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... for 4 years.
And a month after we got back, this trip was booked. So much for the '4-years' thing. Antarctica was on our bucket list. Not that that amounts to anything, because we have one huge bucket list. We definately wanted to do another cruise. Soon. In the running: Panama Canal. The Amazon. Antarctica. We booked the Antarctica trip. On the Veendam, a sister ship to Maasdam. Almost exactly ...
This morning’s presentation of “Opening Curtains” revealed a massive cable suspension bridge against a backdrop of an uninviting cloudy sky. Not ones to be deterred, we spring out of bed, go through the usual morning routines and head off for another day of discovery and surprise.
Rotterdam is one of the world’s busiest commercial ports, serving not only the Netherlands, but most of northern Europe. The heart of the city was destroyed ...
... not one that would just look at the surface dent and scraped paint and be pleased it wasn’t more serious. Given that we came so close to breaking free and running aground the other side of the harbour, not to mention the smaller vessels that we had the potential to crush along the way (including one from the Belgian Navy) the damage sustained can be put into perspective.
Did I say I was going to write about boxes? Oh well, that ...
... but included many wonderful neighborhoods and sites. Morry was most interested in the architecture, which included a Rem Koolhaus structure, statues by Picasso and Rodin ( like Amsterdam, there is a sculpture walk within the city that is wonderful). By the Oude Haven or old port, there was a happening scene, with outdoor cafes each presenting live music. It was wonderful and had we had the time, we would have sat down to enjoy a coffee or drink. Off ...
... met een Mohawk.
Ook nog lemon-ants, 2cm grote mieren.
We kwamen bij het territorium van mina, oppassen geblazen want mina is gevaarlijk.
“is dat mina , is dat mina???” Gidsen wilden net het eten gaan doen, maar van schrik werd alles in gepakt en stonden ze rechtover eind.
Gelukkig het was geen mina, maar wel een brutal wild mannetje die de gidsen af probeerden te schrikken.
Na een geweldige, maar zeer heftige tocht van ...