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July 9th, 2007 | categorizilation: all categories,Germany

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I was rather comfy under the bridge just outsde of Offenburg, but I knew that by 7am I needed to get going. People were starting to move about.

I cooked up some porridge, and headed to the local internet cafe to see if I could get a hold of Markus. I checked and re-checked his phone number, and in the end decided one more time to call him. Sure that it would make no difference, I added the ’0′ to the number. Markus answered right away, and he was in Offenburg to pick me up with half an hour.

Markus is not your typical German English speaker. He sounds Canadian. Very well traveled, and mad on cycling. He once cycled 280km in one day. Great stuff. He is planning a Germany to China cycling trip beginning in February next year: Cycling Without Borders
We headed to his parent’s place; his father breeds rabbits, and there were two skinned rabbits handing from hooks near the kitchen bench. That is not why he breeds rabbits however. In the entrance to their house the first thing you notice is the cabinet chock full of trophies. Markus’s dad breeds some very pretty rabbits.

We went out for a walk around Gengenbach, a beautiful small town with traditional Germand houses and narrow alleys. Jolly nice wee town.

Town center in Gengenbach, Germany

Dinner was roast rabbit with ‘Spätzle‘ noodles and gravy. Very nice indeed.

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Comment by Mum — July 11, 2007 @ 7:28 am | post a comment

Rabbits – bring back memories of Ohau C Camping and Jess? The architecture looks the same in all the towns. Are German towns the same as Swiss and French ones? So far anyway

Comment by Aunty Les — July 11, 2007 @ 1:57 pm | post a comment

Those houses look a bit like places in Amsterdam.
I see you’ve photographed a group of cyclists. Are you still missing your bike?

Comment by Murdo — July 12, 2007 @ 2:02 am | post a comment

17-20 km per hour is good going mate! Looks like a lovely wee town there, some good German beer and a sausage would go down a treat. Try Metwurst if you haven't already, bloody lovely stuff!

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