Belgium, Brussles and Brugge

Baguettes, croissants, wine spilling over from France and fine chocolates, strong beers and… waffles. My journey through Belgium has been a true ramble. With an excellent map of the region, donated by the cyclists I met in Luxembourg (cheers!), it’s no struggle to go everywhere and anywhere, especially with the thousands of cycle paths. It’s…

Some gore

Today I went for a ramble around Zagreb on my bike. I was planning on visiting the lake here but unfortunately I was a bit too bold going around a corner, at the same time the gravel path changed to concrete. Needless to say there is now a hole in my knee, my gloves and…

Finally some touring

Today Owen and I finally hit the road, said goodbye to Rotterdam and got some cycling done outside the city. It was only 25km or so from Rotterdam to Delft, including getting lost. Was good to actually get some miles down though. When you start a tour and your still in the same place 5 days…

Meditation

This was a nice gathering in the park next to the Boijman’s Museum. I’ve never done anything like this before but it was quite good. I can’t say I felt enlightened or anything but I definitely felt more chilled out. I did burst out laughing when everyone started humming in tune. After we sang a…

Hello Rotterdam

Stayed in the hostel ‘ROOM‘ tonight and man, what a place. At first I thought it was a bit boring. Probably because I was in a room full of French people that refused to speak English. But after a drink at the bar, I think the staff took pity on me and invited me out…

Ferry to Holland

If your looking for a cheap way from London to Amsterdam or Rotterdam, Stena Line do a rail and sail deal for £39 plus £4 for a bike here. The ferry has free wifi, reasonably priced bars and a bunch of other stuff like a casino, cinema and restaurants.

Leaving Home

Five hours on a train is enough time to get settled into the idea of not settling for a few months. Especially the last 20 minutes of the journey I spent sitting at the station, trapped on the train, because I couldn’t lift all my bags from the luggage rack to the door before they…