De Zwaluw Hotel-Bar-Appartementen
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... to note that no one in Holland appears to take VISA cards. In fact
credit cards are not much use here. Apparently the people are almost boycotting
credit cards as a way of protesting the high charges attached to credit card
transactions. These charges are around 5.5% which is very comparable to our
charges in South Africa. The difference here is that the people are prepared to
do something about it.
... main street (Koudum is tiny!) for a coffee and a browse of the menu. What a find! We met Igor the owner who is Italian and told us all about how he moved here 2 years ago and had to train himself to translate from Italian to English to then translate to Dutch. Now he thinks in Dutch so it's hard for him to think of English! He helped us design our own pizza and we ...
... we were higher than 2.3m but now have it confirmed thanks to our test on the metal warning dangly things! A quick whizz round the shops and back to the site (Vakantiepark de Kuilart, ACSI 248). We chose pitch 187 as it had the most space and got set up. Our field was absolutely deserted so we let Prego have a good run around. ...
Walked into town and had my haircut. A great feeling to have it cut after so long. Then to the bakery to say hi to Eva. We went for a walk in the afternoon to the Makkum beach and a quiet beer. Then a nice evening and dinner in a very old restaurant by the canal. It's great to live so close to walk to the shops restaurants beach harbour in a town with plenty interesting of ...
... we could go inside. We climbed up to the top of it and got to see the inner workings of the windmill. It was really interesting. Jacquelien had been there before, but she was a good sport and came with me.
We got to Alkmaar and met Jacqueline's brother, Bart, for lunch. He is the youngest of the family, and was just as nice as all the others I have met. The whole family is incredibly friendly. I couldn't have ...