Van der Valk Hotel Ara
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... as plane wasn't due till three thirty and desk wasn't opening till twelve.
We were among the first in line when the desk opened, so scored pretty good seats. Room for the legs. Only a six hour flight to Dubai, where we arrived at twelve thirty their time.
Before we reached the hotel it was two, and we were getting picked up at 7.45 next morning. Not much sleep that ...
... to cross the canal.. , but I was getting the hang of riding again and getting used to using the Fietspad.... the dedicated Bicycle paths. Back home by 2:30 thougth it was much later.. had a nap and then cooked our chicken, ate it with the left over salad and off to bed at 8:30.. Jet lag passed now hopefully. Rick had been in contact with Bronwyn Lucas and Michael, perhaps afternoon tea ...
... crowds were a bit unbearable, but we still loved every minute. Except for the tears at the conclusion of Space Mountain 2 (I know, bad mum!).
We leave for London next week where we are spending the holidays and then back to the Netherlands for new years where I hear the fireworks are FANTASTIC! We are getting together with friends and pooling in to buy our own stash of fireworks - apparently it is quite the show and I can't wait to experience it.
This morning we had to be up early to get the tram to the train at 7.15. Our train left Rotterdam at 7.55 and we had to swap at Antwerp to get to Brugge. We arrived in Brugge to what looked like rain clouds descending over they city. It was warm enough but these grey clouds hovered over the city. We put our bags into a big locker at the train station and headed off to find the city of Brugge. After crossing a couple of roads we were walking up a beautiful cobble stoned street. It ...
... Mom and I walked most of the center of the city. The square we came to see tomorrow was filled with tables and awnings for a flea market. Of course, cheese stores abound.
We had our late lunch at Bakhuys. Mom had Gouda cheese soup with a bread lolly and water with gas (carbonation). I had a wonderful Dutch apple pancake (really like a big crepe with fresh apples) with preserved ginger and a Diet Coke.
We went to a museum honoring the Dutch Resistance ...