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1. Posted by Shoulder (Budding Member 10 posts) 9y

Hallo, I'm Arie. living in the east of the Netherlands. 'No, I don't live in Amsterdam' I frequently have to react to people who assume so when I'm introduscing myself in Turkey, Hungary or Nepal.

I hope and I wish I could be helpful when people decide to visit Holland; it's more than the Deltawerken, Van Gogh, Rembrandt etc. It's a gorgeous country e.g. for biking, one of my favourite activities. Many typical Dutch villages and towns can be visited easily. Distances: no problem. Rather flat and smooth, cycling-paths etc.
If there are questions for advice I like to help you. I've some experience on bike in Belgium, Germany, Italy (Tuscany, Marche) France (Loire) and Cuba (Matanzas area), too.

Now I like to visit and bike in countries such as Thailand, New Zealand and Arizona/Colorado. And I hope this site maybe helpful, preparing trips like this.

And I'd like to wish all Travelpointers a happy new year!

Arie

2. Posted by Ahila (Inactive 1529 posts) 9y

Welcome to TP, Arie and wish you a happy New Year, too! :)

I see that you have visited Adam's Peak, something I haven't done yet. Were you up there for the sun-rise or sun-set, both of which are said to be so beautiful up there?

[ Edit: Edited on Jan 1, 2007, at 7:44 AM by Ahila ]

3. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 9y

Welcome, Arie! Happy New Year to you, too. Hope to see you around the forums here on TP!

4. Posted by Shoulder (Budding Member 10 posts) 9y

Dear Ahila, it was a magnificent sunrise I happened to see, together with Dieter (from Germany) and thousansds of other people We had to take a really challenging path and steps to reach the genuine high-light!!!
Leaving the valley at 02.00 a.m.
And the shade like a pyramid.
Nice country, nice people.
Arie

5. Posted by oslaue (Full Member 571 posts) 9y

the only problem that i have with the netherlands is actually the landscape.

it must be the flatest country that i have ever been to and seen...

no mountains or hills = boo boo and boring...everything else is just fine and dandy!

6. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 9y

Quoting oslaue

the only problem that i have with the netherlands is actually the landscape.

it must be the flatest country that i have ever been to and seen...

no mountains or hills = boo boo and boring...

Extremely boring. That is why I need to travel on regular basis.

[ Edit: Edited on Jan 2, 2007, at 6:17 AM by wouterrr ]

7. Posted by oslaue (Full Member 571 posts) 9y

heh heh

but i love the dutch people!

i love there football! and the dutch fans! almost like the irish in that respect! they know how to enjoy themselves!

8. Posted by Shoulder (Budding Member 10 posts) 9y

Hi Olaf, the Dutch fans...
Their reputation is not too good (Nancy-Feijenoord), november 2006!!!).

And of course, making trips in countries like Ireland, Thailand or New Zealand is much more interesting.

I'm sportslike and that's why it is a challenge to make budget trips.

And that's why I expect to land in Shannon within two years. Thanks to Ryan Air.
In the area only the landing strip seems to be flat.
And then on bike...

Have a Happy New Year.
Arie

9. Posted by oslaue (Full Member 571 posts) 9y

hi Arie, i should be more specific...the boys in orange are great fans...

Feijenoord fans i hear are naughty boys...

Only aiport in Shannon:) but once you get out of there you will have lots of fun!

goodluck and happy new year!

10. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 9y

Quoting oslaue

hi Arie, i should be more specific...the boys in orange are great fans...

;)