Travel & Culture

Fierljeppen: An extreme Dutch & Frisian sport.

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Fierljeppen [~ pronounced: ‘fee – earl – yeppen’] is literally translated as ‘far-leaping,’ a name that befits each contestant’s main goal: to leap over a canal without hitting the water.

Fierljeppen

In order to accomplish this task, the ‘ljepper’ must sprint towards the canal and jump onto a pole. Then, if s/he successfully grabs onto the pole, s/he must climb the pole and control which direction it tips.

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5 Simple Travel Journal Tips

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Buying a travel journal is like falling for a tourist trap before the trip begins.

True, some amazing people are successful at writing/doodling in books while traveling, but they are a specialized group of travelers on par with American explorers like Lewis & Clark.

travel journal

Even so, leaving a journal unfinished feels wrong. It’s like the unknown 8th sin.

So, how can you finally complete a journal?

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