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Our house, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Our house

A travel blog entry by chronometers

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Several folks have written and asked about the house that we live in. Based on a little research and talking with the landlords, Rob and Johan, Chris has been able to piece together some information. So let's go on a tour through time (well sort of ...

Tall ships, eels and pirates, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Tall ships, eels and pirates

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... the full story from the owner himself.  In the late 1800s until the 1930s there was a big trade in eel from the Netherlands to London.  As there was no way to preserve the eel in those days the ship was designed with an eel holding tank through ...

Halloween 2006, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Halloween 2006

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Hi everybody! On Saturday we hosted a Halloween party for our friends and colleagues. It was a lot of fun with lots of people dressing up in very creative ways. We had a nice mixture of people we work with, neighbors, and friends and also a mixture of ...

anybody there?, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

anybody there?

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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hi, anybody there? It's me again. Getting ready to leave and just can't believe 2 months have past since I was last here. Gone like a flash, a mad rush, and I'm so looking forward to Clédat. For a very sad reason we shall be leaving some days ...

How time flies..., Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

How time flies...

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... 5 week "Friends and Family" tour in the U.S. and continuing to learn more about the possibilities and obstacles to staying in the Netherlands. Melanie has had a few job leads and continues to do a bit of networking since it will be necessary to find a ...

12-hr layover, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

12-hr layover

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KLM gave me the great opportunity of having a 12-hour layover in Amsterdam.  It was enough time to ease into some of the initial aspects of traveling such as adjusting to a different time zone and foreign setting.  The ATL-AMS flight was 8.5 ...

just this, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

just this

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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hi, quick quick update. Leaving for France tomorrow, camping with the boys, Dick and Ezra, this time, as Rose and Twan have taken over the cottage with their friends. We'll find something near enough, and if it gets tough we'll come knocking on the door, ...

Ending in Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Ending in Amsterdam

A travel blog entry by susan_g

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Firstly - I've added a few photo's to my previous entries from Holland, so if you're interested go back and have a look. Anyway, Amsterdam, where to begin?! In many respects Amsterdam fitted my criteria for a perfect city with fantastic streets and ...

City of sex, bikes, t-shirts, and drugs, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

City of sex, bikes, t-shirts, and drugs

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I'm currently sitting in the hotel with a Carlsberg 10cm infront of this journal, John Butler Trio "peaches anc cream" in my ear at next song will be Manu Chao. I'm feeling so good about being on the road right now. It's nothing to do with the weed i ...

quite the opposite actually......, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

quite the opposite actually......

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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'a few steps from bliss' was a bit optimistic - for now, I'm up to my ears in bags, boxes, clothes, documents, food, books - you name it, it's lying around somewhere in this tip. I'm making feeble attempts to get some kind of order into this mess, but, ...

Amsterdam on a Saturday night..., Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Amsterdam on a Saturday night...

A travel blog entry by clintonb

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Well i arrived in Amsterdam yesturday and I really need to make this short entry as this place is unforgetable. We rocked up at the station with no place to go, so we headed straight to the tourist office. "Cheapest place in town thanks" we said to the ...

rotterdam pin, Rotterdam, Netherlands travel blog

rotterdam pin

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In Memory of Milo, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

In Memory of Milo

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Dear all, This was a hard and sad week. Milo, one of our two cats, passed away. During our Slovenia trip in October Milo had lost weight, which we attributed to his not liking a new food we had bought. After switching foods he seemed to be gaining ...

Update on our travels ......, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Update on our travels ......

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... for 5 years, we qualified for permanent residence (equivalent of a green card), and are free to work in the Netherlands and Europe without special company sponsorship. In brief, here are our adventures since last winter...... From January through March, ...

seduction, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

seduction

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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Amsterdam - I'm back. The journey home was a disaster. First it took ages to leave, people getting their stuff together, fridges to be defrosted, laundry - piles of it, and the place had to be left spotless as there are people coming in next week. ...

Been there done that!, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Been there done that!

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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... in the worst weather we had had for the entire three months in Europe. We were told that this was not unusual since the Netherlands has approximately 300 rainy days a year. This just meant that we had to drag our bags through about six or seven block to ...

Jeannine and Julia visit (Chris' sister and niece), Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Jeannine and Julia visit (Chris' sister and niece)

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Hi everybody! Chris' sister Jeannine and her 7 year old daughter, Julia, visited us last week. Julia's birthday had been the week before and Jeannine's was on Monday, so it was sort of a birthday trip for them. Julia's favorite thing was the Cat Boat, ...

The Netherlands - What could one possibly do here?, Brunsen, Netherlands travel blog

The Netherlands - What could one possibly do here?

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... kindly gave me a lift back to the Netherlands, via the Ferry at Dover, through France, Belgium, and then into the Netherlands. Four countries in one day, not bad. The Netherlands. Land of Tulips, Canabis, legalized Prostitution, and the ugliest ...

Joining the ranks of the unemployed, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Joining the ranks of the unemployed

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Hi everybody, Here's a quick update on Melanie's job situation - for anybody who hasn't heard already. We've suspected for some time that Melanie would not have a job to return to in Chicago and that she would therefore be laid off (made redundant). ...

Adios Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Adios Amsterdam

A travel blog entry by clintonb

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Yesturday on Sunday the 7th i had a bit of a sleep in to make sure i was feeling ok for walking around exploring all day. Didn't get to damn sq till 12:30ish, so we grabbed a fat piece of pizza and sallad with watermelon, rock melon and melon and a coke ...

Chris' Mom and Dad visit, Amsterdam and other European cities, Netherlands travel blog

Chris' Mom and Dad visit

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... other well-known museums, they visited the Dutch Resistance Museum, which explains the history of the Nazi invasion of the Netherlands (initially much more peaceful than generally assumed), and the growth and fate of the Dutch resistance as the true ...

Karate Kid, Andijk, Netherlands travel blog

Karate Kid

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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The skies cleared and the sun had broken through. We woke up and got dressed for our buffet breakfast in our little hotel at the beach. But when we got downstairs the weather had turned again. It is a typical Dutch summer, unreliable and wet. The ...

Amsterdam - 20-23rd July, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Amsterdam - 20-23rd July

A travel blog entry by baileyandkerry

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Eyup! Hi everyone, in Munich at the moment after a very enjoyable few days in Amsterdam. As first nights go on a 12month trip Friday was a complete anticlimax, stuck on the Denmark princess ferry in the North sea. Kerry discovered she was sea sick and ...

Another Dept Outing,  Leiden, and a Royal Lie, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Another Dept Outing, Leiden, and a Royal Lie

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Hi all, We've been back from Belgium for some time now and have settled into a fairly "normal" life - whatever that is. It's getting colder and darker here already. It was chilly (3 C., 35 F. at night and into 50s during the day) all week. ...

Zaanse Schans, Zaanse Schans, Netherlands travel blog

Zaanse Schans

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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One of the regrets that I have about my camera is that it's not with me 24 hours a day - which is a shame - because I'm finding that I'm missing out on snapping some unreal sights I've observed and people I've met. Next time, I will go for the smallest ...

Just 'Shroomin around The 'Dam, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Just 'Shroomin around The 'Dam

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Over the last few weeks there has been more than a few times that I have found myself humming along in my head Paul Kelly's "Every F***ing City Looks the Same" but I tell you there was none of that as we wondered the most unusual city in the world - ...

Dutch celebrations - World Cup Soccer, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Dutch celebrations - World Cup Soccer

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Today Amsterdam celebrated the Dutch soccer team's achievement at the World Cup matches.  They made it all the way to the finals, only to be beaten by Spain.  To celebrate, a boat parade on the Amsterdam canals was arranged, culminating with a ...

Gay Pride 2010, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Gay Pride 2010

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It's Gay Pride weekend once again!  As always we went out on the boat with our landlord, Rob, and a few of his friends, to watch the parade.   By coincidence, Melanie's friend, Susan, and her husband, Jim were also visiting this ...

Aimlessly in Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Aimlessly in Amsterdam

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2nd part of New York is currently work in progress ..... sorry... You know the saying when someone says "If I had a dollar for every XXXX, I would be very rich" - well if I got a dollar for each bicycle in Amsterdam, I could travel the world for a ...

Moving to Permanent Housing, Amsterdam, Netherlands travel blog

Moving to Permanent Housing

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Chris arrived on April 12 for 10 days to help move everything into our permanent housing in the center of Amsterdam. The kitties are VERY excited to see him. We think they might have been worried that they would only have one "parent". All of our ...

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