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World Cup Aftermath = Mass Exodus

Posted on June 27th 2006 by Amy in Life in Holland, News, Pop culture, Travel

One of the headlines in today’s paper read “Exodus na WK-Verlies” (Exodus after World Cup Loss). Since Holland’s loss to Portugal Sunday night, Dutch soccer fans (almost everyone) can forget about following the World Cup and finally move on to more important things: VACATION! More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

The Rat Temple of Rajasthan

Posted on April 28th 2006 by Amy in Travel

On Friday, 17 March 2006 we visited the Karni Mata temple in Deshnok, Rajasthan, India. The temple is also sometimes called “The Rat Temple”. More »

Having clothes made in India

Posted on April 25th 2006 by Amy in Shopping & Stuff, Travel

Tailors and fabric shops were abundant in the towns we visited on our recent trip to India. In Agra and Jaipur we took the opportunity to have some traditional Indian clothes made. More »