Posts in category Politics

41. & 42. Balkan Route

Now I’m in Zagreb and apart from that I have birthday. So I want to make me a gift and take the train from Zagreb to Ljubljana. I have this freedom and am under no competitive pressure. It is unimportant to me, if I sometimes don’t ride a part of the tour by bicycle. Between […]

39. & 40. Oh yeah, the Austrians

Say: If your surname would be Hutter, would your call your child then “Adolf”? So, I would not call my child Adolf, but rather Rudolf. Or maybe Uwe. Vienna – Steinhaus am Semmering 114 Km Steinhaus am Semmering – Paldau 106 Km

38. Vienna, please destroy the FPÖ

It is strange. I cannot imagine that in this cosmopolitan city actually there had been almost a FPÖ-mayor. That does not fit. The city is much better organized than Berlin. For example the traffic. It’s fun to ride by bike through Vienna. The city is also known for its social housing and also Austria has […]

34., 35., 36. & 37. Eastern Europe etc.

Eastern Europe is forgotten in many cases when one thinks of Europe. Many people in my country also know it too bad. The reason for that is, of course, the fact that it was once the Eastern bloc. Traditionally one goes on vacation to France, Italy or Spain. The iron curtain exists still in our minds. […]

30., 31., 32. & 33. Calais – Berlin – Bresl...

My feeling is that there is too little communication in Europe at the level of ordinary people. When I am in Berlin and drive through alternative residential area, I think that people there do not know how the world looks 200 km next in Poland or just 100 kilometers far away in Frankfurt/Oder. Or as […]

20. & 21. Strange Island

Not just the English left-hand traffic confused me, but also the whole political situation in England. Even on the ferry from Santander to Portsmouth a Near-London-Grown-up meant to me that he once voted for Tony Blair, because he wanted to limit the fox hunt and wished to legalize Marihuhana (if that’s true, I have not […]

18. & 19. Stopover Santander but Europe

I’m somewhat relieved that I made it through the Spanish mountains and especially through the headwind. Approximately 113 kilometers I had to skip because of the headwind. Nevertheless, I rode 2033 kilometers from Tübingen about Pfäffingen (small Village near Tübingen), Strasbourg, Switzerland, Montpellier and Barcelona until Santander That’s okay for now. Hence it will be […]

11. & 12. Overcoming Borders

The 75 kilometers between Narbonne and Perpignan (specifically Saleilles – I was not directly in the city of Perpignan) were really beautiful. I went along at a place where on the right and on left there was water and in the middle there was a cycle path. I dawdled a bit and then arrived again […]

9. & 10. Cosy through the heat

I let it come on just a little more cosy. Only 100 and 92 kilometers. I realized I need rather more than 6 hours of sleep. However, it makes a lot of fun with local people to talk and in that way to become a sense of the regions where I am. I am rushing […]

7. & 8. City, Country, Crisis

When I rode down from St. Genix to Valence and also later in the Provence, you realize unfortunatelyo rural decline. Including yellowed Le-Pen-Posters it is not difficult to see that this decline is partly responsible for the rise of right-winged parties. But the leftists has just failed as well. It is clear that the right […]