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Awoke again & that was a plus! Sunny day expected, so we walked to Jop's old golf course (about 10 minutes from Pim's) for a coffee. Weather lovely and spotted a dal on the way home. Then a bus adventure to Voledam, via Edam (yes the home of the round yellow wax coated cheese) taking about 30 minutes. Started to rain, so into the Charleston Hotel (in Voledam) for lunch. Menu had croquette, so ...
... have the desire to see perspective as in how I changed as a person and how I will fit in the rush of the Western society.
With all my heart I want to thank the inspiring and adventurous people who I got to know during this trip. The world is small after all and I am looking forward to the day our paths will cross. Also a big heads up for the readers of my blog and everybody else who followed me during my travels.
... a Dutch Cheese, but no, it calls itself Little Amsterdam, and it was an amazing little village. It is such beautiful weather today, lots of people were out and about, and there were street markets in Edam.
Lots of photo's taken of the sights, the canals, the church, and also the 400 year old buildings. It does feel strange walking past some places that were old when Australia had yet to be settled.
Fantastic time being had.
... into a museum which took away from it's churchyness in my opinion.
I finally found the pigeons everyone has been going on about in the main square! The pigeon lady of Amsterdam was on top form she had about 15 pigeons on her at one time. I was completely impressed with this. A humungous Christmas had been placed in the middle of the square which added to the festivities created by the large market.
As soon as night ...
... gilded, intricate mosaics on the ceilings, floors and walls were spectacular, and the mostly modern-style stained glass windows that were installed in 1952 make a beautiful counterpoint to the much older mosaics.
After a very fun afternoon of touring, we headed back an hour or so north to the city of Ratingen where Eva and her family live. We were also joined by her sister Christine (another floor-mate from the dorm in Göttingen) and her husband Gerald. We has a ...