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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 »

Museumweekend in Amsterdam

Posted on April 9th 2006 by Arthur in Life in Holland, Museums, Travel

This weekend was Museumweekend in the Netherlands, when many museums offer free or reduced-price entry. Yesterday we were in Amsterdam, and visited the Tropenmuseum, Verzetsmuseum and Allard Pierson Museum. More »

Belgium to charge toll on their highways by 2008?!

Posted on April 7th 2006 by Arthur in Travel

I don’t believe this; the Belgian government plans to start charging toll on all their highways from 1 January 2008. This would not be such a bad idea, if their highway system didn’t totally suck the way it does! I really think it’s one of the worst in Europe! More »

Making Dutch museums free

Posted on April 6th 2006 by Arthur in Life in Holland, Museums, Travel

Today the Dutch parliament debated making entrance to some national museums free, as in the United Kingdom. Dutch Culture and Science Secretary Medy van der Laan said that attendance of British museums may have increased, but those are simply the same people visiting more often. He also argued that if the number of visitors of free museums goes up, then those at museums that are not free will go down. More »

Product placement in baseball games (or ‘Taco-Bell-Article-of-the-Day’)

Posted on April 5th 2006 by Arthur in Pop culture

MLB season started this week, and for the first time we are able to watch the games here in the Netherlands, on NASN (which is great, except for their extremely annoying self-promoting commercials). But what strikes me and what I want to write about here is all the commercial product placement in these games. 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 »

Bluths go their separate ways

Posted on April 3rd 2006 by Arthur in Pop culture, Television

Oh no! It’s officially over for my favorite TV comedy; Arrested Development will not be picked up by Showtime next season, as rumors circulating for months had suggested. More »

Traffic jams on Dutch highways continue to grow

Posted on April 2nd 2006 by Arthur in Life in Holland, News

The Verkeers Informatie Dienst (Dutch traffic information services) announced today that, in the first three months of this year, the length of traffic jams in the Netherlands has increased by 19.2% compared to last year. More »

April Foolsexternal link

Posted on April 1st 2006 by Arthur in Pop culture

Wikipedia has a great list of dozens of today’s April Fools jokes, from the Internet, TV, radio and newspapers. Very funny stuff.