Our visit to Ranthambhore National Park

Posted 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 »

April 22nd 2006 | 4:44 pm CET | 4 Comments »

Our visit to Jaipur, India

Posted 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 »

April 21st 2006 | 9:50 am CET | 2 Comments »

Great service from Kensington

Posted by Arthur in Shopping & Stuff

I bought a Gel Mouse Rest from Kensington some time ago. As advertised the “non-reflective mousing surface” would ensure “optimum mouse performance”, but my experience was that the surface of the pad was too slick, allowing the mouse cursor on my screen to constantly slip away. More »

April 20th 2006 | 1:13 am CET | No Comments »

Ordering Indian train tickets online

Posted 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 »

April 19th 2006 | 5:30 pm CET | 1 Comment »

Driving around Noord Holland on Easter Monday

Posted by Arthur in Life in Holland, Nature, Personal

Yesterday we drove around Noord Holland and visited some nature preserves along the North Sea coastline, here in the Netherlands. It was a beautifully sunny day. More »

April 18th 2006 | 8:00 pm CET | No Comments »

Our photo review of Bhanwar Niwas, a great haveli in Bikaner, India

Posted by Arthur in Travel

Last month, on our trip around Rajasthan, India, we stayed at many different hotels, but Bhanwar Niwas was certainly our favorite. The room was lavish, the food was excellent and the service was outstanding. More »

April 17th 2006 | 7:54 pm CET | 1 Comment »

Our visit to Keoladeo National Park

Posted 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 »

April 15th 2006 | 9:36 am CET | 3 Comments »

Museumweekend in Amsterdam

Posted 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 »

April 9th 2006 | 4:17 pm CET | 1 Comment »

Belgium to charge toll on their highways by 2008?!

Posted 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 »

April 7th 2006 | 3:13 am CET | No Comments »

Making Dutch museums free

Posted 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 »

April 6th 2006 | 7:30 pm CET | No Comments »