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The river "Laagen" at Otta

Trond at work

The "troll" on the shelf.

June 2001
Congratulations, Trond!!
Norway - Australia
on a bicycle - alone!
You have done it!
 (July 2000 - June2001)


Latest news:
Trond's letters from Darwin and Port Augusta in Australia
have now been added. 
Trond is back in Norway, teaching at Otta vidaregåande skole.

When he cycled into  Port Augusta he had covered 
since he left Otta, Norway on July the 7th 2000.
If you get on your bike and cycle  24 times the road distance between Oslo and Berlin (and climb a number of mountain passes up to 2300 meters above sea level) - in temperatures sometimes reaching +39C - sometimes below zero - alone - then you would have an idea of what it takes to do this.

New maps will be added

Latest letter
(in Norwegian)

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July 2000

A Norwegian upper secondary school teacher 
(History and Civics)
cycling the world.


From Otta (Norway) through Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, India (west), Nepal, India (east) Bangladesh, Myanmar/Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore , Indonesia and across Australia.


On the seventh of July 2000 Trond embarked on the journey of his life. Through the next twelve months he will not be teaching secondary school students  at Otta in Norway (about 100km north of Lillehammer), he will be on his bicycle making a dream come true.
We will be following him, tracing his progress  - and if he manages to get some e-mails through to us as he pedals along winding roads and steep inclines, exploring exotic villages and meeting interesting people we will publish them here.

(July 2000 - June 2001)
Christmas greeting from New Delhi (picture)
Pictures from Turkey and Iran reached us
through Trond's wife (links below).





Stage 1 Norway (7-10 July 2000)
Stage 2 Sweden I (10 -20 July)
Stage 3 Sweden II - Denmark (20-24July)
Stage 4 Germany (24-31 July)
Stage 5 Poland (31 July - 8?Aug.)
Stage 6 Slovakia (8-12 Aug.)
Stage 7 Hungary (12-15 Aug.)
Stage 8 Romania (15-19?Aug.)
Stage 9 Bulgaria (19-28 Aug.)
Stage 10 Turkey - west (28 Aug. - 7 Sept.)
Stage 11 Turkey - east I  (7-20 Sept.)
Stage 11 Turkey - east II (20-29 Sept.)
Stage 11 Turkey - east III (29 Sept-3Oct.)
Stage 11 Turkey - east IV (3-5 Oct.)
Stage 12 Iran - west (5-28 Oct.)
Stage 13 Iran - east (28 Oct-? Nov)
Stage 14 Pakistan - west I (?-15 Nov)
Stage 14 Pakistan - west II (?-15 Nov)
Stage 15 Pakistan - east (17-24 Nov)
Stage 16 Pakistan - north (24 Nov - 1 Dec)
Stage 16 Pakistan - north II (1-4 Dec)
Stage 16 Pakistan - north III (4-10 Dec.)
Stage 16 Pakistan - north IV (10-21 Dec)
Stage 17 India - west
Stage 17 India - west II Christmas greetings
Stage 18 Nepal
Stage 19 India - east 
Stage 20 Bangladesh 
Stage 21 Burma/Myanmar
Stage 22 Thailand (northwest)
Stage 23 Thailand II 
Stage 24 Malaysia 
Stage 25 Indonesia I 
Stage 26 Indonesia II
Stage 27 Australia I
Stage 28 Australia II
Stage 28 Australia III




(in Norwegian):


1st letter (Åmål)

2nd letter (Roskilde)

3rd letter (Bernau)

4th letter (Frankfurt an der Oder)

5th letter (Krakow, Poland)

6th letter (Košice, Slovakia)

7th letter (Timişoara, Romania)

8th letter (Sofia, Bulgaria)

9th letter (Istanbul, Turkey)

10th letter Ankara (Turkey)

11th letter Kirsehir (Turkey)

12th letter (short message) Kayseri (Turkey)

13th letter from Erzincan (Turkey)

14th letter Erzurum (Turkey)

15th letter Dogybeyazit (Iranian border)

16th letter Yazd (Iran) Oct 28

17th letter Quetta (Pakistan) Nov 15

18th letter Quetta (Pakistan) Nov 17

19th letter Multan (Pakistan) Nov 24

20th letter Islamabad (Pakistan) Dec 1

21st letter Islamabad (Pakistan) Dec 4

22nd letter Lahore (Pakistan) Dec 10

23rd letter Delhi (India) Dec 21

24th letter Christmas greetings - New Delhi

25th letter Delhi (India) Dec 21

26th letter Patna (India) Jan 13

27th letter Calcutta (India) Jan 26 

28th letter Bangkok (Thailand March 13)

29th letter Bangkok (Thailand March 14)

30th letter Bangkok (Thailand March 23)

31st letter 

32nd letter 

33rd letter 

34th letter

35th letter Darwin

36th letter Port Augusta

37th letter Port Augusta




NEW     Scandinavia and Eastern Europe     NEW 
Turkey and Iran

Pictures 1

Pictures 5 (Hungary-Romania)

Pictures 2

Pictures 6 (Bulgaria-Turkey)

Pictures 3

Pictures 7 (Turkey)

Pictures 4 (Poland-Hungary)

Pictures 8 (Iran)   





(Geir Neverdal, Lektor at OVS)

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