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Down the memory lane – Ural Mountains

By hippieadventures 2014.02.27 in Hiking

Wanted to share a few photos from the summer 2013, when me and my friend Alex walked out in to we don’t know where, somewhere in Russia. Two days of mosquito bites, lack of water, story telling by the fire and blisters.

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We arrived late ish to this village, and tried to ask for directions to the river, using our roadmap of Russia and my very basic Russian. We later realised we had gone off at the wrong station..

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The flies luckily didn’t like the fire, so we got some rest, however the mosquito still enjoyed hanging out with us and it was a long night, for me.CNV00005

We didn’t know where we had come from or where we wanted to go, our direction was a road map of Russia (like the entire Russia). I’m very fascinated by that we even thought that we could even try to navigate with that.

 

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Even though we were without direction, and the flies tried to eat us alive, we still had loads of fun! and enjoyed the little adventureScreen Shot 2014-02-26 at 23.43.32

 

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”
“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.”
“I don’t much care where –”
“Then it doesn’t matter which way you go.”

/ Alice in Wonderland

New computer new blogposts

By hippieadventures 2014.02.17 in Uncategorized

Yes! After my computer finally decided to give up after 6 years I struggled updating the blog. My new computer arrived today and I’m so looking forward to tell you all about the new adventures that is coming up.

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2014

By hippieadventures 2013.12.29 in Living

“Then those ‘sheep’ are going to say, ‘Master, what are you talking about? When did we ever see you hungry and feed you, thirsty and give you a drink? And when did we ever see you sick or in prison and come to you?’ Then the King will say, ‘I’m telling the solemn truth: Whenever you did one of these things to someone overlooked or ignored, that was me—you did it to me.’ / Bible 

 

2014.newyear

I’m a christian and my passion for the environment is rooted in my desire to follow Jesus and the things he set an example in. For me the question about sustainability is as much abut the people as it is about the environment, we as people are a part of nature. It just make sense that we choose organic cotton because the people growing cotton won’t die from the poisonous pesticides used when growing so called “normal” cotton.

But hey I’m no way near as sustainable as I should be, I love love love to travel and unfortunately flying is the cheapest option most of the time. I sometimes takes the car because I’m lazy, and I eat non sustainable sources fish every now and then. So this year is the year Im going to take the Eco lifestyle to a new level. I have set myself 12 challenges, 1 new action each month that will hopefully change my life to a more sustainable one.

 

 

 

It would be cool if more people want to join in! So like Hippieadventures on Facebook write that you join in or comment below. During the year I will post inspiration, information and simply how I try to change my life style.

 

Lets do this

Get lost, and eat blueberries

By hippieadventures 2013.12.15 in Uncategorized

My friend Tom is a very cool guy who lived in a caravan in the forest when I first got to know him, works on a farm, and makes a lot of wooden stuff. Some months ago I went to see him and we went up a hill called the sugarloaf in Wales.

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I was so exited to find blueberries since they are not as easy to find here in England as back in Sweden.

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In the evening we went to a cool gig in a small town in Wales. 20131115-082917.jpgAte breakfast in a handmade bowl, with a handmade spoon with homemade apple jam. = happiness.

 

The peak district

By hippieadventures 2013.12.02 in England

It’s home of one of my favourite state house, have some fantastic small villages, and amazing nature, and all these are reasons for me to return again and again. I have cycled from Manchester to Derby through the peaks a few years ago, but this time it was hiking on the agenda.

Me and some friends from Birmingham went up for a weekend, to stay at Edale youth hostel. Together we have a group membership card with the YHA, and for not very much you get to stay for one night and have someone cook for you in the end of a long day of walking.

– Sunrise – getting lost – afternoon tea – card games – beer festival – rain (Yes England…) amazing views.

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One of my new discoveries was this area called the Roaches. Fantastic scenery and some great rocks for climbing if you are in to that.

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My partner in crime, my backpack that goes with me to work, on weekend trips and up the mountain. 20131108-193427.jpg

I would like to share with you exactly how we got there, but unfortunately I can’t. At some point we didn’t only loose ourself but one of our cars as well, and as a result I checked in as luggage.20131108-193456.jpg

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Apples

By hippieadventures 2013.11.30 in Uncategorized

Even though you live in a city there is plenty ways you can be Eco friendly and use the things the nature produce. For example pick apples and fill the freezer, perfect for apple pies, jam making, or just to have in your porridge in the mornings. It’s free and advent traveled from half across Europe or the country you live in. I found a few apple trees on the outskirts of Solihull a town close to where I live.

All you need is
A) a ladder
B) a good friend to hold the ladder
C) a lot of wooden crates. You can ask for wooden crates at your local fruit and veg shop, they normally give you them for free.

We weren’t planning to go picking apples this day so a suggestion is to wear appropriate clothes, not a skirt as I did…

I also suggest you read this blog post about all the wonderful benefits of eating apples.

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Going up

By hippieadventures 2013.11.11 in Uncategorized

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My new years resolution this year was to start climbing. Me and a few friends got together and started an intro thing at one of the climbing centres in town. After the summer I really got started and now it’s become one of my favourite things to do. I love that its a mix of physical and mental challenge. My dream is to go on a climbing holiday somewhere next year, and be confident to climb outdoors.

If you want to get started most climbing centres offer some kind of taster sessions, and to start with you can always rent the harness and gear at the centre. When you know this is something you love (I promise you will), it is a bit of investment to buy all the stuff. Once that is done though it will last you for a while. I was lucky to find the exact shoe I wanted on ebay for only £20. I did buy the harness new though, because you have to put safety before the environment in this case. You never know how the harness has been treated before it has been put out on ebay.

Where it all started

By hippieadventures 2013.11.07 in Living

It’s the start of my blogging adventure, (Yes! another adventure) we will head in to the forrest, up the mountains and down the unexplored caves, but before we get carried away in this beautiful and amazing world, let me introduce the forrest and nature closest to my heart.

I grew up on a farm in Sweden, close to one of the biggest national park in south of Sweden. It was not until I moved away to the big city Birmingham England, that I realised how much I love walking, swimming, and spending time in the nature.
But it was here it all started: where I built my first tree house, ice skated on the field, made fires, grew vegetables and much more.

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