Van der Valk Hotel Ara
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... and warmth. The ultimate day to go see some of the Dutch landscape. A place known for its windmills. The GPS was trippin a bit so with a huge D-Tour we finally arrived at the destination. We walked around with the wind through our hair and sun on our skin capturing all interesting things that we saw.
After lunch at a typical Dutch terrace, we drove home and spend some time eating and preparing the 'Around Europe' trip.
Wednesday 20th August 2014
We woke to quite a bit of condensation on ST windows and hatches showing how much of a chill there was through the night, feeling more like end of September/October than August.
We had a heavy downpour about 10am and then the sun came out and stayed out for most of the day.
We went into Gouda and saw it was market day and, ...
... Henny,John Rien and I went to the Paarde Market in Issellmonde there were hundreds of little stalls lining the streets,people dressed up in old costumes,people showing their wares,wood carving ,pottery making, furniture making,basket weaving etc, There were marching geese following musicians in the street ,live music where people were enjoying the music,and the stands were chefs were making poffitures oil ...
... the camers - 5 EUR - something we would have been paying 20AUD in Abu Dhabi for... we shared lunch - a toastie with juice and coffee for 8.95EUR.. and as we were starting to get cold and tired headed home. At the Train Station we shopped for Banana, Orange Juice and Milk at JUMBO - like Aldi we collected our bikes and rode home. By this stage my legs were very tired and i couldn;t ride up ...
... that three hours can take me to a new country - when I feel like Belgium waffles, I wonder why I shouldn't just jump in my car this weekend and try them :)
On a more serious weekend, perhaps to myself without my lovely little sidekick (the Stubers, she's 8 going on 9), I can't wait to explore noteworthy places in history... not many people know that I'm a WWII ...