Across to the Old Darth.

Trip Start May 22, 2011
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Trip End Jul 23, 2011


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Enjoyed English hospitality

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Friday, July 1, 2011

Hi all.
Well Ben got back save and well from his sojourn across to England,where he visited some old friends in Manchester, and tried out some English pints. He did a excursion of Ehtihad Stadium, homeground of Manchester City soccerclub. Very impressive!!  He had a great few days, always nice to catch up with friends on the other side of the world.
On Wednesday we said our goodbyes to our Finnish friends Reijo and Soille, after a week in Holland they had to get back to work. We had a good time together and saw a lot of Holland in those few days. Yesterday, Gerry, Sonja, Linda and I went to a place called Haarzuylen near Utrecht, In that little village stands the most beautiful castle in the world. The Haar.
As it comes into view, you just go wow!  They began with the building of this castle in the 1200's.
It is still owned by a Baron and Baronnes, descendants of the original owners, who still come to the castle for about a month each year. It all looks like you are in a Fairytale.
The gardens around the castle are just beautiful. We were able to get a guided tour through the castle, They showed us a lot of the interior, like the kitchen, bedrooms, diningroom, ballroom and massive hallways with  unbelievable furniture, paintings and wall tapestrys more than 500 years old, again a day to remember.
We will see what tomorrow brings?
Today we are leaving Oldebroek, going back towards where it all began " Rotterdam "

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Beppie on

Thanks for the lovely cards Ben,I have been in that beautiful casle so lovely.
Brings back a lot of memories. Keep on having a great time. Love all the photos. Cheers Beppie & Jeff.
Groetjes aan Rien Linda & Gerry & Sonja

Mara on

Hello everyone!
Ik vind het zo leuk om te lezen hoe jullie Nederland beleven. Wat is er toch eigenlijk veel te zien en te doen in dat kleine land haha! En zo te lezen is het allemaal even leuk, mooi en gezellig. En dan ook nog mazzel met het weer.
Zitten jullie inmiddels in Spanje? Wij verlaten morgen India. Het was zo indrukwekkend! Als ik jullie zie in NL dat vertel ik alle verhalen en neem ik foto's mee. Geniet in spanje en see you on the other side sooon :-)

Liefs,
Mara

marian on

Hi guys we are back from the USA , as I can see you are still going all right love the pictures. Love Marian

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