Archives for 2016

About Delft – Delft Netherlands

Delft City – Netherlands Now a brief walk around the city. Delft is a very historic city situated between Rotterdam and The Hague in the Province of South Holland the Netherlands. It received its charter in 1246 for its development from a rural village in the early Middle Ages to a city in 13th century. In the […]

Ceramics at Delft|Holland Netherlands

I looked forward with some enthusiasm to a tour of the famous  Royal Delft pottery in Delft city. Royal Delft is the last remaining Delftware factory from the 17th century. The Delft pottery has a large sign in brightly colored ceramics to announce the entrance to the pottery. This site became the permanent home of Delft […]

Canals – Amsterdam Canal Cruise |Holland Netherlands

Amsterdam After leaving Zaanse Schans we drove back to Heiloo and caught the train into Amsterdam. The sky had clouded over so the day became a bit gloomy. I thought China was the place for bikes, very surprised to see so many ‘Bike Parks’ in Amsterdam, had no idea how popular bicycle travel is in […]

Zaanse Schans – Color Windmill|Clog Factory Holland

  Open Air Museum of Zaanse Schans Zaanse Schans is a small picturesque village of historical  green wooden houses and windmills once scattered across the Zannstreek region. The houses and windmills are authentic and all still in use. The houses built on  canals and virtually surrounded by water. Each house has its own little bridge over […]

Keukenhof – Flower Garden, Lisse, Holland

Amazing Flower Garden A trip to Holland would not be complete without a visit to Keukenhof, considered the most beautiful flower garden in the world.   It also had the world’s largest permanent display of tulips. After arriving in Holland yesterday, the next day dawned fine and sunny as we set out for Keukenhof. The flower gardens are […]

Heiloo – Tulip Fields – Holland|Netherlands

 Tulip fields Heiloo Our next stop as Ronnie had promised, by stark contrast with the bleakness of the beach at Egmond earlier today, a visit to the tulip fields in the nearby town of  Heiloo.  Absolutely breathtaking! Row upon row of brilliant colours and varieties of tulips, quite spectacular!! Fields of red and pink tulips […]

Bad Noord – The Beach and Pavilion at Egmond – Holland

Saying goodbye to Frankfurt we caught the ICE train to Amsterdam in Holland/Netherlands;  very comfortable train travel, changeover in a place called Hertogenbosch. The announcement came over in English with instructions, easy to follow. Once in Holland the change in landscape was very obvious, from the undulating hills and snow-capped mountains of Bavaria to the flat green […]

Drosselgasse in Rudesheim – German Castles on the Rhine

After dinner at Heidelberg we drove to Wiesloch and had a very comfortable stay overnight at the Best Western Palatine. Next morning, leaving about 9am our bus headed out to the Upper Middle Rhine Valley passing the ferry at Ingelheim, and continuing on to the wine growing region of Rudesheim and the Drosselgasse on the Rhine. We enjoyed a pleasant […]

Incredible India|Delhi City

  Only in India, incredible India Delhi city Our journey through India was an incredible experience. India is such a vast and diverse country. We spent 28 days on a small group tour with Wendy Wu touring India. India is truly an incredible country. Our small group tour commenced in Delhi. The first impression of […]

Sightseeing – Siem Reap

After an exciting sightseeing exploration of the blue sandstone ruins of Beng Mealea, our tour bus took us to a very nice restaurant in a rural setting. It was a pleasant spot, a rustic hi-set timber dwelling with large open rooms, quiet and cool. Outside the window openings birds had built nests, they hung from the tree […]

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