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|From: "Bron Gondwana" <email@example.com>|
Date: Thu, 5 Sep 2002 22:00:39 +1000 (EST)
Another lazy morning, but in the afternoon we went to the Heineken Museum with Michele. The displays (especially the first few) were rather lacking in material - it felt like they were trying to use technology to make up for lack of imagination in presenting the material - still, the history of the company was interesting, and the process used to make beer. The free beers (3 during the course of the tour) were good - especially since I lost my ticket half way through, and they still gave me beer! At the exit we were handed Heineken glasses to take home with us, in metal cases - heavy, but quite cool. Those of you on the email list will have seen our rather silly video-mail sent from inside the museum! They still have Clydesdale horses pulling the old beer carts, and the horses are named after the members of the board! Good to see they have a sense of humour... Went back to Michele and Bruce's place, and even found a supermarket that was open and had reasonable length queues. Paul tells us that the supermarkets in Holland are not particularly good, or cheap, or accessible - short opening hours and giant queues seems to be the norm. Kate cooked a very strong risotto (the instructions on the stock were in Dutch, and she mixed a very strong batch - but it was still edible) and we sat around chatting again.
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