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24 hours & 8 trains later – my journey from Delft (Netherlands) to Falkirk (Scotland)

I left Delft yesterday at 1:30 pm CEST and I arrived in Falkirk at 12:30 pm GMT, so the journey took just over 24 hours to complete and I had to change trains 7 times (including the London Underground) as … Continue reading

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Final update from the Netherlands

I have to return to the UK today.  Obviously, I’m feeling anything *but* good about it.  I have no support and no family there, just painful memories and I’m returning to a divided, angry UK  that bears little resemblance to … Continue reading

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Ugly in Antwerp (a beautiful Belgian city)

I had another nightmare about the UK and Brexit, involving soon-to-be Prime Minister, Boris Johnson.  I’ve been having similar nightmares almost every night and they really screw me up.  Needless to say, I’m dreading returning to the UK tomorrow.  When … Continue reading

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Ugly in Brussels, the Capital of Europe

I spent 7 hours in Brussels yesterday (Thursday) and a total of 5 hours traveling there and back.  I must’ve walked at least 15 km, as I covered a lot of ground.  Brussels was actually on my bucket list of … Continue reading

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Ugly in Rotterdam

I took the bike and cycled to Rotterdam via the village of Zerth,, along the scenic Delftweg which runs parallel to a big canal.  I’d been to Rotterdam twice before, but last time we went to the zoo and the … Continue reading

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Made it to the Netherlands in one piece; the journey here was hassle-free

I arrived in Delft (Netherlands) yesterday after a hassle-free journey on Eurostar and Dutch InterCity trains.  My friend was there to meet me at Amsterdam Centraal train station, which wasn’t anywhere near as busy or chaotic as I’d expected.  I … Continue reading

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I’ve left Grantham for good

I’m at a Starbucks in St. Pancras International train station in London, waiting for my train to Amsterdam that doesn’t depart for another 6 hours, so I have a lot of time to kill.  I left Grantham for good at … Continue reading

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