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  • Day56

    Leeuwarden - arrival

    September 25, 2015 in the Netherlands ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Leaving Berlin behind, we headed over to the Netherlands for a visit with Daniel and Anita in Leeuwarden. As we travelled on the train, the land became flatter and wetter, with occasional and then frequent canals. We also passed a lot of wind farms (#3).

    A bit of drama on the way: when we were passing the Germany/Netherlands border, some police walked through the train, inspecting identification. They were happy with just our NZ drivers licenses but a whole extended family (that looked like maybe refugees) had to get off the train with the police at the next stop because they didn't have visas.

    Just after we arrived and ate, I went with Daniel to his local badminton club. Great fun! But I was so out of shape/practice already that I was playing terribly at singles! Next time I'll see if I can beat Daniel while he's on holiday :P
    Also, after badminton, roadworks forced Daniel to drive awkwardly down a detour that somehow forced us onto the motorway headed to a nearby town, with no way to turn back. Unexpected road trip!
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  • Day58

    Leeuwarden - Food

    September 27, 2015 in the Netherlands ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Of course another food post :)

    First up, the amazing cupcakes made by Anita - she has her own cupcake business and let me sample some, lekker (yum)!
    #2 was picked fish and meat paste on a thin dense bread - breakfast! (Actually pretty decent but I think I'd have to adjust).
    #3 was a food wall, like a vending machine for hot fast food (people refill it from the other side) where you can buy #4
    #5 delicious sliced-up-meatball-on-a-bun that we got from the Nederland equivalent of a sausage sizzle.
    #6 tompoucen (literally "tom puss", tomcat), a sort of iced, cream-filed pastry, mmm
    Also had stroopwafel, a caramel-filed wafer that you can melt over your coffee.
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  • Day59

    Leeuwarden - Lodgings

    September 28, 2015 in the Netherlands ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    Huge thanks to Daniel and Anita for sharing their little apartment with us, including the ridiculously giant air mattress that plugged in to pump itself up :O
    I failed to actually take a nice photo of us together, so this is the best I have: kitchen crew.Read more

  • Day8

    Leeuwarden Day 1

    September 25, 2015 in the Netherlands ⋅ 🌙 13 °C

    Took the train from Berlin through to Amsterdam and then to Leeuwarden to stay with Glen's brother Daniel and his partner Anita,
    they take their bikes seriously in the Netherlands, there are enormous racks of them near every stationRead more

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