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Our visit to Ranthambhore National Park

Posted on April 22nd 2006 by Amy in Nature, Travel

On our recent visit to India we visited Ranthambhore National Park. The park is located near the town of Sawai Madhopur in Rajasthan. We stayed at the Tiger Safari Resort and on our three safaris we saw many animals, including tiger, leopard, spotted deer, crocodile and more. More »

Our visit to Jaipur, India

Posted on April 21st 2006 by Amy in Travel

We spent four days in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India in March 2006. Our visit coincided with the annual Elephant Festival on 13 March and the holiday Holi on 14 March. We also had a chance to visit some of the sights of the city, including the Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, City Palace, and more. More »

Ordering Indian train tickets online

Posted on April 19th 2006 by Amy in Travel

Planning is a big part of the fun of travel for me, so prior to our trip to India in March I already had much of the journey laid out in detail. This included ordering our train tickets in advance. More »

Our visit to Keoladeo National Park

Posted on April 15th 2006 by Amy in Nature, Travel

Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India, was declared to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985. We visited the park on 7 and 8 March, 2006. We saw a lot of wildlife, including many different species of birds, plus wild dogs, deer, snakes, and more. More »

Our visit to Agra, India

Posted on April 5th 2006 by Amy in Travel

We arrived at Agra Cantonment train station at about 8am on Sunday, 05 March 2006. We stayed in Agra for two nights, at Hotel Kamal in Taj Ganj. Here are some of the places we visited. More »

Solar eclipse to be seen in Europe tomorrow

Posted on March 28th 2006 by Amy in Nature, Space

Throughout Europe on 29 March 2006 a partial solar eclipse will be visible. In parts of Africa and Asia, plus a small part of the Mediterranean Sea between Crete and Cyprus, and parts of Turkey and Georgia, the eclipse will be total. More »

Holi, the festival of colors

Posted on March 14th 2006 by Amy in Travel

Today is Holi, India’s festival of colors. It is a Hindu festival but is widely celebrated all across India by people of all faiths. The festival marks the beginning of spring time and usually takes place at the end of March or early April, on the full moon of Purnima, according to the Hindu calendar. More »

City-wide outdoor exhibit of Rembrandt works in Leiden

Posted on March 10th 2006 by Amy in Leiden, Travel

Phase two of the outdoor exposition “Young Rembrandt Large” in the city of Leiden began on Monday, February 27. In total 25 early works of the artist will be presented on huge cloth posters hung up throughout the city. More »

Rembrandt’s Mother: Myth and Reality

Posted on March 4th 2006 by Amy in Leiden, Life in Holland, Travel

On Sunday we visited the Lakenhal, which houses the city museum of Leiden. One of several special temporary Rembrandt anniversary exhibits was taking place: Rembrandt’s Mother: Myth and Reality. More »

Huge billboard to be erected by Leiden train station

Posted on February 25th 2006 by Amy in Leiden, Life in Holland, Travel

On Thursday the city of Leiden began placing a huge billboard near the Centraal Station. When complete, the billboard will be 1100 square meters in size. The board will promote cultural events in Leiden, with the image of a huge bookshelf holding books with titles related to themes such as the celebration of Rembrandt’s 400th birthday this year. Leiden’s museums and landmark buildings will also be featured. The billboard will be located between the train station and the center of the city, so visitors will see it as soon as they arrive in the city. More »