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Hanoi

Hanoi

 Capital City of Vietnam

We spent a lot of days in Hanoi. Perhaps too many, and that was not the original plan as we wanted to go to the mountains near China in the north, but once we got to the hotel we spoke to the receptionist and he told us that it had been snowing the days before. To that, we were not ready. Not when you spend a day on a day that might or might not make it through the snow. So in the end we decided to explore Hanoi properly and whatever attraction was near to Hanoi.

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Commuting from Barcelona to Bracknell – Challenge Accepted

Commuting from Barcelona to Bracknell – Challenge Accepted

 

Last year when I moved to Barcelona from England I never thought I was going to commute to Bracknell for 7 months every Monday or Tuesday on a weekly basis. But it happened.

At first, the idea was crazy but after reading the articles on the newspapers I said “sure, why not?” However, as the months went by the tiredness hit me and after 5 months of commuting between the Mediterranean sea and England reached my limit. (more…)

First Bicycle Tour – Barcelona – Girona – 135kms

First Bicycle Tour – Barcelona – Girona – 135kms

I’ve been into cycling for some time now and I guess it all started once I moved to Europe since Caracas is not a great place for bikes. This passion reached new levels once I started working in Bracknell outside of London and I decided to commute there every two or three days ( it all depended on my knees).  My commute would be 40kms return trip from London to Bracknell and back into London.

Moving forward it’s been a year since I moved with my girlfriend to Barcelona and I just fell in love with the mountains around the city and the long obstacle-less ride along the Besos river.

Yet, I’ve always dreamt about getting on my bike and ride for more than 100 kilometres. It sounds like an easy thing, especially when you look at the cyclist at the Tour De France. But there are some differences that we need to jot down. (more…)