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Vierdaagse 2016

Once again the Vierdaagse but this year is special because it is the 100th year. Denise and Phil visited us for a few days and we had a great time seeing live music at the Valkhof and the new location, … Continue reading

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Red Shoe Sessions at de Refter

Red Shoe Sessions organise small house concerts around Nijmegen but this time they arranged a whole day of artists in a large multi roomed house. De Refter is a commune which has been in operation since the 1980s and is … Continue reading

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Valencia Day 3

We visited the Ceramic Museum today. The exterior is adorned with rococco putti and alabaster statues. The museum is within the former Palace Marques de Dos Aguas which dates from the 15th Century but was ‘refurbished’ in 1740. La Lonja or Silk … Continue reading

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Down the Rabbit Hole Festival (DTRH) – 26th to 28th June

A festival just 5 miles from Nijmegen in a country park Groene Heuvals.  Big names like Iggy Pop and Patty Smith. A taxi ride home so no camping. Wonderful!

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4 Day Marches, Nijmegen – 12th to 18th July

The four day marches have been going for nearly 100 years and were started as a way of promoting sport and exercise. Now there are over 40,000 people who walk up to 200km over the four days and there is … Continue reading

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Music Meeting Festival, Nijmegen

The Music Meeting has been running for over 30 years and was originally free. It’s held in a park near the University which is just 10 minutes from our house. We bought a ticket for all 3 days and since … Continue reading

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King’s Day or Koningsdag

A new name for an old holiday. Since Queen Beatrix abdicated, it’s now King Willem so now Queen’s Day which celebrated her mother Juliana’s birthday on the 30th April, is renamed King’s Day and shifted a few days earlier to … Continue reading

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A Night in Mariposa – 23rd February

On our way to our long weekend at Yosemite, we spent one night in Mariposa which is about an hours drive away from the park.  We arrived around 4pm and checked into our hotel, the Mariposa Lodge (very nice and … Continue reading

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Hogmany at Santa Rosa

Since we had already booked a hotel in Santa Rosa for a couple of nights in January, we decided to re-schedule and go for Hogmany.  It turned out to be a good move! We discovered that an African band (the … Continue reading

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Strawberry Festival, Yosemite

Stayed overnight in a Yosemite Campground an hour outside the Festival.  We arrived earlier than last year and found a great site for our RV next to some old timers.  They invited us over for breakfast the next day and … Continue reading

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