#BikeJamboree crossed from #Russia to #Alaska #USA | @bike_jamboree #ScoutsPoland

Here is an update of @Bike_Jamboree global journey to 2019 World Scout Jamboree. Follow them via Instagram. #BikeJamboree. Alaska update is next. – Outdoors University

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Stage 16 is the most independent stage we had so far… 🤣 our relay baton after jumping into sea of Okhosk passed by Japan (maybe she was hitchhiking there, you know without legs its hard to cycle…. 😜) and than took a prom trouh Pacific Ocean… ended her tour in Homer Alaska.[/[/[/[/[/[/
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#ScoutsPoland #BikeJamboree teams crossing #Russia. 
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#ScoutsPoland #BikeJamboree teams crossing #Russia. 
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Biking from Prague to Magdeburg with Kids | Chip Veerle Haverhals

We followed the outdoors adventures of Chip Veerle Haverhals. See all her biking photos in Facebook. – Outdoors University.

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Prague !
Our first day of the 2018 episode with #Xavieerle and the #miniChips by bike, after a wonderful trip being hosted by Joschka and Katharina in Germany, and by Sylva via Petr ‘Permi’ in the Czech Republic. 
Following EuroVélo Route 4 and 7, outdoor adventure here we are!
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The Elbe…
Bathing moment with the #miniChips and cooling down. It’s hot! Cycling through small villages today. 
It’s beautiful: the landscapes, the people, the hospitality…
Cycling day IV
#Xavieerle
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When the road continues on the other side…
You take a boat.
When you cross the boarder…
Bye bye Czech Republic, very close to Poland, hello Germany.
When the camp site where you were supposed to sleep is closed…
You continue till the next town.
When you count all that together, we did our longest etappe of the journey till now and went over the 50km on one day.
Going through the Bohemian Massif along the meandering Elbe, to the Elbe Sandstone Mountains in Saxon Switzerland.
#Xavieerle #miniChips
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Our iron horses in the prairie.
Our miniChips first night ever in a tipi.
A night full of stars, and a quality sleep for all.
Beautiful hills around, wine bars and lots of tourists on electric bikes.
Cycling day VIII
#Xavieerle #miniChips
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802 km to Paris
9677 km to Cape Town
3135 km to Cairo
4107 km to the North Pole
16 632 km to Sydney931 km to Oslo
11 656 km to Buenos Aires
450 km to Copenhagen
9056 km to Los Angeles
552 km to Amsterdam
7593 km to Peking
4850 km to Kabul
1781 km to Madrid
560 km to Warschau

The world around us. Ready to be explored.
Cycling day XI
#Xavieerle #miniChips
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We did it!
Final destination Cycling Tour 2018.
525 km along the Elbe, from Prague till Maagdenburg!
0 flat tires on the road
1 fantastic long bike with many kids
2 inflatable mattress we could use from #scout friends
3 days with rain, otherwise heat wave 
#miniChips on a crazy adventure
5 times we cooked pasta, and other dishes were more creative
6 sleeping bags to keep us warm
7 bottles of water to use and refill
8 tires on our Croozers and bikes
9 lost items during the trip (…)
10 Ortlieb bags to carry all our stuff
11 nights outdoor, sleeping in a tent
12 pairs of shoes and sandals 
13 liters of water or beer per day (or more)
14 cycling days with the entire patrol!
Cycling day XIV
#Xavieerle

” Almost every night we camp, in sunny times and through storms, our Green Castle is our little home. Can you imagine, to transport one huuuuge tent, 6 sleeping bags, and so on, and so on, on two bikes? Every year we’re proud we manage again and again.”

#Xavieerle #miniChips

“At the same time, we know we are very privileged, to enjoy camping and moving from one place to another, and calling it holidays. To have all the luxury we need, while thousands of people are on the road every day…not by choice, not for holidays…”

 

Chip Veerle Haverhals is a volunteer at World Organization of the Scout Movement – WOSM. She lives in Brussels, Belgium.

Outdoors Learning in Afghanistan | Amin Nayebi

Beautiful photos of Afghanistan by Amin Nayebi. Meet him here.

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Bamyan Province. Statue of Buddha was made 5000 years ago by the people who lived in there and it was destroyed by Taliban during the war in Afghanistan.
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Bamyan Province. Here is one of the national parks. More than 1000 people are visiting yearly.
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This mosque is located in Mazar e Sharif center of Balkh province. This is the most famous mosque in Afghanistan 🇦🇫 and the people around the Country going to visit and pray in it.
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Paghman Palace, Kabul
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This is Kabul city, capital of Afghanistan. More than 6 millions people are living in here.

“Beautiful nature of my homeland” – Amin Nayebi.

Sound Horn in India | Raul Sotillo

Raul Sotillo is in India sharing his photos. Sound horn in back of trucks caught his attention. Here is one explanation.

One Plausible Reason Why Indians Love Honking Horns. Forbes

“No matter what they’re driving, a motorbike, a three-wheel auto-rickshaw, or a 40 year old Tata Motors truck, the horn is as important as the gas pedal. It may be more important than the brakes.  And I think I know why Indians use the car horn so much; it’s the complete disregard for side mirrors.  No one uses them. Some trucks don’t even have them. Others have their mirrors pushed closer to the vehicle because to extend them outward could invite a collision with another driver.  Cars are so close to one another on the road that mirrors simply take up too much space.  So with that in mind, truckers behind the wheel of India’s ancient truck fleet — at least 40 years old according to Singh — invite drivers to honk as a means to advise them that they are about to pass.”

Read article: https://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoza/2014/05/13/one-plausible-reason-why-indians-love-honking-horns/

Wazir Khan Mosque | Lahore, Pakistan | Shahzaib Qureshi

 

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The Wazir Khan Mosque (Punjabi and Urduمسجد وزیر خان ‎; Masjid Wazīr Khān) is 17th century mosque located in the city of Lahore, capital of the Pakistani province of Punjab. The mosque was commissioned during the reign of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as part of an ensemble of buildings that also included the nearby Shahi Hammam baths. Construction of Wazir Khan Mosque began in 1634 C.E., and was completed in 1641. #wikipedia

Taroko National Park, Taiwan | Dr. David S. Chen | #TaiwanAdventure2018

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Taroko National Park, Hualien Taiwan. #TaiwanAdventure2018
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Taroko National Park, Hualien Taiwan. #TaiwanAdventure2018
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Taroko National Park, Hualien Taiwan. #TaiwanAdventure2018
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Taroko National Park, Hualien Taiwan. #TaiwanAdventure2018
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Taroko National Park, Hualien Taiwan. #TaiwanAdventure2018
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Swallows Grotto Trail, Taroko National Park, Hualien Taiwan. #TaiwanAdventure2018
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Taroko National Park, Hualien Taiwan. #TaiwanAdventure2018
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Taroko National Park, Hualien Taiwan. #TaiwanAdventure2018

Taroko National Park, in my opinion is the most scenic area in Taiwan; definitely one of the most scenic in the world. Over many years the Liwu river has cut a deep gorge through the spine of Taiwan’s central ridge of mountains. The Taiwanese cut, tunneled, bridged a spectacular cross country “highway” using this gorge producing one of the scenic wonders of the world. 226 men died in the process. A typhoon closed off the road several years ago and it has reopened but the path has been altered.

Outdoors Flowers in Pitlochry, Scotland | Flor Lepervanche

Pitlochry is one of the beautiful towns in Scotland. It is filled with old stone houses with all kind of flowers.

Main street and stores also have beautiful displays of flowers.

Flor Lepervanche shares her views of the flowers while celebrating her birthday and visiting Blair Castle and Blair Atholl International Scottish Jamborette.

Visit her blog www.floryjose.com and follow her via Instagram @ecaptains