Blogs from Arnhem, Gelderland, Netherlands, Europe - page 3


Europe » Netherlands » Gelderland » Arnhem January 13th 2010

I just felt like typing today, figured I'd let you all know I'm still alive. No pictures this time, just some thoughts. I've realized once and for all that I want to stay here with Mirjam. I know I've been saying that for a long time now but just now my very very distrustful and doubtful part of my mind has agreed with the rest of me. I want to spend my life with Mirjam, even if it wasn't in Europe. I wouldn't care if it was Europe, Russia, or even Uganda or anywhere else, I don't care about where, I care about who. She is my soul mate, my life mate. Everyone of you who read this blog, all of you know me fairly well. Most of you remember me before I met her. Sure ... read more

Europe » Netherlands » Gelderland » Arnhem January 1st 2010

Happy New Year guys! I had an insane New Year's Eve here at Mirjam's. I was not prepared for it nor could I have been. The reasons for why it was so awesome are as follows. 1. Every kind of firework known to mankind is available to the public, 100% legal. 2. Every kind of firework known to mankind is cheaply available to the public, 100% legal. 3. Everyone in Holland, and I literally mean everyone and their freaking brothers gets fireworks for New Years. And uses them. With all of the above explained, here is a video to illustrate the war zone I somehow ended up in. It's a little dark out but if you focus well enough you should be able to see things clearly. And keep in mind that Mirjam's new house is ... read more

Europe » Netherlands » Gelderland » Arnhem December 30th 2009

Hey guys. I know I know, where have I been? I've been busy with Mirjam. I eventually decided that I would break my stay in Europe down into a monthly summary every month. I have so much to tell you so let's get started. First off I'd like to say how happy I am to be back here in Arnhem, not to mention back with Mirjam. Although I feel slightly ashamed of myself, skipping winter and all that. Don't get me wrong, it snows here and it gets cold.. but in comparison to Northern Michigan, it feels very much like a vacation. Everyone here freaks out over 2 inches of snow... Not 2 inches of snow in a couple hours, I mean 2 inches PERIOD, as in TOTAL. Apparently the dutch aren't used to getting a ... read more

Europe » Netherlands » Gelderland » Arnhem December 4th 2009

Hey guys! I know it's been a long time since I last posted. And I apologize for the sudden surprise but... I'm back in Europe! It's been a whole year since I last spoke to you all about my personal journey with Mirjam. I can safely say that we are still together and going strong. She recently visited Michigan and spent a couple weeks there with me, and I showed her around my home and introduced her to my friends and family. That's old news now but, I wanted to give you guys an update on that. Now for the present, here goes. I am sitting here behind Mirjam's computer in her new house in Arnhem, in the Netherlands, a country in central western Europe. This time I will be staying for three months. I wish ... read more

Europe » Netherlands » Gelderland » Arnhem July 25th 2009

Arrived in Holland after a hectic 5 days of driving from Briancon in the French Alps. We were both well looked after by Reyn and Lucy and were treated to some wonderful lunches and dinners. Thanks guys. Fran left for Australia on 2nd of July and I drove to Antwerp the following day to see the people at LMB Racing. Following the directions on our TomTom I broke down 700 meters from their factory! It was the Friday afternoon before the school holidays. I just had enough credit on my phone to call them and they couldn't have been more helpful. The generator had died and after some phone calls a replacement one was organised. They sent me on my way with a new battery and a spare one, just in case. Ten other Rapiers and ... read more
Ship Lift nr St Louis-Arzviller
A Fine Line Up
Hidden Tresures

Europe » Netherlands » Gelderland » Arnhem January 2nd 2009

In Natuur Gebied De Klencke, 03-04-2000. As nearly always during my cycle trips I try to wildcamp experiencing the best part of my night in front of my tent, my belly full with good food, my sleeping bag inside my tent a-waiting my exhausted body for the night, promising my gray haired guarding angel a safe heaven for the night, not an evil soul in this wedland nature reserve in the dutch hinterland will devour my immortal spirit. Yeah, sitting there in front of my tent in a small dune and surrounded by the blackness of a night not wasted by the big city light polution of a nearby town, the sounds of small nocturnat animals all around me while working on a six-pack of cheap and luke warm Liddle supermarket beer one can get ... read more
Big Waterfowl

Europe » Netherlands » Gelderland » Arnhem November 23rd 2008

Hey guys, My time in Europe is drawing to a close. I only just finished my packing, soon I will be hopping a train back to Dusseldorf, then a plane to Chicago, THEN a bus with wings to Traverse. I have included in this post, every single photo I took while over here in Europe, even the bad ones. So brace yourself! I have seen many things here in Holland. I have seen Arnhem, the city where my beloved Mirjam lives. I have seen The Hague, the main seat of the dutch government, the home of the royal dutch family. I have seen Rotterdam, the modern/futuristic city that rivals Detroit in crime. I have also seen Amsterdam, where I have seen various things I will not discuss in detail to anyone, nor do I wish to ... read more

Europe » Netherlands » Gelderland » Arnhem November 17th 2008

Hey guys! First of all, I apologize for not posting sooner. Things have been a bit crazy here, but a good crazy I assure you. I have round up all the pictures I have taken of Mirjam´s house and surrounding neighborhood. This is where I have been staying these last few weeks. Enjoy!... read more

Europe » Netherlands » Gelderland » Arnhem November 7th 2008

St. Eusebius Church Hey everyone! Just yesterday I wrapped up my visit to St. Eusebius Church quite nicely. I have taken many pictures of it since I arrived in Arnhem and yesterday I also took a short video of myself in the very top of the tower. St. Eusebius Church is the largest church and building in Arnhem, standing at 93 meters tall. It is also the most "tourist friendly"church anyone is likely to visit. One reason is it's glass elevator lift that travels up the center of the tower to the very top, allowing viewers an excellent view of it's vast collection of bells along the way. It is indeed the only Church in the world with such a convenient lift. The church itself still holds sunday services in the main hall. Mirjam tells me ... read more

Europe » Netherlands » Gelderland » Arnhem November 5th 2008

By now, I am sure everyone is curious on how things are going between myself and Mirjam (Pronounced as Miryam), the dutch woman I met online and started dating over a year ago. As my flight began to land in Dusseldorf, my anxiety reached a peak. I knew that the moment I got my luggage and left the terminal, I would finally meet her. When I stepped through the double doors leading off the terminal and saw her, an unexplainable calm flooded through my body. To cut a long and seemingly endless embrace and a following train ride to Arnhem short, we immediately clicked, despite the fact we only now just met for the first time. It has been a week this very day since I first met her, and I can say to all of ... read more

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