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Acasanva stayed here on Aug 9, 2009 during their trip titled: Cyp & Acasanva roadtrip in Netherlands.
... get a sore neck. It was blissful and I felt bad that I'd missed a day while stuck in Frankfurt.
After Rotterdam was The Hague but that was less than an hour away by train and the trains were every fifteen or so minutes, meaning I could spend a further full day checking out Rotterdam. I found the appropriate track by The Beautiful South and headed back out.
Then, while trying to figure out the best way to photograph a light snot-green Volkswagen Beetle parked in the ...
... tour lasted an hour before we were back where we started.
We had a bit of a walk through the city back to the water ferry. On the way we passed the port where my oma and opa (grandparents) emmigrated to Australia with my dad over 50 years ago. The waterbus had us back at the car before long and home to a delicious enchilada dinner. Lekker (delicious) is becoming my most useful Dutch word.
After dinner Nat, Jan and I squared off in ...
... and said it was all going well. Yay! Apparently it's only a wrist fracture and it's anatomical. That's good, for us non-medical people who don't/didn't know what that meant. Yay! Good news. Heading on from Amsterdam, we took the train up to Groningen, which is near Winschoten, where my Oma grew up. Groningen is a gorgeous little university town, and we enjoyed having a drink and some food and some good old fashioned people-watching. The next morning, we got on the train ...
... suitcase. 1 dress shirt? Maybe 2? Nice shoes, because it looks sort of weird wearing sneakers with a suit. Dress socks. Tie.
For me, probably a dress. More than one? Shoes to go with that as well. Hose? Arghh. How many formal nights are there, anyway?
Ah well. We can always order roomservice or eat in the Lido.
Of course don't forget: hats, scarf, mittens, long thermal underwear ...