House Boat Di Irene Swier
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Woke up earlier today, packed up little bag and was off quite early by Taxi to the train station. The taxi was not sign-written, and incredibly plush with leather seats - it was a Mercedes!
Getting a ticket to Amsterdam was easy, and the train was very comfortable. At the other end, the logistics of carrying my small black bag, backpack, and slightly full yellow bag as well as towing my larger bag on wheels got the better of me. We had around ...
... the weather changed from fine and sunny, to a mini tornado. We were 'peed' upon copiously from above and had to run for shelter. The wind was blowing the rain horizontal to the ground. Fortunately, it stopped within a few minutes and we were able to find a warm café and were dry by the time we had eaten. Apart from that excitement, the trip north was uneventful..
Have enjoyed buffet dinner and met more of ...
... we arrived. The owner gave us a short tour, explaining seasonal growing cycles and other interesting aspects of the flower bulb industry. Later, a short video presentation gave us a better understanding about planting, harvesting, packaging, and worldwide distribution of the billions of flowers and bulbs produced in Holland each year.
After our tour of the bulb farm, it was just a fifteen-minute drive to the Keukenhof, where we disembarked for our ...
... most famous, but pesto cheese also seems to be popular.
The Last Cities: Julia and I decided that we don't want to go back to France yet (not our favorite country), so we finally chose a nice mix of other places:
Prague, Czech Republic.
And last of course is Paris, France.
And then Home!
... while, Bruce rejoined Frank at the café. Fred was still snoring his head off in the cabin! They went for a bit of a look around the ship before heading back to the cabin to meet him and relax a little more! I'd say the rest of their trip went swimmingly, which ordinarily would mean it went fine, but in these circumstances could give the impression that the boat sunk and they had to swim. It didn't and they didn't, so I won't! Eventually they went and got some lunch, then settled ...
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Centre, Amsterdam | Innfrom $175