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Around the World in 70 years


As most of my friends and family already know, I have been living mostly on the road for the last 10 years or so, traveling not only by bicycle, but always taking my bicycle with me. In the last five years I have been traveling by bicycle in North America, South East Asia and Northern Europe. There have also been quite a few train rides, the occasional bus (only when necessary), some rides on pick-up trucks, a number of long distance air journeys, but the bicycle has most of the time been very close by.

As for the title of this post, I turned 70 in June of 2018, and traveled to my home town of Oldenburg, Germany in late 2017. It was actually the first time I have been to my home town in 60 years, but I have been traveling West for 60 years (with many back and forths and zig-zags), but finally managed to circumnavigate the globe.

My bicycle in the town of Ofenerfeld, just outside of the city of Oldenburg. My bicycle in this yard which I played in many times in my childhood. My family lived and operated a Gasthaus (a Pub, Restaurant, hotel, etc) just a short walk from this house for over 100 years, it stopped operating a while back though and only the memories are left. This house is now a museum to our old friend Heinrich Kunst, a well known stage and film actor in the Plat Deutsch (Old German) dialect of this region.

To be continued ……….. this story is not finished, this is just a place holder ….