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Cycling Berlin to Copenhagen

This was the last part of our fabulous Northern European Adventure. A 10 day, 550 km ride, through East Germany and Denmark. No mountains, but hillier than expected, and many deep forests. This was a self-guided trip, but there was… Continue Reading →

Exploring Berlin

The best walking tour of this entire trip was the Berlin Alternative Walking tour with Jonathan as our guide. When he first opened his mouth, I thought I was back in TO with my friend Peter – same voice, same… Continue Reading →

End of Baltic – part 5

Stockholm was the end of our Baltic Sea Cruise with Viking Cruises. From here we flew to Berlin for the next leg of our adventure. A strange thing happened in Helsinki, Finland. At least 3 times, while walking around in… Continue Reading →

Formula for Happiness

As we did a 2 day excursion of St. Petersburg, visiting palace after palace after palace, they all started looking the same to me. It was hard to imagine the opulence that the Russian aristocracy and royalty enjoyed before the… Continue Reading →

Baltic Cruise Part 3 – Rostock, Germany and Gdansk, Poland

Here are some street scenes I made in Rostock and Gdansk, after I escaped from the cruise ship supplied shore excursions. [Click on any photo for the slideshow. Please leave comments at the bottom of the page]  

Baltic Cruise Part 2 – Denmark

We’re on a 2 week trip in the Baltic Sea on a very big ocean liner, which is really different for us. After the Norway stops, we had a couple of visits in Denmark. Many crowds of tourists in Copenhagen…. Continue Reading →

Suddenly… a whisper…

We were hiking in the forests above Eidfjord, which is at the end of a Norwegian fjord. Very beautiful, this is a land of mountains and idyllic farms and pastures. We were looking for the ancient Viking burial site. The… Continue Reading →

We were cycling in Hungary…

… and trying to find our way out of the city of GyĹ‘r and back to the Danube Bikeway on our route to Budapest. This was early morning with nobody around to ask directions. Nobody could speak English here, anyway…. Continue Reading →

That Creepy Sound Again…

Is someone or something out there? or is this just something in my head? Then this ancient clock-tower chimes every hour. No problem for Chantal… she’s wearing earplugs. But that noise again… someone walking up the stairs? We’re alone in… Continue Reading →

Cycling the Donauradweg, Part 2

This was a multi-part trip that started with 10 days of cycling the Danube River from the source, at Donaueshingen, Germany to Passau. We finished where we started in 2008, when we cycled from Passau to Budapest. We rented bikes… Continue Reading →

Cycling the Camino de Santiago

The Camino de Santiago, or Way of Saint James is a Christian pilgrimage that goes back over 1000 years. It can be walked or cycled, so we thought it would be an interesting cycling trip and a way to discover… Continue Reading →

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