Author: Susan

By Susan

And it’s over

Less than 4 weeks ago we returned on Dutch soil. After a 24 hour journey from Melbourne to Amsterdam we arrived pretty worn-out. We were tired and did not know whether we should be happy or sad. At the baggage claim we put or summer coats over our vests and any other layer we had…

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Weekly overview 18: 11-17 November

Sunday We left Venus Bay and moved on to Philip Island. A shorter drive then normal. We went grocery shopping and park as close as you could get to the beach for lunch and leisure. We enjoyed pizza on the beach. Livia had her midday nap in Tuppy and we enjoyed the sun and worked…

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Weekly overview 17: 4-10 November

Sunday The day started way early because of the signing (screeching) birds. We packed our gear, paid via the ‘honesty box’ for our stay and took of to our next stay. During driving we could charge our phones again and Google Maps guided us through Batemans Bay to Congo campground. From the (semi) inlands back…

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Weekly overview 16: 27 October – 3 November

Bye bye South Africa, hello Australia! We had a wonderful time in South Africa. Actually, we did not really want to leave anymore. However, Australia also attracts us. And since we already booked the tickets we decided to go anyways 😉. Saying farewell to the beautiful home in South Africa wasn’t easy. Livia remains unfazed…

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The end is near

And now the end is near We have just booked our tickets back to the Netherlands. It was mental barrier to bridge, but the tickets are bought. The return flight to the Netherlands doesn’t mean a fresh new start, it is the end of the journey as we now experience it. We arrived in South…

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Weekly overview 11: 23-29 september

First week South Africa We land in Cape Town on Sunday morning at 8.15 am. We were right behind Business Class and were able to leave the plane fairly quickly. Normally we are not that fast and we wait for most travelers to disembark, but this time we were ready to go. We knew from…

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Bouwmannis in South Africa

BouwManni’s in South Africa Without Bloomie. Sorry. Bloomie location at time of writing still in Zurich, Switzerland. She should be shipped to the Netherlands tomorrow or the day after. We had great hope that we would see Bloomie yet and could arrange the fixer-upper with the garage in person before leaving the Netherlands. But that…

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And then: back in the Netherlands …

Last week was dictated by Bloomie and arranging replacement transport. We do expect (and are used to) some troubles with a car at age. But what a hassle if that happens outside the Netherlands. We drove away from Italy last Friday, on to Zurich, Switzerland Full of good spirits. We decided to drive over the…

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Weekly overview 8: 2-7 September

Italy! The week started in Italy and ended in Switzerland. It was a wonderful week in which we enjoyed beautiful Italy. After the we had been in the bustle of Venice and the Italian east coast, this was a quiet and peaceful place. We stayed in a mansion with a lovely garden with swimming pool….

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