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Screens are killing your eyeballs, and now we know how

The "blue screen of death" is taking on a whole new meaning.<p>Blue light’s rap sheet is growing ever longer. Researchers have connected the high-energy visible light, which emanates from both the sun and your cell phone (and just about every other digital device in our hands and on our bedside …

Blade Runner

Soepstengels – ZELF MAKEN

Soepstengels – ZELF MAKEN 0 anouk 1. RECEPTENBorrelhapjesBrood & broodjesKidsproofZelf maken 09 mrt <i>Raise your hands</i> als jij ze vroeger ook vaak in je …

Jamon Wrapped Cod Borlotti Bean Stew | Fish Recipes

Tap For Method<p>Ingredients<p>400 g dried borlotti beans , or 1 x 400g tin of borlotti beans<br>• 2 red peppers<br>• 3 cloves of garlic<br>• 250 g kale<br>• ½ a bunch of fresh …

How to make the perfect lemon curd

Bring a golden glow to January with a Victorian classic, and, no matter if you’re looking to be eased into the day or hit with a full-on acid trip, there’s a variation for you<p>A ray of sunshine in one of the darkest months of the year, lighter and zingier than marmalade (and considerably quicker to …

Orvieto — What an Italian Hill Town Should Be by Rick Steves

Orvieto is one of the most striking, memorable, and enjoyable hill towns in central Italy. Less than 90 minutes from Rome, Orvieto sits majestically …

Slow Umbria: how to discover the Italophile's Italy

Leave Rome its Colosseum, Venice its canals. Let Tuscany have its masterpieces, along with its long lines. Umbria is the slow food, slow travel capital of Italy. It is the Italophile's Italy, the green heart that rolls up its sleeves and gets to work with remaining authentically Italian.<p>The heavily …

Laos’ strange plain of jars

The few travellers that make it to this remote corner of Laos will find fields of ancient stone jars. Who put them there, and what were they for?<p>Clouds of dust mushroomed behind me as my motorbike bounced along a potholed track outside Phonsavan, a mid-sized town 400km northeast of the Lao capital, …

Archaeology

Sinner Sunday: Bokkenpootjes tiramisu

Sinner Sunday: Bokkenpootjes tiramisu<p>Normaal gesproken ben ik niet zo van desserts met koffie, op een hele enkele uitzondering na. Zoals deze …

Holidaying, WWOOFing, cycling

<b>It was time for a holiday! Susanne’s family were visiting. Afterwards we would be cycling back to the farm where Susanne volunteered before, while</b> …

Cycling

This is how we maintain our bicycles

<b>‘This is how we maintain our bicycles’</b> is part of the series “This is how… by TwistingSpokes.com”. Cycling on a well maintained bicycle is a great …

This is how we interact with locals

‘This is how we interact with locals’ is part of the series “This is how… by TwistingSpokes.com”. During our journey we very much enjoy the …

WWOOFing at an organic pine tree farm in South Korea

Before arriving to South Korea we had the plan to find a place to WWOOF. For people not familiar with this term it means: Willing Workers On Organic …

Farming

Rivers of the DMZ leading to the east coast

<b>After days of entertainment in Seoul it was time to get back on the road. Seoul had been a blast. Martin was back from Denmark and Susanne was back</b> …

This is how we eat while cycle touring

‘This is how we eat while cycle touring’ is a part of the series “This is how… by TwistingSpokes.com”. We all know that the intake during a multi …

Snacks

This is how we camp

‘This is how we camp’ is a part of the series “This is how… by TwistingSpokes.com”. Camping while on a journey like ours has become a way of life, a …

Camping

This is how we navigate

‘This is how we navigate’ is a part of the series “This is how… by TwistingSpokes.com”. How do we navigate through the vast amount of roads in China, …

Maps

The backroads of Eastern China

The backroads of Eastern China were waiting and we were back in Gubeikou after four great days in Beijing.<b> Beijing had proven to be a real surprise</b> …

South Korea

This is how we chose our bicycles

‘This is how we chose our bicycles’ is the second part of the part of the series “This is how… by TwistingSpokes.com”. How to choose a touring …

Bicycle Touring

The Great Wall hike at Jinshanling/Gubeikou

After cycling alongside the Great Wall for quite some kilometers we were ready to start ascending it. We had picked the village Gubeikou as our …

World War II

This is how we manage our budget

This is how we manage our budget is the third part of the series “This is how… by TwistingSpokes.com”. Many people traveling for a long time by …

Personal Finance

This is how we decided to travel by bicycle

‘This is how we decided to travel by bicycle’ is the first part of the series “This is how… by TwistingSpokes.com”. In this part we cover the process …

Bicycle Touring

This is how… by TwistingSpokes.com

We have now cycled more than 19000 kilometers and we now feel it is time to share “This is how” we do this.‘This is how…’ by TwistingSpokes.com will …

From arid Gobi to lush Great Wall of China

We took a day to settle back in to China, enjoy Chinese food and the bustling streets of Erenhot. This is a city in Inner Mongolia an autonomous …

Hiking Trail

Cycling the Gobi, a desert with surprises

It was hard to leave Ulaanbaatar. Our winter break had been good in many ways. We had created a nice social life, gotten to know quite a few really …

Ulaanbaatar, a city that gets under your skin

We have gotten to know the city of Ulaanbaatar reasonably well because Susanne stayed here more than two months and Martin almost six weeks. It is a …

My experiences as a volunteer in Ulaanbaatar

After knowing that Martin and I would split up for a while (because he was cycling through Mongolia) I started looking into what I could be doing. …

Mongolia

Tsagaan Sar, a different New Years celebration

In Mongolia there are two major traditional holidays. One is in summer and is called Naadam, the other is in winter and is called Tsagaan Sar or …

Siberia, a journey to lake Baikal

Reading about this massive lake in Siberia called lake Baikal made me wonder. After having stayed in Ulaanbaaatar for a few weeks I decided that I …

Following the south route to Ulaanbaatar, it changed me!

In Altai I had time to think and decided on a change of plans. I now was planning to follow the south route to Ulaanbaatar. The original plan was to …

Cycling