Photos: the lighter side of Rajasthan

Posted 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 »

May 20th 2006 | 5:31 pm CET | No Comments »

Top things to do in Colorado, Part 2

Posted 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 »

May 19th 2006 | 7:41 pm CET | 1 Comment »

Excursion at Zwanenwater with Natuurmonumenten

Posted 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 »

May 6th 2006 | 8:05 pm CET | 3 Comments »

World’s Longest Wildlife Bridge Opens In The Netherlands

Posted 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 »

May 4th 2006 | 12:30 pm CET | 1 Comment »

Our visit to Jodhpur, India

Posted 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 »

May 3rd 2006 | 6:38 pm CET | 5 Comments »

Our visit to Bikaner, India

Posted 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 »

May 1st 2006 | 7:51 pm CET | 1 Comment »

The Rat Temple of Rajasthan

Posted 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 »

April 28th 2006 | 7:55 am CET | 49 Comments »

Google Maps updated, and Dutch government buildings obscured

Posted by Arthur in Science & technology, Websites & Tools

Back in November, I asked here if Google could please add map details outside the US and UK on Google Maps, and from this week it has finally happened: most of Europe’s street maps are now available. In addition, Google Maps received a huge satellite update. More »

April 27th 2006 | 3:13 am CET | 2 Comments »

De Alde Feanen, 20th Dutch National Park

Posted by Arthur in Life in Holland, Nature

A new National Park was opened in the Netherlands today; De Alde Feanen lies in the heart of the province of Friesland. It has been a nature reserve for many years; with today’s ceremony it became the 20th National Park in the country. More »

April 26th 2006 | 6:25 pm CET | No Comments »

Having clothes made in India

Posted 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 »

April 25th 2006 | 12:30 pm CET | 1 Comment »