What do you do with your dirty laundry while you are traveling? For us it all depends on how and where we are travelling. When we are in Asia, we usually hand our dirty clothes to a little shop’s who do your laundry. If we travel in the US or Europe, forget about giving our dirty undies to the hotel staff for laundering, since this will cost you lots of $$$. As a result, we usually end up washing socks, undies and bra’s and if we have to some shirts, in a tiny sink, in our hotel. This frustrates me, a lot of time wasted with laundry and only the smell of fresh clothes, not actually clean clothes.


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When you mention the Netherlands usually a few things come to mind; wooden shoes, windmills, tulips, bicycles and depending on the person other things such as red light district and soft drugs. We are, as you probably know, both born in The Netherlands and have lived there the majority of our lives, but visiting windmills or a tulip farm would be something you only do with visitors from oversees. This time we were visiting from oversees ourselves, so we got into our rental car, on our way to see some windmills.

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Hilton Amsterdam Airport

Located within a few minutes walk from Schiphol Airport, in fact the hotel is directly connected to Schiphol Airport, is the brand new Hilton hotel. We choose to stay in this hotel just before our recent return to Australia, because of its proximity to the airport and to avoid Monday morning rush hour on the roads.

Credit: Hilton

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Where are we in 2016?

It is the first week of the New Year, a perfect time to look ahead and see what is planned for 2016. The first half of 2016 will be major important for Chantal, who needs to finish of her Master’s degree and write her thesis. This has some impact on our travel plans but there is enough time to take a few smaller trips.

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