Anthony Ziehmke cartoon

Meet Anthony Ziehmke

Anthony is a product of the wide open spaces of the West. Born in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and moved to Wisconsin, he has been a part of the outdoors since his first camping trip when he was two weeks old. His passion for hiking, camping, canoeing, hunting, fishing, and cycling remains undiminished. With a degree in English Literature from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, a penchant for science and technology, and a consuming curiosity about the world, its cultures, and customs, Anthony has, among other things, worked for the salmon industry in Alaska, as a carpenter in Arizona, and a cycling tour guide in France, Switzerland, Spain, and Portugal. He has traveled throughout Europe, to North Africa, and, most recently, to Central America. Anthony is also a voracious reader, award-winning photographer, and wizardly cook. He has been cycling since he wore the wheels off his very first tricycle.

Anthony picture

bulletSend Anthony mail

bulletAnthony's Packing List

Anthony's Project

bulletFood and Culture: Project Introduction

Anthony's Dispatches

bulletSeptember 25, 1997
Topics: thoughts about the upcoming trip
bulletSeptember 26-27, 1997, Tangier, Morocco
Topics: tajine (food), mint tea, clothing, Phoenicians, money
bulletSeptember 30, 1997, Chefchaouen, Morocco
Topics: couscous (food), Rif Mountains
bulletOctober 7, 1997, Nador, Morocco
Topics: tajine (food)
bulletOctober 12-16, 1997, Malaga, Spain, to Marseille, France
Topics: rail travel, tourism
bulletOctober 23, 1997, Tunis, Tunisia
Topics: olives, economy, Carthage, HISTORY, Phoenicians, Punic Wars, architecture, hammams (baths)
bulletOctober 28-29, 1997, Kairouan, Tunisia
Topics: makroud (food), bike tech, Great Mosque in Kairouan, history, architecture, Bizantines, caravans
bulletNovember 4-7, 1997, Djerba, Tunisia
Topics: ojja (food), Odysseus/Ulysses, Homer, HISTORY, Ghirba ("Marvelous") synagogue, diaspora, agriculture, fondouks (caravanseries), tourism, economy, health care, education, human rights
bulletNovember 16-17, 1997, Cairo, Egypt
Topics: kushari (food), arrival in Egypt/Cairo, border crossing, rules of the road
bulletNovember 22, 1997, Cairo, Egypt
Topics: Mohammed, Islam, daily life, Citadel, mamluks, HISTORY, architecture, Pyramids, Ibn Tulun Mosque
bulletDecember 3-4, 1997, Qantara, Egypt
Topics: balille (food), Egyptian police, Suez Canal, HISTORY, Ismailia
bulletDecember 10, 1997, Gaza City, Palestine
Topics: malfoof (food), Yassir Arafat, HISTORY (Gaza), Alexander the Great, rules of the road, refugee camps, environment, Palestinian daily life
bulletDecember 13-14, 1997, Hebron, Palestine
Topics: zatar (food), Palestinian activism, West Bank, administrative detainees, Israeli settlements, HISTORY, Oslo Peace Accords, Israeli/Palestinian conflict
bulletDecember 17, 1997-January 11, 1998
Topics: thoughts during mid-trip break
bulletJanuary 12, 1998, Jerusalem
Topics: fat (food), battlefields from 1947-48 War for Independence, group reunification, rare Israeli snow storm, geography
bulletJanuary 16-17, 1998, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Topics: pomelo (food), shabbat, Tel Aviv, Jaffa, HISTORY, Jerusalem for Bikes, Tel Aviv for Bikers, Challenge Ride
bulletJanuary 21-22, 1998, Haifa, Israel
Topics: kebabs (food), 'Akko (Acre), Ptolomy, Crusades, History, "making Aliya", Mt. Carmel, Baha'ism
bulletJanuary 27-28, 1998, Bosra, Syria
Topics: border crossing, Arthur James Balfour, Crusades, citadel, amphitheatre
bulletFebruary 2-3, 1998, Beirut, Lebanon
Topics: coffee (food), Internet access, border crossing, terrain, Libyan weddings, reconstruction, civil war, social life
bulletFebruary 7, 1998, Tartous, Syria
Topics: border crossing, nutrition, Hafez al-Assad, Middle East wars, history
bulletFebruary 8-10, 1998, Al-ladhiqiya, Syria
Topics: bartoush (food), Norias of Hama, Crac des Chevaliers, health, Muslim Brotherhood, Phoenicians, agriculture, daily life
bulletFebruary 11-12, 1998, Adana, Turkey
Topics: köfte (food), Ugarit, border crossing, Iskenderun, travel
bulletFebruary 16-18, 1998, Alanya, Turkey
Topics: Börek (food), Atatürk, HISTORY, Ottoman Empire, Alanya, history of the bicycle
bulletFebruary 23, 1998, Fethiye, Turkey
Topics: Xanthos, Lycian League, Alexander the Great, history, bicycling
bulletMarch 1-2, 1998, Istanbul, Turkey
Topics: Topkapi Palace, Ottoman Empire, Constantinople, history, Mehmet The Conqueror, daily life
bulletMarch 9-10, 1998, Athens, Greece
Topics: frappé (food of the day), Pericles, Sparta, Athens, History, olives, media
bulletMarch 16-17, 1998, Nafplio, Greece
Topics: Epidaurus, amphitheater architecture, South Eastern Mediterranean Sea Project UNESCO, Corinth Canal, Nero, school visits, environment, Asclepius
bulletMarch 23-25, 1998, Ioannina, Greece
Topics: loukoumi (food), Independence Day, Ioannina, HISTORY, Ottoman Empire, transportation, bicycle race, daily life, Perama Cave
bulletMarch 28, 1998, Konitsa, Greece
Topics: provatina (food), kayaking, hiking, Vikos-Aoös National Park, nightlife
bulletApril 2, 1998, Tirana, Albania
Topics: yogurt (food), Durrës, Via Appia, Albanian Cycling Union, visas, politics in Albania, emigration, Albanian economy, bicycling
bulletApril 6-7, 1998, Bari, Italy
Topics: pasta, Saint Nicholas/Santa Claus/San Nicola, architecture, William the Bad, daily life, Normans, Yugoslavia, borders
bulletApril 12, 1998, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Topics: The Walls of Dubrovnik, Josip Broz Tito, HISTORY, Nonalignment Policy, "sobe"
bulletApril 17, 1998, Mostar, Bosnia
Topics: Kajmak (food), shrapnel, Mostar, Mladi Most, HISTORY, Kujundz(h)iluk (Old Quarter), Pavarotti Center, Stari Most (Old Bridge)
bulletApril 23-25, 1998, Opatija, Croatia
Topics: D(j)uved(j) (food), 45th parallel, latitude and longitude, Zadar, history, Pag Island
bulletMay 2, 1998, San Giorgio di Nogaro, Italy
Topics: Aquileia, Attila the Hun, tourism, history, Roman Empire, antiquities, mosaics
bulletMay 8, 1998, Ancona, Italy
Topics: peperoncino (food), Republic of San Marino, Emperor Trajan, history, percent grade
bulletMay 14-15, 1998, Napoli (Naples), Italy
Topics: pizza margherita (food), Napoli by bike, subterranean Napoli, Certosa di San Martino and San Martino Museum
bulletMay 21, 1998, Roma (Rome), Italy
Topics: spaghetti matriciana (food), Saint Peter's Square and Basilica, the Spanish Steps of Roma, HISTORY, Christianity, the papacy
bulletMay 26-27, 1998, Genova (Genoa), Italy
Topics: risotto (food), Cinque Terre, topography, Napolean, bicycle safety, being tourists
bulletJune 2-3, 1998, Marseille, France
Topics: French cheese (food), Collège Internationale de Valbonne, Sophia-Antipolis, stereotypes, Massif de l'Esterei, Cogolin, Toulon, team cycling etiquette
bulletJune 8-9, 1998, Béziers, France
Topics: oysters (food), Football/Soccer (HISTORY), the World Cup, Montpellier

Anthony Corinne andrEa Ethan Padraic
Anthony Corinne andrEa Ethan Padraic

BikeAbout Itinerary & Journal Discussion Groups Resource Library eDscape Projects BikeAbout Scrapbook
Discussions Resource

About BikeAbout Mediterranean Journey BikeAbout Partners

Daedalus Design Group Computer Curriculum Corporation La Fondation pour le Progres d l'Homme

Copyright 1997-2004 BikeAbout. All rights reserved.
* Rider Cartoons by J.R. Lara. Used by permission.