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    Dag 1.159 – Charmerende Charleston

    Near Osborn -> Charleston
    Distance (km) : 40
    Time on bike : 2h 0m
    Brutto time: 08.00 – 12.00
    Avg : 21.5
    Max.speed: 38.8
    Total (km) : 49.246
    Altitude: 1 m
    Difficulty: 1.5 of 5

    Luckily, the mossies were so exhausted after last nights’ human flesh (Nicolai!) BBQ that they slept in this morning, leaving me pretty much to myself. Something I appreciated immensely.

    Wild camp near Osborn, west of Charleston, South Carolina.

    It’s an easy if somewhat unpleasant ride into Charleston. Hwy 17 has no shoulders whatsoever on this final stretch in to town, and traffic intensifies as I get closer to downtown. I’m just focused on the with line below me and don’t see much around me.

    Bridge across Ashley River, to Charleston.

    At the impressive Visitors Center in Charleston – situated in a beautiful building that used to serve as the city’s main railway station – I grab all the tourist litterature I can, sit down on a bench outside in the shade (it’s 95F/36C degrees today!) and catch up on what’s to do in Charleston. Then it’s sightseeing time! On my fully-loaded bike.

    Du kan købe denne dag her – og blive en del af WTs Hall of Fame 🙂

    Charleston Visitors Center.

    My head keeps turning like an owl’s because of the many beautiful facades (I was expecting them) and short, short skirts (I was not expecting them).

    The Confererate Museum, Charleston.

    Carriage in Charleston.

    St. Michael's Episcopal Church, Charleston.

    Shop front, Charleston.

    Charleston dwntwn...

    Colonial Lake, Charleston.

    King Street, Charleston.

    Via Warmshowers.org I’ve contacted Patricia (31), an environmental law student here in Charleston, who’s kindly opened her doors to me. I meet Patricia and her roommate Kathy (and their respective dogs, Zoe and Rosie and Patti’s black cat Tela, who secures my cat fix of the week) in the early evening, am handed a smooth summer ale, grab a shower, and feel human right away.

    Emily, Shane, Patricia, and Kathy in Charleston...

    Friends Shane and Emily join us for a delicious round of homemade pizza made by Patricia. It’s a great evening, lots of talk and laughter, and even though I didn’t know any of the people I’m surrounded by just a few hours earlier, everything seems relaxed and natural. When they start telling me more about Charleston and its attractions, it’s quite easy to decide on staying another day in Charleston.

    Couchsurfing in Charleston...

    I crash on a soft and tempting couch in the living room and soon fade away in front of the cable-TV, feeling happy being here…

    On this day..

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