Trip Start Mar 17, 2007
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It is very difficult to type with a German keyboard, so our apologies in advance for the awful spelling and the non=existance of the punctuations.
Cycling in Holland and Northern Belgium had been a breeze but things changed very quickly when we got to Southern Belgium. Gone are the 100 km days (yep, it is kilometer and celcius now), welcome crawling up the 7 or 8 percent ascents at about 6 km an hour. However, noticing the chance in the scenery, the climate, the history and the culture as we crawled along were well worth the effort. Because we move so slowly and camp outdoors or stay with host families, we feel like we get a true taste of the places that we visit.
Staying with host families, eating with them, cooking with them, getting tipsy on wonderful Belgium beer with them has made a big difference in our trip
Spring is in the air and every animal you can imagine is mating along the road as we ride our bikes. Bryan is taking video of every one of them. We have a full collection of animal love on tape.
We will explore Luxembourg city tomorrow and then start making our way to France where we will meet Gizem's mom and possibly two other friends.
Lots of love from Luxo,
Gizem and Bryan