Starting in Germany

Starting in Germany

My wiggle through Germany started by bouncing into Aachen, a city that was heavily hit in World War 2. It would be a consistent theme through my time in Germany, but Aachen did a good job of showing it with old shells of buildings being retained and used as part of the new constructions. I was only there shortly, arriving on Saturday afternoon and leaving Sunday morning, but staying with my Warmshowers hosts, Bernd & Sabine, meant that it wasn’t until almost noon that I left. Sunday

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Luxembourg

Luxembourg

Another day, another new country. The joys of travelling in Western Europe is that there are lots of borders! After a short few days in Belgium, I found myself at the end of the Vennbahn and in Luxembourg. I also managed to make it 3 country highest points in 3 days following on from Vaalserberg and Signal de Botrange with a visit to Burrigplatz. The Vennbahn doesn’t advertise itself for this, but all 3 points are remarkably close to it, with the diversion to Burrigplatz/Buurgplaatz taking

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Waffles and Belgian Fries

Waffles and Belgian Fries

The 29th country of my trip saw me hop the border into Belgium. I was happy to see that at least in Flanders, the northern part, the fantastic cycling network system continued so I only had to see cars when I was trying to find the sign marking the border which wasn’t to be found on the bike path. Belgium is not a large country, but has Dutch, French and German as national languages. The country is split into 4 main parts, Flanders in the north, Wallonia in the south, Brussels as the capital

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