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Miles along the sea

August 17, 2017

Miles along the sea

Hungry for adventure, thirsty for exploration, fascinated by traveling the least traveled destinations and living a life dedicated to adventures. Please meet Rinus Hartsuijker and Helga Kruizinga. 

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The world seems to be their playground and you hardly find them home in the Netherlands. “When there is a fork in the road we’re more inclined to take the less traveled one” says Rinus. This seems to be true: In 2014 Rinus rode a motorbike overland following the ancient Silk Road. That route led him through the mountains of Turkey, the deserts of Iran, even higher in to the Himalayas of Pakistan and Kashmir where he took the highest motorable road in the world. 

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In 2015 Rinus and Helga took a Toyota Landcruiser all around Australia traveling over 40,000 km in 18 months and 2016 onwards found them driving across the African continent with the same Toyota Landcruiser crossing over 30 African borders. Reading up on their travels you’ll find some exciting stories about: crossing deserts, sleeping next to crocodiles, getting involved in road accidents, solving breakdowns, getting to deal with corrupt police officers, dodgy hotels, fleeing from ticks as big as nuts, mosquitos, buffalos, bees, elephants, but always making it out without a scratch – most of the time!

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Living from out of the panniers of a motorbike or out of the back of a 4WD limits you with space and comfort: “Helinox gear is making our day to day lives on the road a lot more comfortable” Rinus says. “It helps us build our home wherever we go. Our Helinox cots give a high and comfortable bed to sleep on when needed, while the seats can be put up anywhere in seconds and they hardly take up any space! This gear gets you around the world, and back again!"

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Rinus and Helga are ambassadors for Helinox taking thier gear all around the world. Interested? Find there website here www.rinushartsuijker.com or follow their journeys on @milesalongthesea

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