Posts by Jun Tian:
It was the second day before our Christmas vacation ended. The plan was to go to Mayen, a small German town/city in the morning. However, in the morning I found it was snowing. So made a quick walk around our vacation park. Some photos were taken, my shoes got wet again (the snow was also melting).
In Mayen, I found out we just missed the Christmas market over there. What a bad discovery. But the city was nice. The New Year was coming, we also bought a lot of (indeed, a lot of) German made fireworks in Mayen, due to an unbelievable reason, much lower price. A few days later, on 31 Dec, 2018, I found out they suck.
Cochem is a small German town on the river Mosel. Cochem is famous for its fine wine, as well as, the castle Reichsburg, which can be seen from far above the city. We did not try its wine, but did go to castle Reichsburg, a very well reserved castle. The tour guide spoke German all the way, but answered questions in good English. A good trip overall.
Christmas is good. But for us tourists in another country, it could be a little boring. Because, all the shops should be closed, at least that was what we believed. Luckily, behind our holiday park, there is a nice piece of forest for us to explore. I have to agree, that 4 hour walk was a quite great adventure.
My shoes and pants got soaked by the creak, but still managed to take some photos and find my way back before the fog covered everything up.
Delft is popular tourist attraction in the Netherlands. It is home to Delft University of Technology (“TU Delft”), regarded as center of technological research and development in the Netherlands, Delft Blue pottery and the currently reigning House of Orange-Nassau.
Delft is located roughly between Rotterdam, to the south, and The Hague, to the north. Together with them, it is part of both Rotterdam–The Hague Metropolitan Area and the Randstad.
Historically, thanks to the pioneering contributions of Antonie van Leeuwenhoek and Martinus Beijerinck, Delft can be considered to be the birthplace of microbiology as a scientific discipline.
Every year in November, Eindhoven will be all about Light Art Festival GLOW. This year for the 12th time, from 11 until 18 November.
An enormous exhibition in public space of 30 famous national and international light artists. The light artworks are connected by a walking route of approximately 6 kilometres which runs through the city centre. Besides the light art projects and numourous side-events there are also innovative, unique works of art that are created by young talents that will be exhibited at the industrial NRE site at the main route. The year’s theme is called ‘The Source’. All artists were instructed to create a project based ont his theme which already results in a surprising variety of light artworks. The festival is accessible for free.
My daughter had ballet exam that day in Bunnik, a small Dutch town near Utrecht. We managed to get there 1 hour earlier, basically because we read the exam info a little wrongly. We decided to go to the Fort bij Rijnauwen instead of sitting there and wait. Fort bij Rijnauwen is supposed to be an old fortress located near by. This indeed looked like a good plan. We did reach there without any problem, we did have a nice walk on the nice road, thought this was not our intention, we still did not find the fortress. It started to rain, before we figured out which way led to the castle. But at least, we did not miss our daughter’s exam.