Europe

Jammin thru the Global South

Europe, Part 1: Autobahn into Paris

March 16 – April 3, 2011Riding in the Old World. I wasn’t planning to pass through Europe on my trip and I thought I could go from South America to North Africa directly. However, plans changed with Grimaldi, the shipping company, and now I was in one of the most developed parts of the world.…

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Europe, Part 2: Paris, The City that Captivates

April 4 – 20, 2011During the second part of my stay in Paris, I went out and did a few of the typical touristy things that Paris is famous for. Being the most visited city in the world seems far removed from the remoteness of the Bolivian Altiplano, but the throngs of tourists can’t hide…

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Europe, Part 3: Across Germany into Prague

April 21 – 25, 2011 After my month-long stay in Paris, where the trip changed directions, I was ready to hit the road and head for Africa. Instead of the original plan of going down the west coast, I was now heading for Egypt and the east coast of the mother continent. There was a…

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Europe, Part 4: A Day in Munich at the BMW Museum

April 25 – 27, 2011From Prague, I headed across southern Germany to visit a friend in Switzerland and passed through the Bavarian capital of Munich. Ever since I saw my first Road&Track magazine in my early days, I’ve been drawn to BMW cars and the passion hasn’t let up. I was thrilled to finally be…

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Europe, Part 6: The Italian Alps down into Venice

May 2 – 4, 2011I was getting near the end of my trip in Europe and had a fabulous ride through the Italian Alps as I made my way down to Venice, to catch the ferry to Alexandria. The mountainous roads were excellent for riding and I enjoyed the architectural heritage of Venice.Entering my last…

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Crossing the Mediterranean on Visemar One

May 4 – 7, 2011 From Central Europe, I was heading to Egypt. Usually, there are three options for this route. The classic route would’ve been to go through Italy, Sicily and then onto Tunisia, across Libya and into Egypt. However, the Arab Spring was in full swing in Libya by early May and it…

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