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We had a very late start and left Brugge by 10:30am. The persistent rain overnight and a continued lazy approach to the mornings inhibited our ability to get moving early. We had a short drive (75km) to some of the more significant WWI battle sites that surround the small town of Ieper (or in French […]

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Tim set off on his own early this morning by bike and did some preliminary exploring of Brugge for us. The Belgium people certainly seem to love their bike riding as much as the Dutch, and there are bike lanes everywhere. Tim came back with the most wonderful roast chicken you can imagine that he […]

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More rain this morning. Although we were planning to spend some more time exploring the Netherlands, Tim and I are fed up with the rain so have decided to drive south. It was pretty countryside filled with green grass, windmills, canals, and lots of water. After a few hours of driving, the weather began to […]

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Even more rain this morning! I don’t know whether this is unusual, but they sure do have a lot of water around here! It does make sightseeing a bit tricky. I guess we are never happy…first too hot…then too cold…then too wet! We spent the morning doing some ‘school’ while waiting to see if it […]

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We took the train today about 20 mins north of Amsterdam to see an open air museum called Zaanse Schans. It was like the Dutch version of Soverign Hill. It was very pretty with dykes and canals everywhere, old houses and shops, farm animals and staff in traditional Dutch costumes. The area used to have […]

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On Monday morning we bought an ‘Amsterdam Pass’ as it seemed to be the cheapest way of paying for transport and attractions, and we caught the train into the city. The wind and rain hampered us a bit, however we managed to see most of the things we had planned. First stop was Anne Frank’s […]

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21
Aug-2010

Tomorrow we head for Amsterdam. It will be hard to leave such a magnificent place. We’ve thoroughly enjoyed our time here with the fighter jets overhead, trains on both sides of the river and the continuous water traffic; all within just a few meters from our van. Today we had another hospital excursion and all […]

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This morning Tim and Daniel braved the German health system and discovered that Daniel did indeed have a broken wrist. After a trip to the doctors and then the Emergency Department of the hospital, he had it all plastered up. The doctors and nurses were all very good and spoke some English. Daniel’s wait in […]

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The sun was shining today as we left our campsite in the Black Forest and set out. Daniel had awoken saying that his wrist was much better, so we decided to wait another day and see how he recovered. We drove to a town called Worms. Martin Luther made a plea in Worms Cathedral for […]

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We are trying to slow down but somehow seem to be speeding up! Perhaps after more than two months we are just getting better at this! We had a big day on the 16th – we drove along some of what Germany’s tourist office has named the Romantic Road. The Romantic road is a series […]

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