Hotel Nieuw Minerva
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Kate and Kiersten now known to the Dutch as the Double K have now created quite a positive - maybe too friendly - reputation for themselves here in Leiden. This has developed through many orientation activities for the much segregated international population of the University. Luckily Kate has managed to weasel her way into the largest sorority of …
... her to a bar and managed to charge nearly £1,000 to her credit card. Needless to say when we first met up she was not a happy bunny. However, this tale has a good ending, as the Vodkatrain “Honcho”, Snow, marched Hannah off to the police station, who then promptly visited the bar and told them to refund almost all of the money – try that in your best Mandarin! Now Hannah’s biggest problem became that the refund was in cash. ...
... the limits of the draining board if you hold your nerve. We were on standby as usual, so all is well. John then filled it up and here we have to pay 75c for 100 litres, which did not fill us up to the top.
The man came to look at the outboard a bit later than expected, but he sent a text informing us, so that was OK.
He was very pleasant and you could tell that he knew his stuff. He went through a thorough check ...
... 8211; slept in a little [we deserved it!] and rocked up to Haarlem. Missed the 12:00pm boat, and were very lucky to get on the 1:00pm one. The boat ride was nice, and the town is beautiful. We sat by a windmill and had a late lunch. What a nice way to spend the day. Back to Leiden, and we went by the river and snoozed on the grass under the sun, for an hour. We wake up, then stumble on the Leiden Loop sign, so we got a bonus 90 ...
... is amazing (Holland produces 45 million flowers PER DAY). After a very long day of walking (and 130 pictures) we left at 15:45 and caught the 16:20 train to Leiden Lammerschans. At the campsite we repack the packs and prepare breakfast and snacks for tommorows journey. As it is too early for dinner we walk (and walk) and at last find what looks like a centrum to the town with shops, etc. ...
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