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Scuba in Europe’s largest swimming pool

Posted on May 31st 2006 by Amy in Personal, Scuba Diving, Travel

Last weekend we visited NEMO 33, a swimming pool in Brussels with a maximum depth of 33 meters. The pool holds 2,500,000 liters of clear water and is a great place to practice skills or just have a relaxing dive. More »

Our visit to Delhi, India

Posted on May 30th 2006 by Amy in Travel

On our tour of Rajasthan in March we spent a short time in Delhi, the captial of India. We visited the largest mosque of India, the Gandhi Memorial Museum, and the National Museum. More »

Lost Pelican living in Frieslandexternal link

Posted on May 25th 2006 by Arthur in Birds, Life in Holland, Nature

A Great White Pelican has been living in the Dutch provice of Friesland, where it was first spotted at the beginning of May. The wild bird probably became lost or disoriented during the spring migration from Africa, possibly due to inexperience. Pelicans winter in East Africa and spend the summers in the Balkans. The birds normally fly via Israel, when they float over thermal streams to conserve energy. While soaring the bird may have been knocked off course and not noticed something was wrong. More »

Our visit to Kota, India

Posted on May 24th 2006 by Amy in Travel

We spent two days in Kota, Rajasthan while visiting India in March 2006. Kota is a working class town off the tourist trail, but has some nice attractions to offer visitors. While in Kota we stayed at a small, family run haveli, walked through the old city, visited the fort and palace, and took a cruise on the Chambal River. More »

Photos: the lighter side of Rajasthan

Posted on May 20th 2006 by Amy in Travel

On our trip to Rajasthan in India last March, we took over 2,400 photos. Here are some of our favorite funny pictures. More »

Top things to do in Colorado, Part 2

Posted on May 19th 2006 by Arthur in Top Lists, Travel

Here is the second part of my favorite things to do in the beautiful state of Colorado. This article features Rocky Mountain National Park, Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP, the Durango to Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, the Million Dollar Highway and Ouray. The photos are from our roadtrip in 2004. More »

Excursion at Zwanenwater with Natuurmonumenten

Posted on May 6th 2006 by Arthur in Birds, Life in Holland, Nature

Today we had an excursion with Natuurmonumenten at Zwanenwater, an area of dunes along the coast with two large lakes. Normally, visitors are only allowed to go to the first of two lakes, but with two rangers we had a 5-hour / 20 km walk around the second lake, through the dunes, marshes, woodland and heathland. We saw many birds including eight Spoonbill. More »

World’s Longest Wildlife Bridge Opens In The Netherlands

Posted on May 4th 2006 by Amy in Life in Holland, Nature

On Wednesday Queen Beatrix opened the world’s longest wildlife bridge, Natuurbrug Zanderij Crailoo. The bridge is 800 meters long and bridges between barriers in preserved land in the Utrecht province. More »

Our visit to Jodhpur, India

Posted on May 3rd 2006 by Amy in Travel

We spent three days in Jodhpur, Rajasthan India in March 2006. Jodhpur, sometimes called the Blue City, is home to Rajasthan’s most magnificent fort, Meherangarh. Besides visiting the fort, we also visited the countryside where we learned about the Bishnoi tribes and their way of life. More »

Our visit to Bikaner, India

Posted on May 1st 2006 by Amy in Travel

We spent two days in Bikaner, Rajasthan while visiting India in March 2006. Bikaner is a desert town with several interesting sights to occupy visitors. During our stay we visited the impressive fort, a camel research facility and a temple devoted to rats. More »