Last days in Amsterdam

2016-08-21 at 17:57

A week is short and I only had 3 more days to go. More walking in Amsterdam. More meeting the guys down town and more camping.

The Citroen DS Car Collector

Next to the camp ground was a big old car collection. Most of the cars had no roof to park under and where exposed to the elements. Very sad to see them like this. Some where lucky and had at last a roof to park under or even a shed. The guy really was in love with the Citroen DS and had quite a lot of them. Who know how many more he stores in the sheds and barns on his land.

3 Station Citroen ds
3 Station Citroen DS

2 more Citroen ds
2 more Citroen DSs

3 Citroen DS waiting to see better days
3 Citroen DS waiting to see better days

But there where other cars and trucks as well:

Two Hanomag Kurier
Two Hanomag Kurier

A small Mercedes-Benz Bus
A small Mercedes Benz Bus

Mercedes Bus
There was a VW Bus as well but too much trash in front of it for a picture. A great place for vintage car lovers to spend a few hours and admire the old beauties.
The man has a blog with some of his cars as well: http://www.danielquerido.nl/wordpress/rollend-schroot. Use the navigation under Rollend Schroot to see the vehicles.

Back to the City

On the way to the city
On the way to the city I did walk along a bike path and this nice blue water. Next on a dike along a golf course and into the city. Small houses close to the water and next: Nieuwendammerdijk (see this post: http://hastenteufel.name/blog/walking-down-nieuwendammerdijk-in-amsterdam/ )

Stretch 2CV
Did pass this Stretch 2CV because I decided to take another ferry today and not end up at the train station but over to Java Island and walk from there.

Stretch 2CV

Ferry in Amsterdam
One of the free ferries that took me to Amsterdam after my walk at the Nieuwendammerdijk

Ferry in Amsterdam

Wind mill in Amsterdam
Nice wind mill in the city

Cruise Boat in Amsterdam
Seems to be the thing to do in Amsterdam. Get a few friends together, some booze and go cruise the channels

Hungry Dee
Hungry Dee

Thirsty Jouke
Thirsty Jouke

Our caravan and a few more tentsThe last morning – Dutch weather again! Our caravan and a few more tents

Tippie and Trailer on the camp ground
Tippie and Trailer on the camp ground

Back to Stuttgart

Due to the incompetence of Deutsche Bahn (see this post) I had 5 trains to go and it would be a very long day on the rails. But sometimes I am lucky – and I was today 🙂

1st Train
Gerben did give me a lift to the train station. Got some food and coffee and boarded the 1st train today. It was full but I had a good seat next to the door and enough space.

2nd Train
Second train – very plastic like but ok – and free wifi!!

3rd TrainThe good thing – it did not rain since the train to Germany stops all the way at the end of the track. And there is no roof and no seating. So we did board and the train left in time. But it did stop after 4 minutes – another train with a broken engine did block the train station. So after 30 minutes we did roll back into the station. After another 30 minutes the Dutch cleared the rails and we where moving again. But now I could not make my other 2 trains to Stuttgart.
So in DĂŒsseldorf I went to search the office to sort that out. It was some sort of Japanese festival and the train station was full of cosplayers or whatever you call them. Full Japanese Carnival. Well the friendly woman in the office did stamp my ticket and I could take the ICE to Stuttgart. Great news – 25 minutes to wait and 75 minutes early in Stuttgart.

German ICE Train
The good old ICE on its way down south to Stuttgart

The last day in Bangkok

2016-03-04 at 14:42

It does not matter how long you stay – there is the one day when you have to take the plane or another kind of transportation to move on. I had my flight to Hanoi at the 1st of March and had 3 days in Bangkok to meet lots of friends and say “Good-Bye” for now.
Dimitris and Elena where in Bangkok so this is where I went in the morning to get the man for breakfast.

Simona in Bangkok
Simona was on the way from Kanchanaburi to meet her friends in Bangkok. She took the bus to the bus terminal and another city bus to my hotel. Than we went to my bar for some food and beer.

Volkswagen in Bangkok
Nice job on that old Volkswagen

Timothy in Bangkok
Timothy did not make it up to Pai but at last we could say hello and good-bye!

Timothy and Dimitris
We had so much fun even the people on the street turned heads

With Melanie in the park
Melanie came over to my part of town. We went to the amulet market. But before we stopped for some fruit shakes in the park.

Marc with coconut
On the way back we passed the Coconut Man in the campus of the university. 20 Bath for one – my friend – I need you in Pai!! And after you drink it he opens them, scoops out the meat and serves it with a spoon made from coconut – customer service

Good Merit
Releasing animals for good merit = spiritual credit granted for good work. These guys had about 20 bags of fish, frogs, shells and one turtle from the fresh market. A couple of 1000 Bath worth of good fortune.

Good Merit
Shure most of the fish where happy to swim in the dirty river. Some might not survive that dirty water. But the shells? Not so sure if they like water a few meters deep?

Good Merit
The poor turtle – there is no land nowhere so she will probably drown very soon since it did not even look like a water turtle. They got something wrong… “But it is from the wet market!!”

Andy and Timothy
Last time we saw each other in the USA when I visited Andy in Las Vegas. Now he is here for a year or more. Lets see how that works out.

Andy and Marc
Guess I see you next winter again 🙂

Scott and Marc
Than it was meeting Scott and catch up with the latest

Dimitrie and friends
Dimitris and his friends

The gang with Leo and Jasper
In the evening Leo came over – last time in Singapore. Floris came over as well and in the end we where quite a big group

Runway
Air Asia jets waiting for the next plane to take off and move forward

Merceds  truck
At last they have proper truck at Don Muang Airport! Adios Bangkok – see you in a few months!

Air Asia boarding

Summer Trip 2015 – Last Part

2016-01-23 at 15:24

From Austria back home
The next morning we had to dry the tent since it was quite humid in the night. Than we looked for the quite back roads to sneak closer to Germany

On the way to  Austria
There are quite a few nice lakes round here

On the way to  Austria

From Austria back home
Blue sky and no traffic – great combo!

From Austria back home

From Austria back home

From Austria back home

From Austria back home

From Austria back home

From Austria back home

From Austria back home

From Austria back home

From Austria back home

From Austria back home

From Austria back home

From Austria back home

On the way to  Austria
The last night we did stay on a campground in Austria again. The next day it was back home – and you can see – blue sky again!

Summer Trip 2015 – Part 10 – On the way to Austria

2016-01-22 at 15:24

On the way to  Austria
Turkish-Hungarian Friendship Park in SzigetvĂĄr

Summer Trip 2015 - PĂ©cs
Friendly people waving at us

Summer Trip 2015 - PĂ©cs

On the way to  Austria
Short stop for food in KaposvĂĄr

On the way to  Austria

On the way to  Austria
Some people still use horses for everyday work over here

On the way to  Austria
Jewish graveyard near Dobri – far away from the village

On the way to  Austria
Interesting church building in Odranci

On the way to  Austria
Training with a lot of horse beating going on

On the way to  Austria
Our last camp ground in Hungary – close to the border

On the way to  Austria

On the way to  Austria
Short stop in Slovenia for a Pizza

On the way to  Austria
Than into Austria for the last night before Germany

On the way to  Austria
Pumpkin – guess they wait till they get stripped of the seeds to make the famous pumpkin seed oil

On the way to  Austria

On the way to  Austria

On the way to  Austria
At the camp ground at the Königssee. The most expensive campground with the least service of course. And not even WiFi 🙁

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