Tuesday, January 20, 2015

20 January 2015 - The Ringdahl family on TV4

The whole family was invited to the morning show at TV4 (popular Swedish TV station) to talk about adventure traveling. It was great fun!
The clip can be viewed below.

Some pictures from the TV4 studio in Stockholm.
Disa, Tinna, Atlas, Temba, Ola & Nina
Tilde de Paula & Peter Jihde

Monday, January 19, 2015

Dec 2014 - Jan 2015 - Mexico!

We skipped Swedish Christmas and New Year's celebrations this year. We explored southern Mexico by local bus, and with light backpacks as luggage. The Yucatan peninsula and Chiapas are rich in history, Maya temples, colonial towns and beautiful nature and wildlife. We covered 2500 km by bus. Our route in brief: Cancun - Cichen Itza - Mérida - Campeche - Palenque - San Cristobal de las Casas - Tulum.
What a beautiful stay in friendly Mexico!
Greetings from the Ringdahl family.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

October 2014 - New York

The children had a school break and we spent a week in wonderful New York.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

New book about our adventures - "Temba's adventures - From Sweden to Cambodia in a red UFO"

We are now releasing a new book about our adventure travels.
The book ”Tembas Äventyr – Från Sverige till Kambodja i ett rött UFO” (rough title translation: “Temba’s adventures – From Sweden to Cambodia in a red UFO”), tells the story about our 16-month journey by Land Rover through 37 countries.

Temba is the storyteller, and Ola has done the typewriting and layout. There are over 700 colour pictures in the book, many of them taken by Temba, so you will enjoy the book even if you do not understand Swedish!

Please check out more info on our web page www.kaptillkap.se
To order the book, please send an e-mail to ola.ringdahl@kaptillkap.se and tell us:
Title of book, number of signed copies, your name and postal address, your phone number.
The cost of the book is 149 SEK plus shipping cost.

Greetings from Temba & Ola

Saturday, November 30, 2013

October 2013 – Temba & Ola in Barcelona

Temba and Ola went to Barcelona to watch football. It was time for El Clásico, FC Barcelona – Real Madrid. Camp Nou was sold out, 99,000 spectators. And what an excellent football match! Barcelona won 2-1.

July-August 2013 – Family holiday in Italy

This summer we spent four weeks exploring Italy by Land Rover. After crossing the Alps, and checking out the villages of Cinque Terre, we enjoyed the treasures of Pisa.

Florence was lovely and we found a camp site with a swimming pool on the top of the Fiesole hill. Close to 35 degrees, and loads of Italian ice cream.

After stops in Siena and Chianti, we drove down to the Amalfi coast. Winding roads and lovely vistas.

Our next stop was the Vesuvio volcano, which we climbed in the pressing heat. We also visited Pompei, the city which was destroyed and buried by an eruption from Vesuvio in the year 79 A.D.

After the heat in southern Italy (close to 40 degress), we enjoyed some days on the beach on the east coast.

We passed San Marino on our way back. One of the smallest countries in the world, but very beautiful.

Upon returning to Sweden, it was time for the children to get back to school. Temba started seventh grade, Disa 4th, Tinna 2nd and Atlas also started school (preschool level). Ola started his new job, as CEO of Nord-Lock Group. Time to get busy again.

June 2013 – Disa & Ola in London

Disa and Ola went to London for a week. Wonderful days with musicals, strolls in the parks, Indian food, fish & chips and shopping.

June 2013 – Tinna & Ola in Paris

Tinna and Ola went to Paris for a week and had a lovely time in the city of culture, fashion, good food, and Disneyland.

Friday, March 29, 2013

So long California - vi kommer gärna tillbaka!

"Ska vi redan hem, vi har ju inte alls rest länge!" sa Atlas.
Alla fantastiska äventyr tar slut en dag. Men först måste man hitta en Darth Vader-dräkt till sin femåring. När detta är gjort kan man med gott samvete säga "på återseende" till USA och Kalifornien. Det har varit fyra underbara veckor.

May the Force be with you!
//Atlas & Ola

Highway 1, del 4 - Mars 2013

När dimman drabbar kusten, vilket den ofta gör, kan man sticka in till den hundra år gamla danska bosättningen Solvang. Här har danskarna under 100 år byggt danska korsvirkeshus och bakat danska wienerbröd. Lite vikingaskepp får man också se om man promenerar runt i turistkvarteren. Och en clone trooper (som Atlas gärna bär med sig i fickan om man råkar på arga vikingar).

Malibu är surfing. Stranden är flera mil lång. Drömmen för en surfare är kanske att bo i ett hus på stolpar precis vid stranden.

Den spanska missionsstationen vid Santa Barbara var fin. Men att bo här år 1786 måste ha varit tufft!

Venice Beach är en ikon. Vi tillbringade sista dagen på resan här för att njuta av Kalifornien i kubik. Surfing, bodybuilding, t-shirts, marijuana-kliniker, tokstollar, skateboard. Härligt!

Hälsningar från Amerikas Venedig,
Atlas och Ola