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Reading And Bike Travel – The Perfect Combination

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One of the things I love about bicycle touring is that it gives me time to read. I love reading, but I don’t have as much time for it in my normal every-day life as I would like. On a bicycle tour, however, there is a lot of time to just lay in your tent or (in this case) sit in the woods and read.

I was scheduled to check in to my Brasov, Romania apartment at 6 PM, but I arrived in the city a little after 1 PM. So, with nearly five hours to kill, I cycled around the city for a bit and then pushed my bike up into the woods where I sat down and read for several hours.

In case you are curious, I’m currently reading Zorba The Greek.

About Darren Alff

My goal as the Bicycle Touring Pro is to give you the confidence and inspiration you need to travel by bicycle anywhere in the world. I do all of the work on this website by myself. Since 2007, all of the articles, books, emails, interviews, photos, podcasts and videos have been created by me in my spare time. Thanks to the generous donations I receive from readers like you, I'm able to focus on creating regular, high-quality content; invest further in developing the website; and cover the costs related to my bicycle touring activities.

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  1. Jay

    September 27, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    You do great work with your camera! What kind is it?

  2. Andreas

    September 29, 2012 at 1:29 am

    Love camera work as always Darren and so pleased to hear you are reading Zorba the Greek – one of my favourites!

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