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Hi <<First Name>>

Just a quick update from The Netherlands, where -after some stress caused by Ryanair's pilot strike- we've finally managed to reach our families!

Nick is in the city of Venlo celebrating our cousin's first birthday and the yearly 'Zomerparkfeest' ('Summer Park Party'). His group of friends also organised their famous 'Vaderbarbecue' ('Dad's Barbecue'), where the boys don't turn their fathers into hamburgers, but instead enjoy them together (photo below). How cool is that?!

While Nick is partying, I'm in Amsterdam with my parents going around like a tornado, cleaning bathrooms, windows and working in the garden (photo below). As I'm not around to help very often, it feels good to be able to sometimes come over and tackle some of the bigger tasks for them!

At the end of today, Nick and I are reuniting at Eindhoven Airport and fly back to London together. Hopefully, everything goes smoothly, because tomorrow, I have to turn up at the airport once again for a trip to Germany. I'll tell you all about it on social media during the week and in this newsletter next Sunday.

But first, we're firing up the barbecue here in Amsterdam around lunchtime, to enjoy the last few hours together with family during this flash visit. Hope you have a great weekend too!


Take care for now,
Nienke

Enjoy the following reads that I collected for you from all around the internet:

These Are the Most Beautiful Eco-friendly Hotels in Europe

"Many hotels are already practicing green ways to accommodate mindful travelers and help save the earth."

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The 12 Best Places for Stargazing in Portland, Oregon USA

"Portland is know for many things: a respectable soccer team*, funky donuts, and hipsters. But what about stargazing? Can those space enthusiasts among us find fun things to do after dark in the Rose City?"

spacetourismguide.com

An Edible Journey Through America’s Historic Triangle

"Renowned as the United State’s most signature historic destination, America’s Historic Triangle (Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown Virginia) is packed with opportunities for gaining a more informed insight into how the American Revolution unfolded shaping the world’s great democratic experiment."

davestravelcorner.com

These 7 Green Cities in Europe Make The Perfect Destinations For Eco Travelers

"There’s a balance to be found between spending our lives in airports and committing to never flying again."

ecowarriorprincess.net

How to Plan a Responsible East Africa Safari

"If you’re having trouble narrowing down which East African country you should visit for the best East African safari experience these highlights from each destination may help narrow down your options."

drinkteatravel.com

What to do in Ayutthaya Historical Park, Thailand

"Ayutthaya was once the capital of Thailand, and believe it or not, the largest city in the world. These days this ancient city is best known for its temples spread about the UNESCO listed Ayutthaya Historical Park."

thelostpassport.com

Easy Ways to Help the Environment Daily

"There are so many ways to make an environmental difference in your everyday life, from your fashion choices to your commute. But I wanted to mention a few in your daily life and products that can help, whether you’re heading to work or to the airport."

carolineinthecityblog.com

Famous Travel Expeditions: Roald Amundsen’s Journey to the South Pole

"When Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen decided that he wanted to lead the first successful expedition to the South Pole, he didn’t tell many people what he had in mind."

passionpassport.com

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