Blogs from Arnhem, Gelderland, Netherlands, Europe - page 4


Europe » Netherlands » Gelderland » Arnhem November 2nd 2008

Hello everyone! Since you all begged for information, and more particularly, photos! I have decided to post specific topics at a time, and mix the photos up as much as I can so as to annoy you all back home thoroughly! I want to start off with a topic that came to mind the very first moment I stepped into Arnhem. European Contrasts - Arnhem A contrast by definition is a thing that is strikingly dissimilar to another. When I first stepped off the train into Arnhem, I was overwhelmed at all the contrasts. Contrasts not only between things in the US versus Europe, but also the things on one side of the street, and the things on the other. Arnhem is an ancient city located in the Gelderland state of the Netherlands. It is a ... read more
Bartering Bazaar Below the Bells
In with the Old, in with the... New?
None may pass this gate... unless they be on foot or bike!

Europe » Netherlands » Gelderland » Arnhem October 31st 2008

Hey guys! First of all, I would like to apologize for taking so long to post on here. The first three days here have been oh so wonderfully overwhelming! My flight was long but comfortable, I highly recommend Lufthansa. To be honest, I was the most nervous and hyper when I first stepped off the plane into Germany. For I knew in a few moments I would meet for the first time, Mirjam. When I stepped out of the exit and saw her, we embraced tightly before we even exchanged words. It's been a few days and so far, my expectations of this relationship have been greatly exceeded. Also, to my own surprise and satisfaction. Stepping into Europe and the people's way of life here has been very becoming of me. The crowds don't seem to ... read more

Europe » Netherlands » Gelderland » Arnhem October 13th 2008

After saying the goodbyes to the earth ship crew I ended up catching the train to Arnhem (initially I was intending to ride my bike but I was a bit slow in getting everything done that day). I had decided to do couch surfing again since I had such a nice experience in Gronigen. Everyone at the Earthship had said how awesome the Kruller Muller museum was so I decided to check it out. Was met by Margreeth at the central station of Arnhem and we rode our bikes to her house. She was so friendly and her place was very gezllig -cosy. She was living in place that was rented out to people at a discount rate so that squatters didn't live there. As a result she had quite a few rooms and I got ... read more
Kroller Muller Museum 12/10/08
Kroller Muller Museum 12/10/08
Kroller Muller Museum 12/10/08

Europe » Netherlands » Gelderland » Arnhem March 2nd 2008

Hoi nog een keer Nou zal ik het afmaken hoor.. nog even wat foto's van het feestje dus.. x... read more

Europe » Netherlands » Gelderland » Arnhem March 2nd 2008

Hoi! Ik ben heel hard mijn best aan het doen de foto's van het feestje up te loaden en ik hoop dat het lukt. Ik, en volgens mij loes ook, heb het in elk geval echt supergezellig gehad!! Tot over lange tijd :P ... read more

Europe » Netherlands » Gelderland » Arnhem February 19th 2008

Hoi allemaal, hoewel we betwijfelen of er al wel een allemaal is, maar die komt er vast, Ons eerste bericht! We hebben nog niks bijzonders te vertellen want we zitten nog veilig thuis. Laten we dus maar wat vertellen over onze toekomstige avonturen... Nou, 4 maart is de dag. Dan zullen wij om klokslag 17.20 (23.20 Thaise tijd) met het vliegende tuig naar het verre oosten. Bangkok. We komen daar om 10.05 (3.50 Nederlandse tijd) aan, hopelijk vliegend met het tuig. Ons buikje rond van lekkere vliegtuigmaaltijden en veel zin in fruit met zout. Dat doen ze daar namelijk, zout op het fruit, hebben wij van horen zeggen. In Bangkok gaan we op zoek naar de juiste aansluiting richting Phato. 6 maart om 15.00 hopen we dan voor het postkantoor in, okay, dat moeten we dus ... read more

Europe » Netherlands » Gelderland » Arnhem October 18th 2007

Nog een paar dagen en dan zit ik in het vliegtuig naar Brazilië en Argentinië. Na een lange zomer werken is het nu dan eindelijk tijd voor vakantie. Voor deze trip is plan de volgende route te doen. De route is veel meer gepland dan ik wilde maar gezien de afstanden enorm zijn en de vluchten intern Arrgentinië beperkt zijn had ik weinig keus. Woensdag 24 oktober is de start in Rio de Janeiro, 1-11 vlucht naar Iguassu om de meest spectaculaire watervallen ter wereld te bewonderen dan door naar Buenos Aires. Tango, voetbal kijken in het stadium van Maradona, steak eten, drinken, shoppen, dansen, Evita Peron, clubbing en zo veel meer. Zo. 4-11 vlucht naar Trewel Peninsula valdés waar ik hopelijk walvissen, zeehonden, pinguïns en dolfijnen ga zien, Do. 8-11 vlucht naar El Calafate de ... read more

Europe » Netherlands » Gelderland » Arnhem September 19th 2007

Couldn't get up to say goodbye to Carol! ahhhhhh....but called her... well, will see her during Chinese New Years so it wont be too long...heeee Chi was so nice to drive me to the train station! So I hopped on the train and went to Arnhem, a city near the border of Germany. The city is really....boring? I went to the tourist info and besides museums and one church, they can't recommend anything else to me!...Oh well, my original plan was to go to the National Park anyways..haaa! The closest one is really close! 15 mins bus ride! Nationaal Park De Hoge Veluwe, with 5000Hectares of land..... There is this museum up north of the park, which is like 10km away from the entrance. Good that they have free bikes to ride! so I did a ... read more
Don't get hit!
The park...

Europe » Netherlands » Gelderland » Arnhem June 12th 2007

so we are finally over the hump and on our way down the hill...only 15 days and counting until we have warm meals, clean beds, different clothes to wear, and others besides ourselves to talk to. it will be nice... but in the meantime there are things to see and do. rock adventure number two was amazing in kemonicky senov, czech. the picture will amaze and i am dieing to share but havent got the time or usb port to upload pics. from there i met back up with andrea and melanie, who went to krakow poland while i hiked and saw rocks. we met in berlin and stayed at Soliman's place (a friend of mel). he was great , always tickled by the tiny things which was very refreshing and awesome to be around someone ... read more

Europe » Netherlands » Gelderland » Arnhem June 11th 2007

we are in arnhem, home of classic bills championship manager dutch team, vitesse arnhem! its absolutely freaking scorching! i quite like arnhem, its small but still kinda bustling. had a hilarious moment in a bar restaurant just now. we'd been walking for ages trying to find somewhere to have a drink, and we finally decided on a place by the river. we go in. the barmaid, as seems to be the way, is very attractive. gaz gets served, and then the barmaid proceeds to ignore me, minor and dizzee smizzle entirely. like, she just stands behind the bar looking at us for a bit, walks around the restaurant and comes back, cleans glasses and just basically wastes time. weird! minor eventually got served, i got engrossed in reading about the weather, and everyone was happy. weird ... read more

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