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  1. tacototheworld

    Our Round-the-World adventure

    It was indeed! The driver's side was perfectly firm. The truck dug that hole in less than 30 seconds with both diffs locked and still couldn't climb out.
  2. tacototheworld

    Our Round-the-World adventure

    Darn! We won't have enough time before winter comes to see the Ukaraine. But we'll see about next summer. Planning on being in Turkey in a couple of years after driving the east and west coasts of Africa. Happy to look you up then!
  3. tacototheworld

    Our Round-the-World adventure

    Finland We crossed from Norway to FInland with no fanfare whatsoever. The Norwegian border patrol stood ready to examine incoming traffic but the Finnish side was deserted. And we were lucky with our timing. We dropped right into a Finnish fall with full colors. Our Finland route, 11 days...
  4. tacototheworld

    Our Round-the-World adventure

    Thank you! Here’s another post below!
  5. tacototheworld

    Our Round-the-World adventure

    I wish! We tried getting a tourist visa from Russia this fall but they had stopped issuing them. We had fun in the Netherlands this summer
  6. tacototheworld

    Our Round-the-World adventure

    Norway Part 2- the North Svartisen Glacier as seen from the Kystriksveien coastal route Our journey continued and Norway’s natural beauty was just as stunning up north. After leaving Trondheim, we set off up the west coast to drive the Kystriksveien scenic route. The views of crystal blue...
  7. tacototheworld

    Our Round-the-World adventure

    Norway! Land of fjords, waterfalls, mountains, and endless tunnels, Norway had a spectacular surprise around every hairpin turn of the road. We managed to repeatedly hike ourselves into full body exhaustion (really not 30-somethings anymore), drive most of the most challenging scenic auto...
  8. tacototheworld

    Our Round-the-World adventure

    Sure thing! Just trying to encourage people to get out and stretch out their boundaries
  9. tacototheworld

    Our Round-the-World adventure

    We were impressed with Sweden and its endless rolling forested hills. The national parks that we made it to were beautiful. Our first night - camped and went for a coastal walk outside of Falsterbo Harald Bluetooth - who knew (we didn’t), modern Bluetooth named after a Danish king with a...
  10. tacototheworld

    Our Round-the-World adventure

    Ha! Now I understand! Have a good time there
  11. tacototheworld

    Our Round-the-World adventure

    I'm sure someone will pop up and buy it, it's a good setup! Earlier this month at a TASS visa assistance center they told us that Russia wasn't issuing tourist visas. Do you have another avenue for getting in, correct?
  12. tacototheworld

    Our Round-the-World adventure

    Thanks! We’ve been here about 70 days, it’s been great. Have any luck on selling the Tacoma and the four wheel camper?
  13. tacototheworld

    Our Round-the-World adventure

    Our first stop in Denmark was Ribe, the oldest town in Scandavia. Hard to wrap our heads around the date it was founded - 854. While in the US we relied heavily on the iOverlander app but in Denmark we started relying heavily on Park4Night instead. It is a free app similar to iOverlander...
  14. tacototheworld

    Our Round-the-World adventure

    After Belgium we moved next-door into the Netherlands. Couldn’t resist taking a photo of the truck in the windmill-rich area of Kinderdijk. With wild camping being once again mostly illegal, we booked campgrounds online in Netherlands as well. They were still running around $20 a night...
  15. tacototheworld

    Our Round-the-World adventure

    Wow! Thats a real bummer. Hope you’re ok. Yes definitely before entering we’ll check it out! Thanks for the heads up. Did you not have a temporary import permit for your vehicle?
  16. tacototheworld

    Our Round-the-World adventure

    initially we were thinking of skipping it do to the cost of shipping our vehicle there but we might go there next spring and just rent a local car there instead, although that feels like cheating. No, we don’t have a carnet for the truck. My understanding is that it isn’t needed for Europe...
  17. tacototheworld

    Our Round-the-World adventure

    The result of this 90 day limitation, in IMHO, is that less well known European countries will probably get the short end of the visitation stick. For us, we would have gladly extended our European stay, overwintering in Southern Europe but instead will leave. I do find it interesting that some...
  18. tacototheworld

    Our Round-the-World adventure

    Beautiful Belgium easily exceeded our expectations! The architecture, the people the pastries, chocolate and beer. With no expectations, the history and beauty of this small country has blown us away. Typical street in Ypres, Belgium Initial research told us that wild camping is illegal in...
  19. tacototheworld

    Our Round-the-World adventure

    Thank you! We were hoping to go to New Zealand this winter while avoiding running afoul of Europe’s 90 day visitation restrictions, vis-à-vis their Schengen Agreement. But it looks like they won’t be opening up their country until next summer. So this winters plan are still an open switch.
  20. tacototheworld

    Our Round-the-World adventure

    In the end, we decided to do a roll-on roll-off shipping from Baltimore to Liverpool, England. This was due to shipping in a container of $4000 versus $2200 for ro-ro. Also we felt that the risks of our truck being damaged or things being stolen was minimal on a trip from the US to the UK...
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