Prague

I went on my first guided tour yesterday and it went very well. It was called a free tour but you still have to give a tip. It was great though, was really worth it and the guide took me places I would never think of looking. This is the first city I’ve been to…

From Wroclaw to Prague

The last three days I cycled about 65 miles a day from Wroclaw to Prague. I never actually left for the Czech Republic on Tuesday because there was thunderstorms aaalll day so it would have been pointless to try and leave. But on Wednesday the weather cleared a bit and I set off South towards…

Wroclaw

Wroclaw doesn’t sound anything like it’s spelt. It’s actually pronounced ‘Frot-swav’ but I’m just going to call it THE CLAW it’s easier. It’s much busier than Poznan and a little more modern. The city is covered in pubs, restaurants and spectacular churches. You’ll have no difficulty in finding a cheap place to stay either with…

Poland rocks

It’s been a great few days here in Poznan. The hostel I’m staying at, Blooms, is one of the nicest hostels I’ve been in. The staff are friendly, the rooms are really clean and its only £6.50 a night including breakfast. I met two guys from Finland here on Sunday so I have been busy…

A pain in the ass

Today was a bit crazy. So I crossed the border finally and find myself in Poland and can’t find anywhere to change my Euros into the Polish money (Zloty) and can’t find a cash machine. The only food I have with me is a bag of rice, some bread and a pot of jam. As…

Berlin

I’ve been quite busy here in Berlin: Visiting museums, checking out the malls, seeing all the sights. It’s a pretty cool city. For some reason there’s graffiti absolutely everywhere you look. There’s a good subway and train and tram system for getting around but it’s also pretty easy on a bike. The roads are not…

Potsdam

Potsdam is a nice little town just South West of Berlin. I met up with Clara and Tino yesterday who have kindly let me stay in their flat and today we had a look around the Sanssouci Park. It translates from French as ‘without concerns’ or ‘carefree’ and it’s a well chilled out place. It’s…

Schwielowsee

Woke up at 7 this morning, super early for me. I don’t know why because I only had to cycle around 25km or so today. At least the weather has changed. It was about 25 degrees today and going to be 30 maybe tomorrow. I cycled round the Schwielowsee lake through all the little towns,…

Rough Sleep

I stayed in a forest near Brandenburg last night. I think it was the most horrible night I’ve had so far. As I was pitching my tent I noticed a few mosquitoes about and I was like bummer, so I put on some repellent stuff and carried on. Then there was more so I put…

German Gypsies

I cycled through Magdeburg yesterday. It was quite nice and a pretty big city. Didn’t really feel like looking around though so I left pretty quickly. Last night I thought I found a really good campsite but turned out it was full of bee hives. So I stayed at a legal ‘camp site’ for a…

Bye Hanover!

Today I left Hanover and Owen, who has been cycling with me since Rotterdam. Sad times. Hopefully we will meet again in Berlin or Vienna! I took the canal path most of the way to Braunschweig. I forgot to go shopping so dinner was half a pot of pasta and 2 bits of bread. I…

Bike Polo

I’ve spent the last three days watching the German Bikepolo Championships and drinking beer. I think I’m actually going to break a record for the first person to cycle around Europe and come back fatter than when they left. If you’ve not heard of bike polo before it’s basically like horse polo but everyone’s on…

Hanover

We went on a bit of sight seeing tour today. Visited the town hall which has some great views. There’s a lift inside that takes you up to the main viewing gallery that actually goes round a corner on it’s way up. The floor is sloped when you get in and then becomes level as…

Rain rain rain.

Its been raining for 2 days straight now it’s so annoying. I have waterproof panniers but still my stuff inside gets soaked from opening and taking stuff out. My overshoes have been put in the bin. For the record don’t buy Altura overshoes. They say they are waterproof but my feet beg to differ. I…

Munster

Kicked about Munster today and went to the market. We can’t get enough of the cakes here! We stayed in the hostel SleepStation last night which gave us more time to see around the city. The botanic gardens was cool. There was over 8000 species of plant there. The sun even came out for a…