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Самолеты любят летать либо в самую рань либо в другое неудобное тебе время. Наш вылетал в 9 утра и поэтому встать надо было в 6 что бы успеть собрать чемоданы, которые свечера собирать никто не хочет. На это раз мы летели с аэропорта Tegel, кот гораздо ближе и удобнее Шоненфилда. Сначала одна пересадка в метро а потом автобус минут 10. Быстро и удобно. и дешево. 2.4 евро за все. Билеты продаются на 2 часа действия на все виды транспорта. Как водится мы прибыли почти в притык поэтому пришлось не... read more

Europe » Netherlands » South Holland December 14th 2012

So the final countdown has begun... Just completed registering with the Foreign Office so they know (approximately) where we are going. Jerry will be flying back tonight from NL and we then have Saturday to do the final preparations.... read more

Europe » Netherlands » South Holland » The Hague » Scheveningen November 14th 2012

So the interweb Luddite has finally set up his first page for our upcoming trip to India. It is 0635 and I should be getting ready for work. It is cold and grey outside and I have a 30 min walk to the office as I still have not fixed my bike. I use the gas rings to heat the room as the central heating is as temperamental as a Dutch waiter. Work is pretty hectic after a couple of trips that need reports written, progress measured, plans made and presentations given. Still, it could be worse…... read more

Europe » Netherlands » South Holland » Leiden November 9th 2012

Everwhere there's history.... read more
Marekerk
Leiden Centraal
Molen de Put

Europe » Netherlands » South Holland » Katwijk November 8th 2012

I love the ocean when it's wild.... read more
Oude Kerk

Europe » Netherlands » South Holland » Alphen aan den Rijn November 4th 2012

July 26th Up and about! Today is a bit different in tone, instead of the mad crowded crush of Amsterdam; I’m off to look at windmills with Bev. After several false starts (including a flat tyre) we set out on bikes. This is a good thing about Holland, you can bike EVERYWHERE and depending on the heat, you hardly break a sweat. I haven’t ridden a bike since the last time I was in Holland but it’s easy to get back into, just like riding a simile. It was quite exhilarating to be riding around the beautiful (yet smelly) countryside, though by the end of the day my backside was tenderer than a sunburnt back. Bev and I stopped for coffee at a café on the lake shore, a good chance to relax and get out ... read more
Milling the wind
stinking hot and in a bread hat

Europe » Netherlands » South Holland » Alphen aan den Rijn October 18th 2012

July 24th Good sleep, good LONG sleep… 9 hours or so of more or less unbroken sleep. These are the benefits of having your own room! The bathroom IS shared however, and the guy who was in there before me (for at least 10 minutes) must have used up all the hot water because the room was full of steam but when I got the shower going, that shit was icy! Not great either because you want a good shower if you happen to be recycling socks and underwear again on account of having had a run of hostels that don’t have laundry facilities! After some faffing about over which of the EIGHT bus stops outside the train station the girl at the hostel meant when she said; “the bus stop outside the train station” I’ve ... read more
Wing

Europe » Netherlands » South Holland » Delft October 9th 2012

We got up and had another fantastic breakfast before making our way to the station for the train to Den Haag. A train arrived just as we did so we quickly hopped on and found two empty seats in a remarkably empty, comfortable carriage. We were almost into Den Haag and no one else was in the carriage when along came a ticket inspector. That was no problem as we had our tickets. Apparently we were sitting in first class with second class tickets! We had no idea that there even were two classes on these trains. When we purchased the tickets at the station, at a manned ticket counter, we weren’t asked which class we wanted. No wonder the seats and carriage were so comfortable! Fortunately the ticket collector was quite happy so long as ... read more
Het Binnenhof
Noordeinde Palace, Den Haag
Vredespalais

Europe » Netherlands » South Holland October 9th 2012

Geo: 52.0677, 4.32697We got up and had another fantastic breakfast before making our way to the station for the train to Den Haag. A train arrived just as we did so we quickly hopped on and found two empty seats in a remarkably empty, comfortable carriage. We were almost into Den Haag and no one else was in the carriage when along came a ticket inspector. That was no problem as we had our tickets. Apparently we were sitting in first class with second class tickets! We had no idea that there even were two classes on these trains. When we purchased the tickets at the station, at a manned ticket counter, we weren't asked which class we wanted. No wonder the seats and carriage were so comfortable! Fortunately the ticket collector was quite happy so ... read more
Noordeinde Palace, Den Haag
Toilet Doors at Panorama Mesdag
Vredespalais or the Peace Palace

Europe » Netherlands » South Holland September 13th 2012

We had no commitments today so did not set the alarm. Imagine our surprise when we heard a knocking on our door, then the maid opening the door. I could not understand why she would do that first thing in the morning. Then Allan checked the time and it was 9:40. We moved pretty quickly to get to breakfast before 10. Am. Our goal was to find some postcards, then explore Dordrecht on our own. But then the guy in the office came to us to say a mrs. Groenenboom had called us to ask if we want to come to her house. We took care of finding postcards and writing them, then had the guy call her, and we took the bus to her place. Of course, there she was, waiting for us at the ... read more




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