I’m really happy about this great article in our local newspaper “Trostberger Tagblatt”.
Just because of your help I could collect 570,- € and the donation box in our “Trostberger Weltladen” (a small shop for fairtade and organic goods run by volunteers) was ‘fed’ with 240,- € by our costumers – absolutely fabulous!
Thanks a lot for your support to help people in need!!!
(Trostberger Tagblatt, 06.07.2019)
So this was the last day of my trip before going home tomorrow by train…unbelievable!
The weatherforecast said sunshine but in the night it started to rain.
First there was the
International Museum of the Red Cross and Red Crescent on the list.
Here you can find all about their work worldwide – now and in the past days. Especially interesting the section about the
Search Service after wars.
International Museum of the Red Cross and Red Crescent
Waiting for the upcoming highlight – a visit to the
UN – I’ve jumped into the Jardin Botanique – unfortunately with bad weather, too.
Having to wait 30 Minutes in a long que finally we could pass the security check and have had an one hour look inside the
As I’ve written already yesterday there is a big conference of the
ILO so many people where on their way.
And we entered the room where the
Nuclear Disarmament Negotiations took place.
The United Nations Office in Geneva
So after this I’ve had a walk in the city and there was a
Women’s Right March.
Finally I did some running along the seaside and now it’s time to go to bed…
Travelling day ~ Chabeieul – Geneva
Leaving my friend yesterday’s morning I cycled to the station of
Valence and took the train to Geneva.
Finding perfect weather all over the day it was a cool start of the finish of my journey.
And also the
Geneva Hostel is a great place to stay…10 minutes cycling from the station with an modern interior.
After having put my stuff into the room I just walked through the city along the
Lake Geneva and found an outside exhibition to the 100. anniversary of the
ILO – International Labour Organisation
The 17 Social Development Goals (SDG)
So afterwards I’ve jumped into the ancient town…great day!
Rest day 2/Montelimar
According to my original plan I would have cycled to
Montelimar – but because of the bad weather yesterday I discovered this city today by train.
After having a first overview with the help of the tourist office I’ve visited the
Contemporary Art Museum St. Martin – great modern artworks by Cesar.
Following the ‘tourist path’ I climbed up to the top of the town to have a look to the
Château de Montélimar.
Château de Montélimar
After so much history and culture I’ve had to visit – of course – one of the famous
Nougat Museums – Arnaud Soubeyran.
Find out more about the Nougat Museum
So after this long day I drove home by train and bus – and did a little bit of running to be fit for the upcoming
‘2. Firmenlauf in Chieming’ – hope to make it…😉
My training today
So tomorrow I’m going to leave the town and will approach
Geneva again staying there in the youth hostel for 2 nights to explore the city…
Rest day 1/Chabeieul
As I’ve changed my plans because of bad weather I’ll stay with my Couchsurfing friend till tomorrow.
So yesterday I discovered
Valence and it’s gardens.
Esplanade du Champ de Mars
In the afternoon Rémi took me on a great tour to the surrounding
Rhone-Alps, we’ve visited a small Monastère and a famous road along the mountains in the Parc Naturel Régional du Vercors.
Unfortunately there was some fog and rain – but the countryside was outstanding!
Cycling day 13/78 km ~ Cheylard – Chabeuil
We’ve started this morning after a good breakfast and continued our way on the piste cyclable
Via Dolce – wonderful maintained on the former railtrack which connected silk farms and factories.
It was cloudy, we had only little rain – but when we decided to make lunch there came up a thunder storm and it started to rain like cats and dogs.
Finally we reached
Beauchastel/Rhone and we found a small bakery so could get some energy – and a good coffee.
After 78 km we reached the farm of Rémi and he showed me around the organic fields and the old town.
So at the end of the day we’ve cooked a delicious dinner together – cool but rainy day!
Cycling day 12/30 km ~ Tournon – Cheylard
Yesterday I’ve met a friend who visited me 3 years ago at my home via
He had the idea to go to
Lamastre with the Train de l’Ardèche and then following the cyclepath called Via Dolce down to the Rhone.
Train de l’Ardèche – get all the infos here
So around midday with arrived with rain at
Lamastre and cycled about 30 km to a campingsite.
We have had booked a tent with
real beds including cooker and fridge – so this was perfect!
At the campsite they even had fresh made pizza and cold beer – and a little bit of sun to dry my tent. Great day!