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Cuba: Sun, cocktails, old cars and hurricanes

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Dag 1 – September 2, 2017 In Cuba: warm with some clouds The start of the trip was a bit of an administration horror, I had problems getting a parking ticket at the airport. Even getting a train ticket as the alternative was a problem, but at the last minute I could fix the parking reservation at Schiphol and could… Read more »

Scotland: Lochs, castles and pubs.

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Day 1: Hotel on the water To get to Scotland we had to take the ferry from IJmuiden to Newcastle. The trip is pretty long so we had our own cabin with bunk beds to spend the night. The boat was pretty full. Mainly with older folks. Some of them were with a bike. Midlife crisis maybe? The boat had… Read more »

Conclusion of the China trip

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It was the first time for me to go on an organized trip by myself. I went once with a friend to Egypt. This trip was fully organized. The drawback was that we were the only ones below 60 in that group. It was a fun holiday but I did not want to have that again. My choice for this… Read more »

Day 21 to 24 of the trip to China

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Day 21: Saying goodbye to Lucy and bussing along The morning started with a busy and hectic breakfast at Lucy’s because everyone was there. Sadly no banana pancake for me. As a comfort I got to bananas for lunch with me. After saying goodbye to the Lucy crew we left with the bus to go to Guangzhou. It was 6… Read more »

Day 17 to 20 of the trip to China

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Day 17: Training through my birthday This is my second holiday where I have my birthday.  And the organization knew that.  They have bought me cake!  And Chinese cake taste pretty delicious. We only had one attraction today before we had over to the train for a long trip to Yangshuo. We were visiting Naigu Stone forest. This park has… Read more »

Day 5 to 10 of the trip to China

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Day 5: Doing walks and sleeping on trains We walked with our guide. We visited two local temples. One had a huge pagoda of stone the other was more than thousand years old and had beautiful courtyards. We also went to a local park and we received some dance lessons from local women there.  Only the women danced: the guys… Read more »

Day 1 to 4 of the China trip

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Day 1: Airplanes To get to China you have to fly, to most of us that is pretty clear. I have flown quite a lot, but this flight was pretty unique. It was the Dutch operator KLM, but almost the whole flight was filled with Chinese. Even the flight attendants were Chinese and I could not speak Dutch with them…. Read more »

Last day of the Canada trip and conclusions

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Day 21 Date: 13 and 14 July Final bear count: 11 Weather: hot in Canada 30 degrees, nice in The Netherlands 20 degrees This was unfortunately our last day of our trip to Canada. The morning started with packing and a nice breakfast. Sandy and Gary were off to church so we had the morning for ourselves. Luckily they came… Read more »

Day 18, 19 and 20 of our Canada trip

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Day 18 Date: July 10, 2014 Total bear count: 11 Weather: still warm 23-27 degrees We did not have a kitchen this time in the motel but we do have a coffee machine, so breakfast with strong coffee it was. Attraction of the day was Johnston canyon. While we parked there we found out there are a lot of people… Read more »