With the excitement of the marathon still spurring us on we made the most of our last few days in NYC. Katz’s Deli, MOMA, Melbourne style coffee and cafes, One World, the 9/11 memorial, the election, gigantic pizzas and desserts, and more… and we still only scratched the surface!
What’s most interesting about America’s capital of weird is how normal it actually seems to us. All the usual suspects we’d expect to find at home seem to be represented in about the same ratios and roles here. Perhaps American weird is Australian normal? Even the bicycle capital of America tag makes us realise that perhaps we have a pretty good situation after all, because the infrastructure is about on a par with home too. Not that any of this […]
Goodnight Seattle! Not exactly sleepless in Seattle- we barely stopped for breath during our three hectic days in hilly, autumn tinged Seattle. From our base in Pioneer Square, across Puget Sound to Bainbridge Island and through streets of fascinating architecture we crammed in as much as possible during our first stop this on this west coast tour of America.
No rest! Just because the Rhine is behind us it doesn’t mean we are standing still. Only a short 25 km. ride bit such a different experience! The river banks, canals, tow paths, dykes and forests are behind us and suddenly we are riding through sand dunes (with bicycle speed-humps, if you please!) and alongside North Sea beaches all the way to the outskirts of The Hague, home of Parliament, the Kimg and the Peace Palace, a forerunner to the […]
We had escaped the rain clouds earlier but today we were not to be so lucky. The steady rain that had started with a few heavy drops as we crossed the Swiss/German border yesterday afternoon hadn’t stopped all night- even Waldshut’s Top Models had to battle chilly winds and soggy spectators! It was either continue on and get seriously wet or activate “Plan B”. (Actually, there was no “Plan B”, we just thought of it at the last minute!) A […]