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July 12th, 2000 · No Comments

For the last three weeks in June and a few days in August, we will be touring Scandinavia. We start in Norway, go a little north then east to Sweden, take a fast ferry to Denmark, travel along the coast to Copenhagen, cross over on a ferry again and head through the rural timberlands to Stockholm.

Scandinavia has been a present the I didn’t expect to receive. The countries have been easy to get around and communicate, even though they all speak a different language, everyone it seems speaks English. I am consistently amazed at how they switch from one language to another. All I need to do is say “hello!” Of course their English is spoken with a British accent.

Finland is not officially a Scandinavian country, but for the sake of simplicity, I have placed it here.

If you ever have the opportunity to go to any or all of these marvelous countries, do notP0002906 hesitate, go! Cycling is a common method of transportation for all ages. Cycle touring is very popular and there are many wonderful touring routes to choose from. I would suggest you do not tour as aggressively as the Odyssey 2000 group. One hundred kilometers a day is more than enough. Take your time and enjoy. Or take the train, it’s wonderful also.

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