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About mrbarrett

Educator & Technologist in North Van District & MEI International Academy. I tweet for students, parents and colleagues. Views are my own.

Day 16: A Gouda Day in Amsterdam

How’s that for a cheesy title? We got to live life like a local this morning. After a long and somewhat arduous commute into the city we picked up our daily tour guide Larae who gave us a lovely bus … Continue reading

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Day 15: Gogh-ing to Amsterdam

The rain on the road from Cologne to Amsterdam thankfully did not last. By the time we arrived in the canalled city the rain had stopped and it was a beautiful afternoon for exploring the backstreets. Sigi took us on … Continue reading

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Day 14: Cocoa de Cologne

This morning we woke to the tragic news of bombings in Brussels. Our original itinerary had us traveling there, but the prudent decision was made in December to alter our course after the bombings that had happened that month in … Continue reading

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Day 13: A Touch of Cologne

Cologne, pronounced ‘kooln’ in German, was our final stop of the day. But it took another long winding day of bussing to get here. From Heidelberg we set out northward towards Rüdesheim, stopping along the way at the Niederwalddenkmal monument … Continue reading

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Day 12: Sunday Funday!

The road from Lucerne was foggy this morning. We had a lot of ground to cover today between Switzerland and our final destination outside of Heidelberg. Our first stop was the largest waterfall in Europe by volume, Rhine Falls. Next … Continue reading

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Day 11: Conquering Pilatus

Today we let down our ‘Swiss guard’ and enjoyed a sunny day in beautiful Lucerne, Switzerland. Stop number one off of the bus was a monument dedicated to the 800 fallen Swiss Soldiers who died during the French Revolution. It … Continue reading

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Day 10: Borders Through Bavaria

Today was a long day of travel. We went from Germany, through Austria on to Liechtenstein and finally ended in Switzerland. In the morning we had one last opportunity to explore Munich by foot. We first stopped by the English … Continue reading

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