Category Archives: Odyssey #2 2014: Cycling in Europe

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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Northern Germany: Calau and the Spreewald

 CALAU and the SPREEWALD in the BRANDENBURG REGION of EAST GERMANY. Monday 30th June 2014 The digital notice board on the Dresden station platform indicated our train would leave at 10-57.   Fifteen minutes passed and no train and when Bev made … Continue reading

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Northern Germany: Dresden Part 2

OUT and ABOUT DRESDEN PART 2. A ride along the Elbe, the new bridge, the Blue Bridge and the loss of  Tbear. 28th JUNE 2014 William Shakespeare wrote the Tragedy of Coriolanus sometime between 1605 and 1608 and a quote in … Continue reading

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Northern Germany: Dresden Part 1

OUT and ABOUT DRESDEN PART 1. 26th /27th JUNE 2014 People and cities have a lot in common. They both have scars and features that tell a story: Dresden has a lot of them and thus a lot of stories. … Continue reading

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Czech Republic to Germany: Along the Elbe River

BIKE-HITCHING FROM MELNIK IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC TO DRESDEN IN GERMANY. This posting is dedicated to our Swiss friend Erika, lover of bikes, books and muesli. Erika rides her bike to work in the morning (she is a librarian) and … Continue reading

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