Western Europe

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Holland!Western Europe is in many ways a strange place to cycle through – strange for the very reason that makes it so straightforward. Europe is, at the end of the day, just Europe. The countries we passed through are not too unfamiliar. In fact being able to communicate the entire time while in traveling through the continent made it seem even less foreign.

Being able to speak German certainly made things easier, something useful considering the long time it took us to get into a routine. The first couple of days barely felt like the tour had begun, and when Jack joined us even less so, with us hopping from campsite to campsite.
Eventually though we managed to do it, and it wasn’t long before we had things down.

DitchThings were not particularly difficult – the route we had chosen was flat,food was easy to come by and a place to camp could usually be found easily enough (often mere feet from the side of the path).
We were particularly lucky with the weather, and indeed the worst thing to contend with seemed to be the persistent condensation and dew in the mornings, as well as the incessant mosquitoes which stayed with us until Serbia.

Having left the UK on the 31st August, the weather we had through Western Europe was as near to perfect as could be imagined.
We would never have imagined that it could get as cold as it would in Eastern Europe


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Western Europe

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