Help Italian earthquake victims

You will all have heard about the terrible earthquake in Italy, not far from our home. We ourselves were in Holland at the time, and our neighbors tell us they felt the quake and can still feel the subsequent shocks going on today, but no damage so far. That’s very different in the villages Amatrice, Accumoli and other villages in the area. Amatrice looks to be one big pile of rubble and not one house in the historic town is still inhabitable. At the time of writing there already 270 people dead, and more expected. Thousands have lost their home…

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Food and Italy, one more reason to visit !

We all know about spaghetti, macaroni and lasagna….. but the Italian kitchen is so much more and widely varied. Depending on where you are and when you are there, you will find many dishes that are totally awesome and you’ve never heard of it. That, and sweet stuff of course ! One of the reasons we like Italy so much. And here’s a Dutch lady, Hanneke, living in the north of Italy, maintaining a wonderful food blog…… in Italian :-) So go ahead and browse it, to get in the mood for your next Italian trip ! Of course, we…

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Polmone Turismo Verde

Here’s another great place to stay when in Umbria. A little bit of paradise in Italy’s Green Heart, re-built and managed by two people from Holland. Wonderful video ! Find more on their website HERE   Polmone Turismo Verde from Polmone on Vimeo.

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Alpentourer Magazin

As of today you will spot the image of, and link to, the Alpentourer Magazin in the side bar. Stephan Fennel produces this German language motor touring mag and does a great job at it. Even if you don’t read/speak German it stil lis a great source of photos and routes for ‘anything European Alps’ and motor touring. The website has tons of information too, so well worth a visit. DUTCH Edition: yes, there is a Dutch Edition of this magazine as well, available here ! I’ll be adding more news on EuropeRides over the coming weeks, trying to get…

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BMW RT1200 2014

Some lucky fellow found the new, but camouflaged, RT’s on Teneriffe of all places. Dunno if 2014 will be 2013 even? With all the silly stickers on them, the new form is hard to make out – which is why they do it – but nice to watch nonetheless. We are getting ready for the 5th RT Treffen here in Holland, next Sunday, with almost 200 RT’s meeting up for a tour ! Maybe see you there !  

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Touring Cases? Beware !!

If you’re not used to riding with a large tour bike and its side cases……. or if you’re just not paying attentin to your riding at all…. THIS is what may happen to your expensive motorbike and your own expensive (??) head !   Chute de moto dans un port – Humour

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