Tag: Bike rides

By Ruben Alexander

From Pankow to Weissensee

GERMANY – In this post, I will take you on a bike ride from near Pankow station to the neighbourhood of Weissenssee (which is now part of the borough of Pankow). Like much of Pankow, Kissingenstrasse, which goes east from Pankow station, is spacious, green, and lined with stately looking buildings: A building in a…

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By Ruben Alexander

Bike Ride to Mordor

GERMANY – To fully understand Berlin, one has to understand how spacious it is. This means that some districts are so far from each other that they could almost be in different countries, both visually and culturally. To many Berliners, this also means that many other parts of the city are full of the wrong…

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By Ruben Alexander

Bike ride to Borgloon

BELGIUM – One Sunday, when it was exeptionally nice weather, I decided to cross one more town from my list of Belgian towns I haven’t visited yet: Borgloon. To do this, I cycled north along the N20 from Liège to Tongeren, where I turned west on to the N79 to Sint-Truiden. I didn’t make many…

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By Ruben Alexander

In the Borderland

GERMANY / THE NETHERLANDS – In the southern province of Limburg, on a narrow strip of land between the Meuse river and German border, lies the part of the Netherlands that somehow feels the least Dutch. I don’t know this region very well, and have gathered the photos of two of my rare visits to…

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By Ruben Alexander

The Dutch Midwest

THE NETHERLANDS – The Achterhoek, which roughly translates as ‘Back Corner’, is a region in the eastern Netherlands that borders Germany to the south and east. Relatively empty by Dutch standards and mostly known for agriculture, it has a reputation in the rest of the country similar to that of the Midwest in the United…

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