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City of Canals, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

City of Canals

A travel blog entry by kimandmartin

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... trait known as "gezellig"). They are also considered to be very progressive as far as social issues are concerned. The Netherlands was the first country in the world to recognize homosexual marriage and have a very liberal education system. They have ...

Rotterdam, still..., Rotterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Rotterdam, still...

A travel blog entry by budz888

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This might be a new city, but bloody oath they've gone overboard with the strange buildings. This is just a public square but it's certainly a striking piece of art they have to one side. They look like gigantic desk lamps. Went for a jog (of ...

The Hague, The Hague, Netherlands travel blog

The Hague

A travel blog entry by budz888

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I had to head off to The Hague today to try to find the Ukrainian embassy. Just in case I want to jump across the border from Slovakia I thought it might be handy to have a visa. I got off at the wrong train station according to the directions given ...

Return to Utrecht, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Return to Utrecht

A travel blog entry by kimandmartin

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... Barbara told us that bad children go back to Spain with Sinta. Christmas has becoming increasing important to people in the Netherlands, but they do not exchange gifts. Rather, the day is spent visiting with family and friends. Perhaps we could learn ...

Back in Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Back in Rotterdam

A travel blog entry by budz888

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Back from The Hague just in time for the written part of the Esperanto exam... Who'd have thought I'd be in Rotterdam doing an exam. A spur of the moment thing. Not sure how smoothly it will go considering you're also supposed to know something ...

Zamenhof, Rotterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Zamenhof

A travel blog entry by budz888

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I decided that these photos deserve their own entry; the reason being that the fellow in the photo is none other than Zaleski-Zamenhof, the grandson of the founder of Esperanto. He seems to like the t-shirt. I forgot to ask him whether he ...

Last Full Day In Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Last Full Day In Rotterdam

A travel blog entry by budz888

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... Papiamento names and I was able to buy a Surinaam t-shirt, I'd have to presume that the black population comes from the Netherlands Antilles and Surinaam. The food was great despite having to eat standing up at the stall. It was pork with potatoes and ...

Best Airport, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Best Airport

A travel blog entry by everywhere

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But no Fry stands with mayonaise.....come on ...

Layover in Europe, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Layover in Europe

A travel blog entry by eric

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Greetings from Europe! One of the best parts about the trip has been the time warp.  The last international news I had heard was an oil tanker sinking off the coast of Spain.  Since then, the world's stood still!  My sister and her PC ...

Winter wonderland, Warder, Netherlands travel blog

Winter wonderland

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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A rainy day in Madurodam, Scheveningen, Netherlands travel blog

A rainy day in Madurodam

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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The best thing about the NH hotel is endless Sunday. Checkout is not till 17:00 and the breakfast buffet is open till noon. We all slept in, even Quentin did not wake up before 09:00. We took it real slow, and just made the breakfast. After checking out ...

To Brabant, Waalwijk, Netherlands travel blog

To Brabant

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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Quentin woke me up early (as usual) and we decided to let Linda sleep a bit. We went out together to walk to the shopping mall to get some breakfast. It was a beautiful morning, the sun was shining and the skies were blue. Quentin took his wave-board ...

Arrived in Holland, Hoorn, Netherlands travel blog

Arrived in Holland

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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We arrived in Amsterdam a bit later than planned. But travels went smooth. A quick visit to the Noodle Bar before we picked our luggage up from the belt. We had to wait a bit for our Rental to be ready, but it was worth the wait. We got ourselves a nice ...

Live from Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Live from Amsterdam

A travel blog entry by jawad

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Meeting Lisa Gig in ...

Barcelona, Happy anniversary, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Barcelona, Happy anniversary

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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Today we are married for one full month, and are traveling around for 75 days. We are both still alive, better still, we still love each other and have a lot of fun together. Today is our last day of travels through Spain. But I have a feeling we will be ...

Rotterdam (Excursion Day), Rotterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Rotterdam (Excursion Day)

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Traditionally the Wednesday of the UK is set aside for excursions so the congress itself is closed. The Germans have been on enough excursions to know how bad they are so we decided to create our own. We started off walking towards the Erasmus ...

Amersfoort for work., Amersfoort, Netherlands travel blog

Amersfoort for work.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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keep you posted?, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

keep you posted?

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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Ah, Amsterdam. Like an old love, whose body you know well, I know Amsterdam. All the nooks and the crannies - the exciting and the mellow spots, all so familiar to me. Over thirty years I have lived here, on and off. Our children born in the house ...

A long day in a packed theme park, Waalwijk, Netherlands travel blog

A long day in a packed theme park

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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Efteling, a theme park in the south of Holland. The ideas of Anton Pieck converted into roller coasters a fairytale forest and some other rides. The place is not too big, about the same size as Disney Paris I guess. But the quality of the park is ...

Oops - still one left :), Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Oops - still one left :)

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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Well, that was all a good six weeks ago - I am now back in Amsterdam, where life goes on, no, rushes on, Amsterdam time :), and I am already dreaming of my next visit. My last two days in East London were rather tumultuous. The weather seemed to echo my ...

Travels continue, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Travels continue

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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Today our travel continues, as our stay in Holland is kind of a break to catch our breath and recharge. Our destination for tomorrow is Cannes where we will meet up with friends. But our train leaves very very early, so we stay at the airport / station ...

Arrival in Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Arrival in Rotterdam

A travel blog entry by budz888

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I got so engrossed listening to some overbearing New Yorker mother (woman in the foreground of the pic) terrorise her husband and son 'don't do that', 'no we're not taking the train... I'm not going to shlep the luggage for ten minutes'... that I didn't ...

Brad and Kelly visit!, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Brad and Kelly visit!

A travel blog entry by chronometers

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Hi everybody, At the beginning of December our friends Brad and Kelly visited us from San Francisco, California, USA. We had a great time showing them around Amsterdam. We also took a side trip to Ghent and Brussels, Belgium. Here is their account of ...

Happy Birthday to Me!, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Happy Birthday to Me!

A travel blog entry by chronometers

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Hi everybody, My birthday was Friday, so I thought I'd share some Dutch traditions surrounding birthdays. It is expected that on your birthday you will bring a birthday tart (verjaardagtaart) or another treat to work to share with your co-workers. ...

Rosie's excellent adventure, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Rosie's excellent adventure

A travel blog entry by chronometers

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Hi everybody! We recently came into possession of a hand puppet named Rosie. Rosie was made by Kendal, a Girl Scout in Butler, Ohio, USA. Rosie is traveling the world, visiting different people. Melanie received Rosie from Kendal's Aunt Rachel. Since ...

Moving Day!, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Moving Day!

A travel blog entry by chronometers

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After many months of preparations all of our things were moved out of the house and into storage today.  We had packed about 70% of it over the past few weeks and on Monday a team of 2 people came to continue the packing and then came back on ...

Culture Shock, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Culture Shock

A travel blog entry by chronometers

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For those of you who diligently follow the travel pods, you know that Melanie's mom was due to arrive here last week. Well, she made it after a long journey! We have the text of that tpod written and just need to work on pictures, but in the meantime ...

Let's go fly a kite!, Scheveningen, Netherlands travel blog

Let's go fly a kite!

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Hi everybody! Yesterday we went to a kite festival at the beach town of Scheveningen.  It's just a few miles from The Hague, so we took the train to The Hague and then rode our bikes to the beach.  Some of the kites were HUGE and many were ...

Two weeks later..., Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Two weeks later...

A travel blog entry by chronometers

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Hi again, So, you're probably wondering about all the fun times we've been having during the past two weeks while Melanie's not working. Well, let's just say it's been far more stressful than expected. Melanie has been busy updating her resume, going ...

Reflections on Corporate Life, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Reflections on Corporate Life

A travel blog entry by chronometers

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Today was Melanie's last day of work! Since Sept, 2008, she has been working for an Indian company, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS).  As such, it seemed like a good time for reflection on the experience. For those who are not familiar, TCS is the ...

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