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Road trip Eastern Europe

It’s been a while I wrote a blog post. My latest already for months ago. In this time a lot of things happened. Just after the world cup I went with some friends for a road trip through Eastern Europe. The numbers of country / cities were a lot. It’s almost to much to write down:

  • Berlin
  • Dresden
  • Praha
  • Budapest
  • Bratislava
  • Vienna
  • Salzburg
  • Munchen
  • Liechtenstein
  • Luxembourg

That’s quite a list for a two and half weeks holiday…We traveled by car, because we want have totally freedom instead of sticking on planning. First we thought we would only stay for 2 days in Budapest, but everyone was so excited that we extend our stay by 2 extra days.

In a short summary we had a lot of fun during our trip. I think we had get closer to each other and especially I could know more about a special person, but this I will keep it to my self….although there’s a lot of people knows already what I mean. Wanna know?? Just aks….and I will think about to tell you…Sigh…

Posted 6 years, 11 months ago.

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City trip Barcelona – Part 1

A couple week ago I went to Barcelona for a city trip. I had wonderful time. The weather in Barcelona was far better then Holland. The average temperature was 22 degrees.

The city trip was more than successful! The hotel met our expectations: we chose a 4-star hotel between the coast and the city center, easily accessible by subway (5 stops) and we did not suffer from noise at night. As in Paris and London the metro network in Barcelona have several lines, each with his own color and route.

Mercat La Boqueria
While the Catalans do their daily shopping at the indoor food market at Mercat La Boqueria on Las Ramblas, we enjoy the fruits, various kinds of fresh fish…..The market people are used to tourists that come to Mercat La Boqueria to take pictures photo.

Parc Güell
After breakfast I went to Parc Güell. Park Güell is a garden complex with architectural elements situated on the hill of el Carmel in the Gràcia district of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. It was designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí and built in the years 1900 to 1914. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site “Works of Antoni Gaudí”.

From the subway station the sign indicate a 650 meters walk to the park. The last 200 meters is a steep climb up. After a long walk we were treated to have a beautiful view of part of Barcelona. The two skyscrapers at the Olympic Port Olimpic Port and La Sagrada Familia stabbing it clearly. We walked, enjoying the amazing views, on sandy paths to the central square, where you have a 152 meters long bank. Here you can spend one days quietly reading a book. What a quiet and clean air (comparing to the center).

Posted 7 years, 10 months ago.

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Day 5 (Montreal to Boston)

In the morning we went to Montreal’s China town to crap a chinese breakfast. After breakfast we went to Olympic stadium of Montreal. The first thing what I was the Dutch flag was on the second spot. The olympic village.was quite impressive. The olympic oval, soccer field and etc. was really nice to see. We went to top of the olympic oval. On the top we got a beauty view of the whole village. I took some some nice pictures. I will share those pictures with you soon.

This morning my Uncle drove to Montreal to pick us up and bring us back to Boston. After we crossed the border of the US my Uncle ask me to drive to Boston. I drove for 3 hours non stop to boston. It felled really nice to see my whole family (Grandpa, grandpa, uncle auntie en cousins) again. My grandma had prepared a lovely diner for all of us (22 persons). After diner we talked a lot with each other. Talking about Las Vegas. “How many money are gonna gamble in Las Vegas?”. For me is this 50 dollar. Personally I hate gambling. When you’re in Vegas and you haven’t gamble a bit, it would like you haven’t go to Las Vegas.

I’m really looking forward to fly to Las Vegas. I will update you later. Ciao

Posted 8 years, 1 month ago.

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Day 4 – Driving to Montreal

There is not much to write. After breakfast we went to huge Chinese supermarket. This supermarket was at least 6 times bigger than the biggest Albert Heijn in the Netherlands. I bought a few snacks for in the car. I love Chinese snacks.

Lunch: A friend invited us for a lunch. When we arrived at the restaurant, we were really in shock. The restaurants looks so high class. We were wearing shorts and flips-flops. Everybody was looking at us. I really don’t feel comfortable, but the food was delicious. Oh yeah….and the price was also nice….not.

After lunch we drove to Montreal. It took us almost six hours. There was a traffic on the way to Montreal. The only thing I hate about driving is to get stuck in a traffic jam. In Montreal we enjoyed a good diner. After diner we went back to the hotel. In the hotel I was writing the blog of yesterday. That’s it for today. See ya..

Posted 8 years, 1 month ago.

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Day 3 – Toronto

Our schedule for today was going to the Eaton Centre (the biggest shopping mall in downtown Toronto, CN tower, china town and diner with some friends.

It was a rainy day this morning. Gladly our subway station is below our hotel. Our first stop was Eaton Centre. The Toronto Eaton Centre is more than just a shopping centre. It’s an architectural model for shopping malls around the country. It is the third largest mall in Canada and is one of the city’s most popular attractions. It was so huge. This shopping have at least three food court :) :) Yummie yummie… Continue Reading…

Posted 8 years, 1 month ago.

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Day 2 Niagara Falls – Toronto

Yesterday morning I woke up with a beautiful view on the Niagara Fall. We went to Canadian a all you can eat breakfast. Traditional breakfasts in Canada derive from the full English breakfast and other European breakfast traditions and feature predominantly sweet or mild-flavored foods, mostly hot. Typical items include hot oatmeal porridge, grits, other hot grain, porridges, eggs, bacon, ham, breakfast sausage or small link sausages, pan-fried potatoes (hash browns), biscuits, toast, pancakes, waffles, bagels, French toast, cornbread, English muffins, pastries (such as croissants, doughnuts, and muffins), and fresh or stewed fruits of various types (stone, citrus, etc.). Cold cereal has become nearly ubiquitous in recent decades, and yogurt is widely popular. Coffee, tea, milk and fruit juices are standard breakfast beverages.

In a common day I just eat two slices bread. I can’t eat that much in the morning. This time I tried to eat a much as I can, but I failed again.

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Posted 8 years, 1 month ago.

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