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Opa came to pick us up at 07:30. The
train journey to Schiphol was uneventful, the train arrived exactly
on time so no cause for stress there. My worries from the last blog
about checking in with Qatar Airways proved to be unfounded. Our
baggage was checked in at Schiphol and labelled to our end
destination: Denpasar. That's the last time we saw it for 29 hours
(and, yes, it all arrived in one piece at our destination).
... However, it is a very different culture and that's the aspect we are looking forward to the most. The only real drawback is the travelling and the necessary vaccinations. I never knew that the Health Authority could fleece so much cash out of you for a couple of injections. And I work for them!! As far the travelling, our journey is a whopping 25 hours. Mainly because we have to change connections a couple ...
Well, it's just before 4:30 am here and I am (not very wide) awake. True to form preceding any seriously travelling, I woke at 3am and watched the clock slowly turn. I love travelling but this is the only aspect I loathe: a 42 yr old man behaving like an excited 5 year old on Christmas morning.
There's actually another reason for me to get up: I have been trying, in vain, ...
... and took us to his house where he and his daughter Esther, treated us to lunch. Then it was time for the task of going through all our stuff and re-sorting: items going on the bike trip, items to send ahead to Vienna, and items we took to Scotland and would leave at Esther’s house to pick up in September. We also had a few things to do to the bikes – fill the tires to the correct inflation, put on the new wireless computer and lock we bought ...
... in "Schengen Quandry", we lengthened our Scottish stay, so we now had only 45 hours in which to reassemble the bikes and repack our bags in Ede before our departure for Scotland.
Dick and Gretchen Grant drove us in their rental car from Chinon to Tours in the morning on June 9th. We then “trained” from Tours to Paris and, after lunch at Terminus Nord, on to Schiphol station in Amsterdam and then a local train to Ede. Nellie and ...