Category Archives: The Grand Adventure-Part Three

Thoughts on Italy

What can we say about Italy? History abounds, graffiti is the national pastime, it is dirty and almost everyone smokes. There are no rules to ban smoking in restaurants although hotels had non-smoking rooms. We found the Italians to be … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Austria

We followed the R3 Inn route (Inn being the name of the river out of Passau) and the Alpe di Adria Cycle route from Salzburg to Vienna. We spent a lot of the time on country roads which was great … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Germany

We followed two major cycle routes the Rhine and the Danube. The Rhine was not as well marked as the Danube and we got lost almost every time we went through a big city, while on the Rhine route. The … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Netherlands

We were only in the Netherlands for a short time. The Netherlands has the reputation for being a cycling nation, more bicycles than population. However, I found that when the Dutch are in their cars they forget how to behave … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Belgium

We were only in Belgium for one day of cycling, we enjoyed the people, the food, the beer and the cycling. Belgium is a small country in size it has over 11 million people. Belgium has three Official languages – … Continue reading

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