Gelukkig Nieuwjaar! Happy New Year from Amsterdam! January 1st 2010 Happy New Year!
Just an interim 'postcard' entry to wish you all the best for the new year.
I saw out 2009 at a free outdoor concert at the Museum-plein in Amsterdam, from which I considered going home early because it was so cold (it started snowing lightly a few minutes before midnight) - but which I'm really glad I stayed for. Not to mention the gluhwein, olibollen and waffles...... ;-)
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Europe » Netherlands » North Holland » Amsterdam The Kingdom of the Netherlands was formed in 1815. In 1830 Belgium seceded and formed a separate kingdom. The Netherlands remained neutral in World War I, but suffered invasion and occupation by Germany in World War II. A modern, industrialized natio... ... read more
"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...
it's about learning to dance in the rain."
- Vivian Greene
"I don't think we conquered Everest, I think the mountain relented."
"It's not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves."
"...even the mediocre can have adventures and even the fearful can achieve."
- Sir Edmund Hillary
"The only trips I regret are the ones I never took"
- Paddy Pallin
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