Category Archives: France

Hiking and climbing in Switzerland: Grimsel Pass and Ticino

My first pandemic international travel. I’m a little embarrassed to admit I hadn’t heard of Grimsel Pass or Ticino even (!) before this trip. Seb had some free time between work meetings in southern Germany and offered to pick me … Continue reading

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Cycling the Pyrenees in March

A little weather research indicates that March may be early for cycling in the Pyrenees.  It’s still ski season, and of course the famous Col du Tourmalet is almost guaranteed to be closed.  Kurt and I were hoping to at least … Continue reading

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A few days pedalling in Alsace

We crossed the Rhine again using the free ferry at Rhinau to ride for a few days in Alsace.  I love being able to cross national borders without any immigration or customs controls.  Is there anywhere in the world where … Continue reading

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Bicycle touring the Swiss lakes

Riding in Switzerland.  The problem with Ferda doing her first bicycle tour in Switzerland is that it sets the standard pretty high.  The bicycle routes are super, keeping cyclists away from traffic, through picturesque villages, and along the shores of … Continue reading

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A hop across the Atlantic — to Mexico

Five days from Antalya to Mexico City, the magic of air travel. I took an overnight bus from Antalya to Ankara and had the chance to see Sabiha, Banu, and Deniz during my day in Ankara. Very early the next … Continue reading

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