family in Norway.
In the meantime you can have a look at my next project, which I will do once I have visited every country in the World this summer:
Just 50 kilometers North of Homs there is a city called Hama known for its 9 water wheels. These wheels were used to water the gardens of the city over 3000 years ago and are still used in the same way today!
The city is not big. In facts its pretty tiny, and a day trip there will be enough to cover the stuff you need to see. If you stroll through the narrow streets in the old city you will come across Azm Palace and the Taj Mahal Restaurant which was worth a visit.
Right next by there is a pretty big fort that might not catch your eye right away as most of the castle that was built on top has been destroyed a long time ago. A walk to the top is still worth it for the view and if you go on a warm summers day you are also likely to find locals hanging out for a picnic.
The best view of the water wheels in my opinion was from the restaurant opposite of Nur al Din mosque and the area by the I <3 Hama sign, that is just like the ones they have in other cities.
Hama really gave me a “wow” feeling, considering how smart is to make these water wheels, which by the way are the biggest in the World, to water the gardens. I had the same feeling last when visiting Constantine in Algeria, where they had used bridges around the mountain city to create a natural fort. But a day in both of these cities has been enough.