Category Archives: Germany

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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Riding through the heat of southern Germany

One of the reasons to go on a bicycle tour in July was to get away from the heat of Antalya where it’s 35°C every day.  I hate to come to Europe and complain about the heat, but, wow, it … Continue reading

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Eight hours in Düsseldorf

On my trip west Air Berlin was nice enough to give me an overnight in Berlin where I was able to see Antje.  On the way back, however, it was eight hours in Düsseldorf which I wasn’t really looking forward … Continue reading

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Art, history, and rain in Mexico City

In Mexico an Indian nut is a cashew.  In Turkey an Indian nut is a coconut.  In English turkey is both a bird and a country.  That same bird in Turkish also means India.  If you feel cheated by wasting … Continue reading

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Riding into a fairy tale

After buying a large stack of maps in Berlin, my plan for leaving the city was to not use a map at all.  I simply headed south looking for roads that looked friendly to bikes.  Berlin is a city of … Continue reading

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