Julia Eszter Oláh

Solo traveling women on a bicycle. Currently Nordkapp-Gibraltar.

http://www.juliaolah.com/

149 posts 456 followers 168 following

Love the colours of France right now! ❤️

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Heading towards the mountains again, pretty close to the Alps 😃. But it's just a little detour to see some nice views and listen to the wild boars when lying in my tent. Just hope that they will not attack while I'm sleeping 😬

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There is this part in the end of the day, when I have to hide in my tent in a forest somewhere. I love to be in my tent, it's like a shelter, so don't get me wrong. But all the noises a hear from animals and cracking branches makes me sometimes paranoid. Luckily I met Jesus Christ on a hill today. After some cups of coffees and small talk I brought the subject up. And he promised to only send the unicorn mouses and fluffy wolfs to my tent. And I kind of trust that guy.

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I got to see a glimpse of the beautiful Épinal before sunset tonight. As usual I had now clue at that point where I was going to put my tent for the night. When I finally found my spot, and the tent was up a powerful man choir started to sing. I found my peace in just sitting there, listening to the choir and watching my tent shifting colours in the sunset. Wow, that was magic! ❤️

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"Frenchwoman-up" a bit, baguette on the handlebar in the head quarters of the Renaissance ❤️

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Evening walk in Nancy!

Super thanks to Siri "cutie" Wohrm who supported me for this trip, you are gold! 😘😘😘

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Private-morning-guided-cycle-tour- through Metz, in Hungarian. 😅

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And summer with a touch of autumn colours has arrived, short pants, singlet and ice cream is on the agenda.... for the rest of the year!!

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It was a beautiful misty morning today as I stood with one foot in Germany, one foot in Luxembourg and one hand in France at the same time. Borders, ahhh, they are mysterious 😅

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This is what I've been up to the last month, me and Bike. I know I've complained about the weather a lot, but is has really been shit, a lot (but some good days in between that I hardly remember). But when weather is shit I get to meet lots of amazing people, I would not change that for gold!
Latest yesterday I had an amazing evening with one of my host Guy, and I got my clothes washed and folded by his mum 😅🙈.
This day anyway started out with rain and ended with summer heat. I can see sunny days coming!
France, here I come!
And again thank you all who supported me, thanks to you who supported more then once, thanks to you who gave what you could, thanks to you who gave a lot and thanks to you who shared the link. To all of you, you are my heroes! ❤️

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When two cyclists comes together, art might happen 🇱🇺

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My sponsor action has worked out very well, and I'm super happy for all of you out there who also want me to reach my goal to Gibraltar, I actually don't know if I would make it without your contributions 🙏🏽😘
It's only 6 days left of the action, and we are very close to the goal. So if you still want to help out, big or small, you still got the chance! Even 3€ for a coffee or 10€ for a night in a campsite from time to time is a big help!
And please, if you can't help with coins it would be amazing if you spread the word! 🙏🏽
This is the link to go to:
https://www.sponsor.me/Juliaolah

Thank you Pia Barrett, one of my lovely hosts from Denmark, for your help! Hope you and your family are well! 😘

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Today I took Bike on a hiking, literary a narrow hiking path with rocks and roots. I think he enjoyed it as much as a did. We love to be back in the hills ❤️

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A cute little village on the top of a hill, 500mosl

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I made it to Luxembourg!
Ghost country for me still, but tomorrow I'm excited to get to know more about this magical place. All I have been doing today is climbing hill after hill with Bike, and I love it 😍

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Booomshackalack!! 😁

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I'm pretty unorganised when it comes to planning my route ahead . So every evening I check the map to se what distance and direction I will do the day after. And yesterday I found a tiny bit of France sticking up in Belgium, not far from my route to Luxembourg. I couldn't resist, so now I'm spending one night in France to then go back to Belgium tomorrow 😂
Crossing borders is fun!!
Swipe to see map of where I am!

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Sun is shining! 😁

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Today I can't stop smiling ☺️ Yesterday this man., Renato, found me along the way. I was just about to plan where to stay for the night. Even though his English was very humble he was happy to speak to me. He said he was on warm showers (hosting community for bicycle tourers) and invited me to his home. He cooked me dinner, we exchanged language skills (English/French), we listened to music, spoke about touring experiences and laughed together, he even cycled to the bakery at 7 in the morning to get us fresh baked bread and croissants 🙏🏽. I'm so happy that I got to know this lovely and strong man!

I just love how life bring people together in all kinds of fascinating ways.

And maybe you wonder how it goes for my little sponsor action? Very well thanks to you out there! Andrea even gave me her second support!

Thank you all for following along you are the best!! ❤️❤️❤️

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I bumped in to the biggest @sbikesbikeshop in Europe today and they are expanding even more.
I'm happy to give them some credit for helping me out today!
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Thanks guys!! 👊🏽👊🏽👊🏽

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Why not just skip all of those coke and cigarette machines out there and turn everyone in to bread loaf machines like this one? Bread along the way is always needed!

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Yesterday I was doing detours and all sorts of weird things that made me, in the end of the day, realise that I made nothing but complaining about the headwind.
Today I woke up, wind even stronger than yesterday and add rain to that. I thought 💭😡😬.
But the wind was on my side!
I just crossed the border to Belgium without even notice! Thanks wind 😆

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Fighting the head wind today, 30km in 3,5 hours isn't that bad right 😆
Hope you all take a stormy walk today, just to feel you are alive! 😘

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My first night at a real campsite (in three month) with Bike. The owner of the camping got so surprised and excited about my trip so she gave me a discount, free shower and delivered a beer and a bottle of wine to my tent. I will never ever dismiss a campsite again 😀 people are lovely! ❤️

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To pretend it's summer when autumn is knocking on the door is not easy, the weather is playing on my emotional stings. But everyone tells me I'm going towards better weather, so I'm going to just trust them fully and pedal as hell!

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The food corner at festivals is always a good meeting point for cool people. Here I met Jaap, we had a long conversation about almost everything, it got narrowed down to a very specific theme, welding. Pretty soon we realised we prefer different types of welding. And came to the conclusion that we must be so different as humans 😆

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After two days of hanging out in Haarlem my fiend @evelinebaert took me to a campsite in the north. This is her new camper that we lived in for four days. At this point the campsite was still very empty but soon to be filled of loving, dancing human beings and loads of beautiful campers and caravans. ❤️ Thanks Sonja Brinsky, good friend and former boss from my years in Oslo, that you decided to support me for this trip! 😊

Hope you all having a great weekend! ❤️

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Almost half way through my mission, that means three months left on the road. I'm excited and curious about what Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Portugal and Spain will look like from the saddle. Some days of rest is now happening at my fiends place in Haarlem (Netherlands). That also means proper clean clothes, henna care for my hair, laughs and hugs with my lovely friend and mission with her new camper for some nights.
So, different week, but funny week is up!
Photo @evelinebaert
I also got some new people to thank for the support for my little adventure:
•Lena Andersson, a super cool woman who is a friend of the family 🙏🏽
•Karin Martinsson, my beautiful friend that I have been both singing, camping and hiking with, we are also the team metal from back in the days ❤️
•Magnus Andersson, who is a colleague of my brother, thank you for supporting and I'm happy you are following me along 😃
•Catharina Henningsson, my sisters landlord and friend of the family, thank you 😊
Also lots of thanks to those who supports me with smaller amounts, I feel so happy to have you all around! ❤️

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Four years later, as it was yesterday, but this time both like nomads 😀

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Four years ago I made a spontaneous trip to Amsterdam where I was hosted by Eveline. We became soulmates, and I'm back again.
Like it was yesterday!
It's time for a catch up on life and a longer rest with my sista' 😍

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