03 Sep 2014

Europe By Bike by trevorborden

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It's a weird feeling leaving Tanzania. I hate leaving Africa in general. I hate the feeling that life there continues without us. But I believe that this can be a good thing too. There is much to explore and I'm sure some other forms of wild. So, at the same time, I'm also very excited for this new season and the doors that are opening before us.

We arrived at Schiphol right around 7:00am, found a slightly more quiet corner and put our bikes together. We had a lot of people watch us. Watching people put things together is like watching fire, or TV, I guess.

By 10:00 we were ready for more coffee. After the encouragement from the man selling train tickets, we cycled to Haarlem. Why would you train if you have bikes to ride anyway? We met up with friends for dinner and after an evening stroll around the city, we settled at our host family's house for the night.

Just like that, we are in Europe and I can still taste and smell the curry we ate in Arusha the night we left.

*Distance by bike: 18 Kilometers