Human Compassion, Lake Garda, Italy

Today’s purpose is to pedal my way to Italy’s Lake Garda, ending my day with a bath in the lake. Purpose means nothing when I get my East and South directions mixed up and I don’t arrive to Lake Garda until 8.30pm. Much to my horror on arrival Lake...

Cycling on a Motorway, Switzerland

It’s my first motorway ‘oopsie’ of the world tour by bicycle and  I manage a whopping 20 km which ends in blue lights and sirens.  The police inform me there has been call after call about a girl cycling along the motorway.  In the UK, a blue sign...

Slugs Make Me Scream, France

The words I’m in a youth hostel tonight, won’t mean much without an explanation of last nights shenanigans with slugs in my tent. I awake in my one man tent at 2 am needing a wee.  Unzipping the tent, I jump out sticking my feet into my sandals. Squish. ...