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I fell in love with the country side of Netherland

From Amsterdam down to Hoogloon

I can't fully describe our full adventure at the country side in Netherland. The train from Amsterdam to Rotterdam took 2 hours due to maintains
so we ended up being late to the next train however people in Netherland are so nice and helpful...They are ready to help you with their iphones, information...I didn't have to run around like crazy with 3 kids looking for trains schedule...I was great-full to all the helpful people that helped me around. Still this world has nice people.
We had such great time in the "duke town" in Netherland...I loved the company....Roel, Carlijin, Gregory have been a great host for us....from
tour guide to driving us around, and keeping up with my 3 children....
Moving to different place...Dennis and Marije came and picked us up from the "Duke town" to go to their town about 45 minutes from Amsterdam.
We loved seeing our host since we haven't seen them in 3 years ago. We ate Pizza and shared stories until we were tired to sleep.
The next morning we started our tour by picking berries and buying organic ice-cream. We even saw the chicken and picking their eggs....
We couldn't ask for more relaxed fun day around the town. The kids played soccer with Dennis until they dropped the ball in the creek. We managed to hang two sticks together with rubber band and tried to grab the soccer ball. Success in the end.....
I can't say how happy we were to run around and see all the touristy area in Netherland....The famous mills....The cows....the large green fields....
Well I think Netherland is one of my favorite place.....

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Traveling through the country side of Netherland

Loved the life in the country side

carlijin and roel my host family are so great. The kids loved being with roel. We went for walk in the forest...the trees are greener...we saw cattle everywhere....Hoogloon is small village where some farms produce their own milk, Yougurt and Cheese....The taste of cheese is unbelievable...
The children loved running and climbing everywhere....we even stopped and fed grass to Sheeps, deers.....It was a great experience for the kids...
The sun doesn't go down until 10:30pm....We have to pretend it is night to go to bed......
We cooked great meal with our host family....I made Rice, beans and Salad.....Always sharing a meal with friends is the best thing I can ever think of...

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Amsterdam....Netherland

Took train from Paris to Amsterdam

We boarded the train from Paris Nord Station to Amsterdam...the trip took about 4 hours....The children enjoyed so much....It is more comfortable than an airplane....The minute that we arrive Amsterdam station....The people are nice and very helpful....I asked around where I can take the tram #9 to be at my friend house on the East of Amsterdam...we got out of the tram and got on bakery where the kids had middle eastern Pizza....while I asked which way I need to walk in order to go to my friend's house....I love the smell of the city....we found our way and put our luggage and went out to walk around the city...It was almost noon so we walked to a park that many people were heading to...we found out that it was Festival of the end of Slavery....So many people from Surinam and different part of Africa...where everyone came with their traditional custom....It was amazing to see so many people in one place with different nationality , different kind of food.....We stayed at the festival until the kids got their energy out....Then I have to find my way back home....That was task sine I didn't know which direction is the North....However the Dutch people are very warm, welcoming and helpful....They rush to your help.....I love the spirit of the people....We stayed one night at my friend's house....where he gave us the use of his flat but he was traveling in Barcelona....The next day after light breakfast of cereal we rented a "bakfiets" It is bike that the kids can sit down in the front and you bike everywhere We rented it for 2 hours....We went back to the flat at 3:00pm and got our bags and put them in the bakfiets and returned to the center where we returned back. We walked 10 minutes to the train station and we bought a ticket to Eindhoven....The ride took 2 hours because they were working on the track so I have to switch trains....However there were free Wii-Fii where we talked to Bader on Skype....and people were very friendly with the kids and helping me find the next connection.....either with checking the train schedule or just tell me which station I need to exit....even somone lend me a cell phone to call my couch-surfer host to tell her I will be late to arrive at the train station........Finally we made it to Hogolon a small village about 25 minutes from Eindohaven.....Loved seeing our couch-surfer Roel and carlijn......

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Going outside Paris into the chamapnge Region

We visited a couch-surfing family outside Paris.....

We took a train from Paris Gare station to Champange region about 1 hour....The tickets to the train cost €31 for 1 adult 2 kids....
Philip our host waited for us at the station and took us to his beautiful home.....we were so excited to meet his 2 daughters and his nice wife.
The kids jumped on the trampoline and fed the donkeys while I napped under the sun for 10 minutes....At night we walked to the festival of the summer
it is once a year...I am so lucky to get the chance to see all the locals of the village and eat local food....the kids watched a clown show...and eat crepes while I chatted with the locals.....Everyone was so friendly to us and happy to see forigner coming to their town.....
We stayed at the festival until 11;00pm where the kid were exhausted and fell asleep so soundly.......
The next day June 30 we went to Nigoland....It is very nice place to go where the kids enjoy the rides....and it is cheaper than Disney Euro or Land.
We paid €54 for 3 people....We stayed there the whole day until the family put us on train back to Paris....
pictures will follow.....

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Our Trip to Europe and Israel June 2013

Long we have been waiting for this Trip

I and my 3 Children will be heading to France, Netherrland in the end of June....
The preparation to the trip could be a huge task but I know from traveling with Kids that we don't need much...
Will update the blog as we move along....
Our first stop will be Paris...We are taking 12hours flight from Los Angeles to Paris. We will be hosted by couch-surfer family in Paris. We couch-surfed 3 years ago with the same family....We can't wait until we see them again.
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The kids did sleep well on the flight between LA To Paris. So we did arrive safetly in Paris international airport....We took two metro under we arrive to
the Nation station where you can get lost easily if you don't know the direction.....We finally did it by arriving at our host family....Thomas the son was waiting for us with the key....we just put our luggage and went to find something to eat.....We got some rice and noodles at the corner of the metro stop..
Then the kids went and played at the local park. Paris has some many local parks in different districts... Our host family flat was in district 16.
At 8;30pm we were so tired but happy to see Tatjana and her daughter clarisa....Even the cats recognized us bc they welcome Yury with scratch on the nose....I love Paris but not more than 2 days....We did the tourist attraction...especially Eiffel tower......

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