From the land of bike lanes to the land of endless forests, ah yes the ride from Holland to Germany was a beautiful one. I had almost completely forgotten what a hill looked and felt like till I found them having crossed over the border. As much as I love Holland’s bike infrastructure and boy do they have it figured out, my steed and soul were craving adventure.
With Belgium in my rear view mirror, it was time to cross the undivine region of the Netherlands. As the Dutch say, "God created the earth, but the Dutch created the Netherlands". Improving weather, fantastic hosts, thickly wooded forests and grass lands which made for surreal riding - it was to all to exceed my expectations.
Finally the box arrived and with it a whole new way to travel with all my gear. Despite it's drawbacks, I am very glad I made the swap and winter is going to be a lot more enjoyable as a result. I was now off again on the bike to Belgium to follow the coast and eventually end up in the medieval town of Bruges.
After an extended layer over in Belgium customs, my German passport arrived and with that my plans to swap from my Australian passport to my German passport were set in motion. Two passports, two different names, money and a pistol in safety deposit boxes all over the word to collect when the situation necessitates it. You get the idea, more of that later.
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No matter where you are in the world on your bike, each night is spent the same way - resting for the following day. In this article you'll learn what items I use to ensure I get the most rest while camping and some tips that you can use with your camping setup