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To those who stay put, the world is but an imaginary place. But to the movers, the makers and the shakers, the world is all around them, an endless invitation. //

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W I N T E R Green Apple and Citrus Honey Crumble

1 Bunch of Rhubarb : 2 Green Apples : 1 Red Apple : 1 cup of Blueberries : 1 Punnet of Strawberries : ½ tbsp Coconut Sugar : 3 cups Rolled Oats : ½ cup of Quinoa Flakes : 1 ½ cups of Coconut Oil : 5 Dates : 2 tbsp Honey : ½ cup Fresh Orange Juice : ¼ tsp of Cinnamon : ¼ tsp Vanilla Bean

1. Preheat the oven to 200 degree’s Celsius.

2. In a saucepan, bring 4 cups of water to the boil and add the coconut sugar. Stir until dissolved completely.

3. Add in the chopped bunch of rhubarb (approximately 3cm) once the water has come to the boil. Cook for 5 minutes or until soft and the colour of the rhubarb skin has changed to a lighter red.

4. In a baking dish, add the rhubarb, diced apples, blueberries and roughly chopped strawberries and mix evenly. Sprinkle cinnamon over mixture.

5. In a food processor add the oats, quinoa flakes, coconut oil, dates, honey, vanilla bean and orange juice. Blend until the mixture comes together.

6. Spread the crumble mixture over the fruit mixture.

7. Finely slice a green apple to garnish on top of the crumble before putting it in the oven.

9. Bake for approximately 20 – 30 minutes.

10. Serve warm with vanilla yoghurt.

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[Photography by Casey Trebilcock Copyright 2014]

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Four years ago I saw Trolltunga (The Troll’s Tongue) in a magazine and I promised myself one day I would sit on the edge. That day came. That day was E P I C.

3 hour bus ride from B E R G E N > 1 hour Ferry > 2 hour bus ride > A R R I V E   O D D A (Length of stay : 5 days) > 1 hour drive to starting point > 7km Mountain Bike Ride along the Norwegian Fjord’s (Tough terrain) > 2 hour hike up a steep valley > 1 hour wade through white water > 1 hour rock run up a rock avalanche (fell 2 weeks prior) > B R E A K > See a R E A L rock avalanche through the valley we hiked > Continue to point > Gear up to rock climb > (Torrential rain begins) > Begin rock climb up 250m rock face > 1.5 hour rock climb > Walk through knee deep snow for an hour > A R R I V E   A T   T H E T O N G U E //

Completely saturated, battered and bruised from the rocks, invigorated and full of adrenaline but completely calm, and in my element dangling my legs over the edge, I had the most profound experience I just can’t find the words to explain.

But what goes up must come D O W N // Back down the way we came but this time it’s 7 hours later, thunderstorms and exhausted but so alive and full of spirit from conquering the tongue.

Mud sliding down vertical drops and overwhelmed with excitement. Twenty metres before we get to the bottom, I slip down 6 metres of rock face and knock my head, knocking myself out! Full concussion I still had 7km’s of mountain biking to do…come 2am I am in a restaurant with 20 other people not knowing how I got there!

…or we could have hiked the 11km trail…but that wouldn’t be as A D V E N T U R O U S!

2am at the Restaurant > Change accommodation from my Scandinavian cabin to a small hostel > 3am lay down on bed > 3.30am walk an hour to bus stop > 5am Catch bus to Bergen > Fall asleep at the back of the bus > Still asleep I get locked in the bus at the terminal > Wait an hour for someone to come back > Head to the airport > Wait 5 hours for flight (Still half concussed, bruised head to toe, no sleep over 36 hours and exhausted) > Fly to Denmark > Arrive Copenhagen > Catch train at 11pm > Walk to hostel > Check in…discover a new place all over again!

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1. Make friends with any guides you do tours with // It will either get you a 10% discount because they like you or/and they will give you lifts to save you 460 kroner ($100) for a 25 minute (one way) cab to areas no buses go to or you can walk to safely that won’t take 3 hours!

2. Stay out in the valleys in the small villages, that’s where the best of Norway is.

3. Don’t expect to go to Norway and be handed the most profound scenery you’ll see, you need to be psychically willing to find the true wonders of Norway.

4. Be accepting that Norway is the most expensive place in the world so yes, everything is budget blowing!

5. There’s a sugar tax in parts of Scandinavia so it’s cheaper to eat your fruits and vegetables than anything else! Go to the supermarkets and cook – average stock standard restaurant meal is approx. kr260 ($56).

6. When in Norway, E A T the salmon!

7. After a hike, stand in a Scandinavian lake (3 degrees!) then put your thongs on and walk on the rocks/pebbles for some soothing DIY reflexology.

8. Norway’s weather can change from calm to extreme conditions in the matter of seconds – be prepared for the wet. *Norways sun is strong too – you burn quicker than Australian sun.

9. If you go by yourself but hate being alone in your own company for more than 2 days at a time, don’t bother going to small parts of Norway, you need to take yourself on adventures and just get up and go!

10. Norway’s adventures can be as tough or as easy as you like, it just depends on how you want to see it! Until next time Norway // It’s been unreal.

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Melbourne // Bangkok // London // Scotland

I, Casey Trebilcock, want to see the world. Follow a map to its edges, and keep going. Forgo the plans and trust my instincts. Let curiosity be my guide. I want to change hemispheres, sleep with unfamiliar stars and let the journey unfold before me. I want to wander, I am a wanderlust soul. I am in love with cities I have never been and people I’ve never met. I am a global citizen.

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I am infatuated with European shop facades // When in Scotland, invest in something 100% Made In Scotland Cashmere // Colour changes everything ♡ Europe / / Notting Hill. // The Blue Door. The Red Door. The Yellow Door. Notting Hill I adore you.

NEXT STOP : S C A N D A N A V I A

RAWCherryPBCookieTravel is an investment in yourself // The Culturer

London – Norway – Sweden – Denmark  – France – Switzerland – Italy

Europe 2014 : 23rd of May

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Peanut Butter & Sour Cherry R A W [Refrigerated] Cookies

2 cups Rolled Oats : ½ cup Chia Seeds : ¼ cup Chopped Dark Chocolate: ¼ cup Raw Pepitas : 1 cup Peanut Butter : ½ cup Honey : 1 teaspoon Vanilla : ¼ teaspoon Salt : ¼ cup Dried Tart Cherries : ¼ cup Coconut Oil

1. In a large bowl, mix together the oats, chia seeds, dark chocolate, and pepitas. Stir to combine.

2. In a separate bowl, mix together the nut/seed butter, honey, vanilla, coconut oil and the salt. Stir until smooth Pour the butter and honey mixture over the oat mix and stir until evenly coated. Then stir in the cherries.

3. On a baking sheet using a 2-3″ cookie cutter, press the energy bar mix into the cutter and press firmly. Continue until the mixture is gone.

4. Place the energy bars in the refrigerator until firm and then transfer to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator.

RAWCherryPBCookie4Simply simple – Live Healthy, Live bLANk [Photography by Casey Trebilcock Copyright 2014]

2“Life is an echo, what you send out comes right back” – Chinese Proverb

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sophrosyne (n.) a healthy state of mind, characterised by self control, moderation, and a deep awareness of ones true self and resulting in true happiness.

The Maptia Manifesto: I, Casey Trebilcock, want to see the world. Follow a map to its edges, and keep going. Forgo the plans and trust my instincts. Let curiosity be my guide. I want to change hemispheres, sleep with unfamiliar stars and let the journey unfold before me. I want to wander, I am a wanderlust soul. I am in love with cities I have never been and people I’ve never met. I am a global citizen.

[Wanderlust - It's a big world out there, go explore]

*Disclaimer: All photographs in  ‘Wanderlust’ are taken by Casey Trebilcock and rightly owned by Casey Trebilcock. 

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