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Travel Blogs from Arnhem
The Fat Lady is starting to sing and remind us that it's all over for another trip.
We went in to the town centre and had a wander round and lunch at Dudok (a version of Weatherspoons) Noticeably absent from most riders of scooters and pushbikes were any sort of helmet which was very surprising.
Liz watched the Holland v Mexico match with a bunch of very rowdy Dutch fans (are they all like that worldwide?) ...
... after lunch. He was an elderly man who was 15 at the time when the Allies and Germans were battling for a bridge here in Arnhem. Apparently a movie was made in 1977 about this failed operation ("A Bridge Too Far"). We watched it later when we were in our cabin. After the lecture, Tauck brought in a string trio called La Stada who performed classical and non-classical pieces. After that we went out for a walk in Arnhem and had dinner by ourselves on the ship.
... a week's stay, we are staying here until the wedding on the weekend which is at a hotel in the country side. Dudok apartments Arnhem are brilliant right in town centre, bit of a pain that they are in the pedestrian street to get your bags to in the middle of the night but we made it. We had a quick catch up when we got in but straight to bed. On the Sunday we ventured out to have a look around for some breakfast and catch up with the rest of Emma's family ...
... the sat nav lady was conspiring against me when she tried to take me down a bus lane, but I thought I would just approach from another direction. So off I went again and went round the loop again but tried the other direction, next thing I know if that I'm going around a loop which is taking me up a cycle lane. So I go away from the cycle lane to end up in a bus lane sandwiched between hundreds of buses. Doing a U turn in the round nearly wiping ...
... all with window boxes full of flowers. The Dutch are certainly very house proud and it is one of the features of their country I think, how immaculate they keep their gardens and yards.
Back on the bus and returned to Amsterdam for the mandatory visit to a diamond factory. Some of the ladies had the opportunity to wear for a small 10 seconds a diamond valued at $350,000. Some people obviously have too much money. No I did not buy anything!
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility