Biking Iron Curtain from NY Times, Picture by Mark Simon

Joshua Hammer is a freelance foreign correspondent for the NY Times and is based in Berlin. He and Mark Simon, also from the NY Times, recently documented a cycling trip that followed along the Iron Curtain (the ideological and physical boundary dividing Europe into two separate areas from the end of World War II in 1945 until the end of the Cold War in 1991).

The article is full of interesting information about the history of Germany, military activity, various cultures, foods and geography. It’s amazing how much fun learning can be when you throw in a bike!

Read the Full Story Here.

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