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Heeren Castle

We visited Alex and Ayla in Den Bosch and decided we would visit somewhere close by since Alex has a car. Heeren Castle is just outside Den Bosch and although not very old, it’s very pretty with an interesting interior. Later … Continue reading

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Lorca – 24th to 26th December

We arrived in at the Lorca Parador  at 3pm after a 4 hour drive from Cuenta.  Part of the route was on a twisting road until we reached the motorway that runs along the coast past Murcia.   The parador is … Continue reading

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Gorinchem, Woudinchem and Loevestein Castle

A day trip to Gorinchem and Woudinchem and Loevestein Castle. Gorinchem was founded around the year 1000. On 9 July 1572, the Watergeuzen (Dutch rebels against Spanish rule) conquered the city and captured 19 Catholic priests and monks because they refused … Continue reading

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The Pink traffic islands – 4th October

I had read about the pink traffic islands in the Dutch news and just had to visit to see for myself.  The council had ordered the wrong colour paint and the workers just slapped it on!  A  month later artists … Continue reading

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Kleve, Germany

Kleve is our nearest large German town and is about 15 minutes drive. Since we had a rental car provided through NXP, we checked it out on Sunday.  Of course, all shops were shut but we found a place below … Continue reading

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Braubach and Boppard, 6th October

The train to Braubach from Koblenz only took 20 minutes.  Another 20 minutes hike up the hill to Marksburg Castle.  This castle allowed us to take photographs inside. The town of Braubach was having a wine festival and fireworks later … Continue reading

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Zell to Treis-Karden, 3rd October – 5th October

Distance: 47km We decided to take the boat from Zell  a couple of villages up the Mosel to save cycling 10km or so as it looked as if it would rain.  The boat was pretty empty at 9am and we … Continue reading

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