De Oude Meul
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
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... the late 1800's fancy hats with ostrich feathers were a huge thing and people (read: women) would pay lots of money for fancy feathers all over Europe and the US. The fad lasted for a generation and then crashed at the start of WW1.
To adapt, they started selling the meat and now it's meat that is probably the main source of income. The feathers are still used for dusters and boas. And the biggest buyer of ostrich feathers now ...
... the weight limits (as cruel as she`s been, Carol C is right- even the ostriches think I need to do something about that potato chip addiction). Despite the fact that ostich racing is something of a sport here, DH decided that it crossed the line of animal cruelty and refused to participate (although having to confirm her weight by stepping on a scale in public might have been the final straw?).
While in the area we also went to visit the fabulous ...
... on his own....him and Vladia do have their moments it's weird!!! Anyway so me and Robyn walked up to the main road, me in my socks and sandals with my new geeky camera bag, yes there is a picture for people to laugh at. It was embarrassing. And all the fricking shops were closed!!! It was Saturday granted but everything had closed at lunchtime!!! Not impressed, so we walked the whole way down this road and in the end went into a hotel to ask if anything was open they said ...
... around 5pm. We asked at reception where the best place was to set up our tent and the worker just looked at us and said, "Oh man – it’s pouring. Just stay in a dorm for the same price". Sold.
The whole reason we drove out of the way to this small country town was to visit the Cango Caves just north of the town. However, after having a minor budget freakout due to car rental, gas fill-ups at $5 per gallon, and (awesome) shark ...