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Exploring New Europe: A Bicycle Journey
Bicycle touring 2,500 miles alone across New Europe is not for the faint of heart, but Barry D. Wood spends several vacations doing just that on his trusty Cannondale hybrid. During an arduous journey-from the shores of the Baltic Sea, across the Polish plain, through Central Europe to the Danube, and over the Carpathian and Balkan mountains to the Adriatic Sea-Barry is re ...more
Paperback, 204 pages
Published January 10th 2017 by Barry D. Wood
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Easy reading style. Really helped me envision what to expect on a cycling trip through parts of the Baltic—including the Curonian Spit and some of the Kaliningrad Oblast. I was definitely not as adventurous as the author since I was part of a guided bike tour. However, Wood's book helped build the thrill of biking through this more rustic part of Europe. Highly recommended.
The passion embedded in the words of author Barry D. Wood impacted, if not alterted my life over 40 years ago when he was my college professor. His words then as they still do now carry a fufilling vitality. He has a wunderlust envied by many yet few with the courage to follow. He has always had an insatiable desire to learn. He values the wise words of the scholar as much as the simple truths of the common man/woman. Barry possesss a powerful intensity in his personal communication skills. He h ...more
Wow - what an adventure that was - full of insights not only on the terrain but also on the human geography and history - in this country we dont appreciate peoples sense of national identity and that who you identify as isn't not necessarily related to where you live. The generosity of stranger to a traveler across this vast area was heartening