Travel Blogs from Gorinchem
A quick blast back to our Hotel days: One of our favourite guests were Hannie and her family - by which we include daughters-in-law, grandchildren, stray family members and whichever close friends' turn it was for an invitation. They were what we referred to as "Stammgäste", as Hannie was celebrating her 14th Christmas and New Year at the Hotel while we were there. Always the last to leave the bar, we ...
... it's another UNESCO World Heritage Site to add to our list. Because of the weather there were no other tourists, and although the light was short-lived it was wonderful.
Before we left Utrecht, I triple checked that I had actually reserved us a place in the town of our next destination. Fortunately I had, and we made our way to our final destination: Amsterdam.
Your Winging It Adventurers,
Katherine & ...
... at him again saying “No” when John asked him if he knew of anyone who could repair an outboard engine. He snapped “No” again when he said it again and very nasty. John then had a walk around and had 2 places suggested but no good. In Leiden where there are so many small boats with outboard engines there HAS to be someone who repairs them. Isi got on to the internet and found 2 names, 1 being a ...
... access, down to houses with boats on raised platforms outside and then on to countryside. We even saw an Ark complete with 2 giraffes and an elephant – we knew there had been rain but not that much!
Once we arrived in Dordrecht we turned off on to another main river the Oude Maas and then into our pretty little marina where we arrived at 11.45, in time for lunch.
John commented that Holland has hung on to ...
... a small Christmas ornament and a tile that I will eventually hand up in my kitchen.
Now the most interesting thing about the Delft pottery is how much it is replicated for the tourist trade. Liked everything today Delft pottery copies are fabricated in Hong Kong and sold all over the world. The artist in the shop told us how to spot a fake.
If it says made in Holland: FAKE
If it says hand painted: FAKE
If it is cheap: FAKE
If it says Delft ...