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Holidays - Show us what you did
« on: August 08, 2016, 02:39:41 pm »
So Orca suggested a holiday thread, I like that idea, I'll start with a couple of pics from my recent tour de Europe:


We started in London, yes that's about as un-londonish as you can get in a picture, but we picked the hottest week of the year to be there


Next up was Belgium, it was blooming beautiful


On to Germany, as you can see, we only do 5 star accommodation


From Germany we quickly crossed into Austria, where it was us, the bikes and the Danube


Except when we weren't near the Danube, taking the road less travelled


We usually made our way back to the river again though


My wife says this is a dork on a bike. But this dork never burnt his face or neck. Oh yes, we washed clothes every day, so we always had something hanging on the front or back of the bike to dry out.


On one of the days we past by a ferry without noticing. It meant that a 60km day ended up being an 80km a day. Those are tiring!


Melk, probably the highlight of the trip, and we never even knew there was anything to see there until we arrived ??? it was an amazingly good surprise.


Apparently this place had the best dessert my wife has ever tasted. Something like a dumpling soaked in syrup with cooked peach inside. If you're on a biking holiday you have a license to each yummy food.


We cycled up to Vienna, spent a couple of days there and then took a train to Budapest.


The perfect cure for sore muscles is a day spent in the thermal baths  :TU:

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Re: Holidays - Show us what you did
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2016, 03:35:21 pm »
Your photo of London reminds me very much of what Zoo lake use to look like in the early '80's when I came up to Jhburg 8)
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Re: Holidays - Show us what you did
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2016, 10:13:33 pm »
Awesome pics P. Feels good to have experienced what the 2 of you have. And nobody nicked your bicycles. We are hoping for a white Christmas in the garden of the UK. The Cotswold. I will post pics.
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Re: Holidays - Show us what you did
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2016, 12:49:26 pm »
Great blog on this topic Patrick. When I was in Dusseldorf, I went to a cafe to buy a bottle of water and stood at the counter with it waiting for the attendant to pay him. Stood there for some 10 minutes until another customer came in and grabbed a soda and chucked some money into a box, took his change and walked off. I felt like a fool.
Interestingly, in most European countries especially Scandinavia, farmers are not allowed to chase people off their land. Berry and mushroom picking is a very old tradition and one can wonder through the farm lands and the farmers would smile and wave at you.

Here in Portugal vacant stands can be hired and planted with veggies and fruits. Brussel sprouts, kale and melons are popular. Most are not even fenced off and people would walk past and buy the stuff at the fruit and veggie shop.
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Re: Holidays - Show us what you did
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2016, 02:42:33 pm »
You biked around Europe with Marilyn Monroe. Tough to top that!

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Re: Holidays - Show us what you did
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2016, 06:22:37 pm »
You biked around Europe with Marilyn Monroe. Tough to top that!
I meant to ask P about her as she is an exact carbon copy of my girlfriend from 1974. Perhaps a daughter of her's but thought it would not be appropriate.
PS. Is her mother's name Bev?
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Re: Holidays - Show us what you did
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2016, 06:38:11 pm »
I went on holiday and then I saw this!


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« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2016, 07:05:47 pm »
I went on holiday and then I saw this

That is an exact replica of my wife FFS. Am I going crazy here and seeing things?
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Re: Holidays - Show us what you did
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2016, 07:23:46 pm »
Ouch, you're bad O.

Nice photo's P.

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« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2016, 07:57:40 pm »
I went on holiday and then I saw this

That is an exact replica of my wife FFS. Am I going crazy here and seeing things?
Bwhahahahaha!

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Re: Holidays - Show us what you did
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2016, 10:11:25 pm »
Ouch, you're bad O.

Nice photo's P.

Was a joke and my wife even laughed at it. Love her.
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Re: Holidays - Show us what you did
« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2016, 10:40:08 pm »
I went on holiday and then I saw this

That is an exact replica of my wife FFS. Am I going crazy here and seeing things?

 :D

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Re: Holidays - Show us what you did
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2016, 09:52:54 am »
So much to laugh at here!

Oh and Orca, it is Bev. She's been looking for you for years, apparently you're my real father in law. Where should the child support bills be sent to?

 :D

Nope, not Bev, the one that got away is still managing to keep away Orca ;)

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« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2016, 12:29:12 pm »
'I allways thought we were an exception, but...'

Patrick thanks for sharing your trip with us, it resonates well with me. I too love cycling and experiencing and your photos are beautiful.

That is money well spent.

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« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2016, 10:38:19 am »
And you have just re-inspired me to get my old mountain bike spruced up to commute. your story reminded me of the benefits and joys of cycling.
so i thought right i am gonna join the local gym to spin to get fit, checked out the cost and timetable....no go.

i will simply go out each day on my commute 13km each way and get the benefits and save  double bonus!