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... almost is the keyword here, but I'll get back to that some other time).
And now down to 89 days. So far in advance but we have to get things in place. Like visa's and entry fees. Vaccinations (yellow fever, one we do not have yet). Get all our tours sorted out and booked. It's important to get this done on time, as our trip is in peak season and I don't want to find out tours are ...
... but has been entirely rebuilt on a very modern and efficient pattern, which makes it very Dutch indeed.
Our self-walking tour should take us past most points of interest in a timely fashion and leave enough spare time for some internet contact with the rest of the world, courtesy of McDonalds or any other establishment displaying the free Wi-Fi symbol.
We disembark the ship from a higher floor than normal due to a modern state of the art ...
... to wait for another time. I did though make a short video that I hope will be self explanatory as to why I was so taken with them on this occasion. I will upload it when I get to a proper internet connection – this is being sent from the ship, so text only at the moment.
Note from the Old Seadog's PA:
For those of you not anoraky enough to be following Dad on a vessel tracker website, he has now left Rotterdam and went onto ...
... through shopping areas, both high end and mainstream. We passed the oldest statue in Holland, a bronze from 1622 of Erasmus. In this square a fabulous jazz band was playing to a small crowd of locals just sitting enjoying the weather and music. We walked to the Central Station, passed the Bourse and City Hall. The station is undergoing a massive renovation that will not be complete until 2013. I hope we can return by then as it will accommodate ...
... uur, eindelijk in het kamp.
Onze tent (stokken met plastic overdekt) stond al en de assistenten waren bezig met koken en thee maken, het rook goed. Even poedelen in de rivier( stroming was te sterk).
Al gauw waren een paar bruine makaken ook op de hoogte van het goddelijke brouwsel, kwamen poslhoogte nemen en waren zo vlug om even een blik gecondenseerde melk leeg te zuipen haha! Hilarisch!
Monitor lizzards kruipen hier ook rond trouwens.