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... Very informative they said. It was the local nazi head quarters. Lots of the prisoners were 18 or younger, as these were the resistance fighters.
We all meet at the Joest Museum, which is an ethnologic collection based on Mr Joest's travel acquisitions in the 1800's. The curation of the museum was really well done, with beautiful presentation, and thought provoking observations on religions, nomads, household organizations.
We walked back through ...
We arrived at Dan and Andrea's place yesterday around noon and enjoyed a nice lunch of soup and an Italian pizza at the local (and newly renovated) Italian restaurant a short walk away. Dan and Andrea are both working full time and so we took the afternoon yesterday and this morning to explore around the town. We picked up our VW Golf station wagon this afternoon. A really nice vehicle with full GPS which will come in handy. I have ...
... the Canadian Support Unit in Geilenkirchen. Dan and I served together in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia back in the mid-90s.
Our next blog will feature some photos around their little town of Gilrath and of the Roach family.
Apparently we can even FT from their home so once I post this blog, I may try a quick FT with some folks.
Take care and by the way, they do have Indian summers in Europe too - amazing weather - high teens and going to 18C tomorrow. Stay warm!!!
Today we visited the fort and caves at Maastricht in Netherlands but as we were passing the Lindt factory seconds shop in Aachen we had to stop and shop. Lot's of chocolates available that we don't see in Australia, we have nearly demolished the block of dark chocolate with pomegranate and chili. The fort in Maastricht was built in 1800s to protect the town from the French. It didn't help much as they had ...
Had a pretty chilled morning, slept in and had french toast for breakfast. Forecast said there was a chance of snow but it was sunny all day (which was a nice break from the rain). We basically shopped all day in the centrum, and bought the following:
-snow boots for Alex
-new warm nice boots for Ioana
-fancy outfits for the NYE party planned in Brasov
-a fur-lined red hoodie for Ioana
-socks for ...