Danke für die Blume!

Trip Start Jul 23, 2008
Trip End Feb 04, 2009

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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

After cycling into Germany without any maps....asking my way around, I make it into Mönchengladbach! My German is rusty but more then enough to get around. So at the German ANWB (read ADAC) I am finally able to get myself a decent cycling map and another overall South German one.

With campsites taking bites out of my budget I decide to find myself a free-to-pitch-my-tent-spot for the night. The way to go about: just stop at a house/farm and ask to if it is possible to pitch my tent on their field. So it is done. Good luck is again with me as I am offered a bed to sleep in, in the basement with their teenage daughter and the dog!! They are a farmer family doing business in flowerbulbs, trading with Holland! Apparently ever since the middle ages Dutch people were given fixed pieces of land to grow flowerbulbs, so some clever as we are went across the border. The area I am in now is historically known for flower growing as well ;-)) They have been doing it for 55 years already!
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