A Travellerspoint blog

Amsterdam

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Spa Francorchamps famous air rouge corner formula one
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supporting Australia (Mark Webber) at belgian grand prix 2008
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Walking in dark amsterdam
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View of a canal in the middle of amsterdam
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With bono frpm u2
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holland wooden shoes
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with elvis in wax museum
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with russian ex soviet union leader mikhail gorbachev
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singing with james brown (rocky 4)
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with mona lisa in amsterdam wax museum
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with princess diana
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Marjolein with brendan (robbie williams)

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Switserland

After driving 8 hours through Luxembourg, France a bit of Germany we finaly got to Switserland
We stayed there for a week, done a lot of hard walking in the mountains
around the big lakes.
This one, where we stayed is called the Walensee.
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Catching a boat accross of the lake.
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Waiting on a top of a mountain for a thing called rodelbahn
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the long chairlifts with a nice view
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Found a my old mate the bundybear
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Walking in the bush for 3 hours looking for a waterfall
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A nice view on the lake
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The house we stayed about 250 years old! and in typical Suisse style
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On one of are last walks we were above the clouds the whole time.
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We have done one walk of 5 hours where you pass 5 lakes
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They are icecold because the water comes from the snow on the mountains
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Here you see a nice glacier
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My 8th country in Europe is Austria!
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The highest point is 2395m
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In the beautiful high mountains I finally see snow
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At the top of mountains people have been puttig stones on each other, funny stonefield
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Riding the bike next to the canals in Belgium
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On the way we past some bunkers from world war II
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In the West of Belgium, near Ieper there are a lot of graveyards from the wars, also with a lot of Australian soldiers
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Rome

We went to Rome for 3 days in 36 degree heat.
The most famous waterfountain in Rome, always full with tourists!
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The colosseum is the old amphitheatre in Rome where gladiators fought against each other and also agaisnt wild animals.
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The colloseum from a distance
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An inside view, they have restored a part to show where the original floor was when it was in full operation.
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this photo shows where the emperor/ceasar important people set during the games
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a part of ancient rome
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the arch of titus
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a large coke in rome to deal with the hot weather!
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finally a real pizza from Italy! tastes good!
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On my way to meet the Pope who wasn't home, Saint Peters burg in the Vatican
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Marjolein pictured, i'm taking a photo from the spot where you can see only one row of pylons in stead of the 3
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View from the top of the Church over the big square
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Standing in front of Angelcastle and a bridge going over the main river Tiber
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just posing like a statue
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another fountain on one of the big places in Rome
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After all the walking in the heat you need to rest in style
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the Pantheon, the only classical building from the old times left in Rome
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At the bottom of the spanish steps, very beautiful but busy at night
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A weird feeling someone watching and drawing you
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Our portret finished!
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My dream come true Ireland

Hello everybody
hope all is well
I just returned from Ireland.
We drove all around ireland (2200 kms) in two weeks starting in Dublin.
Very beautiful country side, they call it summer but I kept thinking it was winter cause it was about 16 degrees
saw lots of castles and some old celtic sites
here are some pictures of our trip!
Old mansion in Dublin, very nice
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River Liffey in the middle of Dublin
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Trim castle as you walk through the entrance
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where i stood to take this picture is where william wallace (Mel Gibson) is executed in the last scene of Braveheart
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All the grass you can see was covered with wooden structures to make the film look better
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slane castle is famous for concerts especially U2, Rolling Stones played here in 2007, non this year booh
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View from Bedroom favorite spot in Ireland, Malinbeg North West past Donegal
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the rental car and the clouds im pointing too dropped really quick. the mountain was 3times the height
you can see an hour before.
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beautiful Malinbeg beach near hostel 49 houses in the whole village! we counted
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the biggest seacliffs in the whole of europe, very windy too.
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not even half way up yet was cold and a steep walk
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Fungi one famous dolphin in Dingle South West Ireland
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kissing the famous Blarney stone that is set to give you the gift of ellegance Blarney castle south ireland
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Blarney stone straight up where the two lines are
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Barryscourt castle in Cork, king and queen spot in the 16th century
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Kilkenny castle
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other side of kilkenny castle
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Wicklow mountains where they also filmed Braveheart
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Brugge and the Ardennen

The nice garden of Annevoie in the south of Belgium
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The Atomium in Brussels
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after Bon jovi concert which we won tickets for!
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The race before tour de France in Belgium
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sailing on the river Maas in Holland (in Nijmegen close to German border)
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The front of the Modave Castle (the Ardennen south of Belgium)
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A beautiful dining room in the castle
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The famous air rouge corner, the fastest corner in formula 1 in Spa Francorchamps
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Namen (standing at the top of the citadel, south french speaking part of Belgium)
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A pool that we worked on
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Brugge, the venice of the north, surrounded by a lot of water
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The Belfort in Bruges
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Glas and crista blowin factory in Val Saint Lambert, Ardennen (very expensive glaswork)
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A cave in Hotton, south of Belgium discovered in 1958
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