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Aug 16, 2008 - Towers, Bikes and Cafes

Day 33-35: Exploring and Enjoying Groningen This really is a great place. Groningen is the capital of the north of the Netherlands, and also home to a large University. The day we arrived was the last day of orientation for 1st year students, and the place was just JUMPING!! The central square area is surrounded by nice shops (in the absence of a shopping mall), bars, restaurants and cafes. There is so much to do, and such a great atmosphere created by the number of people that actually use the downtown area. We were fortunate enough to be...

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Aug 15, 2008 - Arrival in Groningen!

Day 33 - Arrival in Groningen, Netherlands Very exciting ... we just arrived in Groningen and are sending this to you live from the base of the Martinitoren. This is the centre of the city, where Laura's Oma and Opa grew up and lived through WWII. We're just getting some maps and we're off to our B&B ...

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Apr 27, 2007 - ***Friday -Mien Ruys Garden in Dedamsvaart and Hunebedden

I think I have found the most idyllic spot here in Raalte. Last night after traveling I went for a Turkish steam and swim in the pool in the basement. Talked to a local Raalte man whom I barely understood - he just kept smiling and talking, once in a while I followed along. All are surprised to see American here. He told city is size of 25,000 - that explains the oodles of clothing stores I see in ped malls. Also the locals can use the pool and steam for E75,00 annually - good deal for them and hotel. The little city is beautiful. Right...

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