Bringing the learning home (Australian Learning & Teaching Council)

International havoc

Gross croc shop in Kuala Lumpur.  Stayed here 2 nights with my mate Daz from Campus East.  Broke up the 22 hour Air Asia flight to London.

This is me in London.  No shit!

Technically this is Vatican City, but I didn’t have a guide book for there.  Visited Genoa, Rome, Arezzo, Florence, Pisa.  Ate real pizza (do not get napoli pizza).  Gelato is god’s milk.

Beautiful is an understatement.

Communist-era meal in a Polish ‘milk bar’ in Warsaw.  That purple stuff is beetroot soup, can’t recommend it.

Dutch cheese shop.

Me: “how do you keep out the mice?”

Dutch cheese shop owner: “we have a high standard of hygiene and cleanliness here.”

Humour didn’t translate.

Our first bike trip to another town!  Nijmegen is about 20km away and it took us a few good hours.  On the ride home we decided to get a six pack each.  It took longer, but seemed quicker.  The Dutch have hard buttock muscles.  Our second (and only other so far) bike trip was to Utrecht, some 60km away.  Took us six hours (minus beer).  Decided to get the train home.

In our study week we visited Germany.  This is in Munich, where crazy guys surf in a canal on water straight from the Austrian alps.  The wave never ends.  Did not give it a try.

The ‘beer challenge’ in Munich.  Yes, drinking beer is part of the culture Mum.  Beer is considered food here, and is legally drank on streets, trains, banks.  Think this is my fourth liter.  Pretty sure the twizzle sticks weren’t put in by the bar staff.

Eating my first escargot in Brussels, Belgium.  Loved Brussels and Bruges.  Can see myself coming back!  Also visited Antwerp and Ghent.

Helping old man Heineken out in Amsterdam.  Did not know a beer museum could be so fascinating!  Maybe it was the space cakes…

To be continued.  Anyone interested in more photos or stories from any of the travels (this is but a taste) just let me know and I’ll be more than happy to add them.


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