Frozen Food & Prague
My first update for the week will be some insights of winter cycling and some photos I took in the beautiful city of Prague. For 10 years I’ve been hearing stories about this romantic Europe City and finally got the chance to see if all the stories was true… and they were.
The two weeks before Ulrich and I arrived in Prague was by far the coldest till date. Everything froze! The food (Ham, cheese, bread), water bottles, bicycles and even the mayonaise got to a point where you could almost get nothing out of the plastic containers. At some point I had to make a plan because eating frozen / icy ham sandwiches is not very nice. So I took zip-lock plastic bags, wrapped my dinner into different ones and but them in my jacket about 30min before preparing my food. This would defrost the different items and I would be able to eat something without ice on it…. but is still cold.
The biggest problems with the bicycle in this cold was probably the gears. Any temperatures colder than -5*C and you are not able to use the gears at all. The brakes also froze up but tend to defrost quickly during the start of the cycle.
Camping in temperatures between -10*C and -18*C is somewhat different from cuddling up in bed during the winter season back home. Remember… its not just camping in this extreme conditions. On the bicycles the whole day and then need to pitch the tents, get everything sorted and in the end try to get some sleep. Cycling the whole day means sweaty clothes, and as Im not willing to carry a tumble drier on the back of the bicycle, the only way to get clothing dry is to sleep with it. Trust me, this is not the nicest thing in this freezing weather but you need to do what you need to do. You get use to everything you do 🙂 So repeating things make you get use to it, but not nicer 🙂 When working towards your dreams or goals, you need to go through challenges, though times, overcome them, learn from it and in the end getting closer and closer to your dreams!!! Its these times that makes you stronger and more difficult to defeat.
Had another great experience with our Warmshowers host. Thanx again to Paulina that we could stay and a fun night out in Prague.
I had a few days in Prague, but only spend two days exploring this beautiful city. I’ve seen most of the Old Town, Jewish Quarter, some of the New Town and cycles along the Vltava River. Prague has everything you need when visiting a foreign country… Beautiful architecture, difference between old & new, museums, food, castle, churches, nightlife and off coarse beautiful woman 🙂
Prague is a must visit if you ever plan a trip to Europe. You won’t be disappointed!
Cheers for now