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A few fun days in Berlin with Ferda and Antje

During our week in Hannover, Ferda and I lucked out with surprisingly warm weather for December.  In Berlin, however, we found the cold.  Here are Ferda and Antje, braving the cold to visit this outdoor museum: Don’t be deceived by … Continue reading

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Christmas and New Year in Hannover

Our plans in December and January seemed to change every week, and in the end we had some free time around Christmas and New Year.  One day Ferda and I were chatting with Yasemin when she suggested we go to … Continue reading

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Good cycling in heavily populated western Germany?

After leaving the Rhine Gorge we came quickly to what looked on the map like a pretty ugly section of the tour, one big city after another — Bonn, Köln, Düsseldorf, Essen.  Then we’d be in Holland.  However, I was … Continue reading

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The Rhine Gorge — a disappointment?

The highlight of a Rhine River bicycle tour might be the Rhine Gorge, aka Upper Middle Rhine Valley, the whole of which is yet another UNESCO World Heritage Site.  If there’s an all-purpose worldwide travel bucket list, it’s these World … Continue reading

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The Rhine River without Krista

My friend, Krista, has planned on a Rhine cycle tour for years.  When she and Kurt suggested we do it together, it sounded great.  Krista described it as quite flat, lots of castles, lots of good food, and a little … Continue reading

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