26
Oct
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Rio carnaval

It’s rather a cliché, I know, but whenever I think of Rio de Janeiro, I tend to sing ‘The girl from Ipanema’. Not surprisingly, this song is often on my mind these days, since KLM is going to re-open its flights to this magical Brazilian seaside metropolis. I got to know Rio in my early… read more »

25
Oct
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Viegen.Cuba.3

A beautiful dark-skinned boy detaches himself from the throng of taxi drivers clamouring for my business at the airport exit and walks towards me. He looks a good deal friendlier than the lady sitting behind the desk at passport control. Both she and her desk remind me of the old Eastern Bloc, a feeling that’s… read more »

24
Oct
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Buenos Aires gekleurde huizen

After an absence of 10 years, KLM will resume scheduled services between Amsterdam Schiphol Airport and Buenos Aires Ezeiza Airport on Monday 31 October. It’s about time we meet the capital and largest city of Argentina. After Brazil, Argentina is the second largest country in South America. It has great cultural diversity, as well as… read more »

21
Oct
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Mexico

Mexicans are fun-loving bandits with large hats and moustaches. When they aren’t lazing around in the shade of their sombreros, they’re either robbing banks or swilling tequila and playing guitar, which usually contains a concealed weapon of some sort. This is how Mexicans were portrayed in the cowboy movies and comic books I grew up… read more »

20
Oct
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Yurina3

It was early January 2008 in Bali, the Island of Gods, when I decided to continue my studies in Holland. Going to the Netherlands had been my childhood dream. I’d heard and read all of the wonderful stories about the country, about how the Dutch have fought against the water and, of course, their famous… read more »

19
Oct
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Lost hours 2

One of the advantages of being away from home and having some spare time now and then, is that I get round to things I don’t give myself the time for at home, like reading a book. Most of the books that I’ve read over the past years have been read beside a swimming pool… read more »

17
Oct
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Kindervlucht part 2

Last week you could read how, in the autumn of 1939, with war looming, KLM was to reunite Hans van de Steenoven with his parents in the Dutch East Indies (Indonesia today). This week we continue with Hans’ experiences on one of the special children’s flights operated by KLM to reunify families abroad: ‘Soon there… read more »