Visiting the Mercedes Benz Museum in Stuttgart and following in Joxer’s footsteps by touring the Neckar stadium, 30 years after Euro 88 (2018 Days 58-60 Bregenz to Stuttgart)

Today's featured photo shows the Mercedes Benz Arena in the Cannstatt district of Stuttgart. Back in 1988, this stadium was called the Neckar Stadium and it was here that Ireland played England in the Euro 88 football tournament on June 12th. After 6 minutes, Ray Houghton scored a header and Ireland had to hang on … Continue reading Visiting the Mercedes Benz Museum in Stuttgart and following in Joxer’s footsteps by touring the Neckar stadium, 30 years after Euro 88 (2018 Days 58-60 Bregenz to Stuttgart)

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Cycling from Italy to Germany via Austria Switzerland and Liechenstein in 2018 gave me a good insight as to how the UK’s Brexit saga may unfold in 2019 (2018 Days 55 – 57 Prato allo Stelvio to Bregenz)

Today's featured photo shows the A14 motorway in Austria near Bregenz with the Alps in the background. The A14 motorway in Austria is part of E60 road network which runs all the way from Brest in France to Bucherest in Romania and then onto Irkeshtam in China. The E60 motorway passes through about a dozen … Continue reading Cycling from Italy to Germany via Austria Switzerland and Liechenstein in 2018 gave me a good insight as to how the UK’s Brexit saga may unfold in 2019 (2018 Days 55 – 57 Prato allo Stelvio to Bregenz)

From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has vanished from across the Continent (2018 Days 37-42 Vienna to Trieste)

Today's featured photo shows the Pan European Picnic Park near Sopron in north-western Hungary. You might not think it looking at the photo above but it was here that the first crack in the Iron Curtain occurred in 1989. On Sunday the 19th August 1989, a picnic was organised here by the Hungarian and Austrian … Continue reading From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has vanished from across the Continent (2018 Days 37-42 Vienna to Trieste)

Meandering through Bohemia and the Czech Republic before following the Danube through Austria to Vienna (2018 Days 31-36 Passau to Vienna)

Today's featured photo shows the River Danube gently flowing past the German city of Passau. I crossed over the mighty Danube here at Passau on my way to České Budějovice and would later cross over it again on my way to Vienna. I have crossed over bigger rivers such as the Seine at Le Havre … Continue reading Meandering through Bohemia and the Czech Republic before following the Danube through Austria to Vienna (2018 Days 31-36 Passau to Vienna)

2018 Tour de Travoy menu : Starter – London to Berlin + Main course – Iron Curtain trail + Dessert – Dolomites in Italy

The main aim of the 2018 Tour de Travoy is to cycle along the Iron Curtain which for most of the 20th Century formed a barrier between between Western and Eastern Europe. The term "Iron Curtain" was first popularized by the former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in a speech he delivered in the USA … Continue reading 2018 Tour de Travoy menu : Starter – London to Berlin + Main course – Iron Curtain trail + Dessert – Dolomites in Italy