2006

Beach hop

30 April 2006 Months ago we signed up for the Beach Hop in Coromandel. It is a fifties/sixties themed event during 5 days, with more

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Badasses 2

21 April 2006 After I had recovered from badasses part 1, today for the first time in my life I saw a guy with a

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Toilet secrets

25 March 2006 Waiting at the restrooms of the airport I was thinking: “Which door do people choose when they have to go to a

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And more Brisbane

14 March 2006 (Australia) In the late morning we do some walks. The beaten tracks; such as the botanical garden, the South banks and a

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Brisbane

12 March 2006 (Australia) We have arrived on Friday in Brisbane. My in-laws were knocked out after a full day of traveling. Auckland/Brisbane is only

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Promises

8 March 2006 Last Saturday my father returned to Whakatane from his private tour through the North & South Island. Dutifully he had written his

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Exhibitionism

20 February 2006 Every now and then we are asked by New Zealanders why we wanted to live in Whakatane. Sometimes even with undisguised bewilderment;

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Badasses 1

13 February 2006 I’m always the one who’s poking an elbow; “Psst, that guy is blind!” “Look! That woman over there has oedema ankles, don’t

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Dentist

4 February 2006 On the last day in the Netherlands, I lost a filling of my tooth. My first thought was that ‘fortunately’ there was

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Whale island

1 February 2006 As long as we are living here, Frank and I are having the same strange sensation each time we see Whale Island

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Jet cars

29 January 2006 Yesterday we have seen the second attempt of the drag racers (here’s the first). The starting sound of a jet engine in

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Red dot

26 January 2006 The obligatory tourist attractions includes a visit to Hells gate. You look straight into the open wounds of mother earth. The beautiful

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Cars on licence

6 January 2006 The regulations to get a licence in New Zealand may be even worse than in the Netherlands. Firstly those demands seems to

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Drag race

3 January 2006 Yesterday there was a drag race in Taupo, which is about two and a half hours drive. We went for the jet

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