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Den Bosch, The Netherlands - 10th June 2008

By: Marjolein

I had already told you the Netherlands won from Italy with 3-0 yesterday, hadn't I? Marjolein bought some newspapers to show how the European Cup lives in Holland. All the newspapers are orange! :D

Hugs Chompers

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* Posted Jun 10, 2008, 7:07 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Rotterdam, The Netherlands - 13th June 2008

By: Marjolein

Dear mum,

I went to the zoo today! It was a zoo in Rotterdam called Diergaarde Blijdorp.

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Pingu immediately ran to his penguin brothers.

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But I went looking some doglike animals. And I found the Prairie Dogs!

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I took some grass to get him to notice me.

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He looked at me, a bit angry. He said: 'You are no prairie dog! What kind of weird animal are you?' I said I was a REAL dog.

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Oops, I shouldn't have said that, now I made him really mad! Let's run away!

* Posted Jun 14, 2008, 6:46 pm Last edited Jun 14, 2008, 8:25 pm by Marjolein [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Rotterdam, The Netherlands - 13th June 2008

By: Marjolein

Of course prairie dogs aren't the only animals in the zoo. And they are actually a bit scary!

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If you look real close, you can see a turtle swimming above me!

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We had some coffee in a Caribbean Cafe.

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Woohoo, I'm a penguin!

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These birds are totally orange! I guess they support the Netherlands too.

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This kangaroo carries a little one!

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I asked these fellows if they also where prairie dogs. They laughed real hard. They said they where meerkats. Stokstaartjes in Dutch.

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We took a break in the Chinese Garden.

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Then Nick got really excited, because he saw some reindeers!

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It was really cool in the zoo! I met a lot of new animals and the prairie dogs didn't follow me, woohoo.

Love Chompers

* Posted Jun 14, 2008, 6:58 pm Last edited Jun 14, 2008, 8:28 pm by Marjolein [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Den Bosch, The Netherlands - 17th June 2008

By: Marjolein

Hi mum,

I ate some real Dutch food today: herring and stroopwafels. The call herring, when you eat it like this Hollandse Nieuwe. It doesn't look very yummie, but it actually was! They eat the herring not with knives and forks but they bite it out of the sky! Weird Dutch people ;)

Kisses Chompers

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Groningen, The Netherlands - 20th June 2008

By: Marjolein

Dear mummy,

I went with Marjolein to Groningen, her birthtown. She celebrated her 22th birthday there, with her parents. I met her family and her parents pets. They live in a suburb called Lewenborg. In the old days this was farmland, which you can still see, because of the farm still in Lewenborg. And there is some farmland but sheep now eat grass here.

After a long trainride from Den Bosch to Groningen. This is about two and a half hour.

Marjolein parents' house looks like this:

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I met the pets. This is the cat called Dribbel. She didn't really wanted to take a picture with me but I did it anyway haha.

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And the had a real dog! Not like the mean prairie dogs, but a real dog! A real old dog also, she is about 13 years old and called Amber.

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Love Chompers

* Posted Jun 24, 2008, 5:59 pm Last edited Jun 24, 2008, 6:33 pm by Marjolein [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Den Bosch, The Netherlands - 24th June 2008

By: Marjolein

Hi mum,

When we got home from Groningen, a new tv had arrived!

We heard some strange sounds coming out of the envelop...

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What is that???

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It's TheOutsider!!

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Hugs Chompers

* Posted Jun 24, 2008, 7:10 pm Last edited Jun 24, 2008, 7:13 pm by Marjolein [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Warffum, The Netherlands - 28th June 2008

By: Marjolein

Dear mum,

In the province of Groningen, the village Warffum is every year an international dance-festival called Op Roakeldais. This is in the dialect of Groningen and means something like 'hoping for the best'.

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People from all over the world come to Warffum for this festival that takes about a week. Dancegroups from for example Mali in Africa:

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China:
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Colombia:
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Georgia:

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The Netherlands:

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South-Africa:

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Guam:

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Venezuela:

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Mexico:

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Poland:

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On these photo's they where all getting ready for the parade in the centre of Warffum. It's a beautifull Dutch village.

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After this we went to the hobby market. Marjolein bought some presents for her father who's 50th birthday is today. In the Netherlands is costum to buy mustard for people who are 50. And the also say that when you are 50 'you say Abraham'. So Marjolein also bought some stuff with Abraham on it. When a women is 50 the will 'see Sara'.

In a big tent some groups from the parade also danced on stage during a performance called 'The world dances in Warffum'.

These are the Scottish:

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And Colombia:

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Then it was time to go back to Groningen with the train. It's a journey of about half an hour.

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It was a very cool and also hot day!!

Hugs Chompers

* Posted Jun 29, 2008, 5:33 pm Last edited Jun 29, 2008, 5:38 pm by Marjolein [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Den Bosch, The Netherlands - 2nd July 2008

By: Marjolein

Hi mummy,

A new tv arrived today! It's Claire! She is here because she is coming with us to Italy!

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Atfortunately for her the weather was very bad today! But I guess she is used to that because she is from the Netherlands.

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Love Chompers

* Posted Jul 2, 2008, 7:36 pm Last edited Jul 2, 2008, 7:42 pm by Marjolein [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Groningen, The Netherlands - 5th July 2008

By: Marjolein

Hi mum,

I went back to Groningen! We ate at a Tapasrestaurant. Tapas are little Spanish snacks. We ate lots of stuff like spare ribs, dates, lambs, melon in honey and lots more. And for dessert a chocolatecake!! The restaurant had some beautiful and colourfull stairs!! After diner we had some drinks on the Marketplace called the 'Grote Markt'. We also went to a bar called the Newscafé and to the cinema. To the movie called In Bruges. It was a weird but cool movie. All and all we had a really nice night in Groningen!

Best wishes,

Chompers

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Nieuweschans, The Netherlands - 6th July 2008

By: Marjolein

Hello,

In Nieuweschans, in the province Groningen, was a very cool festival today. It was called Celtic Midsummer Festival (in Dutch:Keltisch Midzomer Festival).

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It was so cool! Lots of people where dressed up.

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Asterix and Obelix where even there! There was a battle between the grown-ups and the children and the children won everytime! Of course I was cheering for them :D

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We had beers and spare ribs.

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And we danced to Celtic music from the Dutch band Rapalje. And the German band called Faun.

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Marjolein coloured a candle and her boyfriend Kasper got a very cool stone mug with 'Rapalje' on it! They also bought special tea. Marjolein's mother bought lots of juwelery and she flirted with Obelix! He didn't have a shirt on and was getting very red in the sun. So she offered him some sunblock! ;)

I had a great time!!

Hugs Chompers

* Posted Jul 7, 2008, 11:06 pm Last edited Jul 7, 2008, 11:10 pm by Marjolein [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Den Bosch, The Netherlands - 7th July 2008

By: Marjolein

Hello,

Yet another tv arrived today! Finja is also coming to Italy with us! We are all very looking forward to the trip!

Kisses Chompers

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* Posted Jul 10, 2008, 3:36 pm Last edited Jul 10, 2008, 3:37 pm by Marjolein [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


In Marjoleins bag, Den Bosch, The Netherlands - 13th July 2008

By: Marjolein

Dear mum,

It's almost time to leave for Italy! We will leave tomorrow from Den Bosch at 7:30 am with the bus to our first stop in Beek, wich is near Arnhem. From there we will get into the bus, that will get us to Italy! Firstly we will stop in Germany, near Freiburg, for a good night sleep in our first hotel. Tuesday we will continue our journey and in the evening we will arrive in Toscane, Italy! But I will not tell too much already, I will update as much as possible!

I have already learned some Italian:

Yes: sì
No: no
Thank you: Grazie
You're welcome: Per favore
Here you are: Prego
Fantastic: fantastico
I don't speak Italian: non parlo italiano
Do you speak English?: parla inglese?
0: zero
1: uno
2: due
3: tre
4: quattro
5: cinque
6: sei
7: sette
8: otto
9: nove
10: dieci
What time is it?: che ore sono?
Goodday/morning/afternoon: buongiorno
Goodevening: buonanotte
Hi: salve/ciao
Welcome: benvenuto
How are you?: come sta?
Have a nice meal: buon appetito
See you later: arriverderci
Have a nice holiday: buone vacanze

I will speak to you in Italy soon! I have already made my peanut butter sandwiches!

Hugs Chompers

* Posted Jul 13, 2008, 10:55 pm Last edited Jul 13, 2008, 11:00 pm by Marjolein [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Sausheim, France - 14th July 2008

By: Marjolein

Dear mum,

Today was a traveling day. I am in France now, just over the bourder with Germany. Our hotel is very good, the bed nice and soft, and there is a swimming pool! Too bad it is too cold to swim. And because we are soooooo tired, we just went to sleep!

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Apart from the nice bed, the view from the window wasn't all that.

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We had a nice diner, a good night sleep, and after breakfast it was time to really go to Italy!

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Montecatini Terme, Italy - 15th July 2008

By: Marjolein

More traveling today! We went across Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Wow I'm seeing a lot af the world today! I will show you some photo's of Switzerland.

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This is the bus I am traveling with and will be traveling with for the next days.

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We went through the Gotthard Tunnel and after that we almost where in Italy. Just a few kilometres now!

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Our first stop is in Toscane. The town in called Montecatini Terme.

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We took a strowl through the town.

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There wasn't much time, so we went back to our hotel, had some diner and went right to sleep!

* Posted Jul 27, 2008, 10:55 am Last edited Jul 27, 2008, 11:08 am by Marjolein [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Pisa, Italy - 16th July 2008

By: Marjolein

Time for the holiday to begin! I started in Pisa and saw the Tower of Pisa!!

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This building is where people are baptisted in.

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