Golden Tulip Leiden Centre
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After a long to-and-fro about whether to go to see the tulip festival, we decided at the last moment we would go! Made some rush bookings, which meant our flights cost a little bit more than they had to [but not that much more]. Left on Friday afternoon at four, and got to Leiden by 10pm – airport transfer from Schiphol and time difference …
... be missing her dearly for the next 13 months. A visit to Oxford is normally easily planned, but it won't be on my route around the world, unfortunately.
Ever since, the goodbyes have been coming at me left, right and center. At my mother's birthday party I got to see quite a nice representation of the ...
... was an absolute pain in the butt!
We cycled alongside the canal running out of Leiden. It was a lot cooler, even a bit cloudy which we welcomed after the heatwave and much nicer to cycle in. Finally we reached the Kaag Lakes. The photos don't do it justice. Imagine a stretch of pastureland with grazing cows, either side of which are large expanses of water. There is a gentle breeze which sends ripples across the surface. ...
... a beautiful city this is. The bridges are VERY low however and each time we had to duck down to keep from bumping our heads, yes EVEN me! We saw the mill where Rembrandt's father worked and found out that when Rembrandt was born, the midwife yelled to the father, who was at work across the canal, and asked him what they should name his son. At the time, the wind was fiercely blowing and he replied, "I can't hear you my wheel is burning" which translates to ...
... tour. Had coffee at an outdoor cafe. Bought new sunnies $5e at the flea market and admired the flower market. Dope seeds on sale here and at many other locations around town. Coffee shops everywhere sell dope and other strange concoctions. This is a liberated country where cannabis, prostitution, gay marriage and smoking anywhere is legal. I went for a walk after lunch ...
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