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Wednesday, 03 September 2014

Location: sydney, Australia

Arrived at Sydney airport in good condition and due home tonight 11pm . See you soon . John

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Location: harare, Zimbabwe

Four days on the Lake Kariba which is 282kms long have just finished with Corrie catching 6 fish and John 5 Mike 4 .Traveled to Harare on Saturday and now staying at Ian and Irenes before flying home on Tuesday . Weather same each day with cool mornings and warm dry days . All ready for home but enjoying Mike's family here in Harare .

Monday, 25 August 2014

Location: milibizi, Zimbabwe

Just waiting to be picked up by bus to head off to Milibizi where we spend a night before crossing Lake Kiriba by ferry , 22 hours then on the houseboat for 3 days so prob no internet. Victoria Falls yesterday ws as amazing as expected & we spent a good 3hours looking at them from all aspects, then went to Elephant Walk centre for lunch & crafts where we contributed more than our share to the local economy I'm sure.Not so good in the haggling!!! We then came back here to enjoy our last night in upgraded luxury. Below us here we can see a herd of buffalo at the waterhole around the odd elephant & birdlife. The wart hogs are wandering around outside where our bags are waiting - unreal.
However it has been great to hear from Greg, Theresa, Rosemary, Paul, Anne & Justine to help us feel not so far away. Every day has provided us with a new adventure & we look forward to boring you all with our stories,videos & photos after we have had our first cuddle of wee Pearl.

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Location: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

JUST SPENT THE DAY AT VICTORIA FALLS WHICH ARE TREMENDOUS WITH LARGE VOLUMES OF WATER CRASHING DOWN OVER THE 107 METERS OF WATER FALL FROM THE ZAMBEZI RIVER . OFF TO LAKE KARIBA FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS FISHING AND SITE SEEING . PHOTO ATTACHED ON PHOTO PAGE .

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Location: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Hi \everyone
Obviously we have not had access to a computer for a while as we enjoy the African wilds! After a couple of nights being well cared for by Mike's brother Gavin & his wife Meg In Johannesburg we embarked on our safari. The camp was a 50 min drive from Kasani over rough tracks which we took 2 1/2hours to negotiate with detours to watch the varied wildlife. The highlight was the 2 families of giraffe so plenty of photos for you Maree! We were met by the staff singing a song of welcome & greeting us with very welcome cool flannels & taken to our tents which were our homes for the next 3 nights, surprisingly comfortable with a loo & a bucket shower. First night we heard al the bush sounds & the last we were kept awake by hippos sloshing around about 10metres from our tent all night!!! The whole experience was more than awesome with each outing bringing a new surprise including sitting within spitting distance of 4 lions (they had just filled up on a buffalo), negotiating a mother hippo with her baby on a narrow patch of the stream in a mokoro ( dugout canoe), herds of elephant of elephant & giraffe etc, etc. So much to tell you.
We are now at breakfast in the Safari Lodge in Victoria Falls before going to the falls for the day. Lots of photos & I'm finding my way round the camera with constant use. All pretty well & enjoying so many new experiences that I never imagined in my dreams.

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Location: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Arrived in Zimbabwe Friday stayed near the border in a wonderful hotel and toured the Zambezi River and wild game park .Will update tomorrow from Victoria Falls .

Monday, 18 August 2014

Location: johannesburg, South Africa

Off to Maun tomorrow in northern Botswana for three days at kana kara camp
on the okavanga delta where we will see all the wild life .Then on to Victoria Falls etc for three days with croc's and hippos . Next week we will be on Lake Kariba a huge lake created by the dam on the Zambizi river traveling to the north and three days on a house boat fishing and sight seeing before trvelling 550km to Harere to stay with Mike's family before flying home .

TODAY STAYING WITH GAVIN WITH SHOPPING IN JOHANNESBURG FLYING OUT TUESDAY MORNING .

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Location: Botswana

Hi all ,

Last day in Botswana . Mike and John spent six hours at the Rotary grants for
disabled locals and we managed to secure two new wheelchairs for two disabled local ladies which will enhance their lives immensely . Saw the All blacks drawn result and how Lydia Ko was going and have been packing up tonight for a six hour journey to Johannesburg on Sunday after mass . Will stay two nights there with Mike's brother Gavin then on the Okavanga Delta and Victoria falls for 5days .The on to Lake Kariba fishing etc for 4 days . Finish off traveling to Harare Zimbabwe to stay with Mike's brother Ian and Mother so we will see how the Zimbo's are living . Fly home on the 2nd Sept arriving late on the 3rd Sept .

Friday, 15 August 2014

Location: Botswana

Sorry to read of the terrible weather back home after the mild winter up till we left. The last 3 days have become progressively warmer here with yesterday so much like a summer's day that the locals commented on it!
We have spent the last couple of days visiting the Hospice next door to the Mission, the first & only in Botswana, run by a couple of lovely Indian nuns; spending time at the pre-school [John put together a new see saw] & doing a few minor repairs or trying to get someone in to do them, quite a mission if you can stand the pun. We have also visited a couple of local homes, ranging from a desperate shack{I felt like crying} to a home any of us would be happy to live in. We have also braved a couple of nightime excursions to visit Sr Paulina at her convent & last night to take her & the local priests out to dinner. Their choice of venue rather surprising - an Irish bar & restaurant!! The roads are a challenge at the best of times with many lights out or flashing with some on the ground where they came off second-best against a vehicle [one still going] and the rule at intersections is that whoever gets there first has right-of-way, no matter whether on a main road or not and roundabouts require some degree of daring. Most roads off the main routes are not sealed so everything is covered in thick layers of yellow dust.
We are generally all well & now that we have only a couple of days left here there is some sense of urgency to do all that we want while we're here.
Love to all, Corrie & John

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Wed 13th Aug
Yesterday we gave the school all the resources we had purchased. The teachers & children were very pleased & excited & immediately played with all the duplo-type blocks while other things were packed up & stored in the office to be used as required. This is the last week of the school term & teachers are busy doing reports {3-6yearolds!!} John & Mike also went with the driver picking up the children from the outlying areas, quite an experience. It is pretty basic around the Mission here but even more so in the rural areas. Everything is desperately dry & dusty, even by Botswana standards as they didn't get the June rain. Even in the town cattle, donkeys, goats & chickens roam freely so care is required when driving & as soon as we are off the main road around here it reverts to rutted dirt roads then tracks.
Last night we had a lovely dinner with relatives of Redmans who made us very welcome & gave us many insights to daily living here. Tonight we have been invited to have an evening meal at the convent of Sr Paulina in an outlying area. Shortly we will visit the hospice run by the sisters next door to the Mission here.
This is a pretty mundane account but hard to adequately describe in a few words the experience of actually being here. Tomorrow we have been invited for a cup of tea with one of the local parishioners so look forward to that. Each day is different & in the meantime we are managing our camping in the school hall & appreciating the home comforts we have.
Love to all at home. Will get John to put some photos from his Iphone later as the computer service is extremely slow here & worse at night!

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Location: Botswana

Monday was our first day with the children sponsored by our Grains of Hope Trust . 40 children aged between 3 to 6 attend daily at the Catholic Mission at Metsomtlhabe 10km west of Gaborone capital of Botswana . They have two teachers a cook and driver helping each day .The children are enthusiastic and bright eyed and seemed to be developing all the usual skills . They love a hug and to be involved with the adults including the four of us in all their play singing and activities .they have porridge in the morning at 9am and a full lunch at mid day so at least they receive two meals a day while here. School holiday start this Friday so I suppose they have two weeks break .

More news tomorrow . John

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Location: Metsimothlabe, Botswana

Saturday started with the joyful news that we have a new grandaughter, Pearl Eve, born to Rosemary & Brooke - our 9th gradchild born on the 9th! Thank God all are well.
The trip here from Pretoria was almost uneventful - just a slight Tiki Tour round one town where the road we wanted to take was now one way (not ours). The border formalities long but straightforward despite some stories we had been told of searches & confistications!! Very dry & dusty almost all the way & only spotted monkeys & a large bovine as yet unidentified by us in the game areas.
Fr Tony was here to greet us with a special afternoon tea along with Sr Paulina who showed us to our rooms in the now unused old library so we'll be camping there for the week. Part of it is also used by the Vietnamese priest, Fr John, who was a tailor & has set up a room to teach sewing skills as a means for some to support their families. He was quick to tell us how badly he needs some better quality materials to sew on the old Singers!

Mass today was something else lasting more than 2 1/2hours including an impromptu concert by their choir who had just won a national inter-parish singing competition apart from the amazing singing & participation throughout the Mass. We could see why. They also made much of our presence there & we met many locals. After Brunch, Mike & Veronica have gone to chat with some of the youth who gather on Sundays as the complex here is a bit like a community centre for the Parishioners.

Hope to get some photos on when John comes next time with the right connections. We are all well & I am still mentally pinching myself at times to make sure I am actually here in Africa.
Regards to all from us, Corrie

Friday, 08 August 2014

Location: South Africa

Last day in Pretoria so have loaded up with supplies for our trip to Botswana early tomorrow (about 6 hours drive to Gabarone) as well as more resources for the preschool & Pula, the local currency.
Went to the Voortrekker Monument & Museum this afternoon which gives a good history of early SA located on the highest point of Pretoria. An impressive building with panoramic views of the vast areas which make up the region. We are now off to a traditional SA buffet. May be just as well we are off tomorrow as the food here has been so good!!!

Thursday, 07 August 2014

Location: South Africa

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Thursday, 07 August 2014

Location: South Africa

Hi Everyone,
Our 3rd day here & finally feeling "normal" after the tiredness of the trip. So far we have mainly got the feel of the locality with trips to the shops (huge malls) & eating places which have great food which is amazingly cheap for us with our strong dollar.
So far the impression is of overwhelming security and the only ones to see walking on the street are not white with only 2 exceptions - no walking the dog & running around the block here! Not even checking on the street when the innumerable dogs we can hear go ballistic.The hospitality has been wonderful & it's great to see Mike & Veronica so happy to see family & friends & listen to all the reminiscing.
Today we are up early & off to Soweto to do a tour there. Decided it was better to be picked up from here than try to find our way around! Also awaiting the news that our wee granddaughter has arrived safely today .Weather fine & coolish.

Tuesday, 05 August 2014

Location: pretoria, South Africa

Arrived from NZ via Qantus after a 14 hour flight from Sydney at Johannesburg pretty tired .We had head winds all the way so the pilots took an extreme southerly route over Tasmania down to Antartica so we could see the ice shelf all around us .Food and trip was fine on Qantus and arrived half hour after scheduled landing at 5pm . It took two hours to get through immigration and hire the car The GPS didn't work but found Tom and Pat's place by 7pm with lovely dinner awaiting us and warm welcome . Good nights sleep and warm 24c today Tuesday .
Shopping today most things half NZ prices . Petrol 33% cheaper food half the price .Off to local game reserve Wednesday and Soweto tour Thursday .Will try to put on a photo of the ICE Shelf .

Regards John

Monday, 04 August 2014

Location: Sydney, Australia

Arrived in Sydney on time . Now traveling on to Johannesburg ready for a fourteen hour flight .

Both well with good weather so far .

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Location: kapiti, New Zealand

AFRICA TRIP DETAILS :

4 AUGUST WELLINGTON/ SYDNEY / JOHANNESBURG ARRIVAL 4.15PM

5/8TH AUGUST PRETORIA STAYING WITH PAT AND TOM /TRIPS TO SOWETO AND AREA .

9TH AUGUST TRAVEL TO GABERONE BOTSWANA (6 HOURS) STAYING AT PARISH WHERE THE GRAINS OF HOPE PRE SCHOOL OPERATES FOR THE WEEK TO 17TH AUG

17TH / 19TH BACK TO JOHANNESBURG STAYING WITH MIKE REDMAN'S BROTHER

19TH FLY TO MAUN A CITY IN NORTHERN BOTSWANA THEN BY SMALL PLANE TO KANA KARA CAMP ON THE OKAVANGO DELTA FOR A SAFARI AND TIME IN THE RESERVE TO THE 22ND AUGUST .

22ND TRAVEL AND STAY AT IMBABALA ZAMBEZI LODGE TO 23RD ZIMBABWE .

23RD TRAVEL TO VICTORIA FALLS AND STAY TWO NIGHTS AT VICTORIA FALLS LODGE TO 25T AUG .

25 AUG TRAVEL TO MILIBZI AT LAKE KARIBA TO CATCH THE FERRY AND SPEND ONE DAY TRAVELLING SOUTH TO NORTH ON LAKE KARIBA

27TH AUG HIRE A HOUSE BOAT FOR THREE DAYS ON LAKE KARIBA VIEWING THE WILD LIFE ETC WITH MIKE'S FAMILY TO 30TH AUG .

30TH LEAVE LAKE KARIBA AND TRAVEL TO HARERE ZIMBABWE STAY WITH MIKE'S BROTHER UNTIL 2ND SEPT .

2ND SEPT FLY HARERE TO JO'BURG IN THE AFTERNOON LEAVE FOR SYDNEY/ WELLINGTON ARRIVAL 11PM 3RD SEPT

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Location: Kapiti, New Zealand

Corrie and John are off to South Africa Botswana and Zimbabwe on the 4th August until the 4th September with time at a pre school supported by the GRAINS OF HOPE TRUST then the Okavango delta Victoria falls Lake Kariba Harare and Jo' burg . Photos will be posted and stories .

Wednesday, 04 May 2011

Location: kapiti, New Zealand

We cycled south from Auckland on the Sunday afternoon in light traffic following the Great South Road in a strong easterly wind and reached the Bombay hills for a steep climb over the razorback hill road being a back road not on the main highway and then decended down to Pokeno for a late lunch .It started to rain off and on so we set sail for Mercer but never found this town so we cycled on to Huntly covering 88km to find a motel for the night .After a hot bath to rest the tired legs we were ready to attack the Waikato the next day .

After heavy rain over night we set sail again for Cambridge and the on to Te Kuiti 130km on wet state highway one .5km down the road we attempted to cross some railway lines that ran diagonally across the main highway .John's front wheel slipped on the track and tumbled to the road grazing his leg elbow and shoulder and Neil went over the top of him dislocating his left shoulder .Both bike were damaged preventing further riding progress .The ambulance took us to Waikato Hospital were 5 hors later we were discharged .Corrie and Kath were called and cleaned up the bikes and helped with support at the hospital .

We decided to postpone the balance fo the journey for later in the year and proceeded to Te Kuiti for a stay at a B&B and then home on the Tuesday .Pity but that's cycling.Both Neil and John are recovering .We had a wonderful trip covering 560km being exatly half way to Wellington .

Saturday, 30 April 2011

Location: Auckland, New Zealand

After the first week of cycling we have reached Auckland Sat 30th April staying with fiends we met at Mt Albert .The trip from Cape Reinga to Auckland has involved 5 cycle days and 470 kms on the roads around Northland .The old bodies are getting fitter and the legs are aching but the whole trip has been wonderful todate .Corrie and Kath are a great support team with regular stops for sustainance . The batches and B&B have been very comfortable .Mike and Jean McEntergart joined us for dinner at Mangawhai Heads and generally we have been well fed and blessed with reasonable weather and great road conditions .Eight legs to go before we finish on Sunday at Wellington railway station .

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Location: Kawakawa , New Zealand

After three days on the road we have cycled from cape Reinga to mangawhai heads 330km.weather has been patchy with strong westerlies the first day with the odd shower .sunny with 20c the second day and today easterlies and heavy showers .wonderful place the far north with lots of history and sites.neil and John are starting to handle the hilly terrain and the girls are enjoying the various towns and historical sites . Full report in the weekend .mike and Jean mcentegart are coming for dinner tonight so we are catching up with friends on the way.our bodies are just surviving but hopefully as we obtain more fitness we will enjoy the riding more.big day tomorrow riding the hills of the kaipara harbour .

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Location: kapiti, New Zealand

The Plan is to travel north to Turangi to stay with Rosemary and Brooke for the night and then travel in the van to Cooper's Beach on ANZAC day for 8 hours to stay with Paul and Jan .

Riding begins on Tuesday 26th from Cape Reinga with a 130km ride to Cooper's Beach.

Wed 27th ride 90km to Kawakawa in the morning ;
Thursday 28th 114 km to Maungawhai Heads staying at Fraser and Elaine's batch ;
Friday 29th 110km to Waimauku to stay at B&B next to the wineries at Nobilo's etc.;
Sat 30th off to Auckland somewhere and visit Waiheke Island and a day's rest ( 60km);
Monday 2nd off to Hamilton or Cambridge 100km;
Tuesday ride to Te Kuiti to stay at B&B 90km;
Wed 4th ride to Taumaranui 83km;
Thursday ride to Raetihi 80 km;
Friday ride to Wanganui 90km;
Sat 7th Ride to Paraparaumu 144km;
Home;
Sunday Ride to Wellington and travel back on the train .

That's if the body can stand it .


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From rose and steve
what a wonderful trip of a lifetime
thinking of you all rose and steve
Response: Just been able to access your message! Back on homeward leg tomorrow after so many adventures to tell you
From Annie and Doug
Hello Corrie and John. We are loving reading your updates, thank you and so looking forward to seeing your photos and videos. Sounds like an amazing journey you're on. Pass our best wishes
onto Veronica and Mike. Safe journey home when it comes. Love from Annie and Doug
Response: Just been able to access your welcome message. Leaving tomorrow after a couple of relaxing days in Harare with Mike's family. See you soon, Corrie et al.
From John & Margaret Butt
Glad to hear all is well. Love reading your accounts of your travels.
Love


John & Margaret
Response: Good to hear from you. Have just accessed your message. On last leg now. Love from us, Corrie
From Thomas & Emily
Hi John & Corrie,

Thank you for including us in your blog, wonderful to read & glad to hear about your experience and all the good work you are all doing. Love to M & V for us.

Thomas & Em
Response: Just accessed the messages! We have just had lovely time with the family & ready for the return leg tomorrow. Love from all
From Margaret & Russell
Great to read your very interesting news and see the photos. It must be very rewarding for you to be there and experiencing the situation first hand. Look forward to the next installment. You wouldn't want to be back here in this weather!!
Response: Looking forward to leaving tomorrow after such a wonderful time of so many different experiences. See you soon & John has just checked that we are coming back to good weather. Have just accessed messages so soory we haven't replied earlier. See you soon.
From Maree and Andy
Hi there John and Corrie, Veronica and Mike. It is cold here strong winds and snow closing the dessert road. That heat must be grand! could send you some rain plenty here. Congratulations on the new granddaughter. Motor way really moving along on kapiti rd. Traffic a pain. Take care.
Response: Have just got messages so thanks for yours. Leaving tomorrow after an amazing time of varied adventures. Bon voyage to you two & look forward to exchanging photos,etc
From Joan and Hedley
Glad all is going well for you all. Lovely news about Peal Eve. Congratulations proud grandparents!
Thanks see you soon. Have had such a wonderful time & now looking forward to seeing everyone again soon
From T V & B
Hi we are busy Bonnie says she misses you and Vaughan says Hi. Sounds like its fun and busy for you ...have a lot on at the moment the month will go fast.

vaughan here i hope you are having a good time in south africa and that the weather is better down there , best of wishes
Response: Sorry we have just accessed the messages. We have missed you all too especially Bonnie. Everyone here knows about her! We have just had a couple of days in Harare with Mike's family & leave for Jo'burg tomorrow 1pm. Looking forward to seeing you all soon. Love from us & we look forward to hearing all about things that have happened while we've been on our adventures. XXX
From
Great hearing your news...minus 1 here this morning. God Bless you all. Lyn and John.
Response: DElivered parcel to Chipo's place yesterday but couldn't get her on phone. Sorry we have only just accessed messages so hence no earlier reply. All well & coming home tomorrow.
From frank
Hi Corrie, John,

sorry I missed you by phone. Have a safe trip. Look forward to your updates.

FJ&J
Thanks Frank. Have certainly had a wonderful time with many adventures. Love from us to all
From Frans en Mieke
Hallo Corrie and John
We want to let you know,that we enjoyed to read your travelreports
Glad to be home again? Hope that we meet again in the future under better conditions
Love Frans and Mieke
Response: Thanks for your hospitality Frans and Mieke
From Janet and Tony
Corrie and John, holiday almost over, lots of memories and photo's to enjoy.
You will no doubt be looking forward to seeing everyone again.
Hoping you will have a safe journey home. Much love, from Janet and Tony. X X
Response: Thanks Janet .Home tomorrow just at Singapore airport .
From
Dear Corrie & John
What a hot weather you have had . We have about 14 degrees . Look forward to hear when you get home !
Love Dad & Mum xxxx
Response: Be good to havecooler weather though not sure about 14! Be in touch soon. Love from us
From
HI Corrie & John,

It looks like your just about ready to come home. You will be thrilled that Sarah & Dan's son has arrive safe & well.
Nicola Ryan & family sat next to me at church on Sunday. She had her son on 4th August. Helen-Mary
Response: see you soon
From Jaqualine
Hi Corrie and John,
What an amazing adventure you are having! Thank goodness for digital cameras : ) I am looking forward to seeing some wonderful images and hearing the stories that go with them on your return.
Congratulations on being grandparents again!
Corrie, Jan asked me to let you know that Pauline passed away a couple of days ago. She died peacefully with some family members present so that was a blessing.
Enjoy the rest of your trip. Thinking of you,
Jaqualine
Response: Be good to catch up with everyone again.
From Russell
Congratulations you two on becoming grandparents again. Sympathies wrt the Aswan heat - Abbu Symbel will probably be hotter. C U soon. Russell & Margaret
Response: Looking forward to golf again.see you in the next few days .John at Singapore
From Mike and Veronica
Hi Guys
The trip sounds ever more interesting. the Holy Land must have been quite awesome, to actually be in the places we read about every Sunday,
Take care in Egypt, can't quite imagine John and you lolling back on baord a ship heading down the Nile. Sounds like the movies
See you soon
M&V
Response: Thanks Mike .Looking forward to some cooler weather.
From
Hallo Corrie and John, we see are are still having a wonderful time, and the weather,more than 40c, nice for you, unbearable for me, 23c is as much as I can take, so going to those countries is not for me.Hi Hanny,is your computer working yet, this seemed a good idea to say HALLO.,wishing you a good recovery.All the very best to everyone. Love, Janet and Tony.x x x x .
Response: Thanks Janet from Cairo .Still 38c .
From Els and Paul
Hello Corrie and John,
Nice to hear that you are enjoying your wonderful trip!
Europe is full of history and now of high temperatures,sunshine, to welcome you.Have a good time on the rest of your travel.Regards and love,Els and Paul.
Response: Thanks Paul .Had a lovely cruise and trip to the Holy Land .Now in Cairo .
From
Dear Corrie & John
Nice to read your messages
All is well here
Love from Mum xxxxx.
Response: Thanks Hannie .Sarah has new son Kelvin Vincent Olsen .
From Helen-Mary
Hi Corrie, & John,
I enjoy reading your reports of your tour. You will be on the Cruise now which will be a more relaxing way to travel.

Mons. John Carde retires on Sunday 15. Aug, there will be a morning tea after Mass.
Father Michael has had a Frozen Shoulder, just what he
needs right now.

Prayers are asked for Fritz & Margarert Bergman. Fritz has been hospital with pneumonia & Margaret is not in the best of health either.

Diana Lewis Daughter, Alyesha, fell down some steps outside her home & was rushed to hospital but she did not damage her spine which was the main concern but ended up with a very, very sore back.
Response: Thanks Helen Mary .
From to Corrie and John M
hallo Corrie and John, what a fantastic holiday you are having,much to see and well organized it appears. Carry on enjoying it. Rang Mum and Dad yesterday, Mum is doing fine and getting well looked after.Love A.Janet,U.Tony.
Response: Thanks Janet .40c heat here in Athens .Lots of swimming in the pool .Off on cruise Friday to Instanbul .
From W&R
Thanks for the call the other day. Great to read that you are enjoying your travels.

Tot ziens

Wayne en Rhonda
Response: Hope you are having a good time with Edna and Daryl .Weather hot here at the Vatican .
From Corrie and Cor de Ve
Dear Corrie and John,
Nice to see the pictures of your trip through France. We will follow your adventures as you can see! Since you left from here the temperatures in Holland dropped to normal (22C) levels! Coïncidence??!!
Have a nice time.
Greetings from Corrie and Cor.
Response: 30°c plus here everyday .Off to Athens tomorrow .

tot ziens
From Mike and Veronica
Hi John , Corrie
Your trip so far sounds fantastico. So much history to take in, almost too much I am sure. Your heads must be spinning. But isnt Europe just amazing. So inetersting, the different peoples. Enjoy evry moment, time is rushing by.....
Response: Have seen many shrines and wonder churches and historical buildings etc here in Italy .See you in 3 weeks .