Traveling in France
If you have followed this blog-project for a while you might think me as one experienced, solid and well-traveled guy who has probably scores of travel stories in mind (all worth writing about, of course).
This would really be a cool thing, but I have to admit that this is unfortunately not exactly the case – I never traveled that much in my life, and I visited France (one of my favorite destinations by now and the immediate neighbor of Germany, after all) for the first time …
Table of contents
- The Pyrenees
- Col du Tourmalet
- Hunt for the summit
How to deal with a broken pedal in high altitude mountains
I am on around 1300 meters altitude and the snow is glittering in the early afternoon sun.
It is the beginning of December, but I am wearing a simple cotton T-shirt while standing at the roadside ditch, my hands on the handlebar of my MTB.
As I was climbing up this mountain half an hour ago, a jeep was passing me by, and the …
FAITH is the basis of all “miracles” and mysteries that cannot be analyzed by the rules of science
– “Think and grow rich”, chapter 3
It is the 29 April 1429.
English troops have been besieging Orléans, a city situated on the powerful Loire river in north-central France, for over six months.
The French royal army faces once more its main adversary in a gruesome and complicated conflict which is smoldering for several decades now (this long period of consecutive military campaigns will later be denominated as Hundred …