09
Dec
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09 december Barcelona - Parc Guell

Having been peppered by a sudden hailstorm this morning, I’m glad I can flee once more into the warmer arms of Spain. Or perhaps I should say Catalonia, because today we’ll be in Barcelona, guided by Teresa, who sent me her favourite sight, sound, scent and taste in Catalan, which looks like Spanish on paper,… read more »

08
Dec
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Laura in Manilla

From the comfort of Bristol to a slum on the outskirts of Manila where families live in nothing more than cardboard boxes might seem a long way to go for a day but as students at the University of Bristol completing a jailbreak challenge run by the charity society ‘RAG’ (Raising and Giving), it was… read more »

05
Dec
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5 december Amerigo

Today, 5 December, we Dutch celebrate the name day of the biggest friend of children everywhere: Sinterklaas (St. Nicholas). The main reason why this elderly, rather serious man is so popular with children is that he spoils them to bits with presents! In mid-November, he arrives on his steamboat from his hometown somewhere in Spain.… read more »

02
Dec
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02 december 2011 Secret - Photo 1

I managed to avoid jetlag for 46 years, until last week. My wife, the professional traveller, invited me along on one of her trips and I threw caution to the wind, accepting her invitation and treating myself to a mind-buckling experience and set foot on a new continent. Because my wife has the energy levels… read more »

30
Nov
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Blueblog 44 Standby friends

Last week I was on standby again. In a former blog, I wrote about these two-week shifts, during which we have to be available for KLM in the event of disruptions or if a colleague has fallen ill. I’d moved to the countryside since my last standby shift and this means an extra hour’s drive… read more »

28
Nov
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Zomerfoto KLM Campagne

In September, a new series of Holland’s Next Top Model kicked off at the hangar of KLM Engineering & Maintenance at Schiphol. The first pictures were taken against the background of the hangar and some aircraft, and the competitors were introduced to the viewers. Dutch models are doing well abroad and nowadays modelling is not… read more »

25
Nov
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Rolando de Corazon

Roland was one of the first people I met when I arrived in Amsterdam in the mid-1980s. We have been friends for almost a quarter of a century. Roland showed me the Dutch countryside, pointing out birds and plants as we cycled to the beach. We played football together several times a week and made… read more »