People look at me surprised from the windows of their cars or under their umbrellas, without understanding how I can cycle with those climatic conditions. The winter in Europe had begun
It is believed that Holland is the country bikes and that it is perfect to cycle through bicycle lines. But it is wrong, because when you leave a city the cycle-lanes start to divide as a great labyrinth and it is quite impossible don´t get lost.
Reaching to London, I had the sensation of being at the same time in several places, because per kilometres I saw Turks, Pakistani, Hindu and Africans people. It seemed that I wasn’t in Europe
Wales is a country with a splendid natural beauty, with diverse landscapes; mountains, rivers, forests and kilometres of unpolluted costs. The country possesses a strong culture of Celtic roots. Welsh speak an own language that it has survived in spite of English's extended use.
I stayed in Dublin during almost 2 weeks, I checked the bike and I live together with the Irish people; and I understood that they are very different to the English people. They are helpful, open and friendly; the Irishmen are good people.
The nice thing of pedalling for these countries is that the distances among the cities are very short and every day is different. The bad thing, during this time of the year, is the weather, when the wind is very strong and everyday it rains
Oslo is the oldest Scandinavian capital city and although it occupies a great extension it counts with only a population of 500.000 inhabitants. There I visited one of the main Vikings museums, where I woke up myself a great fascination for this people who were a true Master and Mister of the sea.
Hans was sociologist and with a lot of enthusiasm he told me about the origins of his people. According to Hans, the Vikings were always distinguished to be big diplomatic and not to be warriors. From the century IV B.C., they negotiated the secrets to build the most sophisticated ships. The dexterity of the Vikings in this activity were based on a long and solid experience. Today these traditions still stay active; the Danish shipyards and their ships are quoted in the whole world.
Mi trip in Sweden was under the rain, from Stockholm I cycled to Malmo and I visit Gotland Island. I was lucky because most of the time I was hosted by people, if not I camped.
I arrived in Helsinki by boat and at once I went to the "Kauppatori Market" where the insular farmers arrive in small wooden ships to sell their fresh products. I also sold very well. Then I met Che, an Argentinean who has been living in Finland since 1990. He introduced me with others compatriots along my way through the country.