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    I saw this thread over on the ST-Owners forum for well over a month and wondered what was the big deal about it. Finally, I clicked on it. I watched a minute or so of the video and gave up on it. I was going on a trip and there wasn't time to get involved in it.

    But the thread has continued and I watched one of the videos a week or so ago...and liked it. I watched another and liked it again. Finally, after the third or fourth video, I subscribed to her channel. It's good. How she manages to put together an extremely professional video on the road and do it day after day, is beyond me.

    This video below starts with her starting her day outside her tent. She then heads off to an island off the coast of Sweden. When she rides down the streets to find her hotel for the night, it's like you're there. I hope you enjoy it.



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    Yes it’s a brilliant story. Like you I got it recommended

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    I have watched videos of all of her trips since episode 1 where she bought a Royal Enfield Himalayan in India and took off through Asia, the Middle East, then South America, where she got stuck in Peru due to the pandemic a few months ago. She had to leave her Himalayan there and fly home just as the entire country went into lock down. After returning to the Netherlands, she bought a used Honda CB500X, rode that around Iceland and is now touring Europe. She is a very accomplished woman. I think she is 32 and has spent her 20's working for a big dredging company for about 5 years and visited many countries around the world before throwing in the towel and riding around the world. Also, she always tries to take the road less traveled.
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    My wife and I are watching her trip up through South America right now. Interesting to compare her approach to the Long Way Up series that just started. Noraly absolutely ROCKS. Gutsy, cheery and does an incredible job with the story/video. All Alone. Makes Ewan and Charley and the entourage look, well, really bad...
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    I am in awe of her. I know how long it takes me to download and review photos, let alone video. That can take hours and hours for only minutes of video. Plus, she has to find a way to upload it. And the computers she has to use need both Internet and power.

    And then she still needs to plan the next day's trip. You can blow hours doing that too.

    Oh yeah, and she needs to eat and sleep some time. Usually, she camps and she's said it takes her two hours to pack it all up...each day.

    Yes, I'm in awe.

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    Did you notice that in her recent trips into Europe, she was the only person that seemed to be wearing a mask? Not even indoors, like in the shot of her and the owner of the coffee shop in the initial post video clip. Very curious. I thought everyone in Europe was wearing masks and it was only in the U.S. where there was a partial mask revolt. At Alice's Restaurant the owners and all of their staff always wear face coverings and they will not serve anyone not also doing so.
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    My wife and I, too, watch her videos and catch up weekend mornings. My wife is in to gems and minerals so Noraly's (spelling??) references to geologic activities in Iceland were particularly interesting to her.
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    We've started watching her videos from the beginning...Season 1, Episode 1. It is very interesting to see how quickly she gets "better." Comparing Season 1 to Season 3, there's a dramatic improvement is sound, video and content. Truly well done and inspiring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard230 View Post
    Did you notice that in her recent trips into Europe, she was the only person that seemed to be wearing a mask? Not even indoors, like in the shot of her and the owner of the coffee shop in the initial post video clip. Very curious. I thought everyone in Europe was wearing masks and it was only in the U.S. where there was a partial mask revolt. At Alice's Restaurant the owners and all of their staff always wear face coverings and they will not serve anyone not also doing so.
    Different countries different laws. Here in Spain is mandatory to wear a mask EVERYWERE outside your house, with fines starting €100-€3000 depending on how you behave with the cops when they catch you. In Italy started to be mandatory a few days ago, as well as in France.. The rest not so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fearfas View Post
    Different countries different laws. Here in Spain is mandatory to wear a mask EVERYWERE outside your house, with fines starting €100-€3000 depending on how you behave with the cops when they catch you. In Italy started to be mandatory a few days ago, as well as in France.. The rest not so much.
    In California the rules seem to change from day to day and from county to county. The cops don't enforce the virus rules they let businesses do that for them - at least until they get shut down again by the county health officers. I don't know how anyone can stay in business when the rules are changing all the time. It must drive small businessmen crazy. You would think that since the virus is pretty much the same around the entire world, the advice and regulations regarding how to stay safe and how to enforce it should also be the same. But that certainly is not the case. Here the politicians who publish the rules always say that they are determined by the "science and data". But they never say which science and which data. That may be one reason why the public doesn't always pay much attention to them - other than wearing a mask when inside a building.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kickstandsup View Post
    We've started watching her videos from the beginning...Season 1, Episode 1. It is very interesting to see how quickly she gets "better." Comparing Season 1 to Season 3, there's a dramatic improvement is sound, video and content. Truly well done and inspiring.
    I think there's two things going on there. Technology is getting better. And she's sharp. If I had a business, I'd hire her in a heartbeat. She knows how to think on her feet. She faces challenges and gets around them. And she seems to have a personality that can be positive in almost any situation. You can train someone on the skills needed for a job, but you can't train people on the basic character traits she has.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daboo View Post
    I think there's two things going on there. Technology is getting better. And she's sharp. If I had a business, I'd hire her in a heartbeat. She knows how to think on her feet. She faces challenges and gets around them. And she seems to have a personality that can be positive in almost any situation. You can train someone on the skills needed for a job, but you can't train people on the basic character traits she has.

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    I think that's right, but clearly she chooses to make the tech transparent to the viewer. She does the occasional "behind the scenes" video, which makes it interesting.

    Also agree about her personality and approach, positive and relaxed. She's clearly having fun, and that comes across.

    She's been doing some interviews, you've probably seen the one on ADVrider, but here's one in Dutch (with captions):

    https://youtu.be/ZbBLNnS4VQk
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    Latest edition. She's staying in a pod in Sweden Lapland.



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    This is the best of the videos in Sweden. Just amazing.



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    Latest episode. There's a couple between this and the last one.



    If you want to see stunning jaw-dropping scenery, watch this one. Don't quit at what seems like the "end". She has some drone footage at the end that you'll enjoy.

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    I think that drone footage during the last couple of minutes is the best part of the video.
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    The latest... I found myself saying "Wow!" and "Ooo...wow!" many times. I'd love to have been there in person.



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    Great episode...we've now watched everything except episode 99, which seems to have been removed. Wonder why?

    Norway is now on our "list," assuming we can ever get back to Europe and start riding again. In a fit of optimism, I booked flights for next year. Cancellable, of course.
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    That drone of hers is just amazing. Somehow it manages to follow her from quite some distance away while she is riding along. And of course it does a really good job picking up wonderful scenery when she is directly controlling it.
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    I've seen videos made with drones like that before. There's some kind of control that makes the drone stay within range of the controller, which is on the bike.

    I'm just amazed at how well she puts these videos together. And somehow, when she starts out at 7am for breakfast...and has been up for a couple hours already...she is cheerful, even when camping overnight in the cold and rain. She must have a great personality, because so many people meet her and want to help her out.

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