Olaertsduyn Conference centre and hotel
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We woke up early today to leave Holland. Melinda came and picked us up about nine and took us to the rail station. Michael rode his bike to the station so then he could go to work.
Bit of a teary goodbye, but Michael said he is going to try and come home for Christmas.
Train arrived and we hopped on, arriving to Amsterdam airport half an hour later.
Then we had a ...
... a famous snack, then to the market... very pretty real markets ( not touristy) , haberdasheries, chicken (Kip) fruit and veges, clothing, cheese, lollies - nearly anything you could think of. we bought strawberries, apples and Mandarins for 3.5EUR and a chicken breast for 4Euro. I also sampled a StroopWaffel 2EUR two flat waffles sandwiched with caramel.. yum!!! bought a screen ...
... and biking. I can understand now why the rest of the world thinks Canada is full of igloos.
My daughter's birthday falls in December and a colleague from work surprised us with some wonderful French pastries to celebrate the occasion! Leave it to the French to pick out wonderful wine and wonderful treats! There is a world renowned patisserie on a famous street here called "The Fred" where you can buy fresh bread and treats - but you have to get ...
... met. Its purpose is to save lives, not property, so it's likely that the land would still flood. However, it is unlikely that there would be any loss of human life. Each arm of the barrier is nearly as long as the Eiffel Tower is tall. It cost hundreds of millions of euros and has so far only been put into use once (in 2007). It did its job, and all the engineers, welders, etc. who built the thing breathed a huge sigh of relief.
I had thought "water day" would ...
... Beijing is a mere 26 hour train ride from Chengdu, but as it was still Golden Week tickets were scarce. The only ones available were standing. Yes, standing. We booked a flight… Checking in at Chengdu’s brand new airport we got a bit of a shock, the check in agent frowned a lot and then asked us if we spoke Chinese. This didn’t look good. After a few minutes of his broken English and some sign language, we finally cottoned on, economy ...
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