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Poland, the early days

We’ve spent the last 6 days with Roman in Gorzow Wielkopolski with our friend Roman – our first taste of Polish life and one that’s yielded pleasant surprises. As Roman laughingly put it on our arrival - goading us ever…

Crossing to Poland

July 14, 2016 Featured, Poland

27th June Manfred sits down and places a bottle of wine down on the picnic table not far from our tent. His treat, to enjoy while we pore over the map of Poland and he shares his experience and knowledge…

Brexit: perspectives from a Brit moving through Europe

July 11, 2016 Featured, Germany

I wake early again and climb out of the tent to practice yoga and finish waking up. As I finish, calm and whole again Mickey returns with the news. It slowly sinks in. Britain has voted to leave Europe. As…

It seems I’ve turned a corner in the last few days.

July 8, 2016 Featured, Germany

Ironically, today’s ride was almost entirely devoid of them. Only long, Roman-straight roads through endless Elysian fields, waving their slowly ripening barley gently at us as we pass in the beautiful heat of the day. The only punctuation to this…

We made it. Our first destination.

July 4, 2016 Featured, Germany

And also our penultimate one. (15th June) We arrived in Munich to collect the Carnet de Passages, the two weeks we’d set ourselves to get across Europe thinking it was plenty in the end proving to be about spot on.…

Yesterday it felt we cheated the rain for the first time since setting out.

July 1, 2016 Featured, Germany

And it felt good! (13th June) We woke and I once again felt tired after a good night’s sleep. Even the frustration takes too much energy now. A migraine threatened as a blurred spot in my vision and I prayed…