Category Archives: Odyssey #2 2014: Cycling in Europe

The Final Journey: Return to Australia

FAREWELL MOOSE COUNTRY — STOCKHOLM TO SYDNEY  and a story about  the most boring map in the world. Initially I thought the last post, Sweden, would be the final one for Encountering the Past Part 2 but there are two … Continue reading

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Sweden

COPENHAGEN to SWEDEN For a period during the 1980/90s  Bev and I belonged to AFS, an international exchange student organization. In that time we hosted exchange students from all over the world for both short and long term periods. The … Continue reading

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Denmark: Copenhagen, a bike-friendly city.

SWITZERLAND to DENMARK August 2014. Following our road trip to France we move north to Denmark to begin our journey back to Australia. Before getting down to writing about our bike-riding experiences in and around Copenhagen I would like to … Continue reading

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France: To Normandy and Back Part 3

ROAD TRIP SWITZERLAND and RETURN via NORMANDY PART 3. Across Normandy to the D-Day beaches and return to Switzerland via Tonnerre. From Coutances we moved further up the Cotentin Peninsula, also known as the Cherbourg Peninsula, to Cape Carteret. From … Continue reading

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France: To Normandy and Back Part 2

ROAD TRIP SWITZERLAND and RETURN via NORMANDY PART 2   Ouyres to Coutances, Normandy. ALBI After bidding friend Larry farewell at Ouyres we headed northwest through the Midi-Pyrenees area and the first town of note was Albi. The dominating feature … Continue reading

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France: To Normandy and Back Part 1

ROAD TRIP SWITZERLAND and RETURN via NORMANDY PART 1: SWITZERLAND to the MID CEVENNES FRANCE. At the invitation of our Swiss friend, Thomas, we returned to Rebstein Switzerland by train from Berlin with a stopover in Munich. Thomas had two … Continue reading

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Northern Germany: Berlin

OUT and ABOUT BERLIN. Post #136. As soon as we left the railway station this morning and rode into the Berlin cityscape we decided instantly we were going to like the city. Our snap judgment was confirmed when we met … Continue reading

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Northern Germany: Encountering the past in Communist countries 1972.

FRANKURT (Oder) to BERLIN and OUR EXPERIENCES IN HUNGARY AND YUGOSLAVIA 1972. WEDS 9th JULY 2014 The weather forecast for today was not promising and if the rain predicted for this morning is anything like the storm we had last … Continue reading

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Northern Germany: Guben to Frankfurt (Oder) on the cycle route.

ODER-NEISSE CYCLE ROUTE  MONDAY 7TH JULY GUBIN (Poland) to EISENHUTTENSTADT (Germany) Early breakfast at the Onyx Hotel then west across the Neisse River to where the D12 bike track started. I’m glad we did a reconnaissance yesterday as looking for … Continue reading

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Northern Germany: To the Oder-Neisse bike path

FROM CALAU TO GUBEN – GERMANY and GUBIN – POLAND SATURDAY 5th JULY 2014 And now we move eastward towards Poland. The weather was right so we decided to move on from Calau and head for Guben, a town on the … Continue reading

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