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Travel Blogs from Haarlem
... map in hand, thanks to a kind ticket agent at the station – and found our B&B (Malts Hotel) over one of the thousands of coffee shops in the area. Our proprietors are delightful and gave us the lay of the land.
But, we desperately needed to recline to rest (after an overnight sitting in a very small and uncomfortable airline seat). So about an hour later, we took off to explore the center of Haarlem – and it is delightful, ...
... headed into the
museum area, took some photos with the I Amsterdam sign and at the
gardens surrounding the museum. Museum was too expensive so we passed
up on it. Trammed to the Windmill (very unexciting) and then to
Jordaan (kinda nice area with upscale shops). Walked back into town
and walked around. Had some chips with mayo (typical Dutch dish).
That was about it! Onto ...
... Dutch master, however not many people
know it is the face of my uncle, my mother’s brother and my cousin.
“Do you know them?” the girl asked. “I have
never seen you here before”, she continued.
“that’s right” I said, and continued to tell her that the man in the
middle of the picture was my uncle flanked by his his son and grandson.
It had been a very long time, a ...
... at the lounge or a formal dinner in the dining room-which is our preference! Caviar and salmon as appetizers, scallops, Chateaubriand with arugula, individual dessert sampler plates-all heaven. Local wines and beer. Then sunset back on the sun deck (around 915 pm).
A lecture on the European Union coming tomorrow-but as a preview, the Captain told us that the following two models for a Union are possible:
In a Union made in ...
... back to work and then the two girls took us to the market near by and showed us how to get a bus pass and which bus to take to get around the area. The first thing you notice about this country is how flat it is but very beautiful. The next thing you see is bikes everywhere. Everyone uses a bike to go anywhere. Kids ride them for 20 minutes to school adults carry their children around on them and adults drive them to market ...