Meeting time was scheduled at 8.00 AM outside Eindhoven railway station (Netherlands). I had to rush from my home to park my cycle outside the station. We reached at almost same time, I dumped my ruck-sack in Martin's car and we set the destination to the wilderness of Eifel National Park (Aachen, Germany). Martin was originally from Germany and was working in Eindhoven.
|Direction markers at major intersections|
|Some trails are just meant for trekkers, cycles are banned here|
|An old destroyed bunker|
|My tent on the left and Martin's on right|
I had prepared pumpkin salad (श्राद्धाला जी बनवतात, तिच भोपळ्याची भाजी). It tastes superb with cheese and bread. That was my dinner!
|Me and Martin|
Tip: Start the hike early in the morning to catch the sight of some wild-animals. Be prepared for sporadic rain-showers.
|Graves of young, 18-20 yrs kids-soldiers|
|आमची गोमाता !!|
|This grain is used to make black-bread|
A pretty village, people lazying in their gardens, enjoying their weekend-afternoon. The majestic wooden architecture which spanned the exteriors of the houses, coupled with the flowers of different colors, shapes and sizes with the creepers crawling along the bridge-trusses, made it one of the most picture-perfect scenes.
|Countryside, outskirts of Heimbach|
|A human for scale- Turbine|
|Rur Dam- 2nd biggest dam in Germany|
Life is more fun when you are a student 😊