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 …
... train to Leiden. Smugly, we settle down into blue leather seats in the "Silence Area" and chirrup to each other about the joys of independent travel (that I suspect will be available until the Russians march in and spoil the party - a la Herr Hitler in 1939).. Leiden: Everything and everybody in The Nederlands is "cool and easy". You trundle down the gleaming escalator.....follow the sign to the buses and here you find "Mr Late ...
... the system a bit by leaving some items at my boyfriend's house in Perth when I am visiting him later this month. This gives me the opportunity not only to wear most of my summer wardrobe when I am back there in December, but also swap some of the duller items I am bringing to the Middle East for some cheerier clothing to wear in exotic destinations like Thailand, Hawaii and Costa Rica. Admittedly, this also makes the task of careful packing that much more complicated.
... I am surprised that Delft was so packed with people when Leiden and Dordrecht were not and yet are the ones we would recommend. I can only assume it is the "pulling power" of pottery!
From Delft, we cycled to The Hague. This is the beauty of this country - you can cycle from any main centre to another on specially built cycleways...normally very scenic, either alongside canals or up on dykes or through polders and away ...
... restaurant with kroketjes and haring. Then more punting through the richest parts with more paling, olives and cheese, Heineken and delicious red wine. Back to Maliebaan, and a delicious dinner at a restaurant where you make ur own 3 course meal from three menus with a fixed price - gourmet! Then driven 15 mins to Nordwijk to Mariekes holiday house - amazing generosity. We are ...
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