Travel slower, travel richer

It was pouring. We couldn’t care. The flat landscape reminded us of the Belgian countryside, the grey sky even more. The thunder came. The lightning, once spectacular in the distance, approached us. Our proud Belgian hearts had to admit. The seven-year-old tent was a prey for this storm. The only shed on the horizon proved … Continue reading Travel slower, travel richer

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Eurovelo 1 Portugal variations: cycling inland on a budget

On the Eurovelo 1, you better keep the sun in your face and the wind in your back. On your right, the Atlantic Ocean will keep on rolling its turquoise waves. On your left, the inland is calling. Cycle south in summer, the northern wind will propel you forward.     Portugal Eurovelo 1’s road … Continue reading Eurovelo 1 Portugal variations: cycling inland on a budget

Two city kids on the countryside

“There you can see Mars, Venus and Altaïr,” Yves pointed out. We realised we hadn’t watched the stars in a long time. Actually, we couldn’t see them until then. We’re city kids, cycling through the countryside. The ‘Oude wegen’ route takes us through tiny, deserted villages and past vast hilly pastures. Somewhere along the way … Continue reading Two city kids on the countryside

Cycling between work and leisure in Nord-Pas-de-Calais

We’ve never cycled together for more than one weekend. The both of us haven’t been cycling for longer than one week in a row. How to know whether we are ready to cycle and sail around the world?  Our solution: The Big Test Trip. In April we took off for 4 days in Nord-Pas-de-Calais. We … Continue reading Cycling between work and leisure in Nord-Pas-de-Calais