Cycling around Bay Sur Abe , Nancy and Metz

Last updated on February 7th, 2016 at 12:57 am

Cycling around Bay Sur Abe

Durmiendo en una caravana .
Sleeping in a caravan .

Cycling around Bay Sur Abe from Auxerre , it was a long day in the bicycle . We were cycling many hours to get Bay Sur , finally 145 kilometers . Cycling around Bay Sur Abe the town is very small , its only two streets . We asked for Marie , our host . She wasnt at home . It was a big surprise for us , her husband was waiting for us , he was from Haiti . It was my first contact with someone from this country . He was talker , fun and happy . He introduced us his sons and he told us that Marie was coming late and we can meet her next day .

Caravana de Marie .
Marie ´s Caravan  .

Cycling around Bay Sur Abe we slept in a caravan , which they had parked in the garden . It was quiet place and covering from rain and cold . Its much better than pitching the tent , we slept with a couple of mattresses  on the floor . Just waking up , we met Marie , who is a friendly and vegetarian woman . We were having breakfast and great chatting  with her . After that , we left to our next destination : Nancy .

Con Marie y su marido , Bay Sur Abe .
With  Marie and her husband , Bay Sur Abe .

Cycling around Bay Sur Abe after saying goodbye to Marie and her husband , we cycled the whole day in roads with very little traffic . The way was a continue up and down . Finally , after 100 hard kilometers , which took many hours . We rested in Mcdonalds to check internet and get warm .

Durmiendo en el camino .
Sleeping on the way  .

At night , we pitched the tent in very bad place . It was humed and very cold , plus was a private garden . So we needed to wake up soon . It was freezing and after cycling half an hour , we stopped to get warm . We had to get the sleeping bags , until we got warm again . It was very hard moment !!

Noches Blancas , Nancy .
White Night  , Nancy .

After this bad moment , we cycled until Nancy , where Thierry was waiting for us . His home was really nice , a garden full of plants . Thierry was great host , very friendly and polite . He was very talktative about his hitchhiking travel experiences . He cooked for us a vegetarian dinner and we went out around Nancy . The city was big , so far , we were visiting countryside , so it looked bigger for us . It was Saturday Night , luckily White Night , where all the museums open until late and you can go inside for free . We visited a couple of them and we walked around the city . We pitched the tent in his garden and we rested very good . Thierry prepared great breakfast for everybody , Swiss people , an English guy … After breakfast , we left Nancy on the way to Metz .

Desayunando , Nancy .
Breakfast  , Nancy .

It was a perfect day for riding the bike , flat and short distance , 60 kilometers . In Metz , our host Brahim , was coming ack home at night and he left the keys at his neigboor house . She gave us the keys and we had shower and we left to walk around the city .

Catedral , Metz .
Cathedral , Metz .

Metz was one of the most beautiful cities during the bicycle trip . Plus the day was sunny , we were walking around a couple of hours , taking pictures and enjoying the place . There is a huge Cathedral and really beautiful . You can see a river which cross the Medieval City . At night , we went back home and we waited for brahim , to meet him before sleeping . Brahim was very friendly , cheerful and he can speak some languagues .

Nancy .
Metz .

Next morning , we had breakfast together and he left for working very early . He was amazing host with us !! He let us staying at his home to rest a little bit more and we gave back the keys to his neigboor . He had an amazing hospitality with us !! Even he was busy , he did his best for helping us . After lunch , we left to our next destination , a new country : Luxembourg .

Cycling around Bay Sur Abe
Tandem , with Gonzalo .

Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. He believes in travel without money. Recently, he finished a bicycle trip, 9500 km, from Madrid to North Cape.

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