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... s place of whom we were invited to spend a few days with them.Ewoud spent some time with us in 2000 and 2003 and since then he met lovely Hanneke and now have 2 beautiful children and Nienke and Floortje, who are the Apples of their parents eye.They are just beautiful , Yesterday we spent the day in Maastricht we visited the Vrijthof Plain where Sonja ,Gerry, Rien ,and I sat in the pouring rain to watch Andre Riue 3 yrs ago it looked so different without the settings ...
... is still strong.
We skirted Reims, one of the most fascinating cities in France. It was founded by the Remi tribe of the Gauls who allied themselves with Julius Caesar while he was conquering the region. It was Vandalized (literally) in the early 400s, and later in the same century sacked and burned by Attila the Hun (yes he came this far!).
Just before 500 AD after beating the Alamanni in a major battle in Germany, ...
Left home heading for the 10.50 Eurotunnel, arrived slightly late. As normal I used the Flexiplus lane at the tunnel, it's for people who pay a lot more for the flexibility of arriving anytime you like and getting on the first tain available. I use it because there isn't normally a queue, you punch your details into the machine and get your ticket. If you are on a bike you can then sneak through the barriers and join ...
... of the local culture, a look at the city walls, a chance to window shop the lovely boutiques and an opportunity to absorb the local vibe.
One of the more unusual sites is Selexyz Dominican, a large book store housed in a church. While the inventory is extensive, it is displayed on tables and racks with casters so that everything can be moved in the event that the building is needed for religious purposes. Just ...
Most of this week has been centered around events called "Arrival Week." They have been organized by a group geared toward exchange students called Erasmus Student Network (ESN). Apparently they have chapters in pretty much every major university in Europe.
Tuesday (Dinsdag <-- see I'm learning Dutch!), the day I arrived in Maastricht was pretty packed. As soon as I got off the train in Maastricht, I was greeted by people from ESN who drove me from the train station to ...
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I can't really recommend this place as, though I knew the rooms were small, the rooms were stifling with no air flow whatsoever. One of the staff was quite rude when I went upstairs and asked to use a fan for the night. The worker scoffed that no one on the boat ever needs a fan, nor has asked for one. This claim was made despite the fact that there are 3 fans running in the "lobby"!
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