Blogs from Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands, Europe - page 9


Europe » Netherlands » South Holland » Rotterdam June 29th 2007

I took the 45 minute EasyJet flight to Amsterdam yesterday, it was a rather frighteningly noisy plane, but we made it fine... It was beautifully sunny when I arrived and my friend Karen picked me up and drove me to her place in Rotterdam which is my favorite apartment in the world. Unfortunately we woke up to rain and its quite miserable in good northern european style... Lots of new about flooding in Bangladesh.... uh oh.... (sorry for the short and rather pointless post, just wanted to make sure my little brother got the link....) ... read more

Europe » Netherlands » South Holland » Rotterdam May 2nd 2007

To put it bluntly, Rotterdam kicks Amsterdam’s butt. It’s a beautiful, clean city with some really amazing, modern architecture. After having visited there I really can’t understand why everyone raves about Amsterdam so much and hardly anyone talks about Rotterdam. I was invited to go there on a roadtrip just last weekend with four French guys; JB, Greg, Olivier and Mathieu. It was a last minute decision - they invited me on Wednesday night and we were in the car and leaving Strasbourg by Friday afternoon. It was so exciting to leave Strasbourg by car. In fact, it was pretty exciting just to be in a car at all considering I haven’t driven for almost four months. I had my face pressed against the window like a dog pretty much the whole way! Coming from Australia, ... read more
Some cool buildings
More cool buildings
More cool buildings

Europe » Netherlands » South Holland » Rotterdam March 19th 2007

Nou… dat was me het dan wel weer. Dat was denk ik zo’n kleine 2 maanden geleden sinds de laatste update, veel te lang weer natuurlijk! Maar goed, daar hadden we dan ook een hele goede reden voor… hebben net een maand in Europa doorgebracht! We wisten het pas vlak voordat we zouden vertrekken, maar wilden het niet aan de grote klok hangen omdat we een aantal mensen wilden verrassen! Maar goed, een week of 3 voor vertrek kreeg ik dus te horen dat er een mogelijkheid was om voor 3 weken naar NL te gaan ter ondersteuning van het Nlse kantoor. Men had een nieuwe consultant aangenomen die moest worden ingewerkt, en daarnaast hadden ze een nieuwe klant waarvoor het systeem geconfigureerd moest worden. Men had niemand beschikbaar in Europa, en na verzoek aan overige ... read more
Gezellig weerzien
Gezellig weerzien
Lekker etentje!

Europe » Netherlands » South Holland » Rotterdam March 11th 2007

HAHAHA ok ok I did it I smoked some weed in holland. Holy crap it was intense. We smoked it in this little cafe called Nemo. It was so cool. It had all the characters from finding nemo in the coffeeshop and it was pretty chilled. Not seedy like some of the ones I saw in Amsterdam. The only thing that was weird was smoking it with a total stranger. Your mind does some weird shit if you're not with someone you know. I got alittle freaked out so I just went to bed early. I slept so well until the people in my room came back drunk from the bar and the one dude snored the whole freakin night. It was soooo frustrating. Thank god for my Ipod!!! I think I listened to 2 mixes ... read more

Europe » Netherlands » South Holland » Rotterdam March 10th 2007

hey everyone...well I'm feeling it again that dreaded homesickness. To be honest with everyone I'm really super lonely on my trip. Granted it was my first night in a hostel and well I did meet someone to hang out with he's from Germany... but he's leaving tomorrow and well I dunno I'm really not finding it easy meeting people. yeah yeah I know i've only been here 1 night. I just feel like I want to come back early....which I wont..but I feel like it. well anywayz enough about I'm in Rotterdam. Gee it's a beautiful city. Some of the structors here are soooo amazing it's insane. I took quite a few pictures but wont be able to download them on to here until I get back to Gerard and Marties which is on Wednesday. ... read more

Europe » Netherlands » South Holland » Rotterdam December 22nd 2006

Just started up this blog to make sure we can document our trip to Shenzhen, Shanghai and Hainan from December 28th to January 26th.... read more

Europe » Netherlands » South Holland » Rotterdam October 30th 2006

Hello again, Well, finally have a huge chunk of time and unlimited internet access! Currently in Rotterdam, finished the tour, so I'm warning you now, this will be a long one. We left Paris and headed for Switzerland. Really long drive day, but totally worth it! Totally fantastic scenery, and we arrived in this valley that was really something out of a movie. We were staying at Lauterbrunnen, this little village, which was great. Just beautiful. Nothing exciting that night. The following day was possibly one of the best things I've ever done. We had an optional to go up to the top of europe, the highest point, calld Jung Frau. Took a train after breakfast all the way up 3000+ metres, and it was freezing, covered in snow, and totally fantastic. The views were amazing, ... read more
On top of the world
On the bridge of Avignon

Europe » Netherlands » South Holland » Rotterdam September 5th 2006

Hello everybody, after a long 9 hour flight we finally arrived in Paris. It was a hot muggy afternoon and we definitely were not prepared for the humidity to be so bad. After not sleeping at all on the plane we decided it would be a good idea to go and discover Paris... Needless to say after a few hours of walking we ready to find our bed. The next morning we took an early train to Brussels and on to Brugge which is the most beautiful town. We say this after only seeing a few cities. We hiked 360 stairs up to the top of the bell tower in the town center for a great view. See the picture! After some Belgian fries and waffles it was time to go to our next town of ... read more

Europe » Netherlands » South Holland » Rotterdam August 22nd 2006

We had a goodbye party for all of my family - it was a nice time to catch up and see everyone before heading back home. A very big thank you to Pim and Marijke for their wonderful hospitality and kindness! And also thanks to Peter and Simone for being our chauffer and tour guide and simply for their good company! See you all again soon... read more

Europe » Netherlands » South Holland » Rotterdam August 20th 2006

Formula One in Rotterdam... An interesting day filled with rain, more rain and topped off with thunder, lightning and even heavier rain! Couldn't see the cars through the rain but managed to get in the newspaper as they thought my good looks deserved a "Hunk de Rotterdam" nomination!... read more

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