Travel Blogs from Rijs
... up a Dutch Cook book that she and Michael had found for us. This was a special surprise and we really appreciated this thoughtful gesture. Amy and I had talked to them on Sunday about wanting to find a Dutch Cook book in English. Thank you so much Rose and Michael. It was a great privilege to celebrate Tante Marie's 100th birthday with her and with her health and state of mind I'm sure she will have many more to come. What an inspirational woman. After spending time at ...
... country and of what it's citizens should be proud of can feel embarrassing. But it deserves a good answer. We tend to think of propaganda only in the negative, as the attempt to make a lie look convincing. Yet the task is a serious one: a nation needs to think well of itself in order to undertake the great task of self government." We should be proud about where we come from and continue to remind ourselves of this in a positive manner. "Power corrupts, but not always. ...
... then went to a fishing port where we had a coffe and some snacks and visted the memorial for fallen soldiers and people lost at see, it was so sad seing people as young as 10 on the list. the place was decorated in lots of orange people a week or so ago the queen stepped down allowing her son to become king so there has been lots of celebration.
tomorrow is family day for the other side of the family which wont be as big but hopefully still fun (:
Our last day trip began with a nice hot coffee (much needed) and a trip ride to the small town of Horne. It is on the inland sea and about 70 000 people. The train flew by with lovely views of the countryside. Holland has a lot of animals, usually in small patches of farm land. Tonnes of water on the land and the occasional windmill - usually the high tech ones.
The sun was shining as we ...
... 2 hours) and have better departure and arrival times. Actually, when I look at it now, it buys me a whole extra day!
Check it out. Times are the local times of both Amsterdam and Manila.
Emirates (total flight time 18h 50m)
Departure Amsterdam - nov 2, 14:30h
Arrival Manila - nov 3, 16:20h
Cathay Pacific ...
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