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Saturday, October 11, 2008

Tia Study in Holland 2 Years after 21 days traveling in Europe

I am really amazed with ALLAH' s plan, where after the 21 days trip to Europe on 2005, my Daughter TIA, with the permit and help of God gets a 100 % scholarship for her Post Graduate Degree granted by the Government of the Netherlands for 2 Years program from August 2007.
Thus , when she went to Holland for such studies, she went by herself, and was brave enough because, she had experienced traveling 21 days with Euro Rail Train to 5 Countries, starting transit in Dubai, then to Dusseldorf, Germany, and then by Euro Rail Train to Amsterdam, where we had booked in a small Hotel of Multatuli in Amsterdam, which is located, near the Amsterdam station.

From Amsterdam we went to Den Hag, the place where I stayed there for 3 Years during my High School at the Indonesian School from 1968 until 1970, and formerly 3 Years during my early infant, where according to my parents, we went by ship to Holland in the Year 1951, 50 days after I was born.

Back to the above story, we went by walking to such house which is located at Violen Weg, 13 Scheveningen, Den Haag.

It was really fun, for us, because I together with my wife (Septi) , Tia( my daughter) , who had just graduated from ITB, the Technical Institute Bandung, at that time ( Year 2005) and Dwi (my son) walked down from the tram, which we took from Amsterdam, and try to seek such house.

Well, it was really exciting seeking for such house, in 2005, because it was way back in 1968 until 1970 when I stayed there.

We then went to Madurodam, a place in Den Haag, Scheveningen Holland, which I advised you to visit, because it is one of the Icon Travel Place in Holland, where there are miniature places of Holland exposed in Madurodam.

I really can remember this place, because it is really close to the place where I have stayed during my high school period.

After visiting Madurodam, where you can find small miniature, palaces, houses, bridges, airplanes and other interesting unique miniature places.

From Madurodam, we went by foot walking to Scheveningen Beach, which is the beach in Den Haag close to Madurodam.

We decided to walked there, because such beach is close nearby to Madurodam.

It was really a nice feeling for me, because after so many years telling the stories of my childhood to my 2 kids, of my stay in Holland, finally I had succeeded in bringing them to Holland, with the Grace of God.

And as I had earlier mentioned, my Daughter Tia since 2007 had been studying in Holland, Wageningen, in the Post Graduate degree, where she took Urban Environmental Management.

I really thank to God, because with God Grace, Tia has been granted 100% scholarship from the Government of the Netherlands.

After from Holland, we then went to Belgium, where we took the Travel Bus, for sight seeing.

Well, Belgium is really a beautiful place to go, where there are many beautiful buildings and we went to famous Manakepis statut , which was a statute of a small child, which became very famous because of his contribution to Belgium during the battle of Napoleon, if I am not mistaken.

We then went to Berlin, Germany, where we stayed at my friend's place, namely Stephanus Yuwono, who was a diplomat posted in Berlin during our trip in 2005, and was very kind in showing and escorting us to the many interesting places in Berlin, including the Post Dam Berlin Wall, the concentration camp outside of Berlin and many other interesting places in Berlin.

We also went by train to the city of Koln, where we stopped at the street no.4711 where Eau de Kologne was originated. I remember this place because my my mother frequently told her story of this place. O ya just to let you now, when I was small my mother, father and our family stayed in Germany for 3 Years.

Back to my above story, in Belgium we watched the Big Doom Cathedral which was closed to the train station.

We, then went to Swiss by train and stayed there in Lezeurn, where we then went to Mount Titili, s which was approximately 3000 above the sea level by going on with the sky train. The views were very really beautiful and fantastic, where as far as you can see, the views of the mountain were covered with white snows.

We also went to Italy where we visited Rome, Milan and Venice. Wauw, Italy is really fantastic place to go where you can find many historical places.

Paris, French was also the place which I had earlier promised my wife to go, if we had the money to go.

In Paris , we took the Travel City Bus, and was shown around Paris including of course the Famous Paris Tower, and walked down at the famous road of Chant De Lise

Well, meanwhile, that is what I wanted to share about my travel experience in Europe, where Tia my daughter right now is studying in Holland, and had accompanied Dwi her younger brother, who is now studying in the Law Faculty of the University of Indonesia, during his visit for 1 month in Holland and together with Tia they went again to Paris during the Last Year new Year.

By the way Dwi is now taking French lessons, because his dream is going back studying in Paris, since he had the experienced that live is cheap for students learning in French, since he was experiencing using his Indonesian student card to bought student bus ticket .

written by
Agung Supomo Suleiman
Saturday October 11, 2008

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