03 June, 2007

Day 14: Rest day in Gulpen

 "forest thick with berrybushes...it was crazy beautfiul...tons of baby frogs jumping..."

Camping in Gulpen was the most expensive ($20/tent) along the bike tour, but had trails heading right out of our tent into the nearby woods.

How Holland is different from Germany. 

Germany: Italian eis of every flavor, chocolate, and fine beer.
Holland: vanilla soft serve ice cream (mostly on waffles), chocolate, and fine beer.

The Germans are outgoing and the Dutch more proper.
In Holland people camp in suits, the Germans a sleeveless t-shirt.

Obviously this is an over generalization and not a judgment. The point being that Europe has distinct cultures occupying small geographic spaces.