Thursday, August 20, 2015

Day 18: St. Louis MO

First day not getting on the bike at all - it's sitting in the youth hostel right now. I slept for 11 hours, a sign that maybe a rest day was needed.

Speaking of the hostel - it's great! The normal price for travelers is $25 per night, but is discounted to $15 for cyclists. Apparently a lot come through during the summer. The hostel was pretty empty last night in the men's dormitory aside from me and Lars. He's a graduate student in Germany, and will finish his master's thesis in political science after a semester here in STL.

hostel kitty

There is good public transportation in the city, and a day-long pass is cheap. However the hostel is close enough to downtown that I opted for walking, especially on such a nice day.

The public library here is great. I think I'll spend an hour or so there this afternoon doing some route-planning and host-finding.


  1. Eric -- just to let you know that I'm reading and enjoying your blog. It's the highlight of my day! You are doing great! Go Eric go! --Steve (your next door neighbor)

  2. Hi Eric! We are all cheering you on! Thank you for your blog--it's great to travel vicariously through your adventures. Let us know what your route is...we might have hosts for you!