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Entries from August 2000


August 20th, 2000 · Comments Off on Switzerland

August 20, 2000 Braz, Austria to Flims, Switzerland Day 234 Switzerland is more beautiful than I ever imagined. The border crossing from Liechtenstein into Switzerland was the most beautiful I have see yet. It was located in a vast green field, there were mountains rising from the fields in every direction on the road, two […]

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Tags: Northern Europe · Switzerland · world travel


August 15th, 2000 · Comments Off on Passau

August 15, 2000 Passau Day 228 The bus carried us from the Czech Republic back to Germany. At the border, the bus driver collected all of our passports in a plastic shopping bag.  He ran them into the guard station, returning 10 minutes later with permission to cross.  It was that simple.  Getting the busload […]

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Tags: Austria · Northern Europe

Czech Republic

August 12th, 2000 · Comments Off on Czech Republic

August 12, 2000 Terezin Day 225 I hooked up with Ramona to ride today. We followed Ken Anderson, Barbara and Dick out of town, before realizing they were not riding the route. Ken was looking for a bike path to follow. It sounded good, at least better than riding on the road, so we followed […]

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Tags: Czech Republic · Northern Europe


August 11th, 2000 · Comments Off on Dresden

August 11, 2000 Senftenberg to Dresden Day 225 It was to be a short 41 mile day into Dresden.  Somehow it turned out to be a long day, I rode with so many others that all had something to do…every 5 minutes.  Finally, I just resolved to relax and not worry about it.  As it […]

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Tags: Germany · Northern Europe


August 10th, 2000 · Comments Off on Senftenberg

August 10, 2000 Berlin to Senftenberg Day 223 I left the Berlin Hostel early that morning to get a head start on a long day.  The city is so huge, it took almost 2 hours to exit, it seemed I caught every red light possible.  I followed Mark and Sandy, a tandem team out of […]

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Tags: Germany · Northern Europe


August 9th, 2000 · Comments Off on Berlin

August 9, 2000 Berlin Layover Day 223 After having such an interesting tour by bicycle the previous day, I decided to continue my exploration of Berlin on a bike, by myself. I just rode up and down a few streets enjoying the morning smells and getting a feel for the city. I ended up back […]

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Tags: Germany · Northern Europe


August 8th, 2000 · Comments Off on Germany

August 8, 2000 Berlin Layover Day 222 Berlin is certainly a city with a diverse history, part of which I remember occurring in my lifetime. So when we arrived, I immediately signed up to do the Berlin Bike Tour. It turned out to be an “insider tour” taking us to places the tour buses don’t […]

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Tags: Germany · Northern Europe