Monday, April 18, 2016

The Danube

This is a brief account of Jenny and my bike tour along the Danube River from Passau, Germany to Viena, Austria in September 2015, just as the Syrian refugee crisis captured the world.

Blackie was a stow away to Passau, Germany. Turns out he was eager to go on another bike tour. This time on the Danube to Vienna. This bear wants to strive to be Bearthoven!
Traveling seems amazing today when you enter a plane, eat dinner, sleep a little, and wake up some place clearly not home. I wish I could remember what little German I learned while in university those many years ago. With the kindness of strangers we were able to make it through the Munich airport, to the bus, to the Freising train station, to Passau, Germany, to our hotel in the center of town. Passau has been inhabited as a city since the second century BCE. It's location is situated at the confluence of the three rivers of the blue Danube, the green Inn from the south, and the black Ilz from the north.