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5 days in Holland

Day 2

sunny 27 °C
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The day began with a bike ride to the family business- Het Dierenwarenhuis- a pet supplies store with a factory specialising in the production of animal foods. After this we went to the supermarket, where we were amazed by the variety of different chocolate breakfast foods. Dutch supermarkets are quite different to those in Australia, so we took some photos (see attached). Chris was particularly amused with 'Bros'(same as our Aero bars) and Cat thought that 'Plop'pudding was funny.
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After lunch we did some more shopping in town and had the 2nd best ice-cream in Holland! This was followed by a short drive through the countryside to Meijel, where our cousins Baike and Katrien live. Here we had the largest serving of Chinese food I have ever seen. We ate until we were full and still had half of what we bought left, despite only having bought 6 serves when there were 11 of us. It appears Chinese restaurants in Holland certainly don't skimp!

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Chris went for a long bike ride through the town when we returned home. I tried to sleep off some jet lag.

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There was an odd moment when we were watching Andre Rieu (a dutchman) Live from Australia with Dutch subtitles playing the Australian anthem on TV. I have to admit, there wasnt a dry eye in the house..'.

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Posted by chris_cat 02:29 Archived in Netherlands

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