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juni 15, 2017

Excuse me my friend, is this really happening?

Yes Anne.. this is really happening.

Well, I started my journey in Oslo and said goodbye to my dad who stayed with me for the first 2 days. I cried for a few minutes, because I hate saying goodbye.

My new friend Simon, Photographer, traveller and owner of Tunco

Now it was just me and my bike, and the big adventure ahead.  Hhmmm, so now what? It was a rainy day, and in my opinion rainy days call for noodles which is how I met Simon Ferguson who owns a restaurant in Oslo called Tunco. Simon is originally from Australia, and tells me; ”We started TUNCO because we care. About people. About food. About health. About the environment. Our dream is to make the food industry more sustainable, give food to those in need and make people healthier and happier”. Doesn’t he sound too good to be true? But he and his partners actually made this dream a reality! We talked while we enjoyed food and plenty of drinks, and he even offered me a place to sleep. Thank you so much Simon!

Now I was ready to properly set off on the big journey. Cycling from Oslo to… well, I’m not really sure. A Lot of Good Food and Plenty of Nothing ahead. The first mountains were rough. My god, I was so angry and frustrated. Some parts I had to get off and walk, how the heck will I be able to finish this trip?!

Those first days I cycled long and hard hours, and cycling seriously makes you hungry. Hoping I would find something to eat along the route, but no. For hours on end, only forest. I kept reminding myself that Norway is not Holland where you find a pancake restaurant every 10 minutes. Turns out, in Norway you can cycle for hours without seeing a sign of civilization. I was tired, hungry, thirsty and it was raining. Here is a short movie of me being totally over this trip (on Day 3);


But you know what they say, after rain comes sunshine. I met these two great ladies, Helen and Anne, who had been together for 30 years and have a dog called Billie. They invited me into their paradise. I remember crying under the shower in their house because I was so, so happy and relieved. They gave me a cold beer, great food and company. We shared stories all evening and they made me feel completely at home.

Anders Arnell, owner of family restaurant. what a spirit, passion and energie.

Next day, I rolled up my sleeves, packed up with the sun shining and the legs felt great. Cycling is a great way to meet new people, and to discover the stories and secrets of the locals.  This is how I met Captain Morgan, Eleonore and Maikel, Lovely Lena, and the most energetic guy I met for a long time. His name is Anders and he owns a restaurant on a small little island called Marstrand. He invited me to come in and together we cooked his mother’s secret recipe , who passed away 2 years ago. Kidneys with cream and parsley. Sound pretty strange and scary, but it taste damn good! We talked about his passion for food over a beer and he told me a very special story how he met his girlfriend.  Curious yet? Stay tuned for the After Movie..!

What ‘s still to come? New people, places, flavors, landscapes and traditions. Slow traveling, a lot of food and more stories.

And for all of you out there – Don’t forget to laugh, eat and prepare food with friends and family. Know where your food comes from and most importantly, enjoy it!

Hope you enjoyed my first Life Cycle Story, talk to you soon.

Beautiful Sweden

Camping into the wild, lonely…

The island Marstrand


Anne Pekelharing,
Life Cycle Stories

28 Comments on “Excuse me my friend, is this really happening?

Hans
juni 6, 2017 at 3:18 pm

leuk alles van je gezin te hebben voordat je gaat.Vooral over je passie die je nu gaat volgen.Wanneer is de start 9/06 ??
Goodluck en veel plezier ❗️

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Hans
juni 6, 2017 at 3:20 pm

zie boven

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selly oostveen
juni 11, 2017 at 2:33 pm

hopelijk doe ik het nu goed lieve Anne. Ik wil me graag aanmelden om jou te volgen.
veel liefs en dikke kus, Selly

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Lisa
juni 16, 2017 at 3:05 pm

Je bent een held Annie!!! Fantastisch verhaal en foto’s! XXXXX

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Anne
juni 25, 2017 at 8:19 pm

Love you!

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Pauline
juni 16, 2017 at 3:11 pm

Annie, I’m soooooo proud of you! LOVED reading about you first adventures. Sounds truly amazing!!

Keep it up!

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Anne
juni 25, 2017 at 8:19 pm

Thank you lieve Paulie!! xxxx

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Hans
juni 16, 2017 at 6:23 pm

Heb mee gefietst ,,van uit een stoel” naast me koffie

Ik bewonder je steeds meer.

Goodluck verder ❗️

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Anne
juni 25, 2017 at 8:19 pm

Haha dat is geweldig, zo hoort het ook.
Super leuk dat je mee leest en leeft.
Dikke kus

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Mikael Nilsson
juni 17, 2017 at 11:27 am

Great Reading Anne, look me up at LinkedIn

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Anne
juni 25, 2017 at 8:18 pm

I will do that now!

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Anne
juni 25, 2017 at 8:21 pm

There are a lot of people named Mikael Nilsson, which one are you?

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Mikael Nilsson
juni 27, 2017 at 2:51 pm

The nice one…
HRSpecialist at västra götalandsregionen

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Thomas
juni 17, 2017 at 4:55 pm

This energy, pure energy. Congrats. Go on and enjoy, yourself and many many others.

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Anne
juni 25, 2017 at 8:18 pm

xxxx (L)

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francis
juni 17, 2017 at 8:43 pm

he leuke anne!
je bent begonnen aan het grote avontuur.
veel plezier… ik volg je.
XX francis

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Anne
juni 25, 2017 at 8:17 pm

En wat heb jij een mooie prestatie op de stelvio gedaan. Geweldig!
ps. gefeliciteerd met Juul!
x

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WK
juni 18, 2017 at 7:50 am

Go go go Anneyyy

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Anne
juni 25, 2017 at 8:20 pm

Gogogo roekoe!

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grootouders Hofhuis
juni 18, 2017 at 3:39 pm

dag Anne, wij hebben al genoten van je eerste week; wat een aparte ontmoetingen, belevenissen, vrolijke en minder vrolijke ervaringen. Bewonderingen verwondering van ons, heel veel succes en heel veel plezier, wij kijken ernaar uit! Opa en oma in Rhenen

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Anne
juni 25, 2017 at 8:17 pm

Lieve opa en Oma Frits,
Wat leuk dat jullie meelezen.
@opa, Noorwegen is inderdaad heel erg duur. Had ik maar beter geluisterd 😉
x

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Thom
juni 18, 2017 at 7:38 pm

Wow, mooie start Anne!! Nu al een beetje jaloers

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Hans Dubach
juni 20, 2017 at 8:26 pm

Great to see how you try to bring some joy in the world on a remarkable way and in the meantime cope with life, Anne. I hope to read a lot more from you. Have fun and live your life.
Nuenen keeps following you!

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Anne
juni 25, 2017 at 8:16 pm

Meneer Dubach!

Great to hear from you! Every 2 weeks i try to write a little story. Tomorrow already cycling into Denmark.
Gogogo. xxx

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Selly
juni 24, 2017 at 9:11 am

Ooooooh waaaauw wat een prachtig verhaal lieve Anne. En wat een mooie foto’s. Ik kijk uit naar het vervolg. Las alles voor aan Cor.
Veel liefs en dikke kus van ons!!!

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Anne
juni 25, 2017 at 8:13 pm

He lieve Sally en Cor,
Wat leuk dat jullie dit hebben gelezen.
Een dikke kus vanuit Zweden

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RobTob
juni 26, 2017 at 3:19 am

Great article 🙂 Thank you for sharing your experiences. You’re right, food is really important – thx. Keep going!

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Anne
juni 26, 2017 at 6:31 am

Thank you for reading the blog! Food is important and very good combination with cycling all day. I

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