Bastion Hotel Tilburg
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... enough to work yourself up to it. It's sad to see that the government wants to beautify India. They have taken down slums in Delhi to make it look better, but by doing that they have taken the little that those people had away from them, they left them with absolutely nothing. They try to hide instead of finding solutions. I was very happy to see the opportunities that some people DO get, the free schools, the orphanage. Great that ...
... and I kept the blog, there is no way of remembering everything we did.
Hope you all enjoyed reading, and getting a little sucked into India with me. I'm so thankful for all the people who made it possible, especially Uncle Maurice, we had a bumpy start but you offered us an unforgettable experience.
A little messed up with the time difference now, wide awake at 3am, time for some snoozing before I get back to my little life here.
We docked in the village of Kinderdijk this morning and toured the 19 windmills here. There use to be 10,000 windmills in The Netherlands but only 1,000 left. The reclaimed land, ponder, is produced by several windmills working together and pump the water into the surrounding river making the ponder below the river level and contained by dykes. The ponder is now pumped by a modern pumping station and the windmills ...
... but this killed the time we needed.
Chris-Anne was early and she gave us a lovely guided tour of the city. She took us to a little hidden restaurant for lunch that we would not have noticed had we been by ourselves. One nice part about the restaurant was a fenced in playground where you could let your children run wild as you enjoy a quiet meal….good planning.
Tilburg was the perfect size for a short stop. ...
We visited Kinderdyk, near Rotterdam and saw the many windmills they have preserved since 1738, when the first 8 were built of stone. In 1740, another 8 were built of wood. They were essential in keeping the water pumped out of the "polders" (reclaimed land) and into the canals, up to the Rhine river. The job of Miller ...