Category Archives: Travel

First day at sea

Experiencing shipboard life was today’s goal! Began the day with a stretch class in the gym and time on the treadmill and machines. Breakfast in the dining room, art auction, presentation on acupuncture, digital camera lesson, champagne, doing the laundry, … Continue reading

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Two elderly ladies…

That is probably how the young men on the station thought of us as we struggled to get our heavy bags on the train from Amsterdam to Rotterdam at 9.30 on a quiet Saturday morning at the Central Station. Thankfully … Continue reading

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A trip in the countryside

A fine, sunny day! Imagine a Brisbane winter day: bright, sunny, cool in the morning and warm during the day – that’s what it was like today as I headed out on a tour in the countryside to see the … Continue reading

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Just another day in Amsterdam!

Just another day in Amsterdam!.

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Just another day in Amsterdam!

Today was stunning! This city is vibrant and interesting. I did the usual tourist thing and took the red ‘hop on hop off’ bus to see the sights. The Gassan Diamond factory was brilliant! A pun! But the diamonds were … Continue reading

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People watching in Amsterdam

I arrived in Amsterdam around 2.00pm (local time), about 24 hours after leaving Brisbane, and I was very tired. After a brisk walk and then a shower, to get the blood circulating and freshen up, I headed down to the … Continue reading

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Planning the next trip!

Well, this time next month I will be in Amsterdam. And about to leave for Rotterdam and board a cruise ship fora 21 night cruise around the Baltic. Really looking forward to it. Our first stop is Copenhagen. I’m hoping … Continue reading

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Qumran and the Dead Sea

Another tick off the bucket list today! Swimming (or rather, floating) in the Dead Sea! This was an experience. The outside temperature was under 10 degrees (C), so it was pretty cool! The water temperature was warmer! But, I went … Continue reading

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More snow!

I haven’t too much to report tonight! Today the group went to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and it was very interesting. Each of the Christian denominations stakes out its own territory and it seems a bit silly really! … Continue reading

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The Chagall Windows

This morning we had to change our plans due to the snow and rain, so we went to the Hadassah Hospital to see the Chagall Windows. These stained glass windows in the synagogue of the hospital are truly magnificent. The … Continue reading

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