Park Inn by Radisson Papenburg
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Arrived on time and bought a Dutch sim card for my phone. I'll be here for a while and lots of people to contact and it will be handy for transport apps to have a bit of data too. Then off to get a transport card for travelling on the trains and maybe buses too.
I found the right train with one change at Zwolle and then Rosa met me at Groningen train station.
It is great to be here and it is sunny and warm!
... to VeenPark, an open air museum based on the life and living conditions of some locals from the Drenthe area working and living in a Peat ... Plantation I guess you would call it. We cruise around on a small train with our hosts out to the peat fields, where the peat was cut, stacked and dried. We hear all about the living and work conditions from a guide although we miss most of it due to the fact it is in Dutch. We get the good bits translated for us by Oma. ...
... an actual air raid bunker,now a museum ,where up to 380 people sheltered during bombing.It was easy to imagine the terror that they felt. Today Emden has a major ship building industry and car manufacturing,amoungst others.VW makes it's Passat car here, and exports thousands of cars from here all over the world.Ten thousand people are employed at VW . Off the northern coast ,across the North Sea ,are a string of islands ,the East and ...
... this area has the highest level of unemployment & many young people leave to look for jobs elsewhere. This means that many local businesses have to close. The lack of supermarkets en route, as well as the fact it was Sunday where everything is closed-we had to resort to having broth soup made with a single stock cube and porridge for dinner!!
All in all we have thoroughly enjoyed our cycle leg through Holland and look forward to new adventures in ...
Prawn Pasta and Knives
I showed my utter strength while setting the table for the Prawn pasta meal that Sarah cooked. I dropped the knife and it broke in two. Now your all thinking that has happened a million times, flimsy plastic knives, and this is where you would be wrong, this was no flimsy plastic knife but a normal run of the mill stainless steel knife. I am not sure there are too many people who can say they have broken one of those in ...