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From warm showers to cold shower.

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We spend the most beautifull authum week in this cabin in nature, no wifi, no news, just enjoy living.

The very same day we got home, we had a Warmshower guest visiting us on his way from the UK to China.

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Tommy, 22 years old, survived cancer two times and is now cycling to China to raise money for the good cause.

You can donate through his website The hopeful vagabond.

In the morning the teribble news about  the terrorist attacks in Paris. felt like a ice cold shower, bringing us “back to reality ” in the most brutal way.

When Tommy left, once again it was goodbye to a friend, with a real warm hug.

I just don’t understand that if one can feel connected to people we just met the day before, people from all over the planet, than why is it so difficult to achive peace in this world?

Time we start uniting in stead of dividing!!!

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Vennbahn 2015 with our grandson Arne

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After 5 years, finaly the picture story about our cycle adventure in BC

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This is the first picture story I made with a not free program (Wondershare Slideshow Builder)

Hope you will enjoy it as much as we enjoy re-living yhis trip of ours.

Picture story of our latest cycle trip in Switzerland.(2014)

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It seems my story is liked:

likes WP…  I like   :-)))

Another cycling nomad in the making !?

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Recently I decided to make a profile on the Warmshowers site. For several years we already enjoyed hosting guests from all over the world through couchsurfing. Warmshowers should be ideal for us, because it’s for cycle travelers only.

Last week I got my first request from a young Spanish guy. He stayed with us for just one night.

He has big plans,  to make a world tour for 5 years, through 50 countries with 5 euro’s a day…

Right now, he is just trying everything out and touring Europe for starters. He already decided he needs to buy front panniers to have a better overview of his luggage, and a better balance of the weight he is carrying.

I had the impression he has still a lot to learn about traveling by bike, but yet, he is only 19 years old.

When I asked him what brought him to this plan, I heard several levels of motivation:

One side of his motivation is that he thinks he is far too young to decide what to do with his life, and he isn’t interested in what seems to be the “normal” steps to take in life: study, work to get a house, a car, a television ….First he wants to explore the world, meet people, other cultures, and learn about himself.

Another side of his motivation is that he likes to move. He ran a marathon, but that wasn’t satisfying his hunger for movement… He tried longer distances, up to 100 km…but that didn’t do the trick  either…So slowly he got interested in traveling by bike. What was at first meant to be a several days ride became almost biologically a preparation for a worldtour…

I’m very curious how far this youngster will go to make his dream come true. I surely wish him all the best.

You can follow him on his blog .

 

ready to hit the road again

ready to hit the road again

On the road again !!!

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End of the month we start our cycle trip right at our doorstep. 100 years after the Great War, we decided to cycle the Frontline Route.

The route will bring us to Basel in Switzerland.

Once in Basel we stay with a couchsurfer who agreed to store our bikes for a month at her place.

We travel back by train and about one month later we come back to cycle a tour of Switzerland.

 

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You will be able to follow us on my new online travel log

http://www.pindat.com/users/register

You just type in my name Lucienne in the search window and from there you will get access to my profile and will be able to become a follower or “volger” in Dutch.

 

Spinning lesson with my son.

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Since a few years I go spinning once a week with my son Frank.
Frank got me an action camera to use on our cycle trips.
I thought it might be a good idea to test the camera during our weekly lesson.
It turned out a very nice souvenir !!

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