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Travel Blogs from Breda
... Last evening there were even hot air balloons in the distance.
Getting here wasa little more traumatic, there was no public phone at the station in Breda and their wifi wasn't very functional, so I walked into the centre of town only to find most of the streets blocked off for a running race. I ended up in a cafe near the main church watching crowds cheer ...
... villa in Italy. Sounded pretty great though!
After catching up, the four of us headed out to explore Rotterdam. Ed was a very good tour guide-- he took us to the pier past a ton of neat statues then along a few bridges to a good view of the skyline. There are only a few cities in Europe that have a good skyline: Warsaw, Frankfurt, Madrid, London, and Rotterdam! And we've been to all 5! Anyway, we really enjoyed the creative ...
... We began chatting and hit it right off. She had given me great tips for Brazil and it would have been nice to catch up since it had been so long. She graciously invited me over to her place to have dinner with her and her boyfriend. After a mix up on the public transit system, and making her wait for almost an hour for me, she came and met me with the same sweet smile from Brazil. Thanks again Julie for having me over again, it was ...
... How is it possible that you are here?" Now, I realize that's just a slightly odd-sounding phrasing from somebody for whom English is not the native tongue, but it made me really feel like I did something incredible. "I, um, climbed up the stairs?"
Apparently the tower was only open for visiting school groups, which several people probably tried to tell me previously, but in Dutch. But the guy was very nice and offered to let me take pictures for five minutes ...
... up behind me, and two workers in orange safety vests jump out and onto the tracks. I pay little attention, until one of them comes back a stands a few feet away, staring at me. I turn to him when he starts to talk,
“Sorry, I don’t speak Dutch.”
“Oh, what are you doing?”
“Waiting for the sunrise.”
He watches for a few minutes with me. The sun is ...