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Helen, 66, took the train to Australia

"Helen, 66, took the train to Australia" "the SVT-meteorologen skipped the flight on his long journey – which took five months." "the Journey lasted ove

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Helen, 66, took the train to Australia
"Helen, 66, took the train to Australia"

"the SVT-meteorologen skipped the flight on his long journey – which took five months."

"the Journey lasted over five months. SVT-meteorologen Helen Tronstad took the train and boat to Australia."

"I have been concerned about climate change for quite some time, but I really wanted to go so far and see Australia," says Helen, who came home now you the weekend. "

"to get To Australia without flying takes its time. But on the way home was Helen Tronstad had to fly a bit, from Darwin it was not to take themselves forward in any other way. "

"– But I'm still pleased that I took me down to the other side of the globe with just a train and boat, " says Helen Tronstad, 66, now retired from the SVT."

"– I jumped in two weeks last summer, otherwise it is a while since I appeared in the box."

"When Aftonbladet reached Helen Tronstad she was in Beijing on the way home to Sweden. On Sunday, February 10 arrived on the ferry from Helsinki to Stockholm. Then had Helen been on the move since 2 september 2018."

"– I retired in april 2017. Then I felt that I really wanted to do a long trip, and I have never been in Australia."

"– But I have cut back on flying and did not know that I wanted to fly so far."

"On the trip since september"

"In his work as a meteorologist at SVT, Helen several years ago, marked by the changes in the climate, which depends on the emissions from, among other things the flight."

"– When I started on the SVT, I had Pär Holmgren as a manager. He was early warned against this, " says Helen."

" I really don't want to fly longer, the airline industry accounts for a large part of the emissions and it is quite easy to skip."

"When Helen had decided it went pretty fast to plan the trip."

" I knew I wanted to ride the trans-siberian railway and so I had a cruise planned with a friend who lives in Singapore."

"– But I've fixed most of the things in the phone during the course of the journey, it is no more difficult than booking a ticket in Sweden."

"”To pass through Thailand by train (£1 000 £ ”"

"On 2 september took Helen ferry to Helsinki. From there it was train to Moscow."

"– Then I took the trans-siberian railway with the a group. It was probably quite good, there was always someone to talk to and we stopped at several places, including at lake baikal and in Mongolia."

"When Helen reached Beijing, she took through China and Vietnam down to Thailand and Malaysia."

"From Singapore, she took a cruise along with her friend."

"It was good to meet up with someone, and we traveled well three weeks about," says Helen, who is surprised to learn how little money it still has gone to."

" I had a buffer of course, but to live and travel in Asia is really cheap. To get through the entire Thailand with train cost 1 000 sek."

"Christmas and new year was spent in Australia."

"Where we went Greyhoundbuss and I must say it was absolutely fantastic. The longest trip was 16 hours."

"– I sat the whole time and peered through after the kangaroos but I saw no, " says Helen with a laugh."

"Experienced extremvärmen"

"In Australia had Helen feel extremvärme, in places it was 40 degrees."

" I've always tried to travel ban, I have lived at the train stations so that I would minimize the taxiresorna."

"– But in Australia I was on a few occasions had to take a taxi, the heat was completely unbearable. "

"On christmas eve, visited the Helen mountain, Ayers rock, a religious site in the northern territory for aborigines. "

"– It is located in the middle of nowhere, a jättesten only. I walked around there with a guide early on boxing day, and it was a cool experience. "

"– For the indigenous peoples aborigine is the location important, and I think that they felt that the place was special. "

" It was very hot and we felt pretty small and vulnerable. I drank 2.5 liters of water in five hours and was completely exhausted afterwards, but it was really special and the highlight of the day, I probably say. "

"a Few mishaps on the journey have Helen not encountered, other than a missed train."

"" I have received many greetings on Facebook that I am so brave, but I don't feel that you need to be brave to make such a trip. "

"– It is very safe to travel like this, and not so awkward. It is just to make if you yearn for it."

"The only thing that it has been a little crafting with is to fix the visa to the countries you will travel through."

"– Now I'm in Beijing and fix it, " says Helen, who gradually have to get used to the cold. "

"– Here it is 7-8 degrees and quite cool at night, so I have bought me a winter jacket. After all, I'll go through Siberia on the way home and there it is, well not so hot."

"– On the way here, I stopped in actually in Vietnam, and bathed in three days, it has not become so much of the product."

"Långresan has now reached its end and Helen told us from Beijing about his homesickness."

"– this is, well, just a bike trip you do once in a lifetime, now I long home for my children and grandchildren."

"And to my cottage," says Helen."

"– It grämer me a little that I had to fly from Darwin to take me from Australia. But it's still pretty cool that I travelled all the way to Australia on the other side of the globe by train and boat."

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